Declare El Nino a national crisis and rescue Kenyans from floods
The devastation caused by El Nino rains, especially in areas that recently endured calamitous drought that left death and destruction in its wake, is harrowing and desolating for residents.
By Koki Muli Grignon 3 months ago
Declare El Nino a national crisis and rescue Kenyans from floods
Yes, growing trees will greatly help fight climate change crisis
Climate change is an existential catastrophe and an emergency that must be addressed NOW. We urgently need deep, rapid, and sustained Green House gas emission reductions
By Koki Muli Grignon 3 months ago
Yes, growing trees will greatly help fight climate change crisis
Controller of Budget has raised key queries on public spending
If the budget of their salaries is exaggerated three-fold, who is tapping directly from the Consolidated Fund? The responsible Treasury officials should be prosecuted.
By Koki Muli Grignon 3 months ago
Controller of Budget has raised key queries on public spending
Revisit Kenya's diplomatic policy for consistency and better results
Diplomacy is the art of establishing friendly and good relationships; bilateral or multilateral using tact, great listening skills, and mutual respect to find areas of mutual agreement and consensus.
By Koki Muli Grignon 4 months ago
Revisit Kenya's diplomatic policy for consistency and better results
Governance as a profession and a promotion of leadership integrity
Being awarded a fellowship is a great honour and an incredible responsibility to promote and protect good governance, leadership integrity, and professional ethics.
By Koki Muli Grignon 4 months ago
Governance as a profession and a promotion of leadership integrity
Free and independent journalism under threat from rogue reporters
Journalists/reporters are weaponised by malicious people who pay them to twist stories and tarnish reputations.
By Koki Muli Grignon 4 months ago
Free and independent journalism under threat from rogue reporters
If we must change our 2010 law, all Kenyans should be involved
If Kenyans feel it is time to amend the law, then we must follow the procedures provided for in the Constitution.
By Koki Muli Grignon 5 months ago
If we must change our 2010 law, all Kenyans should be involved
How the alternative justice system serves the society in reconciliation
AJS decreases the recidivism of offenders where there is almost no chance of re-offending and therefore helps in their integration into the community.
By Koki Muli Grignon 5 months ago
How the alternative justice system serves the society in reconciliation
Reconstitute the IEBC to allow constituency boundaries review
The IEBC is required to progressively work towards ensuring the number of inhabitants in each constituency and ward is, as nearly as possible, equal to the population quota.
By Koki Muli Grignon 5 months ago
Reconstitute the IEBC to allow constituency boundaries review
What Kenya should do to address water shortage after climate meet
The Climate Change Act of 2016 provides a regulatory framework for enhanced response to climate change and measures to achieve low-carbon climate development.
By Koki Muli Grignon 5 months ago
What Kenya should do to address water shortage after climate meet
We must produce more at home to tackle the challenges facing us
We need to produce more and import less. The government must strengthen our manufacturing capabilities and create a facilitative and enabling environment for manufacturers.
By Koki Muli Grignon 5 months ago
We must produce more at home to tackle the challenges facing us
Clarify running of public varsities and role of several state agencies
The advisory received from the Attorney-General on their mandates is subject to a court case so it cannot be discussed but it does not shed much light.
By Koki Muli Grignon 6 months ago
Clarify running of public varsities and role of several state agencies
Uasin Gishu county leaders broke their voters' trust in botched airlift
The scandal around the Uasin Gishu Education Trust Fund, an airlift education programme to Finland and Canada organised by the county government, raises many unanswered questions.
By Koki Muli Grignon 6 months ago
Uasin Gishu county leaders broke their voters' trust in botched airlift
MPs must reject two Bills seeking to keep corrupt leaders in office
The deletion of Section 64 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003 deals a blow to the fight against corruption and economic crimes.
By Koki Muli Grignon 6 months ago
MPs must reject two Bills seeking to keep corrupt leaders in office
Not keeping time shows disdain for your office and the employer
Lateness is a form of corruption, incompetence and dishonour to one's office.
By Koki Muli Grignon 6 months ago
Not keeping time shows disdain for your office and the employer
Elected leaders must respect the rule of law or risk being recalled
Kenyans are shocked by the callousness and premeditated shootings. The level of boldness in crushing protesters by both uniformed and non-uniformed police and security officers is beyond hubris.
By Koki Muli Grignon 7 months ago
Elected leaders must respect the rule of law or risk being recalled
Raila, Ruto should take charge of situation and retreat to self-reflection
Kenyans living in maandamano areas have witnessed death, destruction, and unnecessary violence, all of which could have been avoided if the government and the opposition acted more responsibly
By Koki Muli Grignon 7 months ago
Raila, Ruto should take charge of situation and retreat to self-reflection
Kenyans have real grievances to hit the streets, let leaders listen
I believe street protests and demonstrations should be the last resort and used only if the government is intransigent and does not listen to its citizens.
By Koki Muli Grignon 7 months ago
Kenyans have real grievances to hit the streets, let leaders listen
True patriots criticise State for it to do right thing and succeed
The successive cases filed in court against decisions by government are indicative of the need by all of us to re-examine the state of our democracy, governance and the rule of law.
By Koki Muli Grignon 7 months ago
True patriots criticise State for it to do right thing and succeed
Public interest suffers when voters follow politicians without question
We need a national civic education framework and institution urgently to provide continuous public awareness on public interest issues and mobilise and receive public opinion whenever it is required.
By Koki Muli Grignon 7 months ago
Public interest suffers when voters follow politicians without question
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How Kenya Kwanza and Azimio's bull fights undermine democracy
Leaders from either side of the political divide should not coerce their troops to advance certain agendas if they contradict demands and wishes of the people who elected the troops.
