Illicit Trade in Kenya: Efforts Towards Curbing the Vice

Joan Akoth
Post Date: 21 February 2020

Over the last few decades, World Bank reports indicate a significant rise in cross-border trade.

Why Growth in Exports Should Be a Cause for Concern for Policy Makers

Kipkogei Kemboi
Post Date: 19 February 2020

Kenyan Government Fails to Budget for Blood Transfusion Services in 2020.

Darmi Jattani
Post Date: 14 February 2020

Kenya’s blood supply has been supported by the US government through the US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) since 2004 (U.S Embassy in Kenya, n.d.).Pepfar has been funding blood collection, testing, and policy issues but since 2017, Pepfar has been cutting its funding to Kenya and the supply shock is already felt in the country.

The economic costs of ignoring early warnings of the locust invasion.

Fiona Okadia
Post Date: 12 February 2020

After 12 years, the desert locusts are back in Kenya and have been detected in 14 counties by the first week of February 2020. These swarms have now started to breed, owing to the favourable conditions that obtain in eastern Africa after abundant rains during the last quarter of 2019. It is also essential to note that every succeeding generation is estimated to be 20 times as large as its predecessor. Therefore, inferring that the average damage of the locust invasion would most likely fall between Ksh4.3 billion and Ksh5.8 billion or more. The primary issue now is to prevent further escalation in their reproduction through dedicated spraying and thereafter a proper early warning system for the region. 

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