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Vehicle inspection should be efficient and graft-free
The need to carry out periodic inspections of vehicles cannot be gainsaid because the number of accidents from defective vehicles, drink-driving, speeding and overloading continues to rise.
By Alexander Chagema 29 days ago
Vehicle inspection should be efficient and graft-free
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Omtatah faces eight aspirants in race to clinch Busia Senate job
Okiya Omtatah has tossed his hat in the political ring and is vying for the Busia senator seat on a National Reconstruction Alliance (NRA) ticket.
By Alexander Chagema 1 month ago
Omtatah faces eight aspirants in race to clinch Busia Senate job
Church should remove spec in its eye before speaking about values
It is not all churches that have deviated. Unfortunately, the number of those that remain true to their Biblical calling is negligible as to be lost in the maze of the corrupt churches.
By Alexander Chagema 1 month ago
Church should remove spec in its eye before speaking about values
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He looks like a wooly-headed idealist, but Wajackoyah has a point
Prof Wajackoyah is a blend of rebellion, chutzpah, intellect, defiance, and confusion.
By Alexander Chagema 1 month ago
He looks like a wooly-headed idealist, but Wajackoyah has a point
Widows want legal frameworks put in place to improve their lives
The Covid-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine and the attendant exponential rise in the cost of living expose widows, as it does many Kenyans, to a lot of hardships.
By Alexander Chagema 1 month ago
Widows want legal frameworks put in place to improve their lives
Between Azimio top candidate and Mudavadi, who is politically jinxed?
Mudavadi was unconsciously seeking validation after decamping from One Kenya Alliance to team up with William Ruto (United Democratic Alliance).
By Alexander Chagema 1 month ago
Between Azimio top candidate and Mudavadi, who is politically jinxed?
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Kenya Kwanza back to drawing board as sibling rivalry erupts
Kenya Kwanza Alliance, internal jostling seems to present a new headache that its presidential candidate William Ruto must deal with pronto, failure to which the consequences may be dire.
By Alexander Chagema 1 month ago
Kenya Kwanza back to drawing board as sibling rivalry erupts
Avoid violent evictions
Alexender Chagema argues that any evictions if they must come to that, should be done in a humane manner.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Avoid violent evictions
Listen to the cry of women and improve security in troubled Kerio Valley
Residents of Kerio Valley feel betrayed and abandoned by a government they look up to for protection, local leadership stands accused of complicity through acts of omission and commission.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Listen to the cry of women and improve security in troubled Kerio Valley
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The real hustler picked as Busia running mate in governor race
The true hustler who could become Busia deputy governor. ‘He is like David in the Bible who God raised from a humble background.’
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
The real hustler picked as Busia running mate in governor race
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Wetang'ula's move shows lack of faith in his alliance, say rivals
Some say it’s strategic as he may be most powerful man if coalition loses.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Wetang'ula's move shows lack of faith in his alliance, say rivals
Make free education a reality to level playing ground for all our children
The government should make education - the greatest equaliser – truly free, and stop the cycle of poverty that is being unfairly blamed on witchcraft.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Make free education a reality to level playing ground for all our children
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Why 70 percent vote target is big task for Musalia Mudavadi, MosesWetang'ula
Kenya Kwanza team has Malala and Khalwale who appear to be working at cross-purposes. Mudavadi says they have consolidated Western and will deliver 90 per cent of the votes.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Why 70 percent vote target is big task for Musalia Mudavadi, MosesWetang'ula
Heed IMF advice to lessen suffering Kenyans' pain
Farmers are aggrieved that what NCPB offers them is not commensurate with the cost of producing maize. We cannot fault farmers when fertiliser goes at Sh6,000 per 50 kg bag.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Heed IMF advice to lessen suffering Kenyans' pain
Blame these agencies for our poor electoral choices
Rivalry and mistrust between EACC and DPP gives the corrupt latitude to operate.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Blame these agencies for our poor electoral choices
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Tale of lucky trader who cheated death three times in nine months
Man’s shop has been hit twice by fuel tankers that burst into flames, as he escaped death narrowly. Mukhonje in Lugari has been hit by a spate of serious road accidents.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Tale of lucky trader who cheated death three times in nine months
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Kenya Kwanza deal: The hardest task for Mudavadi, Wetang'ula
Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetang’ula (FORD-K) have been promised top leadership positions should Kenya Kwanza run away with the trophy in the August election.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Kenya Kwanza deal: The hardest task for Mudavadi, Wetang'ula
Beatrice Inyangala: Malala and I make a great, formidable team
In what might have been a deliberate attempt at giving women a fair shot at politics in the male-dominated field, Senator Cleophas Malala chose Dr Beatrice Muganda Inyangala as his running mate.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Beatrice Inyangala: Malala and I make a great, formidable team
Girl who walked 3km to school, scored 327 in KCPE unable to join Form One
Akinyi sat her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examinations at Shirongo Primary School in Kakamega County last year. She scored 327 marks despite numerous challenges that affected her studies.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Girl who walked 3km to school, scored 327 in KCPE unable to join Form One
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Dini ya Msambwa leader's widows pray for help to end life of misery
Sect leader Elijah Masinde was a mythical figure to many including his surviving wives. Sect followers, widows lament government neglect.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Dini ya Msambwa leader's widows pray for help to end life of misery
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Woman defies deformity to look after her family
The thumb on the left hand is bigger than her right-hand wrist.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Woman defies deformity to look after her family
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Kakamega's gory trading centre that has shaken off its 'killer' tag
Shimala Vandu has claimed many lives mainly through horrific road accidents and in the hands of criminal gangs that until recently, used to patronise the area.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Kakamega's gory trading centre that has shaken off its 'killer' tag
Age of aspirants takes centre stage as Kakamega race hots up
Residents say they prefer an older, seasoned politician over young Turks as Khalwale comes under fire for stepping down in favour of youthful Malala.
