Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Masinde Muliro University, Key to growth of Kakamega County

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) based in Kakamega County has had tremendous impact on the growth of Kakamega town.

It is the driver of economic activity in the town. In terms of employment, it has directly employed over 500 locals in its construction activities where over Kshs. 40 M per annum is spent on wages.

Suppliers of construction materials are consuming over Kshs. 200 M per year. At one time MMUST was consuming more cement than the entire Western Province in it's infrastructural development.

MMUST has contributed to the demand for transport, banking services, residential accommodation, grocery supplies and other related businesses.

This in turn has created a serious sustainable chain of money movement that has created more employment and given a rise to an economy thought not possible..

Thursday, 30 July 2015

A good character is the best tombstone

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble-Charles Spurgeon

Read: Is there a need for a tombstone?

The last time we met in Malava you told Davy and I you want a series of grandchildren. And we had just started producing...
Posted by Obed Muindi Simiyu on Thursday, July 23, 2015


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

East Africa is rising, we are proud of the lessons, our quest for prosperity is on track

The East African Region is rising with a spirited ambition to build a sustainable and lasting political, economic and human focused infrastructure for the challenges of the 21st century. 

However, besides this thriving optimism, its neighbours have a different story to tell: South Sudan, it is yet to find sustainable peace for it to rewrite its history, curving a new path for its people.  Somalia a nation that has experienced long term conflict is still not secure within its own borders. The Human Rights Watch says, 

“The Somali government has largely failed to provide security and protect rights in areas under its control.”

In Burundi, hundreds of people have been engaged in violent protests after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he will seek a third term in the 2015 elections.

The president accused him of violating the constitution and the Arusha Peace Agreement, which says the president can only stay in power for two terms.

In Rwanda, the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) announced that it approved an amendment to article 101 of the country's constitution asking the Parliament to change the document, which restricted the president to running for two seven-year terms.

For Tanzania and Uganda, both are gearing up for elections in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Kenya is scheduled to hold its general elections in 2017.

Besides the political ambitions, there are lessons from each country. Each learning and emulating the other.

Each State is trying to answer its own challenges by writing and passing laws that hamper the ability of mankind to leap forward, to tackle grave challenges in health, technology, the ecosystem, civil and human rights, education, and humanity.  Writing and passing laws that spread democracy, freedom, openness, equality, and opportunity.

Lessons from the EAC: