Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team
Tue, 14 Jan 2020
A common phrase on the lips of many in the past year and as we begin a new decade especially when asked about business plans, holiday plans or short-term plans is that ‘There is no money’. The lack of money here refers to the slow rate of circulation of money in the economy or low liquidity. This phrase is not subjective nor is it the personal experience of a given few, but a collective anxiety on the overall state of the country’s economy and how this impacts lives now and in the future.
Thu, 19 Dec 2019
For decades, the success of women in manufacturing has been mired by cultural perceptions of gender roles. But now, these old-fashioned attitudes are becoming obsolete and the true impact of women in industry is being realized.
Tue, 10 Dec 2019
As more industries shift to automation and artificial intelligence, the demand for the right mix of skill, technical know-how and soft skills continues to rise.
Human capital development is central to employability and sustainable enterprise development within Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth. This is more so crucial in an era where automation is expected to reduce manual labour.
Tue, 03 Dec 2019
Many predicaments in life can seem insurmountable, until human creativity and non-conventional approaches are applied.
In Bijapur, India, citizens can trade in four plastic bottles for one cup of tea. In Rome, Ecuador, Istanbul and Indonesia, one can get bus tickets and free transport for trading in plastic bottles. A casual apparel chain in Tokyo has announced a partnership with a top factory to produce clothing made from recycled plastic bottles next year.
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Our clarion call as local manufacturers on the importance of promoting local content to our country’s future has received yet another boost from the Government’s recent directive on making Casual Friday’s, Made In Kenya Fridays.
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
The challenge of global illicit trade networks is that they have an ever growing sophistication and a tenacity that many legal structures can only envy.
These networks infiltrate many economies through various loopholes and in our own case, those loopholes have led to burgeoning cartels in different parts of the country, having an unfair advantage in the market.
Tue, 01 Oct 2019
Sustainable manufacturing is a key focus for many industries today as we drift towards Industry 4.0. In the past decades, manufacturing has been visualized as a mechanism to produce products for the large market without concern about the after effect of their products by the end consumer.
Tue, 24 Sep 2019
Customarily each year, the National Treasury presents its revenue sources and expenditure proposals through the budget statement to inform the development of the Finance Bill. In a few days the National Assembly will debate the Finance Bill 2019 before it is handed over to H.E. the President for his assent. This debate is the make or break point for the revenue measures proposed, to spur market growth and ensure a robust circulation of money in the economy. Hence this is a critical point at which we should analyze and interrogate whether the proposed measures will actually deliver economic prosperity for the country despite the good intentions behind their formulation.