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DOMINIC ODIPO

  • Governors must protect devolution

    4 years ago
    Those familiar with the politics of the Vatican, the tiny city state in the centre of Rome that serves as the world headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, will probably also be familiar with the famous or infamous “five don’ts.”
  • When did the rain start ‘beating’ us?

    4 years ago
    An Igbo proverb tell us that a man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body.
  • Poison pill behind East Africa Portland Cement Company woes

    4 years ago
    Could there be some poison pill buried in this section of the Articles of Association, which could lie behind the recent proceedings at the board of EAPCC?
  • Intrigues hide Portland’s poor performance

    4 years ago
    What exactly is going on in the board of Athi-River based East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) Ltd?
  • No Luhya can fit into Moses Mudavadi’s shoes

    4 years ago
    Among his fellow Luhya members of Parliament, he was undoubtedly the First among unequals. If the new constitution had existed in his time, he would almost certainly have been elected either the first senator or the first governor for Vihiga County.
  • Another tribute to Lumumba from a fan

    4 years ago
    After reading my column on Patrice Lumumba, one of our readers wrote the following: “My name is Eliud Biegon. While reading for my History degree, I took an interest in Patrice Emery Lumumba and searched and read and watched materials on him, thanks to the Internet.
  • Africa should set aside day for Lumumba

    4 years ago
    Early in the morning of January 17, 1961, they were collected from the army camp at Thysville and taken to an airfield at Moanda accompanied by three soldiers from Kasai, especially chosen for their hatred of the leader.
  • Exempting athletes from paying tax is wrong

    4 years ago
    Should our world-beating athletes – who bring so much glory to Kenya by winning all those gold medals at all those international meets – be taxed on the millions of dollars they earn every year in fees and bonuses?
  • Why a ‘Nguema’ can attain power in Kenya

    4 years ago
    He was a man of limited education and low mental ability who had made his way up the ladder as a result of the support of Spanish administrators who believed he could be turned into a trustworthy collaborator relied upon to do their bidding.
  • Muthaura appointment not popular in Coast

    4 years ago
    Could the implosion of the Jubilee Coalition government inadvertently start from the sleepy far northern coast resort town of Lamu? This sounds like a foolish question, but there are times when only such dumb questions manage to get to the heart of the matter.
  • Back AFC and Gor for Stars to do well

    4 years ago
    Students of statistical theory will be well familiar with the concept of spurious correlation. Two seemingly unrelated events seem to happen in exactly the same way, even though we cannot see any obvious connection between them.
  • We are getting it wrong in mining sector

    4 years ago
    Is Kenya’s mining industry, especially the extractives sector, being managed properly? Is this industry being managed and regulated by an enlightened, equitable and reasonably stable policy and legislative regime?
  • Uhuru’s efforts to gag media will fail

    4 years ago
    Who, at the end of the day, should have the last word on what the Kenyan media writes or broadcasts? Should it be the President, the cabinet secretary in charge of information and communications, the leader of the majority in Parliament or the Chief Justice of the Republic?
  • New mining law a recipe for disaster

    4 years ago
    What is our mining policy or blueprint? Do we already have it in one single document or is it, like the British Constitution, unwritten and still being developed one paragraph at a time as the days go by?
  • Remembering the day JFK was assassinated

    4 years ago
    It was the news bulletin that even the television news anchors wept over as they read. It was the news that shocked and stunned not only the entire United States of America but the whole world.
  • MPs treading on dangerous ground with Bills

    4 years ago
    Our Members of Parliament (specifically those sitting in the National Assembly) now want to control the Judiciary.
  • Restore sanity to sugar industry in Western

    4 years ago
    The week before last, the Western Development Initiative Association (Wedia), a sugar industry lobby group, made a presentation to Parliament.
  • Let Senate allow governors room to work

    4 years ago
    We, the people of Busia County, elected former attorney general Amos Wako to go to the Senate in Nairobi so that he could present and articulate the most critical issues facing our county to the nation and rest of the world.
  • Investing in bank stocks no walk in park

    4 years ago
    On June 20, 2013, a normal trading day at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), the county’s largest bank by asset base, sold a total of 4,250,000 ordinary shares.
  • On the Irrigation Act, Attorney General is correct

    5 years ago
    On March 22, this year by a legal notice which was published in a Kenya Gazette Supplement, Attorney General Githu Muigai effectively reversed an earlier Kenya Gazette notice which had repealed the Irrigation Act, Chapter 347 of the Laws of Kenya.
  • Greatest anti-tribalism speech ever written

    5 years ago
    It was, perhaps, the greatest peace speech ever delivered anywhere by a major political figure over the last 50 years.
  • Realpolitik of chess game that is presidency

    5 years ago
    After Edmund Hillary first reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, he was asked why he had attempted to climb the world’s highest mountain in the first place.
  • Is there an anti-devolution conspiracy afoot?

    5 years ago
    To Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Devolved Government, this was part of a “grand conspiracy to cripple the Senate and have it wound up.”
  • Who said Provincial Administration is history?

    5 years ago
    Probably the most preposterous local news item I saw last week was in the Friday edition of The Standard under the headline: “Former PCs get new roles as Regional Commissioners.”
  • Why Mboya, JM remain elephants in the room

    5 years ago
    He was flamboyant, articulate, highly intelligent and, as most ladies would agree, very handsome. He had left formal schooling only in Form Two but later ended up at Ruskin College, Oxford and rose to become the most effective parliamentarian this country has ever produced.