A Look Back at the Major Events of 2022

 It's been quite a year in 2022, with a number of significant economic and financial developments taking place.

One of the most notable events has been the high inflation that the country has experienced, with the rate reaching 9.6%, the highest it has been in decades. This, combined with a weakening shilling and rising food prices, particularly for maize and cooking oils, has led to an increase in the cost of living. Fuel prices have also nearly doubled, creating shortages and long lines at petrol stations.

Another major change has been the reintroduction of bank to M-pesa charges, which has been met with some backlash. In addition, the government has cancelled electricity subsidies and announced a 15% increase in costs, as well as tripling the capital gains tax from 5% to 15% for the new year of 2023.

These economic developments have had a significant impact on the lives of many people in the country and will likely continue to be felt for some time to come. It remains to be seen how the government and other stakeholders will respond and what the future holds for the economy.

In the political sphere, 2022 has also been a significant year for Kenya. William Ruto and the Kenya Kwanza coalition emerged victorious in the 2022 elections, defeating the Deep State's Azimio coalition. This marked a significant shift in the country's political landscape and brought new leaders to the forefront.

Rigathi Gachagua, also known as Riggy G, rose to the position of deputy president as a result of the elections. Gachagua is a relatively little-known figure, but his rise to this important position has garnered a lot of attention.

The Kenya Kwanza coalition has also introduced the Hustler Fund, a strategy aimed at providing cheaper loans to the local Mwananchi. This is seen as a way to address some of the economic challenges facing the country and to provide support to those who need it most.

Overall, the political landscape in Kenya has undergone significant changes in 2022, and it will be interesting to see how these changes play out in the coming months and years.

The entertainment industry in Kenya has also seen its fair share of drama and controversies in 2022.

Andrew Kibe has been in the news for his antics, while Eric Omondi has faced criticism for his alleged pursuit of fame and attention. Sauti Sol, a popular music group, has disappointed fans with poor-organized shows and subpar performances.

Edgar Obare made a comeback on Telegram after multiple closures of his Instagram pages, and Samidoh's love triangle with Karen Nyamu and his wife made headlines. Instagram personality Sammy Boy was exposed as a Forex scammer and former adult film actor, and Xtian Dela spoke out about the Paperwave Cryptoscam and accused Thee Pluto of being an accomplice.

Overall, it's been a tumultuous year in the entertainment industry in Kenya, with a number of controversies and scandals making headlines. It remains to be seen how these events will impact the industry and its players moving forward.

Sports fans have also had a lot to be excited about in 2022.

Eliud Kipchoge made headlines by breaking his own record, and Naivasha hosted the Safari Rally for the second year in a row, attracting a lot of attention and fanfare. The event became known as the Naivasha Chronicles.

The World Cup was also held this year in Qatar which ended up being the most expensive in History, and it was won by Messi, solidifying his status as the greatest of all time in football. Cristiano Ronaldo made a move to become the highest-paid player in the world by joining a Saudi team, and his departure from Manchester United made headlines as well.

Overall, 2022 has been a memorable year for sports fans, with a number of exciting and historic events taking place.

There have also been a number of significant events taking place on the international stage in 2022.

One of the most significant and concerning events has been Russia's attack on Ukraine, which has caused widespread concern and fear of a potential world war.

Controversial online media personality Andrew Tate has also had a tumultuous year, experiencing ups and downs in his career and public image. The death of the Queen has also been a major event, marking the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.

Elon Musk has made headlines with his tweets and the eventual acquisition of Twitter, and his start-up OpenAI introduced ChatGPT, an AI that operates and thinks like a person. Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, have not performed as well as they did in 2021, and several exchanges, including FTX and its founder Sam Bankman Fried/Fraud, have faced challenges and fallen.

Overall, 2022 has been a year filled with a number of significant events and developments, both in Kenya and around the world. It will be interesting to see how these events continue to shape the future.