• Discontent with IEBC no excuse for lawlessness

    Over the last three weeks we have witnessed the Opposition’s demonstrations seeking to force the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission out of office. During some of the demonstrations, we have witnessed violent protests that have left behind deaths, injuries and destruction of property. The ugly scenes witnessed around the country remind us of the 2008 […]

  • Luo Nation, for how long will we sacrifice our sons?

    If there is a region that has paid the ultimate price for politics in post-independence Kenya with the lives of its people, it’s arguably the Luo nation. There is not a single region in Kenya where graves of political victims are numerous than in this region. Young men and leading politicians have all succumbed to […]

  • Jubilee must resist bullying tactics by CORD

    Last week on Friday my church – the Anglican Church of Kenya, elected a new Archbishop to take over from Right Reverend Dr Eliud Wabukala, who retires in June. The Electoral College members of the church met at the All Saints Cathedral to decide who amongst six contenders would be the sixth primate of the […]

  • Unyielding tolerance our best answer to extremism across Africa

    We live in a polarized world. Across Africa, the news is awash with reports of attacks in different parts of the world, motivated by religious fundamentalism. Lives have been lost, property destroyed and communities’ livelihoods disrupted. Globally, there has been a spike in incidents in recent days where religious differences spawn hatred and, in extreme […]

  • Can Africa’s utility companies deliver quality power?

    The correlation that exists between a country’s economic growth and infrastructure failures is indubitable and enough evidence exists to prove the substantial impact on economies particularly by power interruptions. Power failures have long run effects on the economic growth of a country. This impact is not just measured in terms of losses due to outages […]

  • South China Sea issue: Justice naturally inhabits man’s heart

    Regardless of the strong opposition from the Chinese side, the Philippines stirred up the arbitration farce on the South China Sea issue, claiming that China’s non-participation in the arbitration undermines international rule of law. Some countries outside the South China Sea labelled China as “not abiding by international law” and “bulling the weak”. Are these […]

  • President won’t break the law to resolve IEBC impasse

    In 1997, then President Daniel arap Moi had the exclusive right to appoint commissioners to the now defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK); a power he derived from the supreme law. He however settled for a gentleman’s agreement with the Opposition allowing them to nominate their representatives to the polls team. Much as Moi was […]

  • Staff changes will strengthen IEBC performance

    Staff changes will strengthen IEBC performance

    The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is conscious of the fact that the 2017 General Elections are only 14 months away and has invested heavily on its staff in order to deliver effective, efficient and credible elections. This is part of implementing the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan which is premised on the concept of managing […]