Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Tue, 15 Feb 2022
    Why local manufacturing should matter to political candidates
    The election fever is already palpable as more government officials resign to join politics.
  • Tue, 08 Feb 2022
    Energy Reforms: A catalyst for an emerging economic powerhouse
    The discourse on energy sector reforms is not unique to manufacturers but Kenyans at large, as many grapple with the high cost of electricity and frequent power outages. 
  • Tue, 01 Feb 2022
    Policies must reflect commitment to climate change mitigation
    Over the last few years, Kenya has embarked on a rigorous campaign designed to restore and conserve the environment. The country has recorded remarkable progress on this front. 
  • Tue, 18 Jan 2022
    Why Kenya is losing its place in regional trade
    Data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that imports from Tanzania increased to Sh39.68 billion in January - September 2021, from Sh19.67 billion in 2020. This is a KSh 20 billion jump, and puts Kenya at a deficit of KSh 9 billion, with imports from Tanzania exceeding exports by nearly a third. 
  • Tue, 19 Oct 2021
    Fix road construction challenges
    When it comes to a country’s socio-economic development, an efficient transport system is indispensable. For instance, roads enable citizens to access critical services such as health and education, as well as ensure that they are able to access their businesses. 
  • Tue, 21 Sep 2021
    Spare Kenyans pain of inflation adjustment
    In less than a week, the price of some goods is set to increase, as Kenya Revenue (KRA) moves to implement inflation adjustment on specific rates of excise duty, beginning 1st of October. Some of these products include chocolate, bottled water, fruit juice, alcohol and cigarettes, among others.
  • Tue, 14 Sep 2021
    Anchoring Business Priorities on Sustainability
    In November this year, leaders from around the world will gather in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference to explore ways that governments, the private sector, and global institutions can promote sustainable development. For me, the starting point is clear: Without a healthy planet, businesses cannot thrive. This puts Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations at the forefront of business decisions, supported by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and increased awareness of the climate emergency. It is, therefore, a business imperative to adhere to frameworks, to sustainably exist in years to come
  • Tue, 31 Aug 2021
    Implement local content policies to steer growth
    For our country to be successful, and for us to recover post COVID-19, we need to be deliberate in promoting local content. This can be effectively done through the development and implementation of policies and guidelines that influence increased production, manufacture and sale of locally produced goods and services.
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