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Let's not fall for vote buyers and schemers
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i fears the heavy spending on the campaign trail could be a money laundering ploy.
By Mark Oloo 19 days ago
Let's not fall for vote buyers and schemers
Dangling jobs to lure voters an act of greed
In government, President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the flak for giving plum State jobs to retirees leaving the youth high up and dry. He puts more ‘trust’ on the old guard.
By Mark Oloo 26 days ago
Dangling jobs to lure voters an act of greed
Let big debate lift the veil on leaders' wealth
Oloo argues that there’s a clique of politicians that forever watches over their shoulders believing any talk about wealth declaration targets them.
By Mark Oloo 1 month ago
Let big debate lift the veil on leaders' wealth
Scholars at Calestous Juma seminar explore place of innovation in SDGs
They say the continent will lag in achieving Sustainable Development Goals if it does not embrace and deploy Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning solutions to its challenges.
By Mark Oloo 1 month ago
Scholars at Calestous Juma seminar explore place of innovation in SDGs
What if UK's disgraced Boris Johnson was African?
The bubbly Johnson, according to observers, had created monsters that eventually led to the resignation of nearly 50 senior officials in his administration.
By Mark Oloo 1 month ago
What if UK's disgraced Boris Johnson was African?
On human rights erosion, the West is innocent
From constricted political space to arbitrary detentions, drummed-up charges, general ill-treatment to torture of government critics, many African countries have seen it all.
By Mark Oloo 1 month ago
On human rights erosion, the West is innocent
Transport chaos exposes true cost of greed
From faulty vehicles, speed limit violations, inspection gaps, reckless crews, corrupt enforcers and bogus driver competence testing, the mess is enough to make those in charge resign.
By Mark Oloo 1 month ago
Transport chaos exposes true cost of greed
Education fraud signals moral dysfunction
There’s nothing worse off than trying to cover faults. Those caught in this degree quagmire must own up. It’s the most honourable thing to do.
By Mark Oloo 2 months ago
Education fraud signals moral dysfunction
Top scholars discuss Africa's place in research and innovation
Meeting taking place amid calls to rethink opportunities for science, tech and innovation in Africa in the wake of challenges in mobilising resources for technological advancement.
By Mark Oloo 2 months ago
Top scholars discuss Africa's place in research and innovation
Enough is enough, protect Kenyan fishermen
Oloo says an expressway, a thriving port, a modern railway and name it, may be nothing to write home about when citizens live at the mercy of alien rogues in the marketplace.
By Mark Oloo 2 months ago
Enough is enough, protect Kenyan fishermen
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Ruto tirade on media has no political value
With just 10 weeks to the August 9 vote, these concerns can’t be ignored. However, some home truths should be told before putting any blanket blames on the media’s doorstep.
By Mark Oloo 2 months ago
Ruto tirade on media has no political value
Afro-pessimists are fuelling our image crisis
Stereotypes against blacks have undergone a metamorphosis into a critical human rights issue. Generally, blacks are thought to be violent, lacking in self-drive, poor, dumb and opportunistic.
By Mark Oloo 2 months ago
Afro-pessimists are fuelling our image crisis
Integrity vetting isn't a lost cause for voters
Apart from graft and murder suspects lining up for plum offices come August 9, there are Standard Seven and Form Two dropouts with ‘miracle’ degrees firmly in the race for governorship.
By Mark Oloo 2 months ago
Integrity vetting isn't a lost cause for voters
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Africa's curse of saviours turned tormentors
The delayed return to civilian rule after the overthrow of elected leaders spells doom for the continent and its disenfranchised people. The fears around this are real and nerve-wracking.
By Mark Oloo 3 months ago
Africa's curse of saviours turned tormentors
Keep off age debate, it won't drive our future
The age debate can be interesting but divisive in a political season like now whether in online chatrooms, entertainment venues, rallies or whichever public places.
By Mark Oloo 3 months ago
Keep off age debate, it won't drive our future
Kibaki legacy should inspire us to put the country first
Best remembered for his contribution to the country’s economic transformation, will be resting with the angles as his countrymen struggle to come to terms with his death.
By Mark Oloo 3 months ago
Kibaki legacy should inspire us to put the country first
Kibaki House session deviated from the norm
To many Kenyans, he fits Sixth US President Jon Quincy Adams who once said if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are worth your salt.
By Mark Oloo 3 months ago
Kibaki House session deviated from the norm
'Six-piece' idea misplaced in era of wise voters
It is imperative to recognise that voters are no longer the 'wajinga' politicians used to prey on.
By Mark Oloo 3 months ago
'Six-piece' idea misplaced in era of wise voters
EAC is expanding! But are citizens better off?
There’s little public knowledge on EAC since governments do nothing to encourage citizens to contribute to the democratic life of the bloc.
By Mark Oloo 4 months ago
EAC is expanding! But are citizens better off?
