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Geoffrey Kerosi, economic and public policy analyst based in Nairobi City. Email: geoffrey@kerosi.com. WhatsApp: +254713 639 776 YouTube: Kerosi TV

Commissioner Fatuma Tabwara collapsed and died in Kwale

29th December 2019

The NCIC Vice Chair Fatuma Tabwara collapsed and died during her nephew’s wedding in Kwale County.  Last month, Fatuma was sworn in as a NCIC commissioner by Chief Justice David Maraga. After collapsing at the wedding she was rushed to Diani Beach Hospital where she passed on.  Before being nominated as a Commissioner at NCIC, […]

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Naked man tries to board a plan in Moscow, Russia

25th December 2019

Naked man attempts to board a flight in Moscow’s airport [March 2019] pic.twitter.com/LDjM9DV1vr — RT (@RT_com) December 25, 2019 Sharing is Caring:0

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“Uhuru Kenyatta is going no where,” says Dr. Noah Wekesa

25th December 2019

You ask yourself why Kenya is where it is today…the answer is… CHARLATANS like this 83 yrs old mzee calls the shots and shape our TRAJECTORY…very SAD… @WehliyeMohamed pic.twitter.com/pR48HXxr3z — Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) December 25, 2019 Sharing is Caring:0

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Handbook of public policy analysis: Theory, politics and Methods (notes)

20th December 2019

For the next three months I will be reading this handbook on Public Policy Analysis by Mara S. Sidney, Frank Fischer and Gerald Miller (eds).  The authors collectively recognize the important role played by universities in nation-building.  Theories of policy Cycle  Chronology of policy process  Agenda setting  policy formulation;  Decision-making;  Implementation  Evaluation  Comprehensive analysis of […]

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Is Malthusian theory of population still relevant in Kenya today?

18th December 2019

Thomas Robert Mathus who lived between 1766 to 1834 famously indicated that “global population would hit a point whereby the resources will become scarce and that they will be unable to sustainable the population at that time.” The date was given as 2050 when this will happen. At that time, the global population is projected […]

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Main problems faced by poor countries in implementing the RIO agenda

18th December 2019

According to Sustainable Development Goals knowledge platform, RIO agenda also known as Agenda 21 is a Declaration on Environment and Development which also contains the statement of principles for the sustainable management of forests. This declaration was adopted by 178 countries who congregated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) which was […]

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What is PESTEL Analysis

17th December 2019

PESTEL analysis is a tool used by marketers and other analysts to monitor the macro environment for a business. The initials means:  P – political E – Economic  S – Social  T – Technology  E – Environment  L – Legal  Political Factors Under this item we look at how much the state intervenes in the […]

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Differences between government and business

14th December 2019

The table below highlights the differences between government and business: Government Business Mandate of political legitimacy Pursues interests of shareholders Its work must be fair and defensible Pursues specific private interests and sometimes ignores public interest; Its worked is defined by law and implemented by force Focus on market positioning and product differentiation Its work […]

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Strategic planning is Oxymoron. Discuss

14th December 2019

The Collins English Dictionary defines oxymoron as “figure of speech that contains two contradicting ideas such as cruel kindness.” It’s my sincere hope that the definition of the term oxymoron is clear and now we can proceed to the work at hand in revealing that Strategic Planning is another example of oxymoron. A number of […]

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Major mistakes in strategic planning

14th December 2019

A good Strategic Plan should help an organization achieve its goals and objectives. However, the following mistakes are common when formulating or implementing strategic plans:  Avoiding adaptive planning  Having too many issues addressed in the Strategic Plan hence becomes impossible to implement;  No proper dissemination of the Strategic Plan  Focusing on events in the industry […]

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Benefits of strategic management

14th December 2019

Strategic management has the following benefits:  a) It reduces resistance to change  b) It improves the welfare of the organization  c) Creates greater awareness about the organization processes d) Helps the organization in question to achieve its financial targets  f) Helps employees to understand their responsibilities in the organization and hence improves the final outcomes […]

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Importance of participatory planning in an organization

14th December 2019

Public participation is now a buzz word in countries such as Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa which in one way or the other have laws which makes public participation an important component in policy formulation, implementation and oversight. With the promulgation of progressive constitutions, now it is compulsory for the state to conduct public participation […]

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The Evolution of Strategic Management

14th December 2019

In this article we are going to investigate the evolution process of strategic management. There is evidence that strategic management evolved from the military. At the beginning, planning was mostly a function of the management team while the actual implementation has always been undertaken by the lower cadre in the organization. The Art of War […]

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Public Budgets as a tool of social change

14th December 2019

Dear readers, For five years, I have been analyzing state budgets both at the national and at the county levels in Kenya. This is a practice that I am determined to continue pursuing with singularity as my small contribution towards social change in Africa. States have many policies but budget is one of the most […]

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Soccer Economics in Kenya

12th December 2019

Sports in a lucrative economic activity in many parts of the world. In this article we are focusing on the economics of soccer in Kenya. However, we have to note upfront that there is inadequate data in the field of soccer in Kenya. Research has always indicated that many developing countries have limited data on […]

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3 Nobel Prize winners have donated their prize money to future research in economics

11th December 2019

Michael Kremer of Harvard University, Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee both of MIT the winners of this year’s Noble Prize in economics have announced their intention to donate all their prize money to future research in economics.  How many of us can donate our prize money from m-cheza to charity or other charitable causes?  Drop […]

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Meet the world’s youngest sitting PM at age 34.

11th December 2019

Finland PM Sanna Marin, 34, is the new Prime Minister of Finland. She has broken all records as the youngest head of state in the world as well as the youngest ever female PM in Finland.  Sanna Marin will now lead a coalition of five political parties all of them headed by women.  Finland PM […]

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our dreams

9th December 2019

As you read this article, you are part of a movement which is turning a dream into reality. I am part of a team of like-minded people who are in the process of building one of the most trafficked website in the world. We must state that it will take a lot of sweat, blood […]

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City Frustrations

9th December 2019

Today we were stuck in town waiting for our Matatu to pick us. I was at the stage behind the National Archives and for more than two hours we waited for our ride home. This was not forthcoming. I lost the hope of getting the matatu soon. I regretted why I had not even gone […]

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Report: Participation of ethnic Minorities in Kenya

8th December 2019

Katiba Institute released a new report titled: Participation of ethnic minorities and marginalized communities in political and other governance processes.  The report looks into many issues such as causes of marginalization, maps out the marginalized people in Kenya, claims made by minority groups and important organizations which have been supporting minority groups in Kenya.  The […]

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