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Published on January 27, 2013 No Comment

The culture of Kenyans being subjected by leaders, to sessions of selection in the name of elections should come to an end. Looking at the recently concluded nominations fiasco, it is hard to claim that our politics has undergone any transformation or even reforms.

Published on March 12, 2012 No Comment
The pitfalls of ODM presidential nomination

The ongoing debate within the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) regarding the nomination of its candidates, especially at the presidential level is intriguing in many respects.

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Published on February 27, 2012 No Comment

Obviously Nyeri women are mad about something their men are doing. Were the recent cases rare acts of revenge for past ills or were they a product of unchecked abusive behavior that had been ongoing? Women are by nature nurturers and caregivers, and when they resort to acts of violence they cannot be ignored.

Published on November 30, 2011 No Comment
Poor state of mental healthcare

A shortage of mental health specialists and facilities, ignorance and stigma, are among the challenges facing the provision of quality psycho-social care in Kenya, say specialists.

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Published on August 18, 2011 No Comment
A refugee’s story

Having lived in a refugee camp in northeastern Kenya since he was 10 years old, Moulid Iftin Hujale, now 24, has struggled with his identity for most of his life.

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Published on May 24, 2011 No Comment
Truth and consequences in Kenya

Almost three years after it was created as part of efforts to avert the kind of violence that rocked Kenya after elections in 2007, a landmark truth commission has only recently got off the ground. But some activists fear it is a paper tiger.

Published on April 22, 2011 No Comment
Consumers, traders feel the burn as prices skyrocket

Low- and middle-income earners across eastern and central Africa are reeling from the mounting cost of living brought on by a sharp increase in commodity prices in the past few months.

Published on April 20, 2011 No Comment

William Ruto is better off shaping his career as a money launderer and fraudster than a country’s executive. He is neck dip in dirt. How he shakes that off will be refreshing to watch. If anything Ruto has amassed enough wealth to buy the current legal setup as it is.

Published on April 18, 2011 No Comment
Slum fires highlight urban preparedness gap

When fires swept through three Nairobi slums from January to March this year, leaving an estimated 25,000 people homeless, authorities and agencies were slow to respond.

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Published on April 15, 2011 No Comment

What begs answers in the acquittal of William Ruto, Sammy Mwaita and Joshua Kulei is not the inability of the judges to find them guilty but whether Kenyans will get justice in addressing this matter that sits uneasily on taxpayers’ money. Also disconcerting is the fact that five of the witnesses died during the trials.

Published on April 10, 2011 No Comment

There is panic in our beloved country. It is so tangible you can feel it in ladies’ conversations along the streets of Nairobi and in their voices when they call in to radio stations to discuss relationship issues.

Published on April 8, 2011 No Comment

This week opens a new chapter in Kenya. The reality of The Hague will sting, stink and pinch. It is probable that in private lawyers of the Ocampo six have told their clients that this is not an easy position to find oneself; otherwise they may not absorb the repercussions.

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