By Alexander Chagema 4 months ago
Age of aspirants takes centre stage as Kakamega race hots up
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Opinion: William Ruto all but acknowledges he is fighting a losing battle for top seat
What appeared like pebbles on Ruto’s road to State House have suddenly become giant boulders.
By Alexander Chagema 4 months ago
Opinion: William Ruto all but acknowledges he is fighting a losing battle for top seat
Traders threaten to exit market as business dips
Vegetables and fruit vendors at Kambi Somali market in Kakamega town are crying foul over loss of business.
By Alexander Chagema 4 months ago
Traders threaten to exit market as business dips
Lend them your ear but ignore the lies and vote wisely this time
The believability of a campaign message is tied to the integrity of the person giving the promises. What values do the candidates hold dear?
By Alexander Chagema 5 months ago
Lend them your ear but ignore the lies and vote wisely this time
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Busy Kenyan border town that gives Uganda the edge on prices
Its small size notwithstanding, Malaba town is a hive of activity. The town is busy throughout the day and night.
By Alexander Chagema 5 months ago
Busy Kenyan border town that gives Uganda the edge on prices
The antidote to your ailment lies in eating fruits, dark leafy vegetables
Kamadi believes most doctors are in business; that there is an unholy alliance between unscrupulous doctors and the NHIF to make money.
By Alexander Chagema 5 months ago
The antidote to your ailment lies in eating fruits, dark leafy vegetables
Malaba: Busy border town and why Kenyans prefer Uganda beer
Human and vehicular traffic is such that there are high chances of bumping into other pedestrians or being hit by a vehicle or motorcycle.
By Alexander Chagema 5 months ago
Malaba: Busy border town and why Kenyans prefer Uganda beer
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You're wrong, Prof Wajackoyah; China and constitution are here to stay
Unless the economy is improved in such a way that citizens can afford the basics of life and keep some change, all else is secondary.
By Alexander Chagema 5 months ago
You're wrong, Prof Wajackoyah; China and constitution are here to stay
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Chepkube’s ‘coffee smuggling bonanza’ of the 70s finding its way back
The older generation of Kenyans could easily recall the booming 'black gold’ business that partly contributed to the death of coffee farming.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Chepkube’s ‘coffee smuggling bonanza’ of the 70s finding its way back
Family calls for security as renowned football fan Juma laid to rest
Renowned soccer fan Isaac Juma has been laid to rest at his home in Ebuyenjere village, Mumias West, Kakamega County.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Family calls for security as renowned football fan Juma laid to rest
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When the Luhya bury a man in a sitting position
In the Luhya burial tradition, undertakers ensure the man's sexual organ faces the sky to ensure virility.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
When the Luhya bury a man in a sitting position
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Mudavadi says State is corrupt and incompetent; why then work with DP?
Who does Mudavadi think he is fooling when Ruto can tell him, free of charge, that there is a shortage of fools in Kenya?
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Mudavadi says State is corrupt and incompetent; why then work with DP?
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Too close to call: Analysts say Kakamega governor contest crowded and needs tact
It will be a battle of brains versus brawn, given the academic credentials and experience of the candidates.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Too close to call: Analysts say Kakamega governor contest crowded and needs tact
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Blind singer leading a dog’s life duped in music recording deal
Singer now ekes a living by entertaining people in churches and family functions.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Blind singer leading a dog’s life duped in music recording deal
Rethink new entry qualification for primary education teachers
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is not just a lone ranger, it is also adept at courting controversy.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Rethink new entry qualification for primary education teachers
Only consultative meetings will find answers to indiscipline in schools
We must honestly try to establish where the rain started beating us as a guide to finding the right remedy.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Only consultative meetings will find answers to indiscipline in schools
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Hurling epithets indicates you have a shortage of ideas, Ruto
Dr Ruto’s messages at every turn are predictable; rantings against ‘cartels’, ‘projects’, ‘pirates’, ‘deep state’ and ‘wakora’ (crooks).
By Alexander Chagema 7 months ago
Hurling epithets indicates you have a shortage of ideas, Ruto
Fights among leaders, cultural clashes imperil Luhya unity bid
The call for Luhya unity is not new. Not surprisingly, it only comes alive every five years -coinciding with the elections.
By Alexander Chagema 7 months ago
Fights among leaders, cultural clashes imperil Luhya unity bid
Missing Embakasi East Returning Officer Daniel Musyoka found dead
National
By Brian Okoth and Kamore Maina
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John Ngumi: The blue-eyed boy of State corporations
Financial Standard
By Macharia Kamau
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Conceding after losing is graceful and classy
BLOGS
By Cosmas Butunyi
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Profile: The four IEBC commissioners who disowned presidential results
National
By Amos Mabinda and Patrick Vidija
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Cool under fire: Chebukati the soft-spoken man of steel
National
By Amos Kareithi and Brian Otieno
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Irungu Kang'ata extends fairy-tale journey with governor win
Central
By Wainaina Ndung’u and Boniface Gikandi
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Tracing the roots: Where Karua, Gachagua grew up
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By Wainaina Ndung'u
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