History won't be kind to Ruto if he sends Kenya's police to Haiti
Kenya must think very carefully before sending 1,000 police officers to dance with death in Haiti. What is in it for us?
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
History won't be kind to Ruto if he sends Kenya's police to Haiti
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Henry Chakava: Affable, professional giant and level-headed publisher
Chakava would be as cool as a cucumber during crises and only talk about mistakes after everything has been sorted out.
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
Henry Chakava: Affable, professional giant and level-headed publisher
Let's be faithful to our sisters to get over two-thirds gender hurdle
There has been no sign that the powers of the day appreciate the gravity of this matter as a question of fidelity to the Constitution, and much less honour to the mothers of Kenya.
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
Let's be faithful to our sisters to get over two-thirds gender hurdle
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Raila's quest for AU chair job a litmus test for Kenya and Ruto
Kenya must demonstrate some level of growth and development after the 2017 defeat. Defeats of this kind can be especially humiliating.
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
Raila's quest for AU chair job a litmus test for Kenya and Ruto
Why Museveni is ill-advised to despise Literature
President Yoweri Museveni thinks Literature is about quoting Shakespeare. That it is about getting a high from sounding brilliant.
By Barrack Muluka 2 months ago
Why Museveni is ill-advised to despise Literature
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Sifuna's desperate adrenaline misses the point
Professionals participating in TV debates will do well to know that laymen will sometimes outwit them in reasoned discourse.
By Barrack Muluka 3 months ago
Sifuna's desperate adrenaline misses the point
When mass media is put to death, who should cry?
A blow against the mass media vibrates beyond individual media entities. It is a blow against society itself.
By Barrack Muluka 3 months ago
When mass media is put to death, who should cry?
If you can't make poor people rich, eat them
Uber and boda boda drivers are the pick of the basket. They are graduates of the School of Scandal. They have never heard of manners, courtesy or common decency.
By Barrack Muluka 4 months ago
If you can't make poor people rich, eat them
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Of Karua, Orengo and Alice in Wonderland
James Orengo has now ring-fenced Luo Nyanza as an exclusively ODM zone. He has appointed one MP as the commander of a latter-day Jeshi La Mzee. Dissenters beware.
By Barrack Muluka 4 months ago
Of Karua, Orengo and Alice in Wonderland
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There'll be no revolution in Kenya anytime soon
Beware where the sweet birds sing. Many of those who sing of revolutions are in the same nest.
By Barrack Muluka 5 months ago
There'll be no revolution in Kenya anytime soon
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Time has come to hit factory reset on Kenya
Kenyans have been saying things to power for 60 years. Power has not listened. Un jour viendra.
By Barrack Muluka 5 months ago
Time has come to hit factory reset on Kenya
Mr President, change tack or unpleasant 2027 awaits
The unchanging alphabet of life has taught us that he is wise, he who has received wisdom. The path to wisdom is not coated in honey. Wisdom is often a factor of bitter truth.
By Barrack Muluka 5 months ago
Mr President, change tack or unpleasant 2027 awaits
Who'll make a case for lost girls of S Sudan?
I stumbled into some of these girls in Kakuma Refugee Camp in the course of investigating the factors behind the longevity of the camp.
By Barrack Muluka 5 months ago
Who'll make a case for lost girls of S Sudan?
Let's handle the transition in education keenly
This year's Class 8 is the last 8-4-4 cohort all the way to university. The learners must go steady up to the finishing line. They have no room for stumbling.
By Barrack Muluka 6 months ago
Let's handle the transition in education keenly
Priceless life's lessons from King Charles tour
Some of us remember the royal wedding in 1981, between Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. It was the talk of the whole world, in the prime of our youth.
By Barrack Muluka 6 months ago
Priceless life's lessons from King Charles tour
Only a lean government can get us out of this pit
The bigger trouble is that we fear the facts. We are content to scratch at the surface and to address the symptoms. The facts are too inconvenient to be confronted.
By Barrack Muluka 6 months ago
Only a lean government can get us out of this pit
It's what it is, but it is not all doom and gloom
We feed ourselves on intended hostility towards those who don't agree with us, paralysing cynicism, and a sense of rank hopelessness. The heart wants to sink.
By Barrack Muluka 7 months ago
It's what it is, but it is not all doom and gloom
Rethink forced migration to reflect today's reality
Before the modern-day international system, through the League of Nations and later the United Nations, the story of man was about migration, might and conquest.
By Barrack Muluka 7 months ago
Rethink forced migration to reflect today's reality
Ruling class must stop fighting, mend the nation
The hopelessness and desperation is real. The recent feverish rush in the Worldcoin saga, and the dizzying scramble for a place in the military, speak to this.
By Barrack Muluka 7 months ago
Ruling class must stop fighting, mend the nation
Grand theft has killed dreams, it's not pilferage
The cost of living is rising like the tide. I lie if I say I know where we are headed. I can only say we are in a very bad place.
By Barrack Muluka 8 months ago
Grand theft has killed dreams, it's not pilferage
Summit served rude awakening on real danger
We are destroying the planet. Our activities are destroying the environment and changing the climate, for worse. The globe is warming, as a factor of greenhouse gas emissions.
