Commentaries

South Africa; all these point to failed leadership

September 11, 2019

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

September 7, 2019

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

September 1, 2019

 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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Trump’s America is about racism, violence and war on immigrants

August 16, 2019

US President Donald Trump speaks at the Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania, on August 13, 2019. PHOTO | AFP When I applied for visas for a couple of visits to Europe recently, one country issued on the second try. And the visa was delayed well past the declared date of travel, though I […]

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Why the Sudanese people stand ‘alone’

June 12, 2019

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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CBK announcement to invalidate Sh.1000 note will help curb corruption

June 3, 2019

WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION By Mkarimu Media Sh1,000 note will become obsolete in October 2. CBK governor Patrick Njoroge announced during Madaraka Day  celebrations that the notes are now in circulation. Njoroge said to curb illicit finance, all old Sh1,000 series notes have been withdrawn by a Gazette notice dated May 31 and will become obsolete […]

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Raila behaviour shows there are persons of interest in gold scam

May 27, 2019

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

May 19, 2019

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 […]

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Kenyan Mind Set? Waiting For Milk From Bulls-Cloud That Never Bring Rain

May 12, 2019

Kenyan flag Waiting For Milk From Bulls: To wait for our servants turned masters to solve our obvious, glaring problems in our communities (problems that we have the ability to solve) is akin to waiting for a bull to provide you with milk. You can wait if you believe in Darwinism. Every parent expect to […]

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How Kenya killed its agriculture

April 24, 2019

Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri. FILE PHOTO | NMG A debt trap is a place where debt is so high that covering the interest and repayment leaves too little to pay regular bills, so the indebted borrow more just to keep going, just to pay the rent, or, for governments, just to pay the civil servants. Kenya […]

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