By Joe Khamisi It is not difficult to understand the unrelenting conundrum that has befallen the four gentlemen at the head of the opposition NASA coalition in Kenya.
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Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi The Founding President Jomo Kenyatta did it, so did Mwai Kibaki. Now, Uhuru Kenyatta is doing it.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Dai Kurokawa/EPA By Joe Khamisi Is this the silly season in Kenya’s political scene? It looks that way given the circus that is playing out almost a year before the general elections.
By Joe Khamisi When I worked in Dar-es-Salaam as chief editor of the Express and then the Business Times in the late 1990s, John Pombe Magufuli, now the President of Tanzania, was just a junior minister in Benjamin Mkapa‘s government.
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.
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.
By Joe Khamisi Something rather fishy is going on within the ranks of the Kenya Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). It could be a small kerfuffle by a group of disgruntled lowly placed party officials, but it could also be the beginning of a full scale power struggle at the top, aiming at undermining Raila […]
By Joe Khamisi As expected, the campaign for a national referendum spearheaded by the Kenya opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), is generating a lot of political heat.