Let us build on national anger to transform boda boda sector
The stripping and sexual assault of a female motorist by boda boda motorcycle operators unleashed national anger.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Let us build on national anger to transform boda boda sector
Digital democracy should not fuel unfair online campaigns
Ruto’s lecture is a copy paste version of his arch-rival Raila Odinga pre-2013 and 2017 elections speeches to American and Kenyan diaspora audiences.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Digital democracy should not fuel unfair online campaigns
Tribute to Joe, the man who humanised HIV/Aids in Kenya
Joe Muriuki was not the first to be diagnosed, but he was the first with the courage to be interviewed in a KBC studio after discovering his status.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Tribute to Joe, the man who humanised HIV/Aids in Kenya
Police must go beyond tear-gas, clubs, bullets as poll nears
Clearer guidance is still needed on what is a “proportional response” to public disorder and violence.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Police must go beyond tear-gas, clubs, bullets as poll nears
Ignoring electoral safeguards could lead to a flawed process
Political parties must have a national character, uphold national unity and be democratically governed.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Ignoring electoral safeguards could lead to a flawed process
AU should back Amnesty report on Israel, revoke status
The report must inform how Kenyan and African Governments respond to the recent admission of Israel as an observer to the African Union.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
AU should back Amnesty report on Israel, revoke status
AU must back Amnesty report, revoke Israel observer status
The report will fuel a South Africa led continental campaign to reverse the decision by Moussa Faki to admit Israel as an observer to the AU.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
AU must back Amnesty report, revoke Israel observer status
Digital lawlessness could threaten our upcoming polls
If our neighbour walking naked in a public space would prompt us to enquire into their mental health, why not the vast digital spaces we now all roam?
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Digital lawlessness could threaten our upcoming polls
With dumped bodies, L Victoria could be one large crime scene
We saw visual images of bloated bodies floating in gunny sacks, arms bound with visible signs of torture and suffocation dumped in River Yala.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
With dumped bodies, L Victoria could be one large crime scene
Dr Olel’s life should inspire health workers to serve all
Two memorial services and his burial next week offer the nation a precious moment to reflect on his distinguished career and courage.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Dr Olel’s life should inspire health workers to serve all
Signs an aspirant may cheat on you after they get elected
Are there early signs of leadership and ethical integrity that we can distinguish from those already seeking our mandate and vote
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Signs an aspirant may cheat on you after they get elected
For Tutu’s legacy to live on, we must emulate his life-example
Eulogised by the world, Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be laid to rest in the humblest of coffins.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
For Tutu’s legacy to live on, we must emulate his life-example
Put a smile on homeless and hungry Mukuru residents
Given the high levels of poverty, indignity, and sub-standard living conditions, the Cabinet decision offered great promise to Mukuruans.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Put a smile on homeless and hungry Mukuru residents
We shouldn’t normalise school fires and the dangers they pose
Our schools are at the centre of an epic battle for the national values, ethics, and rights in Article 10 of our constitution.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
We shouldn’t normalise school fires and the dangers they pose
Listen to human rights champs amid rising political euphoria
The second week of December annually provides us a moment to reflect on corruption, human rights, and self-governance.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Listen to human rights champs amid rising political euphoria
To cement his legacy, Uhuru must slay dragon of impunity
Has corruption been crushed or was the issue of leadership integrity socially distanced from the President’s speech?
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
To cement his legacy, Uhuru must slay dragon of impunity
Use better ways to convince us to take the Covid vaccine
What can Kenya learn from experiences of introducing Covid-19 vaccine mandates and certificates elsewhere?
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Use better ways to convince us to take the Covid vaccine
What Blinken tour means for Kenya and the volatile region
Blinken’s visit to Kenya this week offers a timely opportunity to review electoral preparedness and the state of our democracy.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
What Blinken tour means for Kenya and the volatile region
Women deserve access to quality reproductive healthcare services
What are the new opportunities for expanding reproductive health access and safety for women and children during childbirth?
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Women deserve access to quality reproductive healthcare services
Let a mother’s tears prick all officers accused of brutality
Missing Voices have documented 119 police killings and 23 enforced disappearances between January and September 2021.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Let a mother’s tears prick all officers accused of brutality
Why Kenya and Africa must invest in vaccine manufacture
The lifting of the 18-month curfew on Mashujaa Day 2021, may have closed one chapter on the Covid-19 pandemic but is Kenya free?
