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. […]
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 […]
Is surveillance a panacea to Kenya’s security threats?
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 […]