Governor Joho’s Dreams Remain Just That: Dreams

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Joe Khamisi

A revitalized and bubbly Governor Ali Hassan Joho of Mombasa County jetted back from America some days ago after a two-week long meeting of the Strong Cities Network (SCN) that brought together mayors, municipal-level policy makers and practitioners.

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Uhuru Kenyatta must be prepared to lose unless he changes tactics

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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.

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Model US Party Conventions an eye opener to Africans

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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.

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The ‘Silly Season’ of Politics has started in Kenya

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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.

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What Does Kenya’s Oppositionist Raila Odinga Really Want?

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Joe Khamisi

This week I took the trouble to obtain and read the report of the subcommittee on African Affairs of the US Senate on what transpired in Kenya in 2007/2008. Titled “The immediate and underlying causes and consequences of Kenya’s flawed election,” the report is based on the hearings that took place on 7 February 2008 before the subcommittee which is a branch of the powerful Committee on Foreign Relations.

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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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Youthful sharks out to torpedo Raila’s ambition

Kenya's PM Odinga attends a news conference on the situation in the Horn of Africa, at the U.N. headquarters in New York

 

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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.

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