Probe BAT graft claims against leaders swiftly
Opposition leader Raila Odinga is the latest high-profile figure to be mentioned in the unravelling British American Tobacco (BAT) bribery saga.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Probe BAT graft claims against leaders swiftly
Ex- councillors’ cash demands unfounded, smack of mischief
There is cause for worry when senators back calls for pay-outs to former councillors, completely oblivious of the prevailing economic situation.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Ex- councillors’ cash demands unfounded, smack of mischief
Striking teachers, TSC should think about learners
The teachers' strike enters its third week today with 12 million learners from public schools staying home since their tutors downed their tools when the month began.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Striking teachers, TSC should think about learners
Protect open spaces in Nairobi estates
Property developers have invaded many open spaces in many of Nairobi’s residential estates at an alarming rate.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Protect open spaces in Nairobi estates
We must not lower guard against terror
On Tuesday this week, Al-Shabaab terrorists raided an African Union peacekeepers’ camp in the South of Somalia and killed several Ugandan soldiers.
By Editorials 8 years ago
We must not lower guard against terror
Proposed law to gag the media in the House retrogressive
The National Assembly has demonstrated yet again its little regard for the spirit and letter of the Constitution.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Proposed law to gag the media in the House retrogressive
South Sudanese deserve peace, progress
After so many false starts, there is light at the end of the tunnel for troubled South Sudan following the signing of a peace agreement between the government of President Salva Kiir and the rebels led by former Vice President Riek Machar in Juba on Wednesday.
By Editorials 8 years ago
South Sudanese deserve peace, progress
Hit drug barons hard to secure youths future
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order to crack down on drug barons and traffickers comes at a time drug and substance abuse has devastated many families.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Hit drug barons hard to secure youths future
Kenyan legislators must stop pampering their egos
Our Members of Parliament have once again demonstrated their selfishness and failed the leadership test.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Kenyan legislators must stop pampering their egos
Let’s dismantle cartels inflating sugar prices
The admission by the regulator that cartels are inflating sugar prices is unfortunate. This indicts the Agriculture Fisheries and Foods Authority (AFFA) for failing to rein in individuals and firms making sugar production in Kenya the most uncompetitive in the region.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Let’s dismantle cartels inflating sugar prices
Kenya National Union of Teachers should call off recent strike order
There are disturbing statements coming out of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) with just weeks before schools open for the final term of the year.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Kenya National Union of Teachers should call off recent strike order
Publicise Kenya’s taskforce report on GMOs
After a two-year hiatus the debate on genetically modified organisms in food is back after the government last week suggested an import ban placed in 2012, will be lifted.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Publicise Kenya’s taskforce report on GMOs
Follow the law strictly on Kenya's public appointments
The Senate has raised a valid point that should guide future appointments to key positions in Government parastatals. For so long, individuals have been appointed to key positions in public entities only to run them down due to incompetence and corruption.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Follow the law strictly on Kenya's public appointments
Avert health workers' strikes to end suffering
Reports indicate that some 11 patients have died since the latest strike by health workers, including doctors and nurses, began. Nakuru, Nyeri and Makueni counties have had health services paralysed.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Avert health workers' strikes to end suffering
Punish officers who abuse persons in police custody
We welcome the announcement by Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet that disciplinary action will be taken against the law enforcement officers who took photographs of some schoolgirls they had stripped naked then circulated the images in social media.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Punish officers who abuse persons in police custody
Involve stakeholders in vaccination drive
The altercation between the Ministry of Health and the Catholic Church over the viability of a new polio vaccine is unfortunate and uncalled for.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Involve stakeholders in vaccination drive
Athletics Kenya should strive to keep athletics clean
The latest doping claims made against Kenyan athletes—although discounted on most counts—should remind local athletics authorities that it has a duty to ensure that our competitors remain squeaky clean.
By Editorials 8 years ago
Athletics Kenya should strive to keep athletics clean
It is time for Kenya to take its rightful place
"Kenya is at a crossroads," said US President Barack Obama yesterday. "You can choose the path of progress, but it requires making some important choices."
By Editorials 8 years ago
It is time for Kenya to take its rightful place
Step up efforts to mould learners
Of late, safety and security fears of learners in school have raised concern among many parents and school administrators.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Step up efforts to mould learners
State must stop illegal sand harvesting
The national government should urgently intervene to stop the perennial illegal sand harvesting in the larger Ukambani region.
By Editorials 9 years ago
State must stop illegal sand harvesting
IEBC must embrace the input of all political players
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) unveiled its strategic plan in a ceremony preceded by calls from opposition leaders for delay of the event to allow for wider consultations and consensus on way forward.
By Editorials 9 years ago
IEBC must embrace the input of all political players
Guard illicit brew fight from lynch mobs
Cracking down on illicit brews appeared noble from the outset. It was simple: Fire up MPs to lead the crusade in their constituencies and inspire the nation to come to grips with a vice responsible for over 500 deaths and counting.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Guard illicit brew fight from lynch mobs
Warders deserve better pay, decent housing
Reports that officers supposed to lead rehabilitation of convicted criminals are living in abject poverty and appalling conditions must gnaw at the heart of every Kenyan.
By Editorials 9 years ago
 Warders deserve better pay, decent housing
Deal a severe blow to this business of death
Nearly every Kenyan family is directly or indirectly afflicted by the scourge of chronic alcoholism and drug abuse.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Deal a severe blow to this business of death
Let Lupita Nyongo’s story challenge us too
Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has had a hugely positive impact on Kenyan youth, especially girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Let Lupita Nyongo’s story challenge us too
Encourage Kenya’s middle class to invest and grow economy
A report that Swiss food and drinks company Nestle could be scaling back its operations in Africa owing to the slow growth of the middle class calls for policy makers to encourage this segment of our society to thrive.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Encourage Kenya’s middle class to invest and grow economy
Mumias bailout in order, but demand prudence
There is huge expectation among long-suffering sugar-cane farmers in Kakamega County, after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the Sh1 billion bailout for the beleaguered Mumias Sugar Company (MSC).
By Editorials 9 years ago
Mumias bailout in order, but demand prudence
Don't let club football die due to cash crunch
The financial woes facing two of Kenya’s most famous football clubs, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, are a huge indictment on club football managers.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Don't let club football die due to cash crunch
Negotiate to avert strike over contentions on NHIF rates
The country could be headed for a prolonged period of industrial unrest if the Trade Union Congress of Kenya (TUC-K) makes good its threat and leads its members on a nationwide strike starting July 1.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Negotiate to avert strike over contentions on NHIF rates
Heed wise counsel from school principals
This week, secondary school principals have been meeting in Mombasa County at the luxurious Wild Waters Hotel for the 40th annual conference of head teachers.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Heed wise counsel from school principals
Sustain this wind of hope for tourism sector
It’s a major boost for the tourism industry after the British government lifted the crippling travel advisory for Mombasa and the entire stretch of the Coast from Watamu to the border with Tanzania.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Sustain this wind of hope for tourism sector
AU must find practical solutions to Africa's problems
President Uhuru Kenyatta joins 50 leaders for the 25th African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa with today’s opening ceremony expected to set the tone for the conference.
By Editorials 9 years ago
AU must find practical solutions to Africa's problems
IEBC must be credible to conduct 2017 polls
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been in the crosshairs of the opposition, which has not forgiven the Ahmed Issack Hassan-led team after losing the 2013 General Election.
By Editorials 9 years ago
IEBC must be credible to conduct 2017 polls
Restore peace in areas hard hit by cattle theft
Several initiatives have been mooted to find lasting solutions to the perennial fatal cattle rustling in Baringo, Turkana, Samburu and West Pokot counties.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Restore peace in areas hard hit by cattle theft
No harm asking head teachers to be accountable
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Jacob Kaimenyi, this week gazetted new schools’ regulations that have generated more heat than direction in a sector crying out for clear policy guidance.
By Editorials 9 years ago
No harm asking head teachers to be accountable
Kenya: Demolish condemned buildings, arrest owners
The tale of collapsed buildings in Nairobi and other parts of the country is getting to be one too many. On Thursday, a building collapsed in Roysambu killing at least four people and injuring several others, even as rescuers go through the debris searching for survivors.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Kenya: Demolish condemned buildings, arrest owners
NHIF should assure Kenyans of accountability
After a protracted legal battle, the revised National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) rates came into effect on April 1. When the new rates were announced by the government last year, the Trade Union Congress of Kenya (TUC-K) went to court to block implementation of the new rates, arguing that health care was inaccessible to most people, besides the fact that there was no public participation prior to the announcement of the new rates.
By Editorials 9 years ago
NHIF should assure Kenyans of accountability
Form One selection model needs to be reviewed
In the last week or so, there has been raging public debate on the fairness of the method used to select Form One students to public schools.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Form One selection model needs to be reviewed
State jobs must enhance pride in our rich diversity
No parent would openly admit to having a favourite child. That doesn’t mean parents don’t have favourites; it just means they are wise enough – most of the time – not to make it obvious because of the problems that are sure to arise then and in future.
By Editorials 9 years ago
State jobs must enhance pride in our rich diversity
Absenteeism in Parliament should not be tolerated
Last week, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Justin Muturi, warned that MPs who miss parliamentary sessions without his permission or valid reason risk disciplinary action.
By Editorials 9 years ago
Absenteeism in Parliament should not be tolerated
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