Absentee leaders are people in leadership roles who are psychologically absent from them. They were promoted into management, and enjoy the privileges and rewards of a leadership role, but avoid meaningful involvement with their teams. Absentee leadership resembles the concept of rent-seeking in economics — taking value out of an organization without putting value in. […]
The Ministry of Lands is seeking public comments on the Sectional Properties Act, 1987. Comments close on 20 April 2018. Comments to the Ministry should be submitted by April 20 2018.
The Ministry of Lands has issued a notice stating that the Nairobi and Central Registries shall be closed between 19 March and 30 March 2018. This is to enable the Ministry complete the digitisation process that shall see land transaction services being offered online via the ecitizen platform. Normal business is expected to resume on […]
Manager work habits e.g. working late or replying emails on weekends whether unintentionally or not, signals to their teams an expectation of similar behaviour and thus obliges the teams or direct reports to respond in kind. This may not be a good thing. Read more on what you should do.
Most employees don’t care about HR, at least not until they have an issue they need to resolve. It’s not that people feel strongly against human resources, it’s just that they don’t see how it contributes to their day-to-day job. The reason human resources teams struggle to stay relevant is that they are wedded to […]
The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 provides for the election of various public officials in a general election held on the second Tuesday of August in every fifth year. The date this year is 8 August 2017. The officials subject to the general election are: the President (and running mate – Deputy President) (Art 136), Governors (Article […]
On 7th April, Safaricom in partnership with KICTANet held a cocktail event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi to launch the report on the Talk-to-Safaricom online discussions on the KICTANet online platform. The discussions were undertaken over a period of one week and covered areas such as Consumer protection, Competition, Innovation, Infrastructure & Universal Access, Technology […]
Education for the next generation: Assessing the impact of the internet in primary schools in Nairobi
Education has for several decades ranked highly among the priorities of successive Kenyan governments. In fact, as a testament of this commitment, the country’s 2010 constitution provides for and guarantees the right to education. As the country’s estimated population of 42 million people grows, the government needs to find ways of not only enhancing access […]
Kenya is located in East Africa and has an estimated population of over 43 million people. The country has, according to recent estimates, 31.3 million mobile subscribers and 19.1 million internet users. Despite the country’s relative peace, Kenya has since 1975 fallen victim to a number of sporadic terrorist attacks. However, since the 2011 Kenya […]