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Why Kenya and Africa must invest in vaccine manufacture
In the US and Kenya, law best way to handle police violence
Unnecessary and excessive police violence undermine public trust.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
In the US and Kenya, law best way to handle police violence
Sarkozy jailing over poll funds a wake-up call to bungling MPs
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s prison sentence is exactly the type of accountability Kenyan legislators blocked by rejecting the IEBC campaign
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Sarkozy jailing over poll funds a wake-up call to bungling MPs
We must avoid partisan voter registration based on profiling
Eleven years ago, Kenyans declared all sovereign power belongs to the people. Further, this power is be exercised in a multi-party democratic state.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
We must avoid partisan voter registration based on profiling
Wildlife defender Kofa did not deserve a brutal death
Thirty bullets took the life of Kenya Wildlife Service Commander Bajila Kofa recently. His murder is the fifth known Kenyan environmental defender.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Wildlife defender Kofa did not deserve a brutal death
Your flat could be another death trap
What can we do to stop these recurrent disasters and protect against further loss of life?
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Your flat could be another death trap
Quality of policing wanting as August 9 decisive poll beckons
Tragically, Kianjokoma has become a verb for the families of seven other citizens killed by police officers in Nairobi’s informal settlements also.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Quality of policing wanting as August 9 decisive poll beckons
We must step up social protection and vaccinate the most vulnerable
This weekend, 126 organisations across Kenya and 29 other countries virtually organised the 2021 Festival to Fight Inequality.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
We must step up social protection and vaccinate the most vulnerable
Kianjokoma brothers did not deserve such horrible deaths
The deaths of Emmanuel (19) and Benson Ndwiga (22) while in police custody catalysed mass protests and led to further excessive police force.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Kianjokoma brothers did not deserve such horrible deaths
Kioni and Kaluma’s bid could make coming polls an auction
The Kiambaa by-election offers a predictive insight into next year’s General Election. Poor independent voter education contributed to low turn-out.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Kioni and Kaluma’s bid could make coming polls an auction
Who had enough motive to kill conservationist Stutchbury?
Joannah was not your typical activist. Born into a white Kenyan family, she left school early and worked her way up to KTN Head of Programmes.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Who had enough motive to kill conservationist Stutchbury?
Have we done enough to avert violence in 2022?
Let’s welcome the hate-speech concerns of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Have we done enough to avert violence in 2022?
Why we must keep societies vibrant, relevant at all times
Elective positions exist in all our communities. Stepping up and leading ultimately produces the nation we have.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Why we must keep societies vibrant, relevant at all times
We should do more to defend those who expose corruption
CPA Spencer Sankale Ololchike will receive only one month-notice pay before he is jobless.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
We should do more to defend those who expose corruption
Naming of roads and public spaces needs people’s nod
It is not clear why the Communications Authority of Kenya is silent, given their responsibility for the National Addressing System Policy.
By Irungu Houghton 2 years ago
Naming of roads and public spaces needs people’s nod
Do more to protect our fish and a rich marine heritage
Commercial boats cannot fish within five nautical miles of the shore and not in waters less than ten metres deep.
By Irungu Houghton 3 years ago
Do more to protect our fish and a rich marine heritage
This year’s Budget must get it right on our health docket
June 10 approaches with the speed of the Special Gauge Railway. Given the importance of this year’s Budget Day, it is worrying...
By Irungu Houghton 3 years ago
This year’s Budget must get it right on our health docket
Let’s dialogue where we can and dissent when we must
The May 26th High Court ruling and the Catholic Bishops statement two days later, were audacious.
By Irungu Houghton 3 years ago
Let’s dialogue where we can and dissent when we must
Yes, let the Executive and Judiciary restore harmony
What can the Executive and Judiciary do to reboot three years of toxicity, contempt and abuse?
By Irungu Houghton 3 years ago
Yes, let the Executive and Judiciary restore harmony
Taxman erred by exposing taxpayers’ personal details
This week's public release of defaulting taxpayers by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) suggests that even important and reputable state agencies...
By Irungu Houghton 3 years ago
Taxman erred by exposing taxpayers’ personal details
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