The value of building plans approved by the county government of Nairobi dropped by 16 per cent in the first five months of this year compared to the same period in 2016. Total value dropped to Sh105.7 billion from Sh126.3 billion last year, pointing to slowed construction activities this year. The reduction could be attributed to heightened political campaigns that have seen investors hold back their cash.
President Uhuru Kenyatta deserves to be congratulated for the hard-won fight. But after occupying the highest office in the land for the last five years, he does not need to be reminded of the enormity of the task ahead. He should not even celebrate. He should simply roll up his sleeves and get to work immediately. The mood out there is sombre, and rightly so.
Major signs of recession include jittery stock market, insolvency and bailouts, job losses and slowdown of the real estate and retail markets. Kenya is no there yet, but it has had a dose of these turbulence in the run up to Tuesday’s election. The next president voted will have a full tray of economic issues to address when he takes oath of office. “I believe we are in a mini recessionary environment and the government will have to do a lot to claw us out of it post August 8, elections.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".