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Relax, President Uhuru Kenyatta, relax!

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi The Founding President Jomo Kenyatta did it, so did Mwai Kibaki. Now, Uhuru Kenyatta is doing it.

Mess with these two Kenyan icons at your own peril

PSCU photo   By Joe Khamisi If there are two people Kenyan politicians must not mess with, it is the former President Daniel Arap Moi, and Mama Ngina, wife of founding father Jomo Kenyatta and mother of incumbent President Uhuru.

No Raila, on this one, you are off the mark

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.

Uhuru Kenyatta uses old Moi tricks to win votes

EPA photo   By Joe Khamisi It is grindingly dizzying to see what Uhuru Kenyatta is doing months prior to the general elections.

Kenya’s political ‘titanic battle’ only a year away

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.

Raila must grieve but his troops must not be left rudderless

  By Joe Khamisi Towards the end of his biography: ‘Raila Odinga, An Enigma in Kenyan Politics’, Nigerian author Babafemi A. Badejo, dedicates seventeen pages of testimonies to the Kenyan opposition leader that were sourced from interviews with relatives, friends, politicians and former detainees.

2015 is likely to be an extremely difficult and divisive year for Kenyans

  By Joe Khamisi Until December 31, 2014, my spirits were high that 2015 would be a year of notable political tolerance, a year in which Kenyan people would scale down their ethnic exchanges, enjoy the fullness of the constitution and work collectively to deal with increased insecurity and other challenges.

Why Kenyans would like to forget 2014

  By Joe Khamisi In a few days time we’ll bid 2014 goodbye, and for many Kenyans, it will be good riddance.

By second guessing on the Anti-Terror law, could the US be interfering in Kenya’s internal affairs?

  By Joe Khamisi The usually friendly but fragile relations between the United States and Kenya turned lukewarm this past week when the two countries appeared to differ on matters of security.

Do you want to be famous in Kenya? Just break the law

  By Joe Khamisi When Paul Ngei emerged from detention as a free man in 1961 along with Jomo Kenyatta, Kungu Karumba, Fred Kubai, Achieng Oneko, and Bildad Kaggia, he proudly spotted a hat with a makeshift sign that carried the initial P.G. Those initials, Ngei explained, stood for “Prison Graduate.”

Kibera slum constituency in Nairobi now a political game changer

  By Joe Khamisi Kibera, the sprawling slum town on the outskirts of Nairobi, has had the notorious reputation as a crime ridden neighbourhood with one of the highest youth unemployment rates and one of the most decrepit environments in the country.

Kenya: Where is the evidence of extrajudicial killings of Muslim clerics?

  By Joe Khamisi Heads should and must roll following the highly damaging documentary this week by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network.

The real nightmare is just beginning for Ruto and Sang at the Hague

  By Joe Khamisi Three years ago Kenya was in a state of shock after the indictment by the Hague based International Criminal Court (ICC) of six Kenyans accused of crimes against humanity.

Be aware Nkaissery, what happened to Ole Lenku could happen to you

  By Joe Khamisi Unless something unthinkable happens – either he turns down the appointment or Parliament refuses to approve – Joseph Nkaissery is certainly headed to the Office of the President as the second Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordinator of the National Government.

Leave our women alone to wear what they want

  By Joe Khamisi One would have expected that two weeks after the first shameful act of woman-stripping in Nairobi, scores of people would be cooling their heels at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. But no!

The buck stops with you, Mr. President Uhuru Kenyatta

By Joe Khamisi Once again, Kenyans are asking questions about their safety. And the questions are genuine. Angered by the latest attack in Mandera in which 28 innocent Kenyans were murdered by Al Shabaab, the citizens are, once again, raising pertinent queries about their Government’s ability or inability to deal with terrorism.

Youthful sharks out to torpedo Raila’s ambition

  By Joe Khamisi Kenya’s Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga must be feeling the heat. The man who is known for destroying parties from within is today faced with an internal crisis in his own opposition party that is endangering his political future.


  By Joe Khamisi Kenyans are an extremely strange lot. They are not just magnanimous in their praises but are also endowed abundantly with hate. Though facetious and comical at times – as we saw in the Baba-While-You-Were-Away histrionics and the ongoing Dead-Beat-Kenya euphoria, they are also extremely foul and downright hypocritical.


  By Joe Khamisi If what took place in Migori last week had happened during the times of Jomo Kenyatta or Daniel arap Moi, Kenyans would still be counting bodies days after the nearly catastrophic event in Nyanza, the perceived stronghold of opposition leader Raila Odinga.