Guest Writer

Guest Writer

205 Articles

  • OPINION: Digital payments ignite a new era of hope for SMEs in Kenya

    OPINION: Digital payments ignite a new era of hope for SMEs in Kenya

    In Kenya, SMEs account for 80 percent of jobs; in 2021 alone, an estimated 22 million jobs in Africa were lost, and with each loss of a stable income, it means more people are pushed into extreme poverty.

  • OPINION: Artificial Intelligence has opened doors for media but ethics must always prevail

    OPINION: Artificial Intelligence has opened doors for media but ethics must always prevail

    Despite the fears that the adoption of AI portends massive job losses in the media, it offers an array of opportunities for an industry struggling to survive in the face of dwindling revenues.Post-Covid, the opportunities provided by digital media have ensured that media is able to remodel its appro...

  • OPINION: KEMSA is not a lost cause; it can deliver world-class supply chain solutions

    OPINION: KEMSA is not a lost cause; it can deliver world-class supply chain solutions

    The Covid-19 Pandemic was perhaps one of the most vivid justifications for the need to prioritise health systems' resilience and view them as strategic security installations, almost mirroring investments in the national defence systems.

  • Hosting the FIFA World Cup brings benefits. But not as many as politicians claim

    Hosting the FIFA World Cup brings benefits. But not as many as politicians claim

    Having faced much criticism ever since winning the bid, it is likely that Qatar would want to impress. Expect the spectacular.But Qatar will not just be on every TV or mobile screen globally. More than 1 million tourists are expected to make the journey, providing a much-needed economic injecti...

  • Why has Kenya not abolished the death penalty? Habit and inertia

    Why has Kenya not abolished the death penalty? Habit and inertia

    In all, 22 member countries of the AU have abolished the death penalty for all crimes, and one for ordinary crimes. In 2021, only four countries in the AU carried out executions: Botswana, Egypt, Somalia and South Sudan.Seventeen African countries are considered “de facto abolitionist” sta...

  • Kenya has breached its public debt ceiling – how it got there and what that means

    Kenya has breached its public debt ceiling – how it got there and what that means

    The new administration says the country is broke but Kenya is already living beyond its means and the World Bank has warned of a high risk of debt default.A public debt ceiling is a legally imposed upper limit on the stock of public debt of a country.

  • OPINION: Future of the priceless River Mara hinges on our actions

    OPINION: Future of the priceless River Mara hinges on our actions

    At that May 2012 meeting, it became unanimous that September 15 of every year would be set aside for the commemoration of River Mara, a 395-kilometre transboundary water resource straddling Kenya and Tanzania. 

  • How to set financial boundaries with friends and family

    How to set financial boundaries with friends and family

    A boundary, defines who you are, where you end and where others begin. When you know what you are for and against and what you want and what you do not want you are setting boundaries.When setting up financial boundaries, it is also important to realize that ‘No’ is a complete sentence and the use o...

  • OPINION: Why stationery will never go out of style

    OPINION: Why stationery will never go out of style

    Increasingly, people are looking to express themselves, engage with the physical world, and create a balance between online and offline activity, seeking nostalgic comfort in throwback entertainment with a newfound respect for the tangible. 

  • OPINION: Fertilizer subsidy is painkiller for a cracked, bleeding head

    OPINION: Fertilizer subsidy is painkiller for a cracked, bleeding head

    Subsidies do not lower the cost of items. Definitely, the reduced price of a commodity’s market price is paid from our collective pocket. While painkillers are easy to administer and do not require much expertise and precision, our agriculture sector needs cleaning, surgery and proper dressing...