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Of World Cup and why Kenyans thrive in analysis than playing
The beauty of football is not in the magical moves of wonder players. It is in its ability to transcend race, gender, religion, language and creed
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Of World Cup and why Kenyans thrive in analysis than playing
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Why the Earth is not a lump of rock, soil and trees
In the villages, the wild fruits that many of us feasted on over lunchtime in primary school are no more, the rivers that we swum in during the school holidays have dried up.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Why the Earth is not a lump of rock, soil and trees
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Rush for PS jobs and parable of a subdued private sector
The bewildering interest of the 5,000 applications for 51 PS positions is an indication of a squeezed labour market and less of the allure of securing a job in government.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Rush for PS jobs and parable of a subdued private sector
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William Ruto's Kenya: Less of doom and gloom needed to fix our country
The nearly 2,000 people who will come into government with him as appointees is a drop in the ocean of the 700,000 mostly career civil servants who will determine his success or failure.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
William Ruto's Kenya: Less of doom and gloom needed to fix our country
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William Ruto's Cabinet: My bet is on who'll tell the king he is naked
Among the 24 men and women who stand to be appointed to his Cabinet, I see a few who could stand up to him and tell him he is wrong.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
William Ruto's Cabinet: My bet is on who'll tell the king he is naked
Fat salaries and CDF make our MPs entitled, unimaginative
An MP's salary is Sh710,000 , one of the highest-paying jobs in Kenya.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Fat salaries and CDF make our MPs entitled, unimaginative
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To move Kenya forward, Ruto should uproot the old order
The journey to Kenya's nirvana is hindered by a host of psychosocial factors which Dr Ruto will have to confront to move the agenda forward.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
To move Kenya forward, Ruto should uproot the old order
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After political revolution, can Ruto cause economic miracle?
President William Ruto starts a prodigious task of fixing a broken economy, but the play area is not wide enough
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
After political revolution, can Ruto cause economic miracle?
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Inauguration: How speechwriter nearly ruined Ruto's big day
President Ruto's speechwriter disappointed by not using words to colour and capture the mood of the moment; a day when the Hustler Nation was enthroned.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Inauguration: How speechwriter nearly ruined Ruto's big day
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What Governor Sakaja ought to do to get Nairobi working again
Nairobi has experienced an unprecedented infrastructural boom in the last decade that has defied projections of a glut.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
What Governor Sakaja ought to do to get Nairobi working again
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Change and what it means for Uhuru, Raila and Ruto
From his actions and utterances, President Uhuru Kenyatta has grudgingly accepted change.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Change and what it means for Uhuru, Raila and Ruto
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Welcome to KE254, capital of propaganda, spin and slander
Social media harboured the advantage that anyone with a phone and data bundles could report on anything.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Welcome to KE254, capital of propaganda, spin and slander
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Petitions: Why fixing political problems using courts is not a smart idea
Make no mistake, it is not by accident that we have the legal route as a means to resolving contested electoral outcomes. The alternative, as we saw in 2007, is chaos and violence.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Petitions: Why fixing political problems using courts is not a smart idea
Martha Karua: Our victory is coming home
"On the matter of election, ours is victory deferred. However, it's coming home. That's the message I have for Kenyans," Karua said
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Martha Karua: Our victory is coming home
Cost of living to ease post-polls, says industrialist Vimal Shah
"Maize will be aplenty and affordable and subsidies will not be needed," he said regarding the scrapping of a subsidy that was earlier extended to millers.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Cost of living to ease post-polls, says industrialist Vimal Shah
UDA asks NCIC to act over clip shared by Joho and Junet
UDA Secretary General Veronica Maina wants Junet and Joho compelled to acknowledge they deliberately deceived Kenyans.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
UDA asks NCIC to act over clip shared by Joho and Junet
Omanyala sails through to final of Men's 100M at 11.30pm, Kenya's Imeta fails to qualify
Reigning African champion Ferdinand Omanyala on Wednesday evening sailed through to the finals of the 100m at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Omanyala sails through to final of Men's 100M at 11.30pm, Kenya's Imeta fails to qualify
Politicians, not voters are the real winners in our elections
To the political elites, the masses are numbers and votes to be traded at political auctions for power and privilege.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Politicians, not voters are the real winners in our elections