By Koki Muli Grignon 8 months ago
How Kenya Kwanza and Azimio's bull fights undermine democracy
Citizens mistrust their leaders when the right messages do not come out
The government is seeming to be facing serious communication barriers and challenges making clear communication even more critically important for them to succeed.
By Koki Muli Grignon 8 months ago
Citizens mistrust their leaders when the right messages do not come out
Where are genuine leaders ready to voice real issues affecting Kenyans?
Politics is not only our leaders' priority but has taken centre stage as they refuse to accept divergent views and criticisms with grace, to secure better outcomes.
By Koki Muli Grignon 8 months ago
Where are genuine leaders ready to voice real issues affecting Kenyans?
Let's seek a win-win outcome on Kenya Kwanza budget proposals
There is no reason why consensus-building cannot be used in Kenya to address debts, rising cost of living, high commodities prices, and the Finance Bill, 2023 to ensure a win-win outcome.
By Koki Muli Grignon 8 months ago
Let's seek a win-win outcome on Kenya Kwanza budget proposals
Let taxpayers have final word on the proposed housing levy
Requiring employees and employers to pay house levy in addition to PAYE, NHIF, NSSF including VAT intimately affects all taxpayers and cannot be taken lightly.
By Koki Muli Grignon 9 months ago
Let taxpayers have final word on the proposed housing levy
Why we must make education top priority and pay our teachers well
Education helps us realise our full potential while broadening our horizons. It helps us recognise our strengths and weaknesses, learn new cultures, and new languages.
By Koki Muli Grignon 9 months ago
Why we must make education top priority and pay our teachers well
Yes, let Treasury CS engage us but overtaxing Kenyans is no solution
The government is penalising our daily life and lifestyles. The requirement for people to pay 3 per cent of their wages to the housing levy is akin to introducing socialism.
By Koki Muli Grignon 9 months ago
Yes, let Treasury CS engage us but overtaxing Kenyans is no solution
We must prepare to stand up for our rights, demand accountability
Citizens need to demand government accountability and, their rights. The media and civil society need to reclaim their spaces and voices, urgently.
By Koki Muli Grignon 9 months ago
We must prepare to stand up for our rights, demand accountability
Violation of human rights, dignity points to impunity, broken system
The Judiciary is concerned with dispute resolution, dispensing justice, protecting human rights, legal, and constitutional interpretation.
By Koki Muli Grignon 10 months ago
Violation of human rights, dignity points to impunity, broken system
Do you know or care about what government does or supposed to?
The government oversees the economy, intellectual property rights, labour standards, consumer protection, including standards for social security and professional pension plans
By Koki Muli Grignon 10 months ago
Do you know or care about what government does or supposed to?
Why we need a strong opposition in office and shadow cabinet ministers
The Azimio-One Kenya Coalition led by Raila Odinga is extremely limited in what it can effectively do outside Parliament and with no resources.
By Koki Muli Grignon 10 months ago
Why we need a strong opposition in office and shadow cabinet ministers
We can't afford relapse to demos but engage on issues affecting us
It is unacceptable for Kenyans to struggle through biting poverty and want while the political elites enjoy such largesse as we see every day on our screens.
By Koki Muli Grignon 10 months ago
We can't afford relapse to demos but engage on issues affecting us
All leaders will be held to account amid the raging political contest
The impunity we are witnessing now of violation of human rights, rule of law and the Constitution is unprecedented.
By Koki Muli Grignon 10 months ago
All leaders will be held to account amid the raging political contest
Kenyans have a right to protest, ask IEBC to open the server
Direct exercise of sovereign power includes voting in elections or referenda or recall of elected representatives or petitioning courts to remove elected representatives etc.
By Koki Muli Grignon 11 months ago
Kenyans have a right to protest, ask IEBC to open the server
Our national interests at stake if we get it wrong on diplomacy
Directly dealing with MDAs that are not well versed with the Vienna Convention and not updated on what is going on in multilateral stations, can be a tall order.
By Koki Muli Grignon 11 months ago
Our national interests at stake if we get it wrong on diplomacy
Mutua's note to foreign missions raises more queries than answers
Kenya plays leading roles in international and regional peace and security, stability, and democracy. Therefore, the need to ensure its diplomatic efficiency cannot be gainsaid.
By Koki Muli Grignon 11 months ago
Mutua's note to foreign missions raises more queries than answers
IEBC selection panel must be credible to protect democracy
The selection panel should endeavour to raise the bar and select appointees based on merits and in accordance with the law. This may be a tall order but it is doable.
By Koki Muli Grignon 11 months ago
IEBC selection panel must be credible to protect democracy
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Mr President, let IEBC members be picked by a non-partisan body
To promote the perception that IEBC is non-partisan and independent, the selection of its members should be completely divorced from political involvement and or interference.
By Koki Muli Grignon 1 year ago
Mr President, let IEBC members be picked by a non-partisan body
Leaders in Azimio seeking to work with Ruto should pay a heavy price
Fidelity to the truth, courage and discipline are essential even when inconvenient. He also swore to defend our Constitution and the laws of Kenya; we need to help keep this oath.
By Koki Muli Grignon 1 year ago
Leaders in Azimio seeking to work with Ruto should pay a heavy price
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Why 'poaching' opposition leaders kills democracy and Wanjiku's say
A threat to our Constitution will not be without serious challenge. Political parties whipping and sanctioning their members have the law behind them.
By Koki Muli Grignon 1 year ago
Why 'poaching' opