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However, Kenyans can also be very demonstrative to others, openly hugging and touching family and friends in the street. "Especially in cities you'll often see street preachers, who offer religion as a solution of the many social ills in Kenya," and many Muslims wear traditional garb, but it is rare for individuals to be openly harassed for transgressing religious dictates. Even "in Muslim areas, religious rules on sexuality are interpreted liberally" (Introduction to Kenyan culture, 2010, Kenya Advisor).
While rural societies tend to be more conservative, not even the most traditional Kenyan tribal society is culturally static. For example, one tribe, the Samburu, has traditionally believed "that girls have no need for education because all their needs are catered for by their fathers and husbands" but in other segments of Kenyan society, women have assumed positions of leadership and have pressured the Samburu to change (What is Kenyan culture, 2010,….
Douglas, Scott. (2005). Running through Kenya. Slate. Retrieved February 6, 2010 at http://www.slate.com/id/2117122/entry/2117123/
Lesson 2: Cultural anthropology. Characteristics of culture. (2007). Online study guide for Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge. By William A. Haviland, Dana
Walrath & Harold E.L. Prins. Cenigage. Retrieved February 6, 2010 at http://www.coastlearning.org/preview/pdfs/CulAnthrSG02.pdf
Introduction to Kenyan culture. (2010). Kenya Advisor. Retrieved February 6, 2010 at http://www.kenya-advisor.com/kenya-culture.html
There are several news sources, Kenyan, regional, and international, that cover news relevant to the African nation. Top international news agencies like the BBC do cover topics that are relevant to Kenya. For example, the BBC and other major news sources covered the recent discovery of oil in Kenya. It was the first time that oil was discovered in Kenya, and has huge implications for the country's economic and social development. For this reason, even the American financial and business news media has been covering the topic. Forbes ran an article about how Anglo-Irish oil company Tullow had been drilling in the northwestern region of Kenya. Tullow Oil has drilling rights in 15 African countries. This time, oil was found in Turkana County, which Forbes describes as an "arid" environment ("Kenya Strikes Oil for the First Time," (2012). President Mwai Kibaki admits that it could take several years before Kenya….
"Kenya: Malaria Drug Effectiveness Hit by Under-Dosage," (n.d.). Retrieved online: http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95059/KENYA-Malaria-drug-effectiveness-hit-by-under-dosage
"Kenya Strikes Oil for the First Time," (2012). Forbes. Retrieved online: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2012/03/26/kenya-strikes-oil-for-the-first-time/
Mayoyo, P. (2012). How embassy staff collude with cartels to con Kenyans. Daily Nation. 25 March
Assessing the economic situation in Kenya in terms of its desirability for foreign businesses is a somewhat complex task, not nearly as straightforward as it can be in many other nations. The mixture of progress, opportunities, and significant threats and hindrances in the country make it seem quite attractive to foreign business entities in certain ways, while at the same time the prospects these businesses face are less definite and secure than is typically desired. In terms of pure economic growth, Kenya appears to be doing quite well both in absolute terms and when compared to the rest of the world -- and extremely so when compared to the bulk of the African continent, and especially sub-Saharan Africa. GDP growth faltered during the years of the global recession, as would be expected, but Kenya's economy seems to have suffered less and has begun to recover faster than many….
In 1998 for instance the U.S. embassy in Nairobi was blown by a car comb killing at least 200 people mostly Kenyan, it also happened in 2002 where suicide bombers killed 15 people in an Israel owned paradise hotel in Kikambala Mombasa where terrorists reportedly shot a missile at an Israel airline at the airport in Mombasa. These were the most serious attacks on the foreign interests in Kenya that lead to most western countries issuing negative travel advisory to the country. In its response to this the country has sought to improve its security apparatus and legal framework to fight terrorism, this is evident when in 2004 Kenya opened a new counterterrorism center which is the first in Africa.
Although the country has come out as a leader in some key economic sectors notably in telecommunication, it still faces enormous development challenges brought about by social and political instability.….
World Bank, (2012). Kenya. Retrieved September 23, 2012 from:
United Nations Development Program, (2012). International human development indicators:
Kenya Country Profile: Human Development Indicators. Retrieved September 23, 2012 from http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/KEN.html
The government has made moves to privatize its major electricity providers and other utilities. Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda have formed the East African Community (EAC), which, much like the European Union, promotes economic growth through the elimination of tariffs and customs, allows cross-pollination of workers and fosters regional cooperation in building national infrastructure. Growth has begun to increase, but 46% of Kenyans still live in poverty (Kenya, 2012, U.S. State Department). Kenya also cooperates with the U.S. government, as part of its stated commitment to fight terrorism (Kenya, 2012, U.S. State Department).
