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Alex Awiti
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Can Trump restore world peace?
In his first oversees trip US President
Donald Trump bounced along to a Saudi sword dance.   Like his predecessor, Barack Obama, Donald
Trump received the highest civilian honor, the order of Abdulaziz al-Saud. Trump placed immense distance between
himself ...

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Is Sonko the voice of Kenya’s underclass?
First it was Brexit. Then a real estate
mogul triumphed. A comedian, Beppe Grillo, delivered the NO vote in the Italian
constitutional referendum. Emmanuel Macron’s “On the Move” trounced France’s
establishment parties. Across the world, globalization and
t...

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We can be a good, thoughtful, reflective society
A ship's
crew which does not understand that the art of navigation demands knowledge of
the stars will stigmatize a properly qualified pilot as a star-gazing idiot,
and will prevent him from navigating. These words written circa 380 BC by Plato
in The Repub...

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Economic survey report should guide planning
The 2016 Economic
Survey report reveals priority areas for planning. This report provides the
state of the economy across multiple sectors between 2011- 2015. Kenya’s economic growth structure remains problematic.
Agriculture accounts for 30 percent of Keny...

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A rotten barrel will cause apples to rot
A survey conducted by the East African Institute of the Aga
Khan University on values, attitudes, aspirations of East African youth yielded
findings that were both troubling and encouraging. Encouraging
because youth are willing to be part of the solution t...

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Yes, there is growth but prosperity remains fragile.
GDP growth is on the upswing across East
Africa. Life expectancy is rising again. But is prosperity irreversible and
inevitable? Maternal, new born and infant mortality is
declining rapidly. Life expectancy in Kenya is now estimated at about 63 years.
Enrol...
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