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We're losing our gold in athletics to mediocre support from leaders
We no longer own the 800 to 1,500 metres. Our most recent loss is the 3,000 metres steeplechase which we have colonised since Benjamin Kogo won Olympic gold in 1968.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 26 days ago
We're losing our gold in athletics to mediocre support from leaders
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Impeachment of elected officers undemocratic and open to abuse
Anyone who has listened to the court has noted that the Supreme Court generally affirms public interest cases that lower courts have unanimously decided.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 1 month ago
Impeachment of elected officers undemocratic and open to abuse
Professionals, lawyers included have failed Kenya at every turn
When the final audit of Kenya’s rot is taken, a special part will be reserved for those who have used their professional certification to sanitise misappropriation of public funds.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 1 month ago
Professionals, lawyers included have failed Kenya at every turn
Let US court ruling on abortion enrich debate on weighty issue
While there has been celebration of the decision in many “pro-life” communities, there has also been an outcry against the decision which “pro-choicers” see as attack on women’s rights.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 1 month ago
Let US court ruling on abortion enrich debate on weighty issue
Let's decolonise ourselves by reigniting unique traditions
Traditionally, it was recognised that a marriage happened not just between two people but in families and communities.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 1 month ago
Let's decolonise ourselves by reigniting unique traditions
Treasure those moments shared with your folks, they're priceless
For the many whose parents are there in body, mind and spirit, say a thank you to God and treasure the shared moments; they may not be there for long.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
Treasure those moments shared with your folks, they're priceless
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Invest in 'good uncles' who your children can trust after you leave
Firstly, to state the obvious. Plan for your death. Many of us live as if we are eternal on mother earth. We used to be told only death and taxes are realities. That maxim remains true.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
Invest in 'good uncles' who your children can trust after you leave
Here are my 12 books you should read before you depart this world
This week’s column focuses on a much-marginalised habit in Kenya. A running, but unkind joke is that if you want to hide anything from the native, keep it in a book!
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
Here are my 12 books you should read before you depart this world
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They refused to stay down after life served them the wrong dish
In that spirit, this week’s column shares the stories of three uncelebrated Kenyans who have impressed me with their resilience and determination against difficult odds.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
They refused to stay down after life served them the wrong dish
Sample breathtaking Western, Eastern beauty amid poll noise
In this high octave political season, it is therapeutic to step away from partisan political discourse and celebrate the things that bind us, top of which is our diversity and beauty.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
Sample breathtaking Western, Eastern beauty amid poll noise
Should we bar corrupt leaders from vying for elective seats?
My instinctive answer to these questions is no. I recognise how corruption has contaminated our public affairs, stolen our future, and left us a shell of a country.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 3 months ago
Should we bar corrupt leaders from vying for elective seats?
Hope of better days with IEBC in control of campaign funding now
This week’s decision by the High Court giving the IEBC full powers on determination of spending limits for political campaigns is a milestone in taming the role of money in Kenya’s politics.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 3 months ago
Hope of better days with IEBC in control of campaign funding now
Kibaki's three 'innovations' that made us a stronger democracy
In refusing to “go after” President Moi after the NARC win, President Kibaki rejected reprisals and payback, so common in the continent, as a feature of future governmental transitions.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 3 months ago
Kibaki's three 'innovations' that made us a stronger democracy
Kenya would be better if we gave more women a chance to lead
Looking at the just concluded nominations, it is clear that we will have few female governors in the next government.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 3 months ago
Kenya would be better if we gave more women a chance to lead
Recent party nominations show our democracy is coming of age
Compared to previous elections, this year was a significant improvement, which can only be good for our young democracy.  
By Kamotho Waiganjo 4 months ago
Recent party nominations show our democracy is coming of age
As Jubilee exits, independent offices must reflect on future
When Jubilee took power in 2013, a strategy of “subsume or subdue” was gradually applied, effected through reduced or delayed funding, withdrawal of support by the bureaucracy.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 4 months ago
As Jubilee exits, independent offices must reflect on future
Supreme Court verdict on BBI raises political and legal issues
Not long ago in our history, and not too far from our borders even now, judges would be in hiding after delivering such a judgement.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 4 months ago
Supreme Court verdict on BBI raises political and legal issues
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Betrayal seems part of the game as Azimio and UDA battle it out
Hints of that paradox have been most obvious in the political dance between Azimio and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 4 months ago
Betrayal seems part of the game as Azimio and UDA battle it out
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Real gems on what to do and not when you hit magical 60
It’s easy to become sick, it gets harder to remain healthy. Keep in good shape and be aware of your medical needs, keeping in touch with your doctor.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 4 months ago
Real gems on what to do and not when you hit magical 60
Despite strides made, it's not yet Uhuru for women in Kenya
In Kenya, while the fortunes of the top and middle tier women continue to improve, for the millions at the bottom, it remains “Not Yet Uhuru”.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 5 months ago
Despite strides made, it's not yet Uhuru for women in Kenya
Old age is approaching faster than our youth fled, prepare
Many of us in business will soon not have the energy needed to remain in charge and must hand them over to others.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 5 months ago
Old age is approaching faster than our youth fled, prepare
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Dear President Uhuru Kenyatta, here is how you can cement your legacy
While people will make irresponsible and annoying statements about not eating roads, in due time they will appreciate your accomplishments.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 5 months ago
Dear President Uhuru Kenyatta, here is how you can cement your legacy
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Court ruling affirms impeaching governors is both legal, political
Our courts must find ways of processing such consequential matters as urgently as is practicable to avoid this kind of calamity.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 5 months ago
Court ruling affirms impeaching governors is both legal, political
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There’s a tsunami loading in secondary schools next year
In January 2023 the tsunami will be the admission into secondary schools of a completely fresh cohort of students courtesy of the CBC curriculum.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 6 months ago
There’s a tsunami loading in secondary schools next year
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Sample Kilifi’s magical offering and you won’t get enough of it
The beauty of getting to Kilifi is that you no longer have to go through Mombasa City with its frustrating traffic jams courtesy of the infrastructure
By Kamotho Waiganjo 6 months ago
Sample Kilifi’s magical offering and you won’t get enough of it
Supreme Court should have given BBI lawyers more time
The court was impressive in its intellectual engagement. As we await judges’ verdict, there are several issues that require reflective contemplation.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 6 months ago
Supreme Court should have given BBI lawyers more time
So what if his English is not flawless? Let Ka Wanjiku be
The Kiambaa MP struggled to make a coherent speech in English, inter alia confusing his Rs with Ls, as many who elected him would.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 7 months ago
So what if his English is not flawless? Let Ka Wanjiku be
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Njonjo is gone with an untold history of Kenya at infancy
Charles Njonjo held a first-row seat as the country went through its birth pains and as it grew through infancy and teenage.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 7 months ago
Njonjo is gone with an untold history of Kenya at infancy
My hopes and prayers for Kenya on elections and covid pandemic
I pray that wisdom will prevail so that we produce a bipartisan law that can assist in decontaminating party politics.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 7 months ago
My hopes and prayers for Kenya on elections and covid pandemic
We're losing our gold in athletics to mediocre support from leaders
We no longer own the 800 to 1,500 metres. Our most recent loss is the 3,000 metres steeplechase which we have colonised since Benjamin Kogo won Olympic gold in 1968.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 26 days ago
We're losing our gold in athletics to mediocre support from leaders
Premium
Impeachment of elected officers undemocratic and open to abuse
Anyone who has listened to the court has noted that the Supreme Court generally affirms public interest cases that lower courts have unanimously decided.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 1 month ago
Impeachment of elected officers undemocratic and open to abuse
Professionals, lawyers included have failed Kenya at every turn
When the final audit of Kenya’s rot is taken, a special part will be reserved for those who have used their professional certification to sanitise misappropriation of public funds.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 1 month ago
Professionals, lawyers included have failed Kenya at every turn
Let US court ruling on abortion enrich debate on weighty issue
While there has been celebration of the decision in many “pro-life” communities, there has also been an outcry against the decision which “pro-choicers” see as attack on women’s rights.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 1 month ago
Let US court ruling on abortion enrich debate on weighty issue
Let's decolonise ourselves by reigniting unique traditions
Traditionally, it was recognised that a marriage happened not just between two people but in families and communities.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 1 month ago
Let's decolonise ourselves by reigniting unique traditions
Treasure those moments shared with your folks, they're priceless
For the many whose parents are there in body, mind and spirit, say a thank you to God and treasure the shared moments; they may not be there for long.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
Treasure those moments shared with your folks, they're priceless
Premium
Invest in 'good uncles' who your children can trust after you leave
Firstly, to state the obvious. Plan for your death. Many of us live as if we are eternal on mother earth. We used to be told only death and taxes are realities. That maxim remains true.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
Invest in 'good uncles' who your children can trust after you leave
Here are my 12 books you should read before you depart this world
This week’s column focuses on a much-marginalised habit in Kenya. A running, but unkind joke is that if you want to hide anything from the native, keep it in a book!
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
Here are my 12 books you should read before you depart this world
Premium
They refused to stay down after life served them the wrong dish
In that spirit, this week’s column shares the stories of three uncelebrated Kenyans who have impressed me with their resilience and determination against difficult odds.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
They refused to stay down after life served them the wrong dish
Sample breathtaking Western, Eastern beauty amid poll noise
In this high octave political season, it is therapeutic to step away from partisan political discourse and celebrate the things that bind us, top of which is our diversity and beauty.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 2 months ago
Sample breathtaking Western, Eastern beauty amid poll noise
Should we bar corrupt leaders from vying for elective seats?
My instinctive answer to these questions is no. I recognise how corruption has contaminated our public affairs, stolen our future, and left us a shell of a country.
By Kamotho Waiganjo 3 months ago
Should we bar corrupt leaders from vying for elective seats?