Month: August 2016

Facebook Grew by 18% in Kenya

30th August 2016

There are 5.3 million Facebook users in Kenya. This number has grown from 4.3 million users in 2015. This is a 18.6% increase in the number of users.  Facebook Africa estimates that half of this populations are Daily Active Users (DAU). If you open and use your Facebook account every day then you are a […]

Read More

Kim Dotcom Faces Extradition to the US

29th August 2016

KIM DOTCOM FACES EXTRADITION TO THE USA  United States is calling for the extradition of Dotcom as well as the other Megaupload co-founders with the plans of taking them to court in the US for racketeering, money-laundering and copyright infringement. These charges stemmed out of the operations of a website owned by the company. The […]

Read More

EAC Approved US$100 Million Budget for FY 2016/2017

29th August 2016

On 26th May, 2016 East African Community (EAC) approved budget estimates worth US$100 million to run the regional body for the financial year 2016/2017. The budget speech was read by Dr. Susan Kolimba. This amount was less that the US$110.6 million allocated to the body during the previous financial year.  What are the EAC Priorities […]

Read More

East Africa Legislative Assembly asked to Adopt Swahili as one of the Official Languages

29th August 2016

EAC Slogan: “One People, One Destiny”  On 25 August, 2016 there was a heated debate at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in Arusha Tanzania calling for the adoption of Swahili as one of the official languages. This will call for the East African Community (EAC) Summit to make amendments on the Treaty that established […]

Read More

Facts About East African Community (EAC)

28th August 2016

In 2011 I worked as an Intern at the Ministry of East African Community. It was a great experience learning a lot about the structures of East African Community. At that there was a lot of hope of one day having EAC as a political federation using a common currency. Most of the experts were […]

Read More
Freedom Corner

Freedom Fighters Memorial at Freedom Corner Nairobi

28th August 2016

women played a key role in delivering supplies to the Mau Mau fighters during the colonial period. The picture above says it all.    Sharing is Caring:0

Read More

Forbes Magazine Founder: Bertie Charles Forbes

28th August 2016

Forbes was founded by Bertie Charles Forbes. He was born on 14 May, 1880 and died on May, 1956. He was a financial journalist who studied in his home country Scotland. He started working in Scotland before proceeding to South Africa and later to the United States. In 1901, he arrived at Johannesburg, South Africa […]

Read More

An Open Letter to the Kenyan Banks

27th August 2016

Dear Readers, What would you want our Kenyan banks to do differently? We have collected a number of things we want done differently considering that we have a new law – Banking (Amendments) Act 2016 which determines how much banks should charge us. Enjoy your reading… An Open Letter to the Kenyan Banks Now that […]

Read More

Co-operative Bank Leads in Cutting Interest Rates to 14.5% as required by the law

27th August 2016

Dear Esteemed Kenyans, Now banks will not toss the coin to decide how much they are going to charge you for a loan that you take. Actually, if a bank charges you over 14.5%, it is a crime punishable by the law of the land – Banking (Amendment) Act 2016. Cooperative Bank of Kenya Limited […]

Read More

Ngong Road Dualing Project to De-congest Nairobi CBD

25th August 2016

There is an on-going expansion of Ngong Road (C60/C61) to a dual carriage way. The project was commissioned by president Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday. This is the first phase of the project which runs from the National Library to the Ring Road Kilimani Junction near Nakumatt Prestige. This is a distance of 2.6 kilometers. According […]

Read More

Bank interest rates have been capped in Kenya. What next?

24th August 2016

The Banking (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was signed by President Uhuru Kenya. It will be used to cap bank lending interest rates. The banks hands will be tied in terms of how much they should charge on loans and pay depositors.   Currently, the Central Bank Rate (CBR) stands at 10.5% meaning that the banks cannot […]

Read More

Who has More Financial Muscles, Nairobi or Johannesburg?

21st August 2016

In this blog article we are going to compare Johannesburg City with Nairobi City and see how we are fairing so far. This comparison aims at creating a picture on how Nairobi fairs in terms of global scales.  Nairobi City – Kenya Johannesburg – South Africa Legislature: County Assembly  Legislature: Council  Legislation guiding budgeting: PFM […]

Read More
South African Rands

South Africa: The Land of Protesters in Pictures

21st August 2016

Johannesburg, South Africa It has been long overdue since we visited Johannesburg City on May, 2016 to learn strategies that the civil society organizations use to ensure citizens get access to basic services. In this blog I will share with you my experiences and what lessons I learnt.The photos below summarizes          […]

Read More
Pig Farming in Nairobi City County

Financing Nairobi City County Agriculture during the FY 2016/2017

21st August 2016

NAIROBI CITY COUNTY Nairobi City County (NCC) is unique in many ways. It is the only county considered to be entirely urban. Therefore, the kind of agriculture practiced here can be classified under peri-urban agriculture.  NCC’s biggest share of the agriculture budget is allocated towards administration, planning and support services. This will receive a whopping […]

Read More

Latin America: Home of Innovative Reforms for Our Cities

20th August 2016

The new kid on the block in the transport sector is here. The City Shuttle Mass Transit buses. Will this be the answer we have been looking for? We are yet to find out. These buses have a capacity of 105 passengers per trip. This is nearly double the size of the current buses. Out […]

Read More
Street Lighting in Lodwar Town

We Stayed in Darkness for 53 years!

20th August 2016

I was privileged to have grown in a village during the one party state under President Toroitich Arap Moi. At that time we thought that service delivery was a preserve for the select few. Those who had direct links with the ruling party. There was even a Swahili slogan at that time ‘siasa mbaya maisha […]

Read More
budget discussions on radio

Budget Advocacy in Pictures 2015 – 2016

19th August 2016

                                                                Sharing is Caring:0

Read More

Northern Water Services Board Overview

18th August 2016

Northern Water Services Board serves seven counties in the North Eastern part of Kenya. These are: Samburu, Garissa, Laikipia, Mandera, Marsabit, Wajir and Isiolo. Most of these counties are considered to be the driest parts of Kenya. The board must be doing a great job.  The water services board covers over 43 per cent or […]

Read More

Almond Resort: An Oasis along the Bank of River Tana

18th August 2016

The Almond Resort is located in Garissa town along the banks of River Tana. Its serene environment is good for business, social and even political meetings.  This luxury resort has various facilities such as conference facilities, restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool and serviced apartments.  Sharing is Caring:0

Read More
Please wait...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Skip to toolbar