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Is the government using food as a weapon in this year's election?
According to the Kenya Government, “the cost living” is the price of maize flour. Hence the government is providing a subsidy to cushion Kenyans against the cost of living for a few weeks.
By Barrack Muluka 27 days ago
Is the government using food as a weapon in this year's election?
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Echoes from 2017 and IEBC's unenviable task before and after polls
Claims of planned rigging, unfinished business between Chebukati and Chiloba could determine how elections go as commission walks the tightrope over the next three weeks
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
Echoes from 2017 and IEBC's unenviable task before and after polls
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Martha Karua can't lecture anyone on anger, her tantrums are legend
Muluka doubts Karua could stand on any moral high ground to question anyone’s emotional comportment. In her own way, she has anger issues, which she is unable to manage in public.
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
Martha Karua can't lecture anyone on anger, her tantrums are legend
Why it's dishonest to blow Ruto slap remarks out of proportion
To blow out of proportion Ruto’s hyperbole is fine. Not so fine is to cast aspersions on the integrity of IEBC. Experience has it that with such rail at IEBC, they will reject results.
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
Why it's dishonest to blow Ruto slap remarks out of proportion
In whose hands? The State must disclose deals with other entities
Kenya’s narrative on corruption revolves around denial, scapegoating and hypocrisy. Last week’s column wondered who ‘we’ refers to in the question, “In whose hands are we safe?”
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
In whose hands? The State must disclose deals with other entities
No Mr President, we are not yet brave enough to undo land theft
Kenya has witnessed systematic derogation of land rights over the past 59 years. Public land, especially, has been stolen with impunity.
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
No Mr President, we are not yet brave enough to undo land theft
If this election is about cost of living, which coalition wins it?
Besides belonging to certain tribes, there is nothing special about these three people. It surprises me that we should follow any one of them, just because they are from our tribe.
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
If this election is about cost of living, which coalition wins it?
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Whittle down fear of defeat and let big four compete for top seat
Informing the campaigns is fear of losing this all important single poll. When people ask whether the IEBC is ready for the elections, they mean the presidential election. The stakes are that high.
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
Whittle down fear of defeat and let big four compete for top seat
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Insults before and after prayers expose hypocrite politicians
The prayer day starts bordering on a hollow copycat event, an empty isomorphic mimicry. For, it was borrowed from offshore without the philosophical underpinnings of the original. 
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
Insults before and after prayers expose hypocrite politicians
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Barrack Muluka: Why I won't be quick to send my congratulations to Martha Karua
I need clarity before I can catch up with those excited about you running with Mr Odinga. Have you had a quiet moment with him, to explain what happened on that tragic December day?
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
Barrack Muluka: Why I won't be quick to send my congratulations to Martha Karua
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Cabinet meeting used to sanitise the illegalities of last two years
The Cabinet is the highest council in the country’s national executive. It constitutionally comprises the President, Deputy President, AG and not more than 22 Cabinet Secretaries.  
By Barrack Muluka 3 months ago
Cabinet meeting used to sanitise the illegalities of last two years
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Why the choice of presidential running mate is a mind-bender
The two State House hopefuls have to discover incentives to float to populous areas and rest of the country. Wiper leader Kalonzo has since proved to be Azimio la Umoja’s horn of dilemma.
By Barrack Muluka 3 months ago
Why the choice of presidential running mate is a mind-bender
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Makerere University: School of handicraft that became beacon of higher education
Former Uganda Technical College had its courses expanded to include arts and medicine. In it, technocrats and political leaders were tendered before being released to the world.
By Barrack Muluka 3 months ago
Makerere University: School of handicraft that became beacon of higher education
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Kibaki stained a government that Kenyans had put so much hope in
Soon after the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) pronounced Kibaki president-elect, everything about him changed.
By Barrack Muluka 3 months ago
Kibaki stained a government that Kenyans had put so much hope in
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Kibaki: The making of a statesman and the strife in his government
When he resigned from the Cabinet in 1991, many expected he would join the newly emerged Opposition.
By Barrack Muluka 3 months ago
Kibaki: The making of a statesman and the strife in his government
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Mr President, retire means pack your bags and leave
The noble thing is for His Excellency the President to collect his retirement package and go, when the time comes.
By Barrack Muluka 3 months ago
Mr President, retire means pack your bags and leave
With all these, Kenya requires little to push it over the cliff
The country staggers from state fragility towards state failure. Make no mistake, the fuel crises across the country are only one of the indicators.
By Barrack Muluka 4 months ago
With all these, Kenya requires little to push it over the cliff
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Power will change Raila, if things go his way in elections
Some party leaders from Azimio outfits imagine that he owes them something, following vague agreements they signed, even without knowing the contents as they are telling us.
By Barrack Muluka 4 months ago
Power will change Raila, if things go his way in elections
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With fall of BBI, Uhuru and Raila must ask hard questions
Future generations will read about this season as the age in which the Kenyan Judiciary found its feet, courtesy of the 2010 Constitution.
By Barrack Muluka 4 months ago
With fall of BBI, Uhuru and Raila must ask hard questions
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Why Queen Mother must not take sides in certain contests
The Mother of the Nation must safeguard her diplomatic immunity by being measured in her public pronouncements on Kenya’s civics.