One problem in fostering national unity is the proliferation of divided loyalties amongst the Kenyan people. Due to the arbitrary borders drawn in the wake of decolonization, there are between 40 and 70 tribes in Kenya, and these often claim people's loyalty above their loyalty to the nation (Introduction to Kenyan culture, 2012, Kenyan trip advisor). Even during the….
With the rise in popularity of aila Odinga, who is a member of the Luo tribe, it was felt that a more populist government might be in Kenya's future. Thus, when Kibaki was declared the winner under what many considered suspicious circumstances the frustrations of many years percolated into mass violence.
The violence that erupted was the result of a lack of ethnical pluralism within Kenya. As pointed out earlier, Kenya has been ruled essentially by members of the Kikuyu tribe since Kenya's declaring of independence in 1963. The other tribes inside Kenya have been anxiously awaiting to take part in the Kenyan government and with the rise of Odinga it was felt that this would occur. Unfortunately when it did not years of frustration led to violence. In order for this to be avoided in the future efforts must be made to increase ethnic pluralism, that is, an increase….
Mental health in Kenya is a challenging and pervasive issue and what makes it even more complex is the lack of adequate mental health practitioners, raging poverty and the stigma attached to mental problems. Mental health advocacy campaign seeks to address these issues by raising awareness about them through mass events, local seminars and distribution of appropriate literature on the subject and its seriousness.
II A. Factors affecting mental health situation in Kenya
Serious brain drain results in sparse specialist care
Debilitating effects of poverty
Influx of refugees
Poor healthcare policy affecting education, health and social goals
f. Stigma attached to mental problems resulting in poor attitude making the problem worse
a. o bring about a change in attitude
b. o raise awareness about debilitating effects of mental health neglect
c. o push for changes in mental healthcare policy
d. o influence the legislative process
e. o raise awareness about the issue of brain drain and its effects….
This source explains how legislative process works and how policy making has been affecting mental health situation in Kenya.
10. Ndetel., D. The challenges of human resources in mental health in Kenya. S African Psychiatry Rev 2007; 10:33-36
The source gives information on brain drain and how that has resulted in lack of competent psychiatrists in the field of mental health.
Ecobank of Kenya, like the larger Ecobank system itself, operates primarily in the personal and business banking industries, serving as a place for cash deposits and the handling of many routine banking activities including money transfers and various smaller-scale loans (Ecobank 2010). The attractiveness of this industry is dependent on many complex factors, and is especially difficult to assess given the current economic climate and the recent (or potentially ongoing) global recession. Kenya has a fairly strong economy relative to much of Africa, however, and continued growth is quite likely as global recovery continues, making the banking industry a highly desirable one in the country. Ecobank Kenya is one of the larger banks operating in the country, and is poised for faster growth and a gain in market share and overall volume as economic recovery truly begins to occur and Kenyans begin to progress and develop economically again (Ecobank….
Ecobank. (2010). "Kenya." Accessed 16 November 2010.
QuickMBA. (2010). "Porter's Five Forces." Strategic Management. Accessed 16 November 2010. http://www.quickmba.com/strategy/porter.shtml
Whitley, R. (2007). Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities. The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Exporting to Kenya and Vietnam:
Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa making her a regional transportation and financial hub. The growth of the country originates from the fact that Kenya has promoted rapid economic growth since independence. Kenya has promoted economic growth through various initiatives such as public investment, incentives for private industrial investments that are often foreign investments, and the encouragement of small-scale agricultural production ("Kenya: Economy," 2011). In contrast, Vietnam was considered as one of the fastest-growing economies worldwide from 1990-1997 and 1998-2003. The economic growth of the company can be partly attributed to the significant foreign trade and foreign direct investment over time since the authorization of foreign investment in 1988. The country was transformed into the second-largest exporter of rice from a net food importer between 1990 and 2005. While the country still runs a structural trade deficit that was approximately $12.4 billion in 2010,….
"Kenya: Economy." (2011). Global Edge -- Your Source for Global Business Knowledge.
Retrieved from Michigan State University website: http://globaledge.msu.edu/Countries/Kenya/economy
"Kenya." (2010). Trade Representative. Retrieved from Office of the United States Trade
Representative website: http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/reports/2010/NTE/2010_NTE_Kenya_final.pdf
A group of writers note about the country, "In 2003, the official HIV prevalence declined to 6.7%. Tuberculosis, other infectious diseases, and malnutrition remain some of the country's biggest public health problems" (Hugenberg, Anjango, Mwita & Opondo, 2007). Because the country experiences so many health concerns, the cost of health care delivery is high.
