The Constitution of Kenya 2010 was greeted by majority of Kenyans as the be all-end all document expected to be the balm for all ills, real and imagined, historical injustices and the answer to grand impunity. It has also been hailed as a model for Africa’s fledgling democracies.Read More »
Editorial Cartoon : 10.05.2013Read More »
There is a young man by the name Jacob Macharia. He is the Member of Parliament for Molo constituency. Unlike other honourable members, he has a modicum of honour for ordinary Kenyans. He — thanks to Francis Atwoli for this gem — doesn’t believe that Kenyans’ heads are full of cow dung.Read More »
Detectives from the Ethics and Anti- corruption Commission (EACC) are investigating alleged past corrupt practices at the defunct Narok County Council and swooped on the council immediately after suspension of the civic body clerk. This followed allegations of misuse of millions of shillings.Read More »
The world came together this week, in London, to give Somalia a shot in the arm so that newly-elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud can get down to the business of raising his war-ravaged country out of the ashes of failed statehood.Read More »
Members of the National Assembly need to take time off from their current battles on which chamber is superior to the other and ensure the bulk of the Sh1.6 trillion budget presented to the House last week is used in areas that will give the country a better return on investment than it has been getting over the past fifty years.
Across human history, there has been a single lesson for all societies. Those that failed to grasp it suffered hugely, and inflicted massive pain on many. And yet, still, in 2013, it is the plague of our species that we so often cannot appreciate this single point, and live by it.
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Africa Union held its 21st Ordinary Meeting in Addis Ababa last week, which also doubled up as its 50th Anniversary.
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is unfortunate that the shift from the presidential system of governance to parliamentary system came with teething problems that now evoke nostalgia in many people. The most notable thing is the consignment of the institution of the presidency to ceremonial duties. The President, apart from being the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, mostly performs duties that have no much political relevance such as nomination and appointments to the civil
If he hasn’t done so yet, Engineer Joseph Njoroge, should be moving to his new office in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum soon. The Kenya Power Managing Director was appointed recently as the ministry’s Principal Secretary. PointBlank congratulates him. But why him?
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But today, they sent a press release explaining why the concert did not take off. While they sent their sincerest apologies, it would seem that a refund for the event is still a distant dream.