No matter the conflicting views on Waiguru, the law has spoken
This story forms the basis for very conflicted musings regarding the Anne Waiguru impeachment case.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 3 years ago
No matter the conflicting views on Waiguru, the law has spoken
Political geniuses Uhuru, Ruto and Raila should be consulting
At the curfew hour, President Kenyatta, Raila Odinga, William Ruto and all their political minions rush home to hunker over their political playbooks.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 3 years ago
Political geniuses Uhuru, Ruto and Raila should be consulting
Ruto, your foes are uniting to impeach you and not for 2022
Dr DP, coalitions are being formed to impeach you. The coalitions are a ‘disposable asset’ with one urgent purpose.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Ruto, your foes are uniting to impeach you and not for 2022
What kind of political naivety led to Kariobangi demolitions?
The level of viciousness that Kariobangi has seen is comparable to that of Leopold the Second, who oversaw sadistic projects upon ‘hapless Africans'
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
What kind of political naivety led to Kariobangi demolitions?
DP will forever be in a tight spot having power but no authority
The Deputy President is permanently between a rock and a hard place. And by Deputy President I do not mean William Ruto
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
DP will forever be in a tight spot having power but no authority
Time for Uhuru to brave hate, order lockdown to curb virus?
This is the time for President Uhuru Kenyatta to hate public love. The desire for presidential popularity at this time will cost him dearly.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Time for Uhuru to brave hate, order lockdown to curb virus?
How we can execute proactive operation in the face of coronavirus
We Kenyans are averse to the concept of ‘personal space.’ The government has to warn us to stand a metre apart at the supermarket line for good reason
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
How we can execute proactive operation in the face of coronavirus
As a rule of thumb, leaders with ambition need formidable allies
The coronavirus has temporarily come to the rescue of the Deputy President.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
As a rule of thumb, leaders with ambition need formidable allies
We’re often a collateral damage in other people’s power games
My MP is disgusted. Nelson Koech of Belgut told the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary that her answers were sickening and painful to listen to.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
We’re often a collateral damage in other people’s power games
Modern day political pawns will stand out as we head to 2022
Kenya’s political history is rife with cat’s paws at the service of presidents and other political honchos
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Modern day political pawns will stand out as we head to 2022
Sonko is a political gangster who we all love to hate
Sonko may be a Lula, a political gangster who turns a city, or country around.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Sonko is a political gangster who we all love to hate
Colonialists were terrorists
There are two types of shujaas. One advocated for independence gained through constitutional means, and the other waged a liberation war.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Colonialists were terrorists
Why census will be the launch pad for 2022 poll contest
The August 24 population census will be an election before the official General Election. T
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Why census will be the launch pad for 2022 poll contest
Punguza Mizigo’s life risks being cut in ruthless style
Operation ‘Kill Bill’ is underway. The brief is that the Punguza Mizigo Bill must die by any means necessary.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Punguza Mizigo’s life risks being cut in ruthless style
Punguza Mizigo has already won referendum race
The Building Bridges Initiative can now pack their bags and go home. The ‘Punguza Mizigo’ people have already won the race to the referendum.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Punguza Mizigo has already won referendum race
Ruto should wake up to reality: Central will not vote for him
The Bomet veteran told us ‘point blank’, that when it comes to promising votes, Central Kenya will “play all sorts of games”.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
Ruto should wake up to reality: Central will not vote for him
The good, the bad and ugly in Uhuru’s demonetisation
In the demonetisation venture, President Uhuru Kenyatta has proved terribly shameless, but surprisingly shrewd and unusually daring.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 4 years ago
The good, the bad and ugly in Uhuru’s demonetisation
Parties without conviction can’t move generations
One Sunday morning in 1946 or perhaps 1947, the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, with his wife, took their young sons to be baptised at a Church in Maseno
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Parties without conviction can’t move generations
We need honest talk on systems of government
A famous American statistician, W. Edwards Deming, once said: “In God we trust. Everyone else must bring data.”
