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Risky behavior in youths and the motivation to earn a living

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Coastal Kenya

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Stacy Muya Most entrepreneurs sit and wait for an investor to come in and save the day. They spend a lot of time and resources hounding potential investors without even considering alternative ways to come up with the capital they need to make their dreams come true. Other businesspeople would like to start their businesses …

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So far this year Gold has not been the place to be unless you bought it in mid-December 2017 and sold it in late January for a roughly ten percent gain. Since a high of $1,362 per ounce on January 25 gold has been in fairly steady decline that has recently seen it bouncing around …

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Off and on now for months headlines in both print and television have been full with stories about the huge threat posed by the Trade Policy of the Trump administration. It is as if some horrible economic catastrophe will impoverish the world. Make no mistake, we are not Trump fans, but on this issue there …

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Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke The current state of the Kenyan economy although much better improved after the handshake deal has faced a lot of ups and downs. Corruption has eaten away nearly a third of the national reserves while a bloated budget has caused the treasury to scratch its head as to where to …

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Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke 5 years ago Turkana County was known for pictures of malnourished children and hunger stricken adults in news headlines. But this picture is gradually changing. The turning point came with discovery of oil at Ngamia 1 in Lokichar Basin three years ago. The oil discovery has now turned pastoralists into …

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Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke In a shocking move the Ugandan government has slapped new taxes on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber to stop what President Yoweri Museveni termed as lugambo (gossip). The new taxes also target commercial buildings to boost government revenue from the current Shs50b that the tax …

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By: Joseph Roberts The aspect of climatic changes underlines a very complex and intricate attribute that negatively affects the entire world. This phenomenon refers to the alteration and transformation of the complete statistical circulation of weather outlines when that variation endures the existing and extensive periods of time. The consequences arising from this occurrence makes it hard …

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By Dianah N. Igati Advocate of the High Court The capital markets and the financial markets at large play a significant role in economic growth, not only in Kenya but also in the global platform. Capital markets offer a variety of financial instruments that enable economic agents to pool, price, and exchange risks. Through the …

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By: Joseph Roberts In as much as the shared economy provides huge opportunities, it as well has various challenges that inhibit its success. The internet makes easier for the acquisition of services and goods at a lower cost. This is a huge shift from earlier technologies. However, the adoption of these mechanisms brings about a …

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Written by: Sheillah Maritim The concept of equality and diversity offers a broad platform through which the social mechanisms identify with the desirable values, for instance, promotion of human rights and championing of equity and fairness. In essence, these conceptual frameworks make it easier for everyone to have an equal chance to achieve the potentiality …

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