Make life hard for shady clique out to buy your vote and future
It is fatal to have a country where only the rich can win seats and hold public offices while the poor watch from a far.
By Mark Oloo 4 months ago
Make life hard for shady clique out to buy your vote and future
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Tragedy is… dishonest leaders and ignorant voters
When will local faith leaders smoke out the rivals, ask them hard questions on behalf of Wanjiku and foster a healthy discourse?
By Mark Oloo 4 months ago
Tragedy is… dishonest leaders and ignorant voters
In fighting hate speech, NCIC shouldn’t go the populism way
Facebook and Twitter have become a revolution with a snare and NCIC is fully aware.
By Mark Oloo 4 months ago
In fighting hate speech, NCIC shouldn’t go the populism way
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Mnangagwa Kenya tour: Did Uhuru close his eyes to injustice in Zimbabwe?
Robert Mugabe in some way made Zimbabwe everyone’s enemy. But his loyalists shielded him.
By Mark Oloo 5 months ago
Mnangagwa Kenya tour: Did Uhuru close his eyes to injustice in Zimbabwe?
Ukraine war: Bitter pill Africa must swallow
The top-down rule by Africa’s strongmen club has failed, leaving in its wake social and economic ruin.
By Mark Oloo 5 months ago
Ukraine war: Bitter pill Africa must swallow
Hope for the elderly as former nurse in UK starts care centre
An audit by the National Gender and Equality Commission shows there are few institutions uniquely established for the care of old people.
By Mark Oloo 5 months ago
Hope for the elderly as former nurse in UK starts care centre
Gay debate can’t be sole reason to ban films
The zeal to wipe out “sinful” sex-related content is justifiable in a country that detests homosexuality.
By Mark Oloo 5 months ago
Gay debate can’t be sole reason to ban films
Electoral code has become a comic book
What impartiality, values are we talking about in a county where results-relaying devices are made to fail, IEBC seals off servers, sits on poll data.
By Mark Oloo 5 months ago
Electoral code has become a comic book
Don’t turn integrity vetting into a charade
Some home truths have to be told on this process – its efficacy, application and what the future portends for public offices.
By Mark Oloo 6 months ago
Don’t turn integrity vetting into a charade
Let everyone do their part in taming hate
In a political year, embellished attention on newsrooms is plausible, only that it fails to bring balanced perspective into actual role of media.
By Mark Oloo 6 months ago
Let everyone do their part in taming hate
Health team meets to review sector's curriculum needs
Senior ministry officials, trainers and health stakeholders are converging in Mombasa tomorrow to review training needs of health professionals.
By Mark Oloo 6 months ago
Health team meets to review sector's curriculum needs
Celebrating Moi’s legacy
At the time of succeeding Kenyatta, the country had only one public university - University of Nairobi.
By Mark Oloo 6 months ago
Celebrating Moi’s legacy
Time to revisit wealth disclosure debate
In Kenya, many aspirants will use every means to rebut questions on their wealth.
By Mark Oloo 6 months ago
Time to revisit wealth disclosure debate
Fresh bid to bridge skills gap, revitalise industry leadership
In the wake of emerging needs, experts say world requires solid, authentic, and credible leaders to build organisations.
By Mark Oloo 6 months ago
Fresh bid to bridge skills gap, revitalise industry leadership
Fallacy of Africa’s woes solved by Africans
Many African leaders wildly brand as colonial and imperial, foreign institutions and individuals willing to fix a problem.
By Mark Oloo 6 months ago
Fallacy of Africa’s woes solved by Africans
Tame wild claims on the campaign trail
More than six months to this year’s elections, the atmosphere is pregnant with unease and apprehension.
By Mark Oloo 7 months ago
Tame wild claims on the campaign trail
How some counties have slept on the job
Let’s spread the benefits of devolution without widening socio-economic inequalities.
By Mark Oloo 7 months ago
How some counties have slept on the job
Let us clean our politics in coming polls
As we vote this year, let’s take a firm stand on Kenya’s future. I predict an end to politics of deceit that has pulled us back for eons.
By Mark Oloo 7 months ago
Let us clean our politics in coming polls
Let's not fall for vote buyers and schemers
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i fears the heavy spending on the campaign trail could be a money laundering ploy.
By Mark Oloo 19 days ago
Let's not fall for vote buyers and schemers
Dangling jobs to lure voters an act of greed
In government, President Uhuru Kenyatta takes the flak for giving plum State jobs to retirees leaving the youth high up and dry. He puts more ‘trust’ on the old guard.
By Mark Oloo 26 days ago
Dangling jobs to lure voters an act of greed
Let big debate lift the veil on leaders' wealth
Oloo argues that there’s a clique of politicians that forever watches over their shoulders believing any talk about wealth declaration targets them.
By Mark Oloo 1 month ago
Let big debate lift the veil on leaders' wealth