Governments have increasingly resulted to taxing digital services through taxes such as Social Media tax in Uganda and various countries in Africa. The trend seems to be picking up with different versions of such taxation in the East African region. This week, Kenya is on the verge of introducing taxes on the digital services providers,
Lawrence Mosa lives by a code that if you want to do
business on long term, do it legitimately.
Mosa is the founder and the Managing Director at Canaan
Properties, one of the leading real estate management service providers in
Nairobi. This is a business he has ran for 15 years.
Last year, salesforce CEO Merc Benioff was
quoted during the World Economic Forum saying that Facebook should be regulated
the same way tobacco companies are regulated. This was in reference to the
tendency of social media to be addictive, and to influence human behaviour and
decision in a way no other media has achieved before.
Cambridge Analytica played some hidden
roles in elections around the world, from the US presidential elections, the UK
Brexit referendum, to even the Kenyan general elections. How did they achieve
this? It was easy. The marriage of technology and human psychology has produced
powerful tool that can reach people,
Where you will spend the night on 24th August
2019 will affect this country for the next 10 years, because that will be the
reference night for the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census. You will
expect someone to knock at your door between the evenings of 24th to
31st August and ask,
In 2013, the government of Kenya promised
to issue laptops to all pupils joining primary school. This was made as an
election campaign pledge, and it was one of the most expensive political
promises ever made. It would involve issuing laptops to every new batch of
pupils joining class one every year.
While the world has shifted to a Digital
Economy, many people find themselves unable to venture into doing business
online due to lack of information on what digital economy entails, or lack of
skills to utilize the same. At the same time, many people keep venturing into
entrepreneurship in the same old ways while failing to take advantage of
digital tools that can be used to reach bigger markets,