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Kenyan Opposition in a quandary over top gun

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.

Mess with these two Kenyan icons at your own peril

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.

Dump Jubilee, ditch NASA, go ‘small’ and elect the man from Turkana

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.

2016 has been a rocky year for Kenya

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi The year 2016 has been a rocky one for Kenyans in many ways.

Africa hobbling out of the International Criminal Court

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Raila Odinga has an equal chance of winning the Presidency as Uhuru Kenyatta

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.”

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

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.

State communicators are letting Uhuru Kenyatta down

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.

The ‘Silly Season’ of Politics has started in Kenya

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.

Why Kenyans would like to forget 2014

  By Joe Khamisi In a few days time we’ll bid 2014 goodbye, and for many Kenyans, it will be good riddance.

SENATOR INSULTS THE ICC AND EMBARRASSES KENYANS AT THE HAGUE

  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.

Do you want to be famous in Kenya? Just break the law

  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.”

Kenya: Where is the evidence of extrajudicial killings of Muslim clerics?

  By Joe Khamisi Heads should and must roll following the highly damaging documentary this week by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network.

WHO IS BEHIND THE PLOT TO RED-CARD KENYA OPPOSITION LEADER RAILA ODINGA?

  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 […]

THE PROPOSED KENYA REFERENDUM: A RECIPE FOR CHAOS

  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.

The real nightmare is just beginning for Ruto and Sang at the Hague

  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.

KENYA’S WILLIAM RUTO WILL NEED MORE THAN UHURU’S NOD TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY IN FUTURE

  By Joe Khamisi Until now, William Samoei Ruto has performed remarkably well as Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya.