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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 22 days 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 29 days 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months ago
After BBI, what Uhuru could do to make his last days worthwhile
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Kenya’s curse: Politics that generates more heat than light
Will we ever exorcise the ghosts of Anglo Leasing? What about the Artur brothers and the raid on the Standard Group in 2006?
By Andrew Kipkemboi 4 months ago
Kenya’s curse: Politics that generates more heat than light
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Why happy ending in UhuRuto feud is good for Uhuru, Raila
Dr William Ruto remains a front runner in the race to succeed President Kenyatta.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 4 months ago
Why happy ending in UhuRuto feud is good for Uhuru, Raila
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The riddle of 2022 elections is that the best aren’t good enough
The muting of the bottom-up ideology highlights the folly of relying solely on a politician’s will to change the course of things.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 4 months ago
The riddle of 2022 elections is that the best aren’t good enough
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Keroche’s fate portrays perils of operating in a ‘bandit economy’
Tabitha Karanja's biggest mistake, (she and many others believe), is aligning with Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA political side.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 5 months ago
Keroche’s fate portrays perils of operating in a ‘bandit economy’
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Sagana was meant to bury DP but gave him a fighting chance
Is the emotional attachment to the Hustler Narrative so strong in his backyard that it needed so much effort?
By Andrew Kipkemboi 5 months ago
Sagana was meant to bury DP but gave him a fighting chance
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Swarup Mishra, the stylish politician and mogul
The first-time Kesses MP describes himself as a generous man although as a businessman, he can drive a hard bargain.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 5 months ago
Swarup Mishra, the stylish politician and mogul
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Moses Kuria’s call for third horse is good food for thought
The Moses Kuria who appeared on last week’s JKL on Citizen TV was a more reflective and refined politician.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 5 months ago
Moses Kuria’s call for third horse is good food for thought
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Swarup Mishra speaks on having Uhuru on speed dial
He believes that were it not for God, he wouldn’t be what he is; a successful businessman, a politician and an academic.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 5 months ago
Swarup Mishra speaks on having Uhuru on speed dial
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Party mergers create a soft landing for underperformers
For 30 years at every election cycle, there have emerged groups fronting a new shade of merger after another.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 6 months ago
Party mergers create a soft landing for underperformers
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Mammoth crowds signs of dead-end politics
The only way to disabuse the politicians of the notion that only they have the solutions to fix our problems, is to be blunt ; hatupangwingwi.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 6 months ago
Mammoth crowds signs of dead-end politics
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Presidency is not worth dying for, better get an MCA to die for
The reason why the MCA is effective is because he is there with the people.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 6 months ago
Presidency is not worth dying for, better get an MCA to die for
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Why our politics generates too much heat and very little light
Beyond the veneer of agitation to get the job done, our politics is largely transactional; a means-to-an-end; aka jobs-for-the boys club.
By Andrew Kipkemboi 6 months ago
Why our politics generates too much heat and very little light
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 22 days 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 29 days 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Degree a good ingredient for leadership, but not sufficient
Premium
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 month ago
To blame the media for your bad day is to invite poor thinking
Premium
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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Spare a thought for matatu; the bell tolls for this unique industry
Premium
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 2 months 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 2 months ago
For the love of God and Kenya, can the real Raila please stand up?
Premium
'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 3 months ago
'Limiting failure' might be all that's left in Uhuru's 100 days