Entries by James Sakwa

Charting a Fresh Path for Youth Social Accountability in Kenya

By Acho Gerald Anji On the 14th of September 2023, Emerging Leaders Foundation-Africa (ELF-Africa) proudly unveiled a pioneering report titled “Effectiveness of Youth-Led Social Accountability Mechanisms in Enhancing Citizen Participation and Accountability in Kenya.” Esteemed guests gathered to commend ELF-Africa’s relentless efforts, leaving the organization inspired to continue its mission of empowering young people and […]

The ‘Hustler’s Budget’: A Balancing Act or a Slippery Slope?

Edward Kipkalya President Ruto’s inaugural budget, famously known as the “Hustler’s Budget,” has generated considerable controversy and opposition within Kenya. Dubbed “Rutonomics,” this budget aims to address the nation’s challenges head-on. However, its implications for businesses, households, and vulnerable populations have sparked mixed reactions and ideological divisions. As we delve deeper into the intricacies of […]

We Are a Handshake Country

Jim India Kenya’s history is marked by a series of political agreements, commonly referred to as “handshakes,” that have shaped the country’s political landscape. These agreements have been instrumental in resolving political crises, promoting national unity, and advancing democratic governance. In this article, I will explore some of the most significant political agreements in Kenya’s […]

The Digital Native: Understanding the Impact of Technology on Gen Z in Kenya

Edward Kipkalya, The way we live, work, and communicate has been completely transformed by technology. An entire generation has grown up with access to the internet, social media, and mobile devices for the first time in history. Gen Z is the most technologically advanced and digitally native generation to date. Gen Z is leading the […]

Leadership is a journey worth taking…

Caren Wakoli In her poem, Vesalius in Zante published in 1909, Edith Wharton noted that there are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Looking back at the last twenty-two years of doing youth development work in Kenya and the region, I hope that I have contributed […]

Navigating the generational divide: Exploring the cultural and societal differences between Gen Z and Gen Alpha in Kenya

Edward Kipkalya Kenya is a country with a young population, with over 75% of its population being under the age of 35. Among these young people, the Gen Z and Gen Alpha generations make up a significant portion of the population. In this article, we will explore the cultural and societal differences between Gen Z […]

Introducing “Generational Mosaics”

ELF-Africa Newsroom Generational Mosaics is an ELF-Africa series that aims to explore the cultural and societal differences between the different generations in Kenya with a specific focus on understanding the impact of technology, globalization, and socio-economic changes on the way each generation sees and interacts with the world. Through a combination of research, analysis, and […]