Saturday, June 23, 2007

Kenya's Economic History With Alexcia

Looks like Kenyanomics did alright on a quiz administered by Alexcia.

The Quiz: http://alexcia.blogspot.com/2007/06/kenya-economic-history.html: . . .

["1. Alexcia's question: Name the Ministers for Finance that Kenya has had since independence. For bonus point tell me the years.”

Kenyanomics' Answer:

James Gichuru, 1963-69
Mwai Kibaki, 1969-1981
Arthur Magugu, 1982-88
George Saitoti, 1989-1992
Musalia Mudavadi 1993-97
Simeon Nyachae 1998
Francis Masakhalia 1999
Chrysanthus Okemo 1999-2001
Chris Obure 2002
David Mwiraria 2003-2006
Amos Kimunya 2006-to present

2. Alexcia's question: “Which Minister for Finance introduced price controls in Kenya, and who removed them? For bonus point tell me the year”

Kenyanomics' Answer: Kenya's first Prices Control Act was legislated in 1956, seven years before independence. Some controls were removed in 1970s under Mwai Kibaki, others in 1988/89 under Magugu and Saitoti, and the rest in 1993 under Mudavadi.

3. Alexcia's question: “Which Minister for Finance introduced foreign excahnge currency controls in Kenya, and who removed them? For bonus point tell me the year”

Kenyanomics' Answer: Foreign exchange currency controls were introduced under Kibaki in 1970-71 fiscal year and removed under Mudavadi in 1993.

4. Alexcia's question: “Which Minister for Finance introduced import licensing controls in Kenya, and who removed them? For bonus point tell me the year.”

Kenyanomics' Answer: Import licensing controls were introduced under Kibaki in mid 70s and removed under Mudavadi in 1993.

5. Alexcia's question: “Which Minister for Finance introduced marketing of agricultural produce by governement monopolies in Kenya, and who removed them?”

Kenyanomics' Answer: Marketing of agricultural produce by government controls were introduced under Kibaki in mid 70s and removed under Mudavadi in 1993.

6. Alexcia's question: “Which Minister for Finance introduced fiscal and monetary (banking) controls in Kenya, and who removed them? For bonus point tell me the year”

Kenyanomics' Answer: Fiscal and monetary (banking) controls were introduced under Kibaki in mid 70s and removed under Mudavadi in 1993.

Source: It was a long search, but Google was helpful!!! Was the Kibaki-Mudavadi pattern intentional?

alexcia's remarks...

Execellent Kenyanomics
way better than i would have done myself
What Kibaki-Mudavadi pattern (wink)???
The truth speaks for itself

Fri Jun 22, 01:28:00 PM"]

Bottom Line: “Know Your Stuff Inside Out.” Check-out Alexcia, hii ni blogu ya kushuka !!!

5 comments:

Makanga said...

You killed that.

alexcia said...

@ Kenyanomics
Kudos
I've posted another one on ICT
Have a go at it

inspectordanger said...

Google Oye! But u did the research. I also saw the pattern btn Kibaki and Mudavadi. And how about this. Their first names starts with 'M'

Kenyanomics said...

@ Makanga --I feel like an 'A' student again. BTW, that's a nice blog you have.

@ Alexcia--I'll try to crack it.

@InpectorHatariSana-- Lol !! on your pattern. You are the technology guy, why don't you crash Alexcia's quiz on telecommunication?

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