Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Fri, 18 Mar 2022
    Erratic tax changes detrimental to our economic prosperity
    When starting her cereal milling business, Mwathi had great aspirations to offer her customers a great product and transform her community through job creation. To meet demand and sustain production, she organized the supply of raw materials from upcountry to her factory in Nairobi.  
  • Tue, 15 Mar 2022
    Edible Oil Prices: Effects of Ukraine-Russia War and the Novel Indonesian Export Policy
    Global inflation has caused a surge in the price of basic commodities. As countries strive to protect their populace, Indonesia, the world's largest palm oil producer, enforced a 20% retention of all planned oil exports to be sold domestically.
  • Tue, 01 Mar 2022
    Fiscal instability is hampering recovery and driving away investors
    For any investor, the most important factor to consider when choosing an investment destination is policy stability and predictability. These two aspects earn investors’ trust and build confidence. What happens when the business environment is highly unpredictable and unstable?
  • 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. 
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