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The Elephant is a platform for engaging citizens to reflect, re-member and re-envision their society by interrogating the past, the present, to fashion a future.

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The Elephant is a platform for engaging citizens to reflect, re-member and re-envision their society by interrogating the past, the present, to fashion a future.

    It's the Economy Stupid - Two Years Later

    It's the Economy Stupid - Two Years Later

    Two years ago economist David Ndii broke down the duality within the Kenyan economy, the power of political choices to shape economic reality and the economic boycott as a political strategy. and as he further elaborated to Ms Khadija Churchill, great economics rarely survive bad politics which should be the fundamental reason everyone should safeguard political freedom as a buffer against repression and possible economic decline in the country.

    • 24 min
    The Evolving Attitudes on the Constitution

    The Evolving Attitudes on the Constitution

    The current calls for a referendum have been proven anomalous to the journey of constitution-making that has been on in the last 20 years. The players, the interests and the motive of enacting such sovereign and sacred documents always ought to be reflective of a society's needs and as eminent lawyer Atsango Chesoni reiterates such decisions require careful deliberations.

    • 49 min
    Voices From Diaspora: Dani Maroma in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Voices From Diaspora: Dani Maroma in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    How do over 3 million Kenyans abroad navigate life in foreign lands? What is it like settling in the respective country? What’s the immigration process like? How’s the food, culture, accents, and language like? How do you navigate racial complexities? How do you keep abreast of news from home? How do you process Kenyan news from that far away? What’s interaction with their foods? events? Local nuances? Residency? Today we are joined by Ms. Dani Maroma from Amsterdam, Netherlands, in our third episode on this podcast series.

    • 31 min
    Where Did the Money Go - Part 2

    Where Did the Money Go - Part 2

    The central government has ceaselessly insisted that part of the increase in national debt and spending is due to devolution. However, broken down by numbers the nearly Ksh. 9 trillion debt accrued and mismanaged by the national government cannot be possibly accounted for by mere devolution. and as lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo, analyst Abraham Rugo and economist David Ndii explain to host John Allan Namu, that lie is becoming increasingly harder to sell, which still leaves us with the original question; where did the money go?

    • 37 min
    Where Did the Money Go - Part 1

    Where Did the Money Go - Part 1

    Ksh. 7 Trillion later and countless promises, the Kenyan Treasury finds itself stuck with spiralling debt, depressed demand and resultant business downsizing and job losses. The president and Treasury boss have gone on a begging bowl diplomacy and the creditors have put stringent measures that will no doubt worsen the state of household economics. As John-Allan Namu, Economist David Ndii, IBP-Kenya's Abraham Rugo and lawyer Kamotho Waignajo explain, we just might be staring at unpopular choices made necessary by an incompetent regime.

    • 39 min
    Voices From Diaspora: Njanja Mwangi in Sydney, Australia

    Voices From Diaspora: Njanja Mwangi in Sydney, Australia

    How do over 3 million Kenyans abroad navigate life in foreign lands? What is it like settling in the respective country? What’s the immigration process like? How’s the food, culture, accents, and language like? How do you navigate racial complexities? How do you keep abreast of news from home? How do you process Kenyan news from that far away? What’s interaction with their foods? events? Local nuances? Residency? Today we are joined by Mr Njanja Mwangi from Sydney, Australia, 'the land down under' in our second episode on this podcast series.

    • 27 min

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