When president Uhuru Kenyatta named the first two cabinet secretaries i.e Amina Mohammed, a highly experienced diplomat on foreign affairs matters and Dr. Fred Matiangi to head the ICT ministry the response was overwhelmingly positive. Time would elapse until the president brings the cabinet tally to sixteen and some names would trigger different reactions. The … Continue reading Ngilu and Balala,old wine put into a new wine skin.
Via The Economist WHEN Muthoni wa Kirima learned of Kenya’s independence in 1963, she was still living in the forest. She had been there since the start of the Mau Mau uprising against the British colonial authority a decade earlier. No one had told her or her handful of ragged comrades that the fight was … Continue reading Muthoni Wa Kirima, a female Mau Mau Veteran.
1 Samuel 16: 1-3 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.” But Samuel … Continue reading It’s time to write a political obituary. Who really lost the election?
February 26, 2013 I join with the many Kenyans of good will, in offering my unreserved condolences to the immediate family, friends and professional colleagues of the Chairman of our defunct, (former)Electoral Commission, Mr Samuel Kivuitu-now departed from our midst; just one week away to yet another historic election in Kenya; I have personally known … Continue reading “We Mourn the Death of Samuel M. Kivuitu….” Raila Odinga
“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” ― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha Continue reading “I have always …
Kenya will in the few days ahead go into history making general elections. I would arguably say that it would be history because it would be under a much celebrated constitution in the Kenya situation. This is the time a politician would do anything possible to attract admiration from the electorate. This would include a … Continue reading A manifesto is good to the extend of how realistic it is….