The corona virus pandemic has exposed many underlying problems in governments all around the world; from broken public health systems to the dire unpreparedness to deal with public health crises among other things. However, as an economist, perhaps my greatest concern is with how economies will withstand the effects of the virus both in the … Continue reading Corona Virus effects on the economy will get worse before they get better; My short optimistic take.
The US and China have always been pretty much at loggerheads ever since I was mature enough to follow global politics and as China’s economy and influence particularly in the developing world looms larger, the US and other western countries have grown increasingly insecure about China’s new found supremacy. In the last quarter of 2018, … Continue reading Why a US – China trade war would be a good thing for Africa
I have never been a huge movie fan but just like any boy, I was utterly enchanted by science fiction movies in my childhood! The seemingly impossible and wildly futuristic world that was depicted in these movies seemed to captivate the wildest of imaginations between my ears and indeed, I was deeply fascinated by them. … Continue reading Is technology a threat to our Jobs?
Three weeks ago I took a bodaboda (motorbike taxi) to connect me to the bus stage as I usually do every morning. In line with our arrangements, I called Karu, the bike guy ten minutes earlier to confirm whether he was waiting to pick me up at the gate and indeed he was. Matching towards … Continue reading Ushuru Kenyattax – a rickety tax system
Earlier this week African heads of state met in Beijing for the China – Africa Summit on a quest for aid; loans, grants and any other financial deals they could salvage from the Chinese. While I was not there myself, through the extensive media coverage especially from CGTN, the Chinese state owned broadcaster, I could … Continue reading African leaders met in Beijing for a begging spree
This week I was invited by the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and analysis (KiPPPRA) for a launch of their student mentorship program in my capacity as the Daystar Economics Student’s Association chairman along with a few other colleagues. A lot of issues were discussed including the Big Four agenda and the vision 2030. … Continue reading My thoughts on the future of Kenya’s economy.