Mess with these two Kenyan icons at your own peril

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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.

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

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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.

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Uhuru Kenyatta uses old Moi tricks to win votes

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Joe Khamisi

It is grindingly dizzying to see what Uhuru Kenyatta is doing months prior to the general elections.

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

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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.

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Raila must grieve but his troops must not be left rudderless

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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.

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

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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.

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