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South Africa; all these point to failed leadership

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Protesters take part in a march against gender based violence and in solidarity with women who have been subject to violence and in memory of those who have been killed, at the North Beach in Durban, on September 7, 2019. PHOTO | RAJESH JANTILAL | AFP As South Africa in the past few days descended […]

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Sustained Enmity Between Raila And Ruto Dangerous For Kenya

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Opposition chief Raila Odinga and Deputy president William Ruto in a past event. PHOTO/COURTESY In the current matrix of our politics, only Deputy President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga have the ability to stir extreme emotions, not just among ordinary citizens , but the top leadership as well. Some elected leaders, powerful in […]

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We need to change how funerals are conducted

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 A graveyard. We should consider planning for and using public cemeteries. We must rethink how we bury our dead. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP Let me confess, this article was inspired by Ken Okoth’s cremation. In our recent history, many deaths have been marred by controversy. S.M Otieno’s committal was deferred as Virginia […]

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Why the Sudanese people stand ‘alone’

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A Sudanese protester demands that the country’s Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians [Reuters] In Sudan the interests of powerful states are trumping values of multilateralism. In the early hours of June 3 and after five months of protest, the Sudanese security forces moved to break up a protest camp outside the army’s […]

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Raila behaviour shows there are persons of interest in gold scam

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Gold bars Image: FILE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS Despite the people mentioned being around, none has recorded a statement In Summary • If Raila was the whistleblower as he alleges, why did the matter not assume the urgency only doing so after the alleged Uhuru’s intervention? • Raila even alleged that the viral audio depicting a politician […]

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How Kenya can overcome entrenched negative ethnicity

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We must challenge ethnic mobilisation In spite of where one comes from, whatever their last name is, we are all human, Kenyan and equal. In Summary • The nation-building project was hijacked by a group of people whose avarice outweighed their patriotism. • Multiparty democracy brought about tribal-based parties Kenya is in agony over the […]