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Editorial Cartoon 26th October 2014

Editorial Cartoon 26th October 2014

What we must change during taxpayers' day

Last week was the Kenya Revenue Authority’s annual jamboree, the taxpayers’ week, in which the authority celebrates premium taxpayers. I have always believed this event is more about “humanising” this traditionally terrifying institution and “normalising” payment of taxes, than it is about celebrating taxpayers. It is part of the global effort to change citizens’ perception of tax payment being a penalty to be avoided at all costs, to that of a normal obligation consistent with citizenship.

#Hashtivists using Twitter, Facebook to abuse women rights

Most valuable readers, today, I will seek you indulgence to address an issue that is very close to my heart, and other body organs. Many of you might not agree with me that there is a new character in Kenya’s virtual world that has changed the way Kenyans relate in the real world.

New apartment hotel targets growing class of holidaymakers

The development of apartment hotels is gaining popularity in the hospitality industry. Investors have continued to pump millions of shillings into the sector by coming up with facilities that meet growing global visitor trends and tastes.

KQ should treat all passengers with dignity

After a tedious two-hour drive from town, I arrived at the airport at 7.30pm last Thursday evening, just in time to check in for the 8.40pm flight KQ624 to Mombasa. I was joined in the airline lounge by several members of the National Assembly and the Senate, plus the speakers of the two Houses, booked on the same flight.

Breakthrough in cancer research provides hope for patients

Within the next couple of months researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio will be at the verge of beginning clinical trials on human beings for a research that may lead to a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.

I salute those behind our success: We have had some amazing Kenyans who led from behind and inspired an entire generation

As we celebrate Kenyans who made us proud during this Mashujaa period, my thoughts are with those who work behind the scenes to propel our countrymen to global sporting success.

Bank boosts Jua Kali artisans with Sh3m health check-up

I&M Bank has boosted artisans through a medical camp to cover their health.

Proposed poll date may lead to constitutional crisis

At the beginning of the “Animal Farm” all animals are equal. Enslaved, they fight as one to gain independence from their human masters. After gaining independence, the pigs take over the seats of their masters at the table. Now paranoid of another revolution, the pigs are more sadistic and cruel to their fellow animals. They become more equal than the rest.

Cement firm’s Sh25b plant faces headwinds as residents demand higher compensation

Plans by Athi River Mining (ARM) Cement to establish a factory in Kitui County worth Sh25 billion could be headed for trouble after a section of residents threatened to stop the project in a legal suit alleging underhand dealings.

WHO’LL BLINK FIRST? AK President stands his ground as rebels vow to set date for SGM on Tuesday

Athletics Kenya’s 14 renegade affiliates have vowed to soldier on with demands for a Special General Meeting which, if they have their way, will oust AK President Isaiah Kiplagat.

Efficiency will reduce the cost of energy

The tall, smooth wooden poles that support electricity infrastructure are a common sight on our highways and roads. While propping up electricity, these poles have often been responsible for felling down thousands of trees. They also don’t come cheap.

Public officers must conduct themselves with decorum

American political analyst Mark McKinnon said public officers should do whatever possible and practical to encourage an environment of cooperation and bipartisanship.

Farmers embrace indigenous chicken breeds for higher returns

For many years, poultry farmers in Kenya have been rearing exotic breeds for commercial purposes.

ICC’s misconduct in Uhuru case must be exposed

It is not entirely clear why the ICC is hanging on to a case that was a stillborn from the very outset. One would have imagined that the day the Chief Prosecutor announced the lack of evidence to sustain a credible prosecution in the case against President Kenyatta, the Judges should have terminated the case without much ado.

After Amsterdam Marathon win, Kiprop now eyes Beijing Worlds

One distinctive feature makes Bernard Kiprop Kipyego stand out from other Kenyan marathoners is that he earned his maiden victory after competing in 10 marathons.

Mazrui, the celebrity intellectual who epitomised the best of Africa

Countless people — the high and mighty, as well as the hoi polloi — have eulogised Prof Ali Mazrui. But mine isn’t an eulogy. I am interested in Prof Mazrui as a “celebrity intellectual.” That’s the rare species of a “public intellectual” who’s achieved the status of a global icon. A true man of letters who transcends the mundane classroom and the academic’s published works.

Kenya could earn over Sh40tn from oil

Mandera County could rival Turkana County in terms of oil wealth, with a recent survey in the region indicating the region could have more than 1.3 billion barrels of oil.

Wacu adapting well in France, but she misses Kenyan cuisine

Kenya women’s national volleyball team setter Jane Wacu has adapted well to life in France due to the support she has received from her teammates and the technical bench.

Will the cost of living really come down for ordinary Kenyans?

What goes up, must of necessity come down. That is the law of nature. Unfortunately, the rule does not appear to apply to the cost of goods and services in Kenya.

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  • #Hashtivists using Twitter, Facebook to abuse women rights Clay Muganda Most valuable readers, today, I will seek you indulgence to address an issue that is very close to my heart, and other body organs. Many of you might not agree with me that there is a new character in Kenya’s virtual world that has changed the way Kenyans relate in the real world.
  • Mazrui, the celebrity intellectual who epitomised the best of Africa Makau Mutua Countless people — the high and mighty, as well as the hoi polloi — have eulogised Prof Ali Mazrui. But mine isn’t an eulogy. I am interested in Prof Mazrui as a “celebrity intellectual.” That’s the rare species of a “public intellectual” who’s achieved the status of a global icon. A true man of letters who transcends the mundane classroom and the academic’s published works.
  • KQ should treat all passengers with dignity Billow Kerrow After a tedious two-hour drive from town, I arrived at the airport at 7.30pm last Thursday evening, just in time to check in for the 8.40pm flight KQ624 to Mombasa. I was joined in the airline lounge by several members of the National Assembly and the Senate, plus the speakers of the two Houses, booked on the same flight.
  • Proposed poll date may lead to constitutional crisis Kethi D Kilonzo At the beginning of the “Animal Farm” all animals are equal. Enslaved, they fight as one to gain independence from their human masters. After gaining independence, the pigs take over the seats of their masters at the table. Now paranoid of another revolution, the pigs are more sadistic and cruel to their fellow animals. They become more equal than the rest.
  • Breakthrough in cancer research provides hope for patients Anyang' Nyong'o Within the next couple of months researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio will be at the verge of beginning clinical trials on human beings for a research that may lead to a major breakthrough in cancer treatment.

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