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In Kenya home guards were rewarded, in Algeria they were humiliated
The Mau Mau and Algerian wars had similarities but they also had substantial differences that give Algeria a comparative discourse edge over the Mau Mau.
By Macharia Munene 1 month ago
In Kenya home guards were rewarded, in Algeria they were humiliated
Leaving behind politically stable DR Congo will cement Uhuru's legacy
Since Congo puts the EAC in security limbo, Kenya remains concerned. For Uhuru, success in making Congo stable would be part of his legacy in foreign policy.
By Macharia Munene 1 month ago
Leaving behind politically stable DR Congo will cement Uhuru's legacy
Align our foreign policies and diplomatic approach to current realities
Auditor General Nancy Kathangu said the reason MFA and other ministries get ‘qualified’ reports from her office was because institutions ignore their own internal auditors.
By Macharia Munene 1 month ago
Align our foreign policies and diplomatic approach to current realities
We have four presidential candidates, but this is clearly a two-horse race
Ruto and Raila carry much of the 2007 baggage. Each is a schemer with political magnetism. Ruto started scheming in the 1990s after Moi disbanded YK92.
By Macharia Munene 1 month ago
We have four presidential candidates, but this is clearly a two-horse race
This could be the reason Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed his deputy on Madaraka Day
Being a show of military might and a farewell salute to the Commander-in-Chief, traditional ‘protocol’ lost space because there is no such a thing as Deputy Commander-in-Chief.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
This could be the reason Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed his deputy on Madaraka Day
Local think tanks critical to solving problems facing African countries
During Mwai Kibaki funeral, President Uhuru Kenyatta called on policymakers to document their experiences, but there seems to have been no takers.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
Local think tanks critical to solving problems facing African countries
Somalia election: Kenya should not lower guard on security risks
Kenya has been the victim of Somali refugee influx, terror attacks, and maritime aggression. The ‘Careful Engagement’ approach is necessary to ensure peace in Eastern Africa.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
Somalia election: Kenya should not lower guard on security risks
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Uhuru's absence from Azimio campaign trail has reduced mudslinging
With Ruto settling on Gachagua and Raila picking Karua, political mudslinging gained speed as each side looked for dirt to throw across the political fence.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
Uhuru's absence from Azimio campaign trail has reduced mudslinging
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Uhuru's frustration is caused by an independent judiciary, not Ruto
He was cornered by the power ambitions of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Ruto, political ‘rebellion’ in the Mountain, and pressure due to national economic hardships.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
Uhuru's frustration is caused by an independent judiciary, not Ruto
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Calculating Kibaki knew which side of the political bread was buttered
Kibaki enjoyed his own mystery partly because it was self-protective, and baffled pundits who make livelihoods interpreting others.
By Macharia Munene 3 months ago
Calculating Kibaki knew which side of the political bread was buttered
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Historical lessons and why there'll be no winner in Russia-Ukraine war
Irrespective of the rationale, leaders are guilty of failure to think of the adverse consequences of their poor judgments.
By Macharia Munene 3 months ago
Historical lessons and why there'll be no winner in Russia-Ukraine war
Electoral conflict 'complexes' we need to keep our eyes on ahead of polls
With the elections approaching fast, there are indications that there are areas that are likely to be potential sources of trouble.
By Macharia Munene 3 months ago
Electoral conflict 'complexes' we need to keep our eyes on ahead of polls
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Time will tell whether Azimio holds together following recent changes
Azimio portrayed itself as the movement of the establishment and was attractive to those middle-class people who appeared stuck in the middle.
By Macharia Munene 3 months ago
Time will tell whether Azimio holds together following recent changes
BBI judgment was a win for Judiciary more than it was for politicians
The BBI judgment did its best to prove wrong those people who portend to predict judicial outcomes.
By Macharia Munene 4 months ago
BBI judgment was a win for Judiciary more than it was for politicians
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Kalonzo Musyoka playing games as he looks for relevance
Since Kalonzo’s political moves sometimes leave his followers stranded, he often finds himself explaining his brilliance to skeptical audiences.
By Macharia Munene 4 months ago
Kalonzo Musyoka playing games as he looks for relevance
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Raila: Skilled politician who re-engineers himself every election cycle
To clinch the presidency, however, consummate Raila needs to avoid blunders and to persuade voters that he is not dangerous. Can he?
By Macharia Munene 4 months ago
Raila: Skilled politician who re-engineers himself every election cycle
Can we mark Commonwealth Day without being English?
The Commonwealth, therefore, is not any longer an assemblage of white dominions trying to figure out how to maintain their Englishness.
By Macharia Munene 4 months ago
Can we mark Commonwealth Day without being English?
Reflections: The Commonwealth through the years
The Commonwealth Day has sentimental value and is symbolic of continuing conflicting ideals.
By Macharia Munene 4 months ago
Reflections: The Commonwealth through the years
Nato, West in dilemma over Ukraine due lack of grand strategy
Ukrainians have fought the Russians hard, are suffering and crying for real military help rather than symbolic statements of toughness and sanctions.
By Macharia Munene 4 months ago
Nato, West in dilemma over Ukraine due lack of grand strategy
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Why the other ‘horses’ could still upset Raila and Ruto calculations
Internal Azimio and Kenya Kwanza points of disconnect open doors for alternative groupings.
By Macharia Munene 5 months ago
Why the other ‘horses’ could still upset Raila and Ruto calculations
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President gave best explanation so far on why he fell out with Ruto
During Sagana III, expectations were high that Uhuru would end rumours over the source of his quarrel with Ruto.
