Meeting IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde

This week, the 11th Managing Director of the IMF, Ms. Christine Lagarde is in Nairobi, at the end of a three year (2011-2013) credit facility to Kenya of $750 Million (over KES 65 Billion). Interestingly, this Extended Credit Facility was shepherded by the President when he was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance …

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I object: Government cannot regulate politics at parties.

Today, I saw this permit that is required when one wants to host a party during this festive season. I think its a good thing that the government through Nacada has moved to regulate recklessness during this festive season and after and of that I approve and support. One phrase in the document, I feel …

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Recently, my colleague Bev, asked me a number of strategic questions relating to Africa – What are my dreams for Africa, What do I think of Africa’s potential and so on and What really are Africa’s challenges and opportunities. You’d think that I will have some kind of boilerplate response given my work, but for …

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New VAT Law bring savings into my home!

The VAT Act became law in Kenya and was implemented in the past two weeks. With it, came an increase in a number of daily necessities that have seen major changes in my house. These commodities include Milk and Newspapers (among several others) I have not bought a newspaper in the last approximately 2 weeks …

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Can we “soup up” the National Anthem?

This article was published this past Sunday in the Daily Nation (Kenya). Last week I attended the admission into the roll of advocates of 72 new lawyers presided over by the Chief Justice of Kenya Dr Willy Mutunga. At the colourful ceremony, I noticed two important things. First, I was pleased that the Judiciary has …

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