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
We need honest talk on systems of government
Let’s examine Supreme Court with critical eye
When Raila lost the 2007 elections, he was certain that he had lost unfairly. But he could not even dream of taking a petition to the Supreme Court.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Let’s examine Supreme Court with critical eye
Raila-Ruto feud fueling fresh political wars
Raila Odinga in crisis is like a fish in water. He swiftly glides through torrents and turns political misfortune into gold.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Raila-Ruto feud fueling fresh political wars
Contradictions in criminal justice system worrying
Are some sinners bigger in the eyes of the DCI? Can the criminal be more important than the crime? Of course.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Contradictions in criminal justice system worrying
Orengo’s bid to impeach Ruto an ‘act of courage’
Orengo is out to lower Ruto’s political ‘market value’ by demystifying him.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Orengo’s bid to impeach Ruto an ‘act of courage’
Why ‘chief minister’ role a double-edged sword for Matiang’i
Matiang’i has been demoted, not promoted. His appointment as the ‘Chief minister’ may be a bureaucratic elevation, but it is a political downgrade.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Why ‘chief minister’ role a double-edged sword for Matiang’i
In a referendum, Ruto will cook the elite, have them for lunch
Blocking Ruto from attaining the ultimate political prize, the presidency, is like fighting the tide
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
In a referendum, Ruto will cook the elite, have them for lunch
How trial by media undermines the right to a fair trial
The press should not be making publications either about the victim or the accused, which would have been inadmissible in the actual trial
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
How trial by media undermines the right to a fair trial
Uhuru suffers ‘lame duck’ effect
Constitutional term limits have the effect of turning a president into a lame duck in his final term of office.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Uhuru suffers ‘lame duck’ effect
Demolition of structures raises critical queries
For many, the demolitions are a triumphant assault on corruption. For some like me, bulldozing exercise leaves behind heaps of rubble and questions
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Demolition of structures raises critical queries
Graft war should not be one time dramatic event
On the war against corruption, Kenya is a kicking and screaming drug addict who is being made to ‘quit the habit’.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
Graft war should not be one time dramatic event
We are economic prisoners despite gaining self-rule
Why did Kenya gain independence in 1964 instead of say, 1994, like South Africa?
By Daisy Maritim Maina 5 years ago
We are economic prisoners despite gaining self-rule
Push to recycle presidents is an insult to Kenyan citizens
For the sake of this country, I hope that this is just idle opinion mongering.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
Push to recycle presidents is an insult to Kenyan citizens
DP Ruto will do well to reject flattery of the sycophants
Where he goes, they will follow and what he says, they will do; where he sits, they will perform with gusto.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
DP Ruto will do well to reject flattery of the sycophants
Uhuru and Raila handshake a superficial act
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the premise upon which the March 9 ‘handshake’ unity deal happened is as wobbly as legs of a newborn calf. T
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
Uhuru and Raila handshake a superficial act
Law of unrelated things at play in political events
In the controversial 2005 book, Freakonomics, the authors explore the ‘law of unrelated things.’
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
Law of unrelated things at play in political events
Obsession with succession is our greatest undoing
This premature preoccupation by the political leadership is all about planning, positioning and the presidency.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
Obsession with succession is our greatest undoing
Uhuru dramatically changes with only his legacy on the agenda
In Kenya, we have had four presidents so far, but we have only had three regimes: the Kenyatta/Moi regime was the first.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
Uhuru dramatically changes with only his legacy on the agenda
Uhuru should stem political recklessness that is now the norm
Number One; I would have ordered the positioning of the ‘Flying Squad’ in strategic, inconspicuous bushy spots in Uhuru Park.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
Uhuru should stem political recklessness that is now the norm
State doing itself big disservice by gaging leading TV stations
Raila’s oathing ceremony could be regarded as the official beginning of a coup d’êtat to be executed in installments over the next few months.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
State doing itself big disservice by gaging leading TV stations
On swearing-in plans, Raila is endangering his political legacy
The Kenyan version of the game is called ‘sema ng’we!’ or ‘dare me’! In promising to swear himself in, Raila is telling Uhuru ‘sema ng’we’
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
On swearing-in plans, Raila is endangering his political legacy
Why the making of political marriages should be pragmatic
Political partnerships are purely marriages of convenience.
By Daisy Maritim Maina 6 years ago
Why the making of political marriages should be pragmatic
What widening cracks in Kenya Kwanza says about our politics
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