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Oldest cars in Kenya

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Compared to South Africa, Kenya has some of the oldest motor vehicles on the roads.  A number of elderly people have maintained their cars from 1980s and despite having money they are […]

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Lake Elementaita Hot Springs

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There are hot springs along the shores of Lake Elementaita. People enjoy washing their feet in them. However, I noted that the lake is shrinking unlike the other Rift Valley lakes which […]

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ALERT! Apple Devices owners

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If you have an iPhone, iPad, Mac, and/or Apple Watch – please urgently update your software on each device if you have not already.     There was a vulnerability identified that […]

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Building social movements

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  A boot camp is a short, intensive and rigorous course of training.  This week we’re organizing a boot camp on how to network and build a social movement.  In this article, […]

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Budget analysts

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Government budget analysts help elected officials understand the impact of tax dollars every year.   Budget analysts have a positive influence. Elected officials all over the world have the final say on […]

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Using budget analysis findings in advocacy

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When used closely together, budget analysis and human rights can produce compelling evidence of state’s non-compliance or compliance with socio-economic rights.    Armed with this evidence on hand, can be used in […]

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Progressive achievement with respect to fulfillment of ESC rights

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Budget analysts and human rights advocate have a role to check whether the state is using the maximum available resources towards provision of health services.    It’s important to bear in mind […]

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Stopover point in Narok

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This is a popular stopover in Narok Town as you head to Kisii, Bomet, Migori and Homa Bay.    See photo below:  GOT a story? RING Kerosi Dotcom on +254 20 78 […]

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How to analyze public budgets in Kenya

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When analyzing public budgets in Kenya whether at the national or county level, you have to decide which sector or sectors you want to focus on. For instance health or education sector.  […]

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Rep. Sara Jacobs plans to freeze her eggs

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American congresswoman is freezing her eggs in her first year in office.    Freezing eggs has become popular in recent years.    Doctors will harvest her eggs while she is under sedation.  […]

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Willard Scott, longtime weatherman dies at 87

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The late weatherman, Willard Scott, has been described as a person of jovial and outgoing personality.    He retired from morning program in 2015 after 35 years D.C.    Scott started his […]

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Access to budget information

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One of the widespread problems facing human rights advocates is access to accurate budget data and socio- economic statistics.   There is also the problem of timeliness, accuracy and accessibility.   The […]

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Making policy choices in front of scarcity

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In any country no matter how rich or poor, there are insufficient resources available to meet all existing needs.   Budgets can be intimidating documents. They are big, full of numbers and […]

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Why engage in budget analysis?

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A budget is the most important economic policy instrument any government produces. Budget reflects a government’s true social and economic policy priorities, often supporting but sometimes contrasting with the goals, commitments, slogans […]

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Adding value to human rights using budget analysis

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Budget analysis can benefit human rights work. However, there are many human rights organizations around the world which are not using this important tool.    First, budget analysis can help human rights […]

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Jimmy Wanjigi

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Jimmy Wanjigi is a Kenyan businessman who has declared his interest on becoming Kenya’s next president. Among his friends, Jimmy Wanjigi is known as James Bond. Jimmy Wanjigi is known as a […]

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Pablo Escobar, notorious cocaine king, impressive car collection

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Pablo Escobar was the leader of the Medellin Cartel which at some point controlled 80 percent of the world’s cocaine business.    Many pundits consider Pablo Escobar to be the richest criminal […]

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Social Movements: Ufungamano Initiative

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Ufungamano Initiative is a constitutional change movement in Kenya. It is a church led coalition which was working on constitutional reforms from 1991 – 2005.    The social movement is made up […]

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Pablo Escobar

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Pablo Escobar was one of the richest drug lords in the world. He dominated the sale of cocaine for decades.   He stored his hard cash buried on farming fields, warehouses and […]

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Trade Unionist’s letter to the DC Pumwani in 1955

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Date: 1 October, 1955   Dear Sir,    Re: Family Life in African Location    For some time past, many Africans who reside in Nairobi City Council (African) estates, notably Kaloleni, have […]

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Lake Elementaita Hot Springs

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There are hot springs along the shores of Lake Elementaita. People enjoy washing their feet in them. However, I noted that the lake is shrinking unlike the other Rift Valley lakes which […]

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ALERT! Apple Devices owners

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If you have an iPhone, iPad, Mac, and/or Apple Watch – please urgently update your software on each device if you have not already.     There was a vulnerability identified that […]

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