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PRESIDENT KENYATTA’S NEW YEAR ADDRESS FOR 2015

Fellow Kenyans, As we come to the end of the year 2014 and usher in the year 2015, we have a lot to thank God for. We thank God for bequeathing us a great country endowed with bountiful resources. As a nation and a people, we have collectively achieved a lot and weathered many storms. […]

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MISPLACED PRIORITIES: BLATANT WASTAGE AMID SOARING PUBLIC WAGE BILL

For a moment it passed as a considerate move to the Kenyan taxpayer when President Kenyatta announced a week ago his government’s plans to slash salaries of top government officials in a bid to scale down the country’s ballooning wage bill, an announcement that was followed by a National Public Wage Bill Debate Forum at the […]

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THE HIGH COST OF HOUSING THE DEPUTY PRESIDENT

The Deputy President’s official residence in the smart Nairobi suburb of Karen was opened by President Kibaki in November 2012 having been ‘completed’ at a cost Sh430 million but to date it has not been lived in by either former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, or the current Deputy President William Ruto. Now it seems the […]

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PUBLIC SERVANTS TO BE ‘TRIMMED’ AND ‘RETRENCHED’ AS COUNTIES DEMAND MORE MONEY AND PENSION TIME BOMB STARTS TICKING

The Parliamentary Budget Office has recommended that the number of civil service workers be trimmed down in an effort to downsize the high public service wage bill the country is bearing. The report released at the end of last week, the Parliamentary Budget Office, which has been tasked with the responsibility of tracking the budget, […]

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COST OF TRANSPORT TAKING A TOLL ON KENYAN URBAN RESIDENTS

Kenyans are incurring excessive costs of transport thanks to successive governments’ failure to construct and subsidise public transport services. According to a new report by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat) the poor in Nairobi spend up to 30 per cent of their income on transport. According to the report, unaffordable mobility prevents […]

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Michael Olunga scores a hat trick against Las Palmas

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