Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Tue, 19 May 2020
    How do we prioritize and insure innovation in Kenya
    It is human nature to build when in crisis. In the past few weeks, we have seen manufacturers shift their assembly lines from the manufacture of usual products to begin to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and ventilators approved by the Kenya Bureau of Standard (KEBS), as a quick response to the pandemic. This has shown that Kenya has no shortage of innovative minds, a trait that we are well aware of as a nation.
  • Tue, 28 Apr 2020
    It’s paramount to secure industry amid crisis
    A country that is able to cushion its economy and guard its labour force during a crisis presents a benchmark for many other economies to emulate. A crisis may manifest itself in various forms including; financial, health, social or technological. These have the ability to influence the economic growth of any country and trickle down on the security of its workforce.
  • Tue, 21 Apr 2020
    What we need to do to ensure stability post-COVID 19
    Where will we be in the next six months? One year? What will we be doing differently post-COVID 19 and how do we thrive? The COVID-19 pandemic has forcefully disrupted our normal way of life. These changes will stay with us for a long time to come and we must adapt swiftly.
  • Tue, 14 Apr 2020
    Home-grown solutions are key for sustainable development
    Necessity is the mother of all inventions. We are witnessing an increase in innovations as the world races to  develop a vaccine to treat COVID-19. Many law enforcement agencies across the globe, for instance, are turning to Artificial Intelligence and related technologies for support in unique and innovative ways including surveillance and detection capabilities. Spain started using drones to patrol and enforce quarantine and to broadcast audio messages to the public, encouraging them to stay at home.
  • Mon, 06 Apr 2020
    Proposed Tax Amendments will aggravate COVID-19’s impact on the economy
    On 25th March President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a raft of measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and directed the National Treasury to take steps to implement them as a matter of urgency. The measures themselves as announced by the President were well received in all quarters, with the only question being the extent to which they would mitigate the economic pain that is sure to come. But the message was clear – steps need to be taken to cushion the private sector in the wake of what is now clearly going to be the largest economic shock of the last 100 years.
  • Tue, 31 Mar 2020
    COVID – 19: Let’s take action now to flatten the curve
    The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Kenya has jumped to 50, as of 30th March 2020. Whilst announcing the above, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe noted that the virus is no longer being imported, rather, it is being passed on among ourselves. If there was ever a time for all of us to roll up our sleeves and face this pandemic, it is now. We need to move fast to flatten the curve. This is down to individual responsiveness and responsibility.
  • Tue, 17 Mar 2020
    It’s time we strengthened our resilience
    Coronavirus is our wake-up call. No one could have predicted its disastrous impact. But that is the nature of disasters; most are sudden, unpredictable and leave in their wake unimaginable misery and loss. We have been quite rudely awakened to the essentiality of disaster resilience.
  • Tue, 03 Mar 2020
    Let us give businesses the room to do business
    In less than two months the country’s annual budget will be read outlining the priority areas for the next year. Already, the Parliamentary Budget Office has given its analysis of the budget policy statement, sounding a red alert on diminishing funds for national development.
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