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'Sins' of my community: burden of the 24 years before 2003 polls
Perhaps because they have "been there, done that", most Kalenjin are less acquiescing and frown at the craven admiration of elites.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
'Sins' of my community: burden of the 24 years before 2003 polls
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Kenya Kwanza manifesto: When the devil is not in the details
The reason why people hold Dr Ruto to his word (over the Jubilee manifesto in 2017) is because it committed to numbers - of stadiums to be built, how much money to spend and by when.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Kenya Kwanza manifesto: When the devil is not in the details
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Azimio la Umoja, Kenya Kwanza blueprints need a dose of reality
The two front-runners are inundating us with a deluge of tried-and-tested initiatives without the critical how-to or the stop-start-continue technique.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Azimio la Umoja, Kenya Kwanza blueprints need a dose of reality
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Degree a good ingredient for leadership, but not sufficient
It is not clear what inadequacy the framers of the 2010 Constitution sought to cure when they made a Bachelor's degree mandatory requirement for those seeking higher offices.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Degree a good ingredient for leadership, but not sufficient
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To blame the media for your bad day is to invite poor thinking
By and large, media remains a public good performed out of conviction to change the way things are and nothing else. And that causes great discomfort.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
To blame the media for your bad day is to invite poor thinking
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Writer ruined Uhuru Kenyatta's speech by reducing it to a scoring off spat
Kikemboi argues that President Uhuru Kenyatta's speech was a talk down, a justification of why he did what he did as he attempted to disabuse the country of the "what and how".
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Writer ruined Uhuru Kenyatta's speech by reducing it to a scoring off spat
Spare a thought for matatu; the bell tolls for this unique industry
Drive along Mombasa Road and you quickly realise that the number of private cars far outnumber matatus. There were times when the newest fleet of cars on the road were matatus.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Spare a thought for matatu; the bell tolls for this unique industry
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Kenya's dash forward held back by ugly 'patron-client' politics
Why do we tolerate a situation where the political elite see the people as masses to be herded into voting blocks?
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Kenya's dash forward held back by ugly 'patron-client' politics
For the love of God and Kenya, can the real Raila please stand up?
Since Azimio was launched in April, his camp has spent more time in boardroom strategy sessions propping up what seems more like a fragile coalition of competing interests.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
For the love of God and Kenya, can the real Raila please stand up?
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'Limiting failure' might be all that's left in Uhuru's 100 days
Despite a positive growth trajectory, there is doom and gloom - a pervasive lack of a sense of accomplishment - all around the country.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
'Limiting failure' might be all that's left in Uhuru's 100 days
Coast makeover will be Uhuru's most noticeable, lasting legacy
If nothing else, the makeover - a huge social investment - will be President Uhuru Kenyatta's most noticeable and lasting legacy anywhere else in the country.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Coast makeover will be Uhuru's most noticeable, lasting legacy
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Kibaki: It's what he didn't do, not what he did that will define him
When his time to leave office came, Mwai Kibaki quietly left without so much noise like when he had come. History might yet judge Kenya’s third president better still.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Kibaki: It's what he didn't do, not what he did that will define him
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Exit Mwai Kibaki, accidental president who turned the economy around
Mwai Kibaki’s presidency was knocked sideways by revelations of sleaze and impropriety. Had the president looked the other as graft flourished underneath his feet?
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Exit Mwai Kibaki, accidental president who turned the economy around
Why won’t the ‘silent majority’ rise up and challenge status quo?
Because of the timid, silent majority, our politics have failed to offer new solutions to our problems nor transcend the gory history of the past.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Why won’t the ‘silent majority’ rise up and challenge status quo?
Fuel crisis: Time for power of the people over politicians, cartels
Was this the job of greedy, profiteering petroleum dealers? Will anyone pay for the colossal loss of business and the inconvenience to millions of Kenyans? Highly unlikely.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
Fuel crisis: Time for power of the people over politicians, cartels
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After BBI, what Uhuru could do to make his last days worthwhile
Uhuru’s legacy risks being about the erosion of purchasing power, debt, disobedience of court orders, and the misadventure of the handshake.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 1 year ago
After BBI, what Uhuru could do to make his last days worthwhile
Governors clash with ministry over health laws
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