By Barrack Muluka 8 months ago
Summit served rude awakening on real danger
Reigning chaos reflects our nation's sick soul
The above-the-law-multiple-cross-scissor motorbikes are the ultimate reflection of the state of the collective mind and the sick soul of the nation.
By Barrack Muluka 8 months ago
Reigning chaos reflects our nation's sick soul
Yes, someone can be living and dead at once
Death, in African context, is incomplete for a long time. Provided that at least one person who knew the departed is still alive and remembers them, the person is dead but alive.
By Barrack Muluka 8 months ago
Yes, someone can be living and dead at once
Keep Kenyan dream alive amid restless defeatism
Kenya sits at an intriguing crossroads. It's 60 years of independence and ten years of devolution. Independence in 1963 came with a rich raft of dreams. A blessed land and nation.
By Barrack Muluka 9 months ago
Keep Kenyan dream alive amid restless defeatism
What team Ruto and Azimio must agree on first
What is the big question? Azimio's grievances have been mercurial, where they are not fluid and chameleonic.
By Barrack Muluka 9 months ago
What team Ruto and Azimio must agree on first
Just like a heart must pause to breathe, this column takes a rest
Whatever the case, in order not to depart like Okeke, 'The heart must pause to breathe/ And love itself have a rest.' And this column too. 'So we'll go no more a roving, so late into the night.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Just like a heart must pause to breathe, this column takes a rest
Let opposition get out of angry spaces and face issues soberly
The human factors behind our angry opposition are easy to understand. Election loss invariably leaves you in a bad place. Many do not even want to believe the election is lost.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Let opposition get out of angry spaces and face issues soberly
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Period of forming government too long and costly to economy
The swearing-in of the Cabinet this week, and the vetting process before that, both remind us that it will be quite some time before the Kenya Kwanza Government is fully in place.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Period of forming government too long and costly to economy
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Yes, be ambitious not just for raw power but to uplift others
Ambition must be about the people, not a maddening craving for power. We don't know how many people Macbeth kills in his ambitious pursuit for power.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Yes, be ambitious not just for raw power but to uplift others
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Uhuru Kenyatta must resign from Azimio, let Ruto rule as Raila reigns
While he has not spoken for Azimio since the inauguration of President William Ruto, Uhuru remains the supreme leader of Azimio, unless he formally steps down.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Uhuru Kenyatta must resign from Azimio, let Ruto rule as Raila reigns
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Voodoo theorists, know-it-alls now scaring everybody on GMOs
The war is on, again, against genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and especially in maize grain production. Sundry pansophists and voodoo theorists are at work, scaring everybody.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Voodoo theorists, know-it-alls now scaring everybody on GMOs
William Ruto's address to MPs set a bold start, he must keep eye on target
The true test will be in specific Bills and what they seek to achieve. For now, beyond the broad-brush capsule of the future, not much can be expected or done.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
William Ruto's address to MPs set a bold start, he must keep eye on target
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Azimio team faces perilous political future after election loss
Internal disorganisation and serious managerial gaps in the campaign effort led to defeat. Raila, Karua and Kalonzo face the uphill task of remaining politically relevant in future.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Azimio team faces perilous political future after election loss
Azimio's false majority in House and their role as the Opposition
Belonging to a political formation cannot make you a prisoner to it. You are not obliged to agree with everything in the formation, and to remain there as if you were serving a jail term.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Azimio's false majority in House and their role as the Opposition
Kenyans must refuse to be part of attack on public institutions
A bad workman quarrels with his tools, and a poor husbandman with the workers. In Kenya, we quarrel with our tools every election season.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Kenyans must refuse to be part of attack on public institutions
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Uhuru's unhappy ending and what majority will remember
Dr Ruto is the new leader of Kenya. Mr Odinga is the leader of the Opposition. Painful, but true. The law, the people, and God have said.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Uhuru's unhappy ending and what majority will remember
Our Judiciary has stood tall in push and shove for democracy
The political and electoral saga that has gone on in our country these past few years can tease us with tedium. It even infuses into us a sense of hopelessness.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Our Judiciary has stood tall in push and shove for democracy
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Raila-Ruto: Is Kenya sinking during its Age of Reason?
We saw that at the Bomas of Kenya. Busy bodies, some with crude clubs disguised as traditional attire, interrupted presidential vote tallying activities. This will, hopefully, not happen at top court.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Raila-Ruto: Is Kenya sinking during its Age of Reason?
MCAs who fought 'tooth and nail' to retain seats
The hotly-contested polls saw some fall by the wayside; others got a lifeline while a new breed of legislators was birthed.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
MCAs who fought 'tooth and nail' to retain seats
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Kenya awaits next President
By 4pm, IEBC put the voter turnout at 56.17 per cent, with their projections indicating a 60 per cent final turnout.
By Barrack Muluka 1 year ago
Kenya awaits next President
Fierce Ruto defenders now pushing anti-Gachagua crusade
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Why there is a boon in real estate amid tough economic conditions
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