By Macharia Munene 5 months ago
President gave best explanation so far on why he fell out with Ruto
Little Ukraine lonely in proxy war between big powers of US, Russia
The happenings in Ukraine, in which Russian has taken over the country, isnt about Ukraine, it is about global power dynamics involving US and Russia
By Macharia Munene 5 months ago
Little Ukraine lonely in proxy war between big powers of US, Russia
Russia and West won't go to war; Putin is merely testing the waters
Russia's fear of attacks tends to override other logics and it is not alone in believing that survival trashes any other reason.
By Macharia Munene 5 months ago
Russia and West won't go to war; Putin is merely testing the waters
Britain is still reluctant to hand Chalgos islands back to Mauritius
It had, for instance, evicted people in colonial Kenya’s Tigoni area in order to give ‘unoccupied’ land to white settlers.
By Macharia Munene 5 months ago
Britain is still reluctant to hand Chalgos islands back to Mauritius
Seven decades since she became queen, Elizabeth has soft spot for Kenya
Queen Elizabeth symbolises continuity between Kenya’s colonial past and its post-colonial attachment to Britain.
By Macharia Munene 6 months ago
Seven decades since she became queen, Elizabeth has soft spot for Kenya
Poor, weak countries must unite in face of major global realignments
The intended expansion violated a geopolitical MoU between George HW Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO would not threaten Russia by expanding.
By Macharia Munene 6 months ago
Poor, weak countries must unite in face of major global realignments
Oginde's article on cremation failed to address some critical issues
Expecting afterlife judgment is a governance issue for people to be good on earth lest they be judged harshly in the world beyond.
By Macharia Munene 6 months ago
Oginde's article on cremation failed to address some critical issues
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'Black white man (Njonjo) and white black man (Leakey)': The passing of bossom buddies
The two families represent elite inter-racial interactions, sons of chiefs and missionaries in Kenya, with the whites having the upper hand.
By Macharia Munene 6 months ago
'Black white man (Njonjo) and white black man (Leakey)': The passing of bossom buddies
'Eating Christmas' and 'jumping the Year' Kenyan style
Of the two celebrations, ‘Eating Christmas’ is more exciting and carefree than ‘Jumping the Year’.
By Macharia Munene 7 months ago
'Eating Christmas' and 'jumping the Year' Kenyan style
In Kenya home guards were rewarded, in Algeria they were humiliated
The Mau Mau and Algerian wars had similarities but they also had substantial differences that give Algeria a comparative discourse edge over the Mau Mau.
By Macharia Munene 1 month ago
In Kenya home guards were rewarded, in Algeria they were humiliated
Leaving behind politically stable DR Congo will cement Uhuru's legacy
Since Congo puts the EAC in security limbo, Kenya remains concerned. For Uhuru, success in making Congo stable would be part of his legacy in foreign policy.
By Macharia Munene 1 month ago
Leaving behind politically stable DR Congo will cement Uhuru's legacy
Align our foreign policies and diplomatic approach to current realities
Auditor General Nancy Kathangu said the reason MFA and other ministries get ‘qualified’ reports from her office was because institutions ignore their own internal auditors.
By Macharia Munene 1 month ago
Align our foreign policies and diplomatic approach to current realities
We have four presidential candidates, but this is clearly a two-horse race
Ruto and Raila carry much of the 2007 baggage. Each is a schemer with political magnetism. Ruto started scheming in the 1990s after Moi disbanded YK92.
By Macharia Munene 1 month ago
We have four presidential candidates, but this is clearly a two-horse race
This could be the reason Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed his deputy on Madaraka Day
Being a show of military might and a farewell salute to the Commander-in-Chief, traditional ‘protocol’ lost space because there is no such a thing as Deputy Commander-in-Chief.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
This could be the reason Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed his deputy on Madaraka Day
Local think tanks critical to solving problems facing African countries
During Mwai Kibaki funeral, President Uhuru Kenyatta called on policymakers to document their experiences, but there seems to have been no takers.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
Local think tanks critical to solving problems facing African countries
Somalia election: Kenya should not lower guard on security risks
Kenya has been the victim of Somali refugee influx, terror attacks, and maritime aggression. The ‘Careful Engagement’ approach is necessary to ensure peace in Eastern Africa.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
Somalia election: Kenya should not lower guard on security risks
Premium
Uhuru's absence from Azimio campaign trail has reduced mudslinging
With Ruto settling on Gachagua and Raila picking Karua, political mudslinging gained speed as each side looked for dirt to throw across the political fence.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
Uhuru's absence from Azimio campaign trail has reduced mudslinging
Premium
Uhuru's frustration is caused by an independent judiciary, not Ruto
He was cornered by the power ambitions of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Ruto, political ‘rebellion’ in the Mountain, and pressure due to national economic hardships.
By Macharia Munene 2 months ago
Uhuru's frustration is caused by an independent judiciary, not Ruto
Premium
Calculating Kibaki knew which side of the political bread was buttered
Kibaki enjoyed his own mystery partly because it was self-protective, and baffled pundits who make livelihoods interpreting others.
By Macharia Munene 3 months ago
Calculating Kibaki knew which side of the political bread was buttered
Premium
Historical lessons and why there'll be no winner in Russia-Ukraine war
Irrespective of the rationale, leaders are guilty of failure to think of the adverse consequences of their poor judgments.
By Macharia Munene 3 months ago
Historical lessons and why there'll be no winner in Russia-Ukraine war
Counties brace for bruising Governor battles
Politics
By Eric Nyakagwa
14 mins ago
Inside the Equity-KCB supremacy war
Financial Standard
By Dominic Omondi
34 mins ago
Do or die presidential contest for Raila Odinga, William Ruto
Politics
By Jacob Ng’etich
34 mins ago
George Wajackoyah: Former grave digger with hope of becoming president
Politics
By Josphat Thiong’o
39 mins ago
For Raila Odinga, it has not been a walk in the park
Politics
By Oscar Obonyo
39 mins ago