• Why Wetangula was right on rally crowds vis-à-vis votes

    Why Wetangula was right on rally crowds vis-à-vis votes

    Last week Senator Moses Wetangula stated that crowds do not translate into votes. I thought he was just repeating what is obvious. However the reactions from ODM supporters especially, and the publicity the statement attracted made me realise that this statement is profound, at least to some of us. So let me explain why what […]


  • Why are our children burning their schools?

    By Peter Kenneth I cannot authoritatively say but what I can assert strongly is where they have learnt to speak with fire. They have learnt from us: they have observed that in this society before you attempt dialogue you need pressure and to get pressure you need chaos, and destruction. The pattern is well established […]


  • COURT OF APPEAL SHOULD BE PRO SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS IN KENYA

    Dr. Steve OUMA AKOTH While Kenyans, were protesting against the excessive regime policing   that has threatened to reserve civil liberties and negate fundamental right to life, another horrendous act was going on. This was the ruling on the Civil Appeal 218 of 2014 issued by the Court of Appeal on July 1, 2016. On a […]


  • Africa and the ICC – cutting through the noise

    Africa and the ICC – cutting through the noise

    In popular accounts, Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC) are pitted against each other. The ICC is derided as being “biased” against Africa, ignorant of the attitudes and desires of Africans, and even neo-colonial. We, the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA), wish to set the record straight. The first question we need […]


  • Inconvenience for a ‘day’; Convenience for a future

    Over the last few days, discussions have been taking place in anticipation of the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. This is the second time the conference is taking place in Kenya but this time it is different. The Kenya of today is hungry and yearning for development. Our Kenyan delegation is not […]


  • William Ruto guaranteed presidency in 2022

    William Ruto guaranteed presidency in 2022

    I have been following the ongoing conversation about whether Central Kenya will support Deputy President William Ruto for the Presidency in 2022 with a lot of interest. However I did not intend to comment on it; not until I read an article by Timothy Bosire (MP for Kitutu Masaba) who now suggests that there will […]


  • Why I will Vote for Evans Kidero in 2017

    A long time ago, when dinosaurs walked the face of the earth and Methuselah was still a member of the Njuri Ncheke, Nairobi was known as the place of cool waters and the city under the sun. A place where dreams were nurtured. An oasis of civility in a jungle. That description now forms part of […]


  • Further burdening the industry will make us uncompetitive

    Further burdening the industry will make us uncompetitive

    There’s a simple reason why the top 30 countries in ease of doing business index have remained in the same position for years, and why Singapore has been labelled as the ‘easiest place to do business for a decade. This reason was best described by Kaushik Basu, chief economist at the World Bank, as follows; […]