The latest numbers from 2001-2002 indicate that Kenya spends about 5.1% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in health care delivery. That equates to about $19.2 in U.S. dollars per resident (Hugenberg, Anjango, Mwita & Opondo, 2007). The group of writers continue, "The Ministry of Health operates 52% of health institutions; private parties run the other 48%. Patients paid privately for 45% of all health expenses, the Ministry of Health paid 35%, and international donors, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), churches, or other sources paid for the rest" (Hugenberg, Anjango, Mwita & Opondo, 2007). Under the new plan,….
Editors. (2010). Health care and medical services. Retrieved 11 Feb. 2009 from the Government of Kenya Web site: http://www.kenya.go.ke//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=1.
Hugenberg, F., Anjango, W.O., Mwita, a., & Opondo, D. (2007). Firearm injuries in Nairobi, Kenya: Who pays the price? Journal of Public Health Policy, 28(4), 410+.
McIver, B. (2007, March 7). The kids of Kibera; in Africa's AIDS-ravaged slums Daily Record, p. 31.
Onyango, D. (2009). Kenya's new private equity health plan. Retrieved 11 Feb 2009 from the Orato.com Web site: http://www.orato.com/world-affairs/kenyas-new-private-equity-health-plan .
In fact, as far back as 1947, Paul osenstein-odin, the Deputy Director of the World Bank Economics department remarked that 'when the World Bank thinks it is financing an electric power station, it is really financing a brothel.' (Moyo, P39).
The fact that Coca-Cola is, however, directing their money directly to the American ed Cross "in support of ed Cross and ed Crescent partners operating in the Horn of Africa" is a rational and wise step since it will prevent diversion of resources and, instead, ensure that the intended and appropriate individuals and services will receive the aid. These funds will then be administered by the Kenya ed Cross, by the Ethiopia ed Cross, and by the Somalia ed Crescent for immediate conveyance of water to the affected areas and to providing impacted communities with the critical drugs, health care, and food. Focusing on the essentials, Coca-Cola is stepping in….
Bates, R, When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-century Africa, Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, 2008
Coca-Cola Company. (August 12, 2011). "Hunger Relief in Kenya"
Maren, M. The Road to Hell: the ravaging effects of foreign aid and international charity. London: The Free Press, 1997.
HIV and AIDS in Kenya
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a very deadly disease. This disease causes debilitating illness and ultimately causes early death in people who are in the prime of their lives. This illness has major affects on the families that are impacted. HIV / AIDS ruins the lives of many, those infected and their families. Children are orphaned, wives are widowed and families become improvised because of these horrible diseases. This disease diminishes the individual's ability to work and support themselves and their families. The cost of caring for the person with this disease is an overwhelming burden on the household finances. Africa is known for its pandemic of HIV / AIDS, which needs more attention and worldwide care (Kyobutungi et. al., 2009). Kenya is one of the countries in Africa where many people are infected, ill because of HIV / AIDS,….
Avert. (2009). Global HIV and AIDS estimates, end of 2009. Retrieved on January 25, 2011 from http://www.avert.org/worldstats.htm
Ayikukwei et. al. (2008). HIV / AIDS and cultural practices in western Kenya: the impact of sexual cleansing rituals on sexual behaviors. Culture, Health & Sexuality. 10 (6) 587-99
Bariagaber, H. (2001). Demographic and socio-economic consequences of HIV / AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of African Studies. 15 (2) 168-184
CDC. (2010). HIV in the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved on January 24, 2011 from http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/us.htm
Terrorism in Kenya
Acts of terrorism: USA targeted abroad and preparedness
There have been long running enmity between the U.S.A. And the Middle East, and in specific the terror groups who have successfully managed to brand themselves as the ambassadors fighting for the interests of the Islam nation. After the 9/11 dark event the world changed and with the reactionary treatment of the U.S.A. To the event, the terrorists found alternative means of targeting the U.S.A.: their agencies and agents abroad.
In this case the Kenya will be picked as the case study geographical region and looked at in terms of how terrorists have twisted the war on terror by Kenya, to be a USA issue and hence targeting retaliatory attacks on the country's lowest citizens as well as the preparedness to emergencies and management of terror disasters that the country has and how the U.S.A. is helping in enhancing these two aspects.
