• Why Kalonzo should join Jubilee

    Why Kalonzo should join Jubilee

    The mice, frustrated by the constant dangers of the cat, met in council to determine a solution to their tiring challenge. They discussed, and equally rejected, plan after plan. Eventually, a very young mouse raised up on his hind legs, and proposed that a bell should be hung around the cat’s neck. “What a splendid […]


  • Raila Odinga has again sensed defeat in presidential poll

    Raila Odinga has again sensed defeat in presidential poll

    On July 12, 2007, with President Mwai Kibaki’s re-election bid drawing close, ODM leader Raila Odinga went on national TV and claimed that the government was withholding identity cards from voters in Opposition strongholds. According to Raila, whose Opposition union with the likes of Kalonzo Musyoka was breaking up, this was aimed at skewing the […]


  • Respect the presidency, whether you voted for the incumbent or not

    Respect the presidency, whether you voted for the incumbent or not

    On April 6, 2009, Raila Odinga, then Prime Minister in the Grand Coalition Government, bitterly complained that he had been given a lousy reception in Mombasa. Addressing the public, he ranted on how there was no provincial administration official to receive him, there was no toilet for him to use and he had been granted […]


  • Why PNU is good for Jubilee

    Why PNU is good for Jubilee

    Though many are not ready to admit it or say it out loud, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s the Jubilee Party is actually facing a crisis in it backyards of Central and Rift Valley. Thanks to the new law that does not allow the losers of party primaries to move to other parties, the Jubilee Party is […]


  • Why Raila’s divide and rule strategy will fail

    Why Raila’s divide and rule strategy will fail

    German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wrote; “Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise.” These words ring true for any keen observer of Kenyan politics and anyone who understands the brand of politics exercised by ODM leader Raila Odinga. In 2007, Raila rallied his supporters behind the […]


  • Why the NASA Alliance can be a game changer

    Why the NASA Alliance can be a game changer

    Ahead of the 2002 elections, there was a flurry of activity among Opposition politicians as they toyed with the idea of fielding a single candidate to face off with Kanu. In the previous two elections, former President Moi had won the election as a result of a divided opposition that pulled in different sides. That […]


  • Jubilee cannot afford to underestimate Raila

    Jubilee cannot afford to underestimate Raila

    One of America’s longest serving politicians William Lewis Jenkins once said; “Often dismissed or underestimated by political opponents, President Reagan had the most valuable weapon in the political arsenal: a bond with the people.” Politicians who create a strong bond with their supporters always come on top leaving their opponents wondering what hit them. This […]


  • Give President Uhuru Kenyatta round one victory

    Give President Uhuru Kenyatta round one victory

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta took the oath of office in 2013, he promised to ensure that Kenya remains peaceful and prospers. Less than a year to the election, he has kept this promise and despite the challenges, Kenya is a better country than it was four years ago. At times, we look at the challenges […]