Khalil Senosi/AP By Joe Khamisi In the heat of the American presidential campaign last year Donald Trump threatened to jail his opponent Hillary Clinton if he became president. He accused her of endangering national security through “careless” handling of official e-mails while she was Secretary of State.
EPA photo By Joe Khamisi It is grindingly dizzying to see what Uhuru Kenyatta is doing months prior to the general elections.
Georgina Goodwin/AFP By Joe Khamisi Two observations Kenyans have often shared relate to the political domination of certain tribes in the leadership of the country and associated concerns over the growing build-up of ruling dynasties.
By Joe Khamisi Two significant events occurred this week in the eastern African region that stewed emotions and anger of Kenyans in equal measure.
Siegfried Modola/Reuters By Joe Khamisi Are foreigners being registered to vote in this year’s elections in Kenya contrary to the Constitution?
By Joe Khamisi Nairobi is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is vibrant, scintillating, and extremely pleasant, environmentally and socially. It has a large pool of ethnic restaurants, a robust night life, and a friendly atmosphere not found in many metropolitan capitals.
By Joe Khamisi For objectivity let me declare my interest in this discussion.
Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/AP By Joe Khamisi With less than eight months to go before Kenyans go to the polls, the usual disconcerting gerrymandering, brazen jockeying, and malevolent schemes aimed at manipulating the results are already at play, setting the stage for what could the bitterest and rockiest general elections ever.
Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2016, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi The year 2016 has been a rocky one for Kenyans in many ways.
Thomas Mukoya/Reuters By Joe Khamisi A month ago, US President Barack Obama honored 21 citizens with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian citation presented to individuals for their meritorious contributions in a wide range of disciplines including music, the arts, science, philanthropy, civil service and others.
Will Boase/AFP By Joe Khamisi Do you want to go for an elective office in Kenya? Then do one thing: steal!
Themba Hadebe/AP By Joe Khamisi Regardless of what some Western leaders say, and despite the flashy – but repulsive – street celebrations in Miami, the fallen Cuban leader Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was and will forever remain a friend of Africa.
Radu Sigheti/Reuters By Joe Khamisi Almost eight years ago, a small village near Lake Victoria – the world’s ninth largest continental lake – woke up to news that the son of one of their own, then deceased, had been elected president of the United States.
By Joe Khamisi If free and fair elections were to be held today, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga would most likely upset the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi Democracy, said the former US President Ronald Reagan, is worth dying for, because it’s a deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Marco Vernaschi By Joe Khamisi Over the past decade Africa has moved closer to the top tier of countries most involved in the international smuggling of illicit drugs.
Aris Messinis/AFP By Joe Khamisi “Just like a Slavery Boat” was one of the headlines the New York Times recently chose to describe the dehumanizing conditions in decrepit wooden boats African migrants use to escape misery, authoritarian regimes, ethnic massacres and poverty, to seek a better life in Europe.
Issouf Sanogo/AFP By Joe Khamisi In 2001 a clean-shaven 30-year old shy, Chinese-trained military officer, Joseph Kabila Kabange, stepped in to take power from his father, Laurent Kabila, who had died ten days earlier from a bullet fired by a child soldier at his official residence in Kinshasa.
By Joe Khamisi “We will not settle for perfunctory peace that is disrupted every five years by an election cycle, Uhuru Kenyatta confidently remarked at his first-term inauguration on 10 April 2013. “Rather, we are calling and working towards a permanent peace… A peace that fosters unity.”
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi If there is one African leader who has persistently been vilified, decisively eviscerated by opponents, gleefully caricatured by cartoonists and habitually “killed” by social media psychopaths, that leader is Robert Gilbert Mugabe.
By Joe Khamisi After the weekend of political jamborees, defections, financial wastages, hyperboles, and sideshows, the race for the 2017 general elections in Kenya has begun in earnest.
Emmanuel Herman/Reuters By Joe Khamisi Almost a year after Pombe Magufuli took over leadership, questions are arising as to where he is taking Tanzania, one the most respected countries in Africa.
By Joe Khamisi Less than one year from now Kenya will be exporting its first barrel of oil.
Camille Lepage By Joe Khamisi If reports from Juba are to be analyzed objectively, South Sudan, dubbed Africa’s youngest nation, may be on the verge of a fresh ethnic conflagration and possible economic collapse.
AP photo By Joe Khamisi For any government to be understood by the governed and for information to flow seamlessly through a bureaucracy, effective communication is of extreme necessity.
Khalil Senosi/AP By Joe Khamisi Africa could be at risk of a deadly onslaught from a new lifestyle enemy: fast food.
AP photo By Joe Khamisi Observing in close proximity the US Republican Party Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Democratic Party jamboree in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I could not but admire the way electoral democracy works in the world’s most diverse country.