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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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.
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.
Reuters photo By Joe Khamisi The year 2016 has been a rocky one for Kenyans in many ways.
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.
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.
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 In a few days time we’ll bid 2014 goodbye, and for many Kenyans, it will be good riddance.
By Joe Khamisi Irish-born English novelist and humorist Laurence Sterne once said respect for ourselves guides our morals and respect for others guides our manners. In other words, morals and manners determine who we are, how we treat others and how we like to be treated.
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.”
By Joe Khamisi Heads should and must roll following the highly damaging documentary this week by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network.
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.
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.
By Joe Khamisi Until now, William Samoei Ruto has performed remarkably well as Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya.