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.
Posts Tagged ‘Uhuru Kenyatta’
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.
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?
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.
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!
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 Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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.
By Joe Khamisi Less than one year from now Kenya will be exporting its first barrel of oil.
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.
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.
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.
Dai Kurokawa By Joe Khamisi The role of the opposition in democracies all over the world is to question the government of the day and to hold it accountable. Thus, opposition parties require space, freedom, and opportunities to allow them time to prepare alternative programmes in readiness for the day they would take over.
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 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 […]
By Joe Khamisi Anyone who lives in this free-flowing information planet knows the American presidential polls will be held this year, Tuesday, 8 November. They also know that primaries have been going on for the whole of this year with the two main political parties, the Republican and Democratic parties, battling to attract the attention […]
Reuters By Joe Khamisi One does not need a crystal ball to see how fast Kenya is spiraling downwards into self-annihilation. Only nine years ago thousands of Kenyans lost their lives, and many have remained displaced even today, as a result of malignant greed for power that appears to be the hallmark of politicians.
By Cynthia Meru During lunch break my colleagues and I discuss current affairs on our way to Villa Rosa Kibandaski. One of the issues that has been consistent is the IEBC protests that are being championed by the Opposition party in Kenya, famously known as ‘the CORD Alliance’.
By Cynthia Meru One of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Cabinet Secretaries, on Sunday 27th March, when on the nation’s Citizen TV, claimed that the country was doing great compared to other nations when it came to economy and development, because more foreign government and investors had chosen Kenya as their ideal destination.
By Judy Amunga-Ndibo Mheshimiwa, Jakom, Jatelo, Sibuor! All these names in our national Kiswahili language and your native Dholuo tribe simply mean that you are great! No ordinary man! No mere mortal! Bulls are being slaughtered in your honour! A brew has been made in your honour! Government budgets are being broken to meet […]
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.