By Barrack Muluka 4 months ago
Why Queen Mother must not take sides in certain contests
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Kalonzo’s horror of parties that signed what they didn’t know
It cannot be true that the 15 or so political parties that signed the Azimio la Umoja Coalition agreement did not understand the covenant?
By Barrack Muluka 4 months ago
Kalonzo’s horror of parties that signed what they didn’t know
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Boda boda chaos: Let political class deliver promises or else...
A motorist in a traffic mishap was sexually abused in broad daylight. And Nairobi looked on; cold, unmoved.
By Barrack Muluka 5 months ago
Boda boda chaos: Let political class deliver promises or else...
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Ask Raila, Ruto hard questions or get 5 years of refined rubbish
So far, the competition between them has been about who takes home the crown of insolence.
By Barrack Muluka 5 months ago
Ask Raila, Ruto hard questions or get 5 years of refined rubbish
Uhuru has a right to be angry but with dignity and decorum
Those close to him might find it a little awkward to talk to him about the need for sedate management of the emotional domain in public space.
By Barrack Muluka 5 months ago
Uhuru has a right to be angry but with dignity and decorum
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What role will Uhuru play if Raila wins?
Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua becomes only the latest voice to loudly articulate what has been canvassed and whispered in quiet circles.
By Barrack Muluka 5 months ago
What role will Uhuru play if Raila wins?
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I have always dreamt of a Raila presidency, but not like this
I remain persuaded that, regardless of what Justice Johannes Kriegler says about the 2007 election outcome, Raila's 2007 election was stolen.
By Barrack Muluka 6 months ago
I have always dreamt of a Raila presidency, but not like this
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Why Uhuru should let State House contest just play out
Now that it is clear there are two main camps in the August 9 presidential race, I am also clear about how I purpose to vote.
By Barrack Muluka 6 months ago
Why Uhuru should let State House contest just play out
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Don’t worship Raila or Ruto for that could trigger misrule
Between Raila Odinga and William Ruto, one is most certainly set to be Kenya’s president by Christmas. Don’t rule out rest of the aspirants, however.
By Barrack Muluka 6 months ago
Don’t worship Raila or Ruto for that could trigger misrule
Journalism owes us the truth on politics and graft cartels
A key role for journalism is the interpretation of experience. This involves the expression of memory. The scribe opens up stores of experience.
By Barrack Muluka 6 months ago
Journalism owes us the truth on politics and graft cartels
Kenya is dead, despite having law protecting sanctity of life
If we are not a dead country, what are we? A soulless nation is a dead society.
By Barrack Muluka 6 months ago
Kenya is dead, despite having law protecting sanctity of life
How Raila-Ruto power contest could bring back 2007/8 ghosts
We are hurtling into exceptionally dangerous space, in Kenya, complete with selective memory of recent history and explosive rubble rousing politics.
By Barrack Muluka 7 months ago
How Raila-Ruto power contest could bring back 2007/8 ghosts
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Mulembe nation’s foolishness is good news to Ruto and Raila
A limping antelope will not survive. The lions will snack on it, way before breakfast. Survival for the fittest is the name of the game.
By Barrack Muluka 7 months ago
Mulembe nation’s foolishness is good news to Ruto and Raila
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Njonjo did great things and made big mistakes
Apocryphal narratives have it that Charles Njonjo distinguished himself as a brilliant lawyer with a sharp mind, and a stickler for legal detail.
By Barrack Muluka 7 months ago
Njonjo did great things and made big mistakes
If not managed well, Raila-Ruto camps could unleash violence
President Kenyatta and Raila have made peace, yes. But they have also jointly engaged the country in fresh hostility between their camp and Ruto’s.
By Barrack Muluka 7 months ago
If not managed well, Raila-Ruto camps could unleash violence
Is the government using food as a weapon in this year's election?
According to the Kenya Government, “the cost living” is the price of maize flour. Hence the government is providing a subsidy to cushion Kenyans against the cost of living for a few weeks.
By Barrack Muluka 27 days ago
Is the government using food as a weapon in this year's election?
Premium
Echoes from 2017 and IEBC's unenviable task before and after polls
Claims of planned rigging, unfinished business between Chebukati and Chiloba could determine how elections go as commission walks the tightrope over the next three weeks
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
Echoes from 2017 and IEBC's unenviable task before and after polls
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Martha Karua can't lecture anyone on anger, her tantrums are legend
Muluka doubts Karua could stand on any moral high ground to question anyone’s emotional comportment. In her own way, she has anger issues, which she is unable to manage in public.
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
Martha Karua can't lecture anyone on anger, her tantrums are legend
Why it's dishonest to blow Ruto slap remarks out of proportion
To blow out of proportion Ruto’s hyperbole is fine. Not so fine is to cast aspersions on the integrity of IEBC. Experience has it that with such rail at IEBC, they will reject results.
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
Why it's dishonest to blow Ruto slap remarks out of proportion
In whose hands? The State must disclose deals with other entities
Kenya’s narrative on corruption revolves around denial, scapegoating and hypocrisy. Last week’s column wondered who ‘we’ refers to in the question, “In whose hands are we safe?”
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
In whose hands? The State must disclose deals with other entities
No Mr President, we are not yet brave enough to undo land theft
Kenya has witnessed systematic derogation of land rights over the past 59 years. Public land, especially, has been stolen with impunity.
By Barrack Muluka 1 month ago
No Mr President, we are not yet brave enough to undo land theft
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