Month: September 2018

“Better die than live in Kenya,” maize farmers Eldoret

30th September 2018

“Better die than live in Kenya,” maize farmers Eldoret Recently, the Senate Ad hoc committee for agriculture met maize farmers in Eldoret town to discuss the challenges facing maize farmers. Read More: “Useless wastes of life and animals” Richard Jankowski makes racist remarks against black people The maize farmers in Eldoret had a great platform […]

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Book: The Greatest Economists by Linda Yueh

Book Review 1: The Great Economists by Linda Yueh

29th September 2018

Book Review: The Great Economists by Linda Yueh I am currently reading the book titled: The Great Economists: How their ideas can help us Today. The book highlights the work of 12 leading economists and then makes commentaries on how we can use their ideas to a better life today. I have already read Chapter […]

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Members of Kenyan Civil Society discussing mining, oil and gas business in Kenya.

Benefit Sharing in Kenya’s Mining industry

29th September 2018

Benefit Sharing in Kenya’s Mining industry In Kenya, all mining companies are required to pay royalties to the national government. Royalty is compensation paid to the government for minerals extracted from Kenyan soil. Read More: Human rights standards Platform for mining oil and gas 2018 Managing expectations in mining oil and gas Gregory Kituku, a […]

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Mining

Human rights standards

27th September 2018

Human rights standards When speaking about business and human rights, we refer to all types of businesses and not just the larger businesses. The following are some of the existing human rights standards: Equator Principle There are banks which are adhere to the equator principles. Standard Chartered Bank has said that after consultations, they will not […]

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sodium Cyanide

Sodium Cyanide in Gold Mining is a health risk  

25th September 2018

Use of Sodium Cyanide poses a great risk to the lives of miners. This should be stopped immediately if we respect the lives of miners.

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oil and gas

Platform for Mining Oil and Gas 2018

25th September 2018

Mining Oil and gas industry is relatively new in Kenya but it has a huge potential for growth.

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Kisumu City Kenya is as hot as an oven

23rd September 2018

Kisumu City Kenya is as hot as an oven Kisumu City Kenya is as hot as an oven this afternoon. This may be due to its proximity to second largest fresh water lake named – Lake Victoria – and many other factors which are beyond my comprehension. The Lake is a namesake of Queen Victoria […]

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A  Nigerian lady strips naked her fiance’s mistress in Public   

23rd September 2018

Love triangles causes a lot of anxieties around the world. For instance, in this story a woman undressed a fellow woman fighting over a man.

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“useless wastes of life and animals” Richard Jankowski makes racist remarks against black people

23rd September 2018

racist remarks against black people made on Facebook by a man seeking to join the school board in New Jersey.

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Managing Expectations in mining oil and gas

23rd September 2018

Managing Expectations in mining oil and gas There are numerous issues surrounding the mining oil and gas sector in Kenya. These issues have been on the public discourse. The members of the general public, Civil Society Organizations, mining oil and gas sector corporations and government have been engaged in serious discussions. The debate was largely […]

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Most aggressive City Askaris ever

22nd September 2018

Most aggressive City Askaris ever Kanjo is a sheng word which refers to Municipal Askaris in various urban areas in Kenya. Yesterday I was in Kisii Town and was surprised by the way the City Askaris were armed with ‘emesuago’ (the wooden parts of hoes). Read More: County planning and budgeting in Kenya Important dates […]

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County Planning and Budgeting in Kenya

19th September 2018

County Planning and Budgeting in Kenya Devolution created two levels of government in Kenya. That is National government and County government. Read More: Bandani Informal Settlement, Kisumu Important dates in County Planning and budgeting process in Kenya The national government is made up of 3 arms of government: executive, judiciary and National Assembly. On the […]

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These are the important dates in County planning and budgeting process in Kenya.

Important Dates in County Planning and Budgeting Process in Kenya

19th September 2018

The County Planning and budgeting process in Kenya is made up four main stage. That is: formulation stage; approval stage; implementation stage; evaluation and monitoring stage.

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Bandani informal settlements in Kisumu County

Bandani Informal Settlement, Kisumu 

19th September 2018

Bandani Informal Settlement, Kisumu  Bandani is an informal settlement in Kisumu City, Kenya. On 18th September, the residents of Bandani held a meeting with representatives of local provincial administration, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) and national government Ministry of Housing and Urban Development among others. The local leaders rallied behind the call to action on “Keja Poa, […]

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Junipero Serra, the Controversial Spanish priest who established 9 out of 21 missions in California.

450 Serra Mall Stanford California 94305 to be Renamed to Jane Stanford

18th September 2018

450 Serra Mall Stanford California 94305 to be Renamed to Jane Stanford Junipero Serra was a catholic priest who established 9 out of 21 missions in California between 1769 and 1982. 450 Serra Mall Stanford California 94305 is named after this Catholic priest. Serra was a Spanish Missionary who was canonized by Pope Francis in 2015. […]

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Which Person has led the most interesting life?

17th September 2018

Which Person has led the most interesting life? Tyler Cowen has nominated one John Keynes: a) top economist and intellectual b) Played a crucial role in politics c) He was a the center of Breton Woods, Versailles Treaty d) Experienced both world wars- not interesting but historical others have nominated: Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, […]

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Volks wagen Beetle

Volkswagen announces ending production of VW Bettle

17th September 2018

Volkswagen announces ending production of VW Bettle Volkswagen has announced that they will bring to an end the production of Volks wagen Beetle from 2019. This legendary car was commission by Adolf Hitler in 1930s as the “people’s car” (in German it is called volks wagen). The car is considered by many to be practical, […]

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Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics at George Mason University and Blogger at Marginal Revolution

Tyler Cowen of Mercatus Center announced Fellowship for Great Policy Ideas

17th September 2018

Tyler Cowen of Mercatus Center announced Fellowship for Great Policy Ideas  Tyler Cowen, the General Director of Mercatus Center, announced the launch of Emergent Ventures Fellowship. This was announced during a Mercatus Center Podcast. If you have moonshot ideas, apply for the fellowship here. Read More: Volkswagen announces ending of production of VW Bettle Sharing […]

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Sentrim 680 Hotel

Sentrim Hotel up for grabs

16th September 2018

Sentrim Hotel up for grabs The Sentrim group of Hotels have been advertised for sale by their billionaire owners. These hotels are as listed below: Sentrim Hotel on Sale Sentrim 680 Hotel (Nairobi City Central Business District) Sentrim Boulevard Sentrim Castle Royal Sentrim Mara Sentrim Tsavo- (Tsavo East National Park with 21 luxury tents) Sentrim […]

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Men and women interacting freely in Jidda, Saudi Arabia

The picture of fun in Saudi Arabia

16th September 2018

The picture of fun in Saudi Arabia As you may be aware, women were not allowed to drive cars in Saudi Arabia until recently.  Now Los Angeles Times in painting a picture of what fun looks like in Saudi Kingdom. The kingdom is allowing women to have fun on their own homeland by allowing theater […]

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