Public Policy

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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What is in the BBI report?

2nd December 2019

Just asking for a friend. BBI stands for Building Bridges Initiative. As a student of Public Policy, I know this is one of the strategies used for agenda setting.   In May 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Right Hon. Raila Odinga appointed a Task force through Gazette notice No. 5154 to investigate the challenges facing […]

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Project identification methods

24th November 2019

One of the biggest headaches that organizations or governmental agencies face is that of choosing which projects to undertake. When an agencies has several proposals of the table for possible considerations there are various factors which should be considered. These are critical in determining which projects are to be considered. You can’t just take up […]

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Policy analysts in Kenya (episode 3)

21st October 2019

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Policy Analyst qualifications in Kenya

19th October 2019

If you want to become a policy analyst, this article is for you.  Just like many other professions, there are professional qualifications needed for you to become a policy analyst.  What do policy analysts in Kenya do? Policy analysts are responsible for implementation, adjustment and amending laws, regulations and public policies.  A Policy analyst in […]

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communities excluded from policy formulation

2nd October 2019

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Open Government Partnerships (OGP)

27th September 2019

Open Government Partnerships (OGPs) is a multi-lateral program that has been in place since 2011. In that year, the then Permanent Secretary Dr. Bitange Ndemo (now a full professor at UON’s school of business) advocated for the installation of undersea optic cable which is part of why Kenyans enjoy fast internet. Jack Ma alluded to […]

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Kenya Conference on Mining, oil and gas 2019 (photos)

24th September 2019

The conference on mining, oil and gas 2019 edition is ongoing at Safari Park. The goal of this conference is to “promote dialogue and action towards an accountable and sustainable extraction for improved livelihoods of local communities in areas with active mining oil and gas.” Below are some photo stories:      Read More: James […]

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Senegal is the only country in Africa where sex work is legal but after registration

24th September 2019

In Senegal all female sex workers are required to register with the police and be issued with a special identification card.  Basically, sex work is regulated by government policy.  The HIV prevalence in Senegal currently stands at 0.4% compared to 7.1% HIV prevalence rate in Southern and East African countries.  Further, Senegal has a 96% […]

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Japan

Reasons why housing is more affordable in Tokyo

21st September 2019

According to Mises Wire, Japan “relaxed development rules the Urban Renaissance Law of 2002” is one of the reasons why Japan is doing well with affordable housing.   This made it possible for residential buildings to be constructed into high rise buildings.  In Japan height is a key factor in making housing affordable considering that land […]

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“We have increased our revenue collection from 30 billion to 50 billion a month,” KRA Commissioner General

7th September 2019

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)’s Commissioner General indicated that the authority has increased its revenue generation from Ksh. 30 billion to Ksh. 50 billion every month.  The Commissioner General said this when the Cabinet Secretary paid a courtesy call at the Inland Container Deport at Embakasi and the Customs Department at the Times Tower building […]

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What do people with Masters in Public Policy do?

1st September 2019

What do people with Masters in Public Policy do? I started pursuing a Masters in Public Policy and Administration on January 2019 and I’m hoping to graduate on December, 2020.  Below is an highlight on what we do:  a) we are great problem solvers. b) We have technical communication skills we have mastered how to […]

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Uhuru Kenyatta nominates Gershom Otachi as NLC Chairperson

25th August 2019

Uhuru Kenyatta nominates Gershom Otachi as NLC Chairperson President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated Gershom Otachi as the new Chairperson for National Land Commission (NLC). Mr. Gershom Otachi is a partner at a Nairobi law firm named Ogeto, Otachi and Co. Advocates. He has a lot of experience in International criminal law. Mr. Otachi was one […]

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Limitations of legislative control

21st August 2019

Limitations of legislative control The work of the administrative branch has increased in volume and complexity. Members of Parliament (MPs) often do not have the requisite knowledge of the various departments and hence they cannot effectively criticize the workings of such departments. In parliamentary form of government, the administrative officials are not directly responsible for […]

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The doctrine of Separation of Powers in United Kingdom

19th August 2019

The doctrine of Separation of Powers in United Kingdom In the United Kingdom the legislature and executive are very closely fused. The Prime Minister and most of his ministers are also members of the legislature. Just like Kenya before the Constitution of Kenya 2010. In the UK they sit in the House of Commons which […]

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Sources of law

17th August 2019

Sources of law From positivist respective a law can originate from a recognized human authority. This is to differentiate it from the spiritual sources.  A law must have the correct pedigree. On this matter you need to find out whether the law was created by the correct authority. Did the correct authority follow the right […]

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The Separation of Powers

17th August 2019

The Separation of Powers This is a doctrine which states that the three arms of government (judiciary, executive and parliament) should always work independently without one interfering with the other.  The separation of powers is intended to preserve liberty and safeguard against tyranny.  According to the book The Spirit of Laws written by Montesquieu and […]

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Codes of ethics for public administrators

17th August 2019

Codes of ethics for public administrators The American Society of Public Administrators has proposed the following as code of conduct for public administrators:  a) Public administrators should put public interest above self-interest; This means that public servants should encourage active participation in government affairs; b) Public servants should perform their duties in an honest manner […]

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Judicial review in Kenya

14th August 2019

Judicial review in Kenya  Judicial review is a process through which legislative and executive actions are subjected to review by the judiciary. This means that a court with power to conduct a judicial review can make void and null acts, laws and government regulations if they are are not in line with the Constitution of […]

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