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Distributing wealth in Kenya & giving out enough money to escape poverty for a decade

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Nonprofit organization GiveDirectly is financing studies via mobile transfers directly to poor remote villages ever since 2008.

This past Monday they announced that they were officially launching the largest universal basic income (UBI) experiment ever recorded.

Beginning November 13th, 40 villages with an approximate 6,000 people will receive about $22.50 per month, no catch, for 1 year. While , 80 other villages will be given relatively the same for two years, whilst the 80 villages will be given a a single payment equal to the two-year amount, while a 100 villages will not be given any money at all.

The study will produce some of the most comprehensive data yet about what happens when people are given money for nothing. It’ll help answer questions such as: Do people stop working? Do they start businesses? Are they more likely to spend money on drugs and alcohol — or education?

The study will also collect community-wide data to learn if the added financial security reduces negative aspects of poverty like violence and theft.

Bulbul is a low-income area near Nairobi, view is from the dwelling (the third plot) to the street. Photo taken by: SuSanA Secretariat/Flickr

Basic income is a very new concept that researchers have yet to collect data on to analysis such system in the developed world. Other study’s have sprang up to address that gap.

Drone photography captures the dramatic inequality of Nairobi

 

“The past 19 months since we announced our plans to test UBI have been remarkable,” Joe Huston CFO of the nonprofit NGO GiveDirectly wrote on the organization’s blog. “The debate over basic income continues to rage, from skeptics who call it ‘a senseless act of preemptive self-sabotage’ to optimists calling it ‘to the 21st century what civil and political rights were to the 20th.’”

Else ware in California, a startup know as Y Combinator recently finished studies in where several people received $1,000 to $2,000 a month. Y Combinator is preparing to launch larger scale trials across two other states in the us sometime in 2018. The study will bring new light into wealth and how different people in different circumstances manage it.

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Joe Huston ended off by saying.

“Now it’s time for us to do our jobs, and wait to learn,” Huston wrote. “We expect to get the first round of results in within the next year or two, and then more than a decade of learning to follow as we track these communities.”

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How Waiguru slayed with silky dance strikes to Army Kenzo’s ‘Katika’ – VIDEO |

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thumb imageKirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru (heart) dances at the side of officers from the county govt. PHOTO | COURTESY By means of SYLVANIA AMBANI

Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru has excited the web group after sharing a video of herself dancing to a ragga music.

Ms Waiguru, joined by means of different officers from the county govt, took to the level and danced to the beat of Tanzania’s singer Army Kenzo new’s  hit music referred to as Katika.

The governor outshone the others as she moved rhythmically to the beats. At one level she even shakes her waist in a round motion.

“Kirinyaga’s Were given Ability!! DG, MCAs & I were given to mud off our dancing abilities with this proficient formative years crew from Mwea,” tweeted Ms Waiguru.

Kenyans on Twitter had other reactions to the video with maximum of them expressing marvel at how smartly the Kirinyaga governor may dance.

@harris_karris stated, “Placing best possible foot ahead. Nimeona unaeza zikwenda.”

@DamarisSyombua wrote, “A just right dancer you might be boss!”

@Uastruly commented, “And you’ll in point of fact dance.”

@Annetnjeeri stated, “You’re a just right dancer.”

@paulinenjoroge stated, “Weweee! You’ve were given strikes!”

@Gwokabi wrote, “U were given Strikes like Jagger.”



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Seven tune occasions you’ll attend in Nairobi this Mashujaa Day |

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thumb imageJamaican reggae artist Tarrus Riley (left) poses with fellow artist Everton Blender throughout a media briefing at Dusit Lodge on October 18, 2018. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU Through THOMAS RAJULA

Those seven occasions in Nairobi will ensure that you’re going to kick off Mashujaa Day in taste!

HATUA ALBUM LAUNCH

James Gogo the, founder and chief of Gogo Simo band, will formally release his new album titled Hatua at Alliance Francaise Gardens on October 19.

The album shall be his fourth and he says it has one thing for the old and young, jazz or hip hop, R&B and Salsa, Benga and Lingala enthusiasts.

TARRUS RILEY AT KICC

Jamaican legend and one of the crucial greatest acts popping out of Jamaica, Tarrus Riley, is ready to grace the level on Nairobi’s soils as soon as once more. He was once final right here in April 2017.

On October 20, he’ll be functioning at KICC sponsored by way of the Black Soil Band.

THRIFT SOCIAL PRESENTS BURNA BOY

Thrift Social’s legitimate line up for his or her #AthleisureEdition sees Barak Jacuzzi, DJ Coco em, MixMaster Lenny, Vallerie Muthoni and Wakadinali acting are living along Burna Boy and his broadly a hit “Lifestyles On The Out of doors” excursion on October 20 from 2pm at Uhuru Gardens.

The development additionally creates a chance for type fans to hook up with creatives throughout the type business in Nairobi and world-renowned design duo Artwork Comes First, probably the most fascinating and inventive tasks in menswear globally, as you flaunt your “flyest drip”.

Additionally, get to buy from superb distributors, and dance all the way through the day.

The competition supplies a platform for creativity and the exploration of artwork, tune and type, whilst giving inspiration for innovators within the inventive business.

Thrift Social, which additionally seeks to color a gentle on charity by way of remembering the fewer lucky in society, shall be sponsored by way of NRG Radio, MoSound Occasions and MOOKH.

MOTOWN IN NAIROBI

Motown in Nairobi shall be celebrating six years of musical efficiency and simply all spherical nice leisure that reminisce on tune that was once produced and launched by way of the Motown Report Label from the 1960s thru to the 1990s.

There can also be Kenyan are living performers at the evening comparable to Chris Bittok, June Gachui, Ciano Maimba, Kaz, Silayio, Noel Nderitu, Viola Karuri, Patricia Kihoro and Manasseh Shalom to crown the evening at Karen Gardens on October 19.

INSIDE THIS SKULL

Soffie Nduta of TANOSA groups up with Teller 254 of Warmth Leisure for the fourth version of Within This Cranium on October 20. The outside match will come with are living musical performances, poems and spoken phrase shows at Lawn Town from 2pm. Band Ill, Ice Tonic, Jairus Mola, Muthaka, Stom Al-Madusi, Njiwa, MC Manuh, Saisi, Miano, Kerry, Michelle, Hadithi, Mathai, Dream Muziki, Vinky Poet, Likizo, Wambui Reiah, MC Mike bile Mic, and Mbula will make the listing of performers for this afternoon-till-early-night match.

Food and drink shall be bought at an inexpensive value at this match that may be a family-friendly affair on the mall’s amphitheatre.

ADUMA

Aduma brings deejays One Down, Kori – Ok, Monroe Marcus, and St Michael Song to position in combination the most efficient of African space tune designed from all around the globe at Captain’s Terrace on October 20.

Drawing its inspiration from the phrase ‘Adumu’ which is a conventional dance within the Maasai tradition; the Maasai shape a circle as they wait to leap up and defy gravity as they dance in.

This match hopes to succeed in this fete by way of enjoying excellent tunes that make you dance and enjoy true euphoria among your staff.

THE WAREHOUSE CONCEPT W/ YVES LAROCK

With Nairobi getting an increasing number of colourful, and folks all over the town searching for the following enjoy, a considered one of a type match enjoy shall be bringing sounds of the sector nearer to house with two Global visitor deejays rocking the home.

Yves Larock – a Swiss legend with an Anthem that’s moved Countries for years – and Chris Taylor – a South African DJ/Manufacturer assured to shake the ground – shall be joined by way of an area line-up of deejays to make The Ballroom a dance fest on October 20.

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