• 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 […]


  • Kenyans must end violence against women, build thriving future

    Kenyans must end violence against women, build thriving future

    Consider this. According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of Kenya, four out of every 10 Kenyan women undergo some form of violence, whether physical or sexual. This figure is staggering and should compel us to pause and reflect. On the International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let us join […]


  • Those who peddled lies against Family Bank must be punished

    Those who peddled lies against Family Bank must be punished

    I am an account holder with Family Bank and have been for some years. At the time of joining the bank, I considered several favourable factors. Proximity of the bank’s Kikuyu branch and the open door policy of its branch managers as well as its mobile banking platform dubbed Pesa Pap which also made it […]


  • This is how we can make elections in Kenya better

    This is how we can make elections in Kenya better

    The recent controversial presidential elections in the US in which the unapologetic racist and misogynistic Donald Trump won despite losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by a huge margin will definitely go into history one of the most shocking election results in modern America history. However, the Senate elections in the State of California […]


  • Corruption in Kenya: Stop talking, take action!

    Corruption in Kenya: Stop talking, take action!

    Kenyans have talked about corruption for years. Kenyans know it is undermining the country’s prosperity, security, development, and even democracy. In a recent Pew Research Centre survey, 91 percent of Kenyans called government corruption a “very big problem.” What’s needed now, however, is not talk, but serious, sustained action. The United States stands with Kenya […]


  • Economic transformation only possible through local industry

    Economic transformation only possible through local industry

    We are standing at the precipice of profound change. And to experience this change as a country we must reaffirm our commitment to building, creating, adding value and taking pride in the products that we make. In bolstering manufacturing, we will realise that we cannot continue to speak of innovation and development without basing it […]


  • Kenya’s youth unemployment presents opportunities

    Kenya’s youth unemployment presents opportunities

    Consider this paradox. Every year one million young people join the job market in Kenya, yet Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa. As the government puts in place measures for addressing the issue of high youth unemployment and poverty, the private sector needs to join forces to sustainably grow its […]


  • Political intolerance unacceptable, mockery of democracy

    Political intolerance unacceptable, mockery of democracy

    We are heading toward what promises to be a season of a heated political contest as the 2017 General Election draws nigh. In fact, looking at our headlines these last couple of months, one would be forgiven for thinking that the polls are just round the corner. Political debate is important as it affords all […]