From Slavery to Racism: Unearthing Forgotten History of Black Experience.

By Thura Nira 1. Recalling the Ages of extremes for black experience When you delve deeper into the historical context, you’ll discover that the distinction between “us” and “them”, between a white nation and their black counterparts, is illusory. Sadly, the Black people’s role in history of these nations is often overlooked or forgotten. Yet, … Continue reading From Slavery to Racism: Unearthing Forgotten History of Black Experience.

Statue of Dedan Kimathi Must Fall

By Baikolia-O-Bamung'o THERE, in the centre of Nairobi city, stands erected an extremely gruesome and a highly repulsive statue, of a gun wielding ruffian. Dedan Kimathi. The gory glorification of bloodshed of years gone, illustrates the rogue side of slanted and incompetent revisionism of history. Dedan Kimathi is an imposter. He was nothing but a … Continue reading Statue of Dedan Kimathi Must Fall

Kenya should adopt Proportional Representation electoral system

By gatuyu t.j Just look at the Kenya's National Assembly. It is composed of 349 Members. These comprise of 290 members elected from single member constituencies across the country. There are 47 women representatives elected from each of the 47 counties. There are 12 members nominated to represent special interests - youth, persons with disabilities, … Continue reading Kenya should adopt Proportional Representation electoral system

The End of the Last God of the Gaps -And the Downfall of Religion

Early humans had a relationship of wonder with their universe, especially with phenomena they couldn't rationally understand. To solve these mysteries, the ancients created pantheon of gods to explain anything. We ended up with a god of thunder, tides, earthquakes, volcanoes, infertility, plagues, love, among others. Thus, wherever there were gaps by ancients in understanding … Continue reading The End of the Last God of the Gaps -And the Downfall of Religion

Why the Treasury’s appetite for betting taxes is no solution to gambling problem

By gatuyu t.j Drawing parallels between financial markets investing and gambling is an analogy disliked in the world of finance. Yet, at a basic level, gambling and investing are identical activities, both involving wagering an outcome in an environment of uncertainty. Speculator investors buy stock for the same reasons that gamblers bet on a certain … Continue reading Why the Treasury’s appetite for betting taxes is no solution to gambling problem

Retail investors can spur vibrant capital markets

By gatuyu j This essay was first published in the Business Daily Having deep capital markets is a reliable mechanism to unlock new pools of capital and ensure efficient allocation of resources in the economy. However, establishing vibrant capital markets is a drawn-out process requiring a mix of financial instruments, stable regulatory framework, market infrastructure, … Continue reading Retail investors can spur vibrant capital markets

How Kenya Can Regulate Initial Coin Offerings

By gatuyu t.j The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has in numerous occasions issued public cautions to warn the public against investing in initial coin offerings (ICO) that have floated by various start-ups, citing the unregulated nature of the offering and the risk of investors losing their money.These cautions comes on a background of continued surge … Continue reading How Kenya Can Regulate Initial Coin Offerings