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Loyalty to party bosses means primaries are a do-or-die affair
Party polls have been a hotly contested affair since the 1980’s when candidates used every trick in the book to get elected into regional or national party positions.
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Loyalty to party bosses means primaries are a do-or-die affair
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General Ogolla: First CDF to pass away while still holding office
CDF Ogolla has been described as a brilliant and dedicated soldier who led from the front and became an example that was emulated by both his peers and those in junior ranks.
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General Ogolla: First CDF to pass away while still holding office
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Gachagua and poisoned chalice that is Kenya's vice-presidency
Most vice or deputy presidents have always disappeared into oblivion, or went on to occupy other roles, after either leaving office or being sacked.
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Gachagua and poisoned chalice that is Kenya's vice-presidency
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From Kibaki to Ruto: Scams that hit presidents in their first terms
The current administration has set an unprecedented pace of major scandals in under two years.
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From Kibaki to Ruto: Scams that hit presidents in their first terms
Why experts want Haiti gang leaders to be involved in interim power-sharing negotiations
Gang violence in Port au’ Prince continues spiraling out of control, with reports now indicating that the outlaws are controlling almost everything in the Haitian capital city.
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Why experts want Haiti gang leaders to be involved in interim power-sharing negotiations
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Why Natembeya's 'tawe revolution' is giving western leaders headaches
Natembeya is saying no to selfish leadership and he is targeting Wetang’ula in the messages. The messaging is gaining traction with Wetang’ula’s allies saying there is a force behind it.
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Why Natembeya's 'tawe revolution' is giving western leaders headaches
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No love lost: State and media wars escalate as press freedom suffers
The widespread feeling among media professionals however is that the existence of free media is now under an existential threat under the Kenya Kwanza regime led by President William Ruto.
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No love lost: State and media wars escalate as press freedom suffers
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Haiti's slavery, voodoo uprising and heavy price paid for freedom
Africans were shipped for labour to produce raw goods for international commerce. After independence, the country was forced to pay reparations to France.
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Haiti's slavery, voodoo uprising and heavy price paid for freedom
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Haiti: Embrace of voodoo practices, Papa Doc's army and frosty US ties
French colonial rulers peopled Haiti with black slaves captured on the west coast of Africa where the Fon and the Yoruba, among others, practiced voodoo religion.
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Haiti: Embrace of voodoo practices, Papa Doc's army and frosty US ties
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Haiti, the troubled and savage nation Ruto is sending Kenya's paramilitary police units
Prime Minister Henry failed to land in the capital Port-au-Prince after taking off from the US and was forced to land in Puerto Rico which is considered a US territory.
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Haiti, the troubled and savage nation Ruto is sending Kenya's paramilitary police units
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End of an era: Fr Dolan's brave fight against deceit, abuse and land grabbing
Priest says he started fighting for the poor because he also faced discrimination while growing up in Northern Ireland. In Kenya, he was arrested and threatened many times.
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End of an era: Fr Dolan's brave fight against deceit, abuse and land grabbing
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Akiliano Akiwumi: Elite judge served with dignity, admired by lawyers
Akiwumi was always punctual and patient. His report on tribal clashes, which recommended prosecution of top politicians, senior officials gathered dust for years.
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Akiliano Akiwumi: Elite judge served with dignity, admired by lawyers
Kenya's dilemma as WTO meeting sets stage for US and China clash
Kenya’s shift to trade with the East puts her in an awkward position, denying her the chance to be neutral.
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Kenya's dilemma as WTO meeting sets stage for US and China clash
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Could Chebukati be following in the footsteps of ex-CJ Chesoni?
Raila Odinga claims that President William Ruto is keen on seeing Wafula Chebukati, the man who oversaw the 2022 elections, appointed Chief Justice before the 2027 elections.
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Could Chebukati be following in the footsteps of ex-CJ Chesoni?
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Why Wafula Chebukati's name is causing anxiety in political circles
Plan to appoint Chebukati to the Court of Appeal has been in the pipeline for a while now as opposition leaders say due to IEBC controversy, he should not hold public office.
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Why Wafula Chebukati's name is causing anxiety in political circles
Namibian leader Geingob was a true friend of the people of Kenya
Hage Geingob visited Kenya in October 2018, where he held bilateral talks with Uhuru Kenyatta and attended Mashujaa Day celebrations at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega town.
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Namibian leader Geingob was a true friend of the people of Kenya
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Broken promises and more pledges make Ruto master of doublespeak
Analysts feel Ruto’s could be the most corrupt government ever in Kenya based on the reported scandals and questionable deals.
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Broken promises and more pledges make Ruto master of doublespeak
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Major tell-tale signs why Azimio coalition may not survive for long
Analysts point at the growing calls for Raila to vie for president again in 2027 as a major telltale sign of what may be awaiting the Azimio coalition sooner than later.
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Major tell-tale signs why Azimio coalition may not survive for long
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Why meeting between Ruto and Koome is threat to the rule of law
Political leaders led by Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga have also rubbished the meeting, calling it an affront to judicial independence and the rule of law in the country.
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Why meeting between Ruto and Koome is threat to the rule of law
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Not a Kibaki student, Ruto to continue with 2023 ruling style
Kibaki was Kenya’s best president after his economic policies did the most to cut poverty rates, especially among rural households between 2005 and 2015.
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Not a Kibaki student, Ruto to continue with 2023 ruling style
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Judicial independence in spotlight amid Executive, Judiciary conflict
The Judiciary has had its fair share of attacks from the Executive in the past, leading to exchanges between lawyers and politicians supporting the Executive.
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Judicial independence in spotlight amid Executive, Judiciary conflict
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Woke up in 2023 after handshake lull, Raila is man to watch in 2024
Even though Raila is considered one of the most unpredictable politicians in the country, those who have worked with him point at several strategies he may be scheming.
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Woke up in 2023 after handshake lull, Raila is man to watch in 2024
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The good and bad side of Ruto's visa free entry for all into Kenya
The president hopes the economy will be spurred by investors thronging the country, but critics feel the move will open Kenya's borders to all and sundry, some with bad intentions.
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The good and bad side of Ruto's visa free entry for all into Kenya
Cost of living, weakening shilling expected to be top in Ruto address
Political analysts also expect him to tackle the persistent challenge of corruption in government offices, despite his tough rhetoric against it.
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Cost of living, weakening shilling expected to be top in Ruto address
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Sifuna and his 'bearded sisters' kept alive seed of active debate
Njonjo, who was then Moi’s fiercest supporter, coined the phrase “Seven Bearded Sisters”. One of Sifuna’s pet subjects in Parliament was the welfare of sugarcane farmers.
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Sifuna and his 'bearded sisters' kept alive seed of active debate
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Why Kenyans are skeptical of planned sale of 11 parastatals
Analysts say the government must undertake public participation before disposing the parastatals. Based on past experience, there are fears the plan is a ploy to benefit a few individuals.
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Why Kenyans are skeptical of planned sale of 11 parastatals
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Oil deal debate rekindles other regimes' grand corruption cases
From Goldenberg, Anglo Leasing, oil pipeline from Mombasa to NYS, it appears scandals will continue to happen. Most of the corruption in oil industry is perpetuated by politicians.
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Oil deal debate rekindles other regimes' grand corruption cases
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Oil imports shift and memories of Kenya, Uganda feisty relations
The two countries have wrangled in the past but most of those spats were on political fallouts. Economically, however, they are joined at the hip making the turn of events interesting.
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Oil imports shift and memories of Kenya, Uganda feisty relations
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Speculation over losers, winners as bipartisan talks draw to a close
The co-chair of the talks Kalonzo Musyoka says they will finish their work in two weeks and thereafter hand over the report to President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
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Speculation over losers, winners as bipartisan talks draw to a close
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British monarchy has survived for centuries as others collapsed
Monarchy continues to be a key part of British society and, by extension, Commonwealth. After George III’s mental breakdowns, Parliament made sure the monarch would reign but not rule.
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British monarchy has survived for centuries as others collapsed
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State of the Nation: One year later, jury is still out on Ruto's promises
In the coming days, Ruto will face Parliament again, to many questions; what will be in his speech and have his promises materialised?
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State of the Nation: One year later, jury is still out on Ruto's promises
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Face-off looms over law on sale of State assets without MPs' consent
MPs are raising questions about the transparency surrounding the whole process after they were removed from the oversight process in the recently amended Privatisation Act.
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Face-off looms over law on sale of State assets without MPs' consent
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No permanent enemies in politics; case of Gachagua and Uhuru
Gachagua last week took the country by surprise when he declared that he is willing to work with Uhuru for the sake of unity of the Mt Kenya region.
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No permanent enemies in politics; case of Gachagua and Uhuru
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Wako's reforms debate evokes memories of earlier Bomas
Wako’s dramatic appearance at the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) on Monday this week evoked both good and bad memories of the constitution-making process in Kenya.
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Cry of minority groups or political tact at reforms talks by those mandated to speak?
Kuria East MP Marwa Kitayama who chairs the group strongly argues that the 47 counties as currently drawn are discriminatory and disadvantageous to some groups.
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Reconstitution of IEBC proves a hot potato at Bomas bipartisan talks
Debate on how the commission will be reconstituted is however another hot potato that is creating a lot of tensions at the ongoing Bomas of Kenya talks.
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How Bomas talks will work more for Ruto than Raila
Political analysts argue that most of the key proposals on the agreed agenda favour the Kenya Kwanza side apart from the reconstitution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
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How Bomas talks will work more for Ruto than Raila
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Why having more counties will be 'regressive, misguided and foolish'
The contentious issue of increasing the number of counties, potentially raising the current count from 47 to approximately 58, has once again taken centre stage in the ongoing reform debates.
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Why having more counties will be 'regressive, misguided and foolish'
Senator Orwoba's suspension not isolated, other MPs have faced such wrath
Seven years ago Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi, the current Leader of Minority in the National Assembly, was suspended for 11 months by the then Speaker Justin Muturi.
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Senator Orwoba's suspension not isolated, other MPs have faced such wrath
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Ruto defies Raila counterstrikes, sustains charm offensive in ODM
Stung by the President’s assault on his party and the defiance exhibited by some of his MPs who without regret are collaborating with President Ruto, Raila has decided to act.
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Ruto defies Raila counterstrikes, sustains charm offensive in ODM
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