Kenya: A Case Study in Reform
From its rough beginnings, Kenya has instituted a series of economic reforms in an attempt to raise the condition of the Kenyan people. They are an attempt to bring the Kenyan people out of a state of poverty and repression to one of stability and security about their ability to sustain themselves. Each reform has been better than the last, but they are still far from solving these issues in their country. This paper will cite the reasons for this as being a need for the people to regain the feeling of nationalism echoed in the early years of independence.
Prior to1800 Kenya consisted of groups of small tribal governments. Kenya is grouped into more than 70 ethnic groups, Some of the ethnic tribes are large e.g. The Agikuyu who form a majority of the population within their homeland in the central province and can….
Africa Guide. World of Information Sessional Paper No. 2 of 1997 on Industrial Transformation
Amoako, Dr. K.Y. Claiming the 21st Century: Africa's Agenda (Speech). Executive
Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa at the National
Summit on Africa, (Washington D.C., 17 February 2000)
The race between new drugs and new resistances has not stopped since then.... And in 1986, WHO's expert panel concluded that a magic solution could not be relied upon, and that furthermore, malaria patterns were determined by a variety of socioeconomic as well as biological, climatic and geographic factors. " (Banfield, 1998. p. 35)
The article refers as well to the impact of malaria on the people of Kenya "... where people in the Bomet district were dying at a rate of three or four a day..." (Banfield, 1998. p.35)
Another general study which includes informative data relative to the topic of this study is The Heavy Cost of Malaria and AIDS by De Giorgio (2000). This article refers to some significant economic aspects and to the way that the high rate of malaria infections is affecting the economy of Kenya, as well as other countries in the region. The cycle….
ALAII J. et al. (2003) COMMUNITY REACTIONS TO THE INTRODUCTION OF PERMETHRIN-TREATED BED NETS FOR MALARIA CONTROL DURING A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL IN WESTERN KENYA. Retrieved November 3, 2006, at http://www.ajtmh.org/cgi/reprint/68/4_suppl/128.pdf http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002294055
Banfield, J. (1998, September). Malaria: Africa's Public Enemy No. 1. African Business 35+. Retrieved November 4, 2006, from Questia database:
Literature - African
However, Kenyans can also be very demonstrative to others, openly hugging and touching family and friends in the street. "Especially in cities you'll often see street preachers, who…Read Full Paper ❯
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Kenya There are several news sources, Kenyan, regional, and international, that cover news relevant to the African nation. Top international news agencies like the BBC do cover topics that are…Read Full Paper ❯
Kenya Economy Kenya's Economy Assessing the economic situation in Kenya in terms of its desirability for foreign businesses is a somewhat complex task, not nearly as straightforward as it can be…Read Full Paper ❯
Literature - African
In 1998 for instance the U.S. embassy in Nairobi was blown by a car comb killing at least 200 people mostly Kenyan, it also happened in 2002 where…Read Full Paper ❯
Literature - African
The government has made moves to privatize its major electricity providers and other utilities. Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda have formed the East African Community (EAC), which, much like the…Read Full Paper ❯
With the rise in popularity of aila Odinga, who is a member of the Luo tribe, it was felt that a more populist government might be in Kenya's…Read Full Paper ❯
Mental health in Kenya is a challenging and pervasive issue and what makes it even more complex is the lack of adequate mental health practitioners, raging poverty and the…Read Full Paper ❯
Ecobank Kenya Ecobank of Kenya, like the larger Ecobank system itself, operates primarily in the personal and business banking industries, serving as a place for cash deposits and the handling…Read Full Paper ❯
Exporting to Kenya and Vietnam: Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa making her a regional transportation and financial hub. The growth of the country originates from the fact…Read Full Paper ❯
A group of writers note about the country, "In 2003, the official HIV prevalence declined to 6.7%. Tuberculosis, other infectious diseases, and malnutrition remain some of the country's…Read Full Paper ❯
Literature - African
In fact, as far back as 1947, Paul osenstein-odin, the Deputy Director of the World Bank Economics department remarked that 'when the World Bank thinks it is financing…Read Full Paper ❯
HIV and AIDS in Kenya Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a very deadly disease. This disease causes debilitating illness and ultimately causes early death…Read Full Paper ❯
Terrorism in Kenya Acts of terrorism: USA targeted abroad and preparedness There have been long running enmity between the U.S.A. And the Middle East, and in specific the terror groups who…Read Full Paper ❯
Literature - African
Kenya: A Case Study in Reform From its rough beginnings, Kenya has instituted a series of economic reforms in an attempt to raise the condition of the Kenyan people. They…Read Full Paper ❯
The race between new drugs and new resistances has not stopped since then.... And in 1986, WHO's expert panel concluded that a magic solution could not be relied…Read Full Paper ❯