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Cloak-And-Dagger Intrigues: An Insider’s Account of Why the TJRC Report Was Delayed Cloak-And-Dagger Intrigues: An Insider’s Account of Why the TJRC Report Was Delayed
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Cloak-And-Dagger Intrigues: An Insider’s Account of Why the TJRC Report Was Delayed

In his book, The Kenyan TJRC: An Outsider’s View from the Inside, Prof. Ronald C. Slye reveals the intrigues that...

Real or “Portal” Growth: Why Businesses Are Going Bust and People Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet as the Numbers Say the Economy Is Roaring like an Asian Tiger Real or “Portal” Growth: Why Businesses Are Going Bust and People Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet as the Numbers Say the Economy Is Roaring like an Asian Tiger
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Real or “Portal” Growth: Why Businesses Are Going Bust and People Are Struggling to Make Ends Meet as the Numbers Say the Economy Is Roaring like an Asian Tiger

The economies may be growing, but because unemployment and underemployment are also rising, the incomes of those that are earning...

#Payinterns: Further Reflections on Millennial Angst, Crony Capitalism and the Privilege Economy #Payinterns: Further Reflections on Millennial Angst, Crony Capitalism and the Privilege Economy
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#PayInterns: Further Reflections on Millennial Angst, Crony Capitalism and the Privilege Economy

As I argued in Social Mobility and the Enclave Economy, today’s university graduate is a victim of a legacy of...

Huduma Namba: Another Tool to Oppress Kenyans? Huduma Namba: Another Tool to Oppress Kenyans?
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Huduma Namba: Another Tool to Oppress Kenyans?

Since independence the Kenyan state has decided who is an “insider” and who is an “outsider” and which territorial spaces...

The Great Flying Crane Heist The Great Flying Crane Heist
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The Great Flying Crane Heist

As the Museveni government rolled out plans to revive Uganda Airlines, was the president’s brother-in-law caught with his hands in...

Why Closing Dadaab is a Bad Idea Why Closing Dadaab is a Bad Idea
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Why Closing Dadaab is a Bad Idea

The government’s recent announcement to close the Dadaab refugee camp, also known as Kenya’s fourth largest city, is motivated by...

Crony Capitalism and State Capture 2: Documents Reveal the Kenyatta Family’s Plans to Take over Lending to SMEs Crony Capitalism and State Capture 2: Documents Reveal the Kenyatta Family’s Plans to Take over Lending to SMEs
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Crony Capitalism and State Capture 2: Documents Reveal the Kenyatta Family’s Plans to Take over Lending to SMEs

A proposed mobile phone lending platform called Wezesha and described as a “collaborative initiative to bridge the access to credit...

Beyond Smokes and Mirrors: Why Kenyans Need to Pay Closer Attention to the IEBC, Census 2019 and Building the Bridges Initiative Beyond Smokes and Mirrors: Why Kenyans Need to Pay Closer Attention to the IEBC, Census 2019 and Building the Bridges Initiative
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Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Why Kenyans Need to Pay Closer Attention to the IEBC, Census 2019 and the Building Bridges Initiative

If both Parliament and these nascent movements fail to forestall the efforts of the ‘system’, it is certain to use...

“We Have Nothing to Eat”: Further Reflections on the Famine in Turkana and the Government’s Food Security Policies “We Have Nothing to Eat”: Further Reflections on the Famine in Turkana and the Government’s Food Security Policies
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“We Have Nothing to Eat”: Further Reflections on the Famine in Turkana and the Government’s Food Security Policies

Famine in Turkana and other Kenyan counties may not have yet caught the attention of the international media, but domestic...

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