BUDGET 2017/18
Spurring growth key goal of today’s budget

Millions of Kenyans will today be glued to their TVs and radios to hear planned government spending for the financial year 2017/18. But when he takes the floor of the House to read the Budget Statement, Treasury Cabinet secretary Henry Rotich, will be doing so under a swelling cloud of rising national d...
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Fathers’ care crucial in raising autistic children

Apart from providing material support for families, many men are not overly bothered with meeting the emotional and social needs of their children. Add the phenomenon of a challenged child, for instance, one with autism, and you have a potentially dysfunctional family. Autism in Kenya is a condition tha...
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Britain begins journey to phantom promised land

Afshin Molavi “If you are going to do something meaningful,” the late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres told a colleague making a big life decision, “you must know two things: First, nothing meaningful comes easy and you must be prepared for a tough battle. Secondly, since you are going into this tough bat...
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Africa should consider water audits for effective usage

Given the long history of drought in Africa, I believe it is time we stopped viewing it as an exogenous shock and more as a structural problem that we can address with our abundant resources. But therein lies the irony; with our fertile soils and abundant resources, Africa still grapples with loss of li...
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