By Tony Moturi Two months ago, the Finance Minister presented the Budget Policy Statement for the Financial Year 2012/13 budget outlay of ksh 1.459.9 trillion. The budget comprises 31% development expenditure and a massive 69% recurrent expenditure. This yearâ€™s budget is very ambitious and presents a challenge of funding as deficit roams large The Minister […]
Syria conflict: rebels withdraw from Salahedin, Aleppo – Thursday 9 August 2012
â€¢ Rebels claim Assad’s chief of protocol has defected
â€¢ More clashes reported in Aleppo
â€¢ All 48 Iranian hostages are alive, Tehran claims
Problems pile up in Kenya’s election year
Despite being east Africa’s biggest economy, Kenya is accused of failing to deliver on promises at home
South Sudan: can Africa’s problem child grow into a valuable partner?
South Sudan’s first year of life has been marred by political uncertainty, lawlessness and an oil dispute. Its east African neighbours are watching for opportunities but wary of investing
Mau Mau verdict: Britain must undo its imperial amnesia
The case brought by elderly Kikuyu tortured in the Kenyan emergency allows a more honest account of Britain’s identity
Kenya’s David Rudisha is favourite for 800m, thanks to an Irish Brother
Brother Colm O’Connell, known as ‘godfather of Kenyan running’, was left astounded when Rudisha ran his first 800m
The Kenyan Shilling, what for astable sustainable future?
BY GEOFFREY NYAMBOGA The recent rapid depreciation of the Kenya shilling highlighted major fundamental flaws in the management of countryâ€™s economy, it brought to core questions on the sustainability of the current economic model. President Kibaki tagged Economic reform as a key pillar of his presidency; many years of economic stagnation under retired president Moi […]
The future of China’s economy
BY GEOFFREY NYAMBOGA Two weeks in a country of 1.3 billion people, the fastest growing economy and worse still a communist conservative country is not sufficient time to make any serious case of understanding the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). Beijing the seat of government is a massive city of 19 million residents,it has excellent […]
China through my lenses: The future?
By J N, 11 June 2011 at 09:02 GMT Â Two weeks in a country of 1.3 billion people, the fastest growing economy and worse still a communist conservative country is not sufficient time to make any serious case for “understanding” the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). Beijing the seat of government is a massive city […]
Al-Bashir’s visit to Nairobi sends a worrying signal about Kenya’s commitment to the ICC
BY: GEOFFREY NYAMBOGA One doesn’t have to look very hard to see how sceptical ordinary Kenyans are about whether the International Criminal Court, ICC, is ever going to be able to prosecute the orchestrators of the post-electoral violence, which swept across the country at the end of 2007 â€œTell [ICC prosecutor Luis] Moreno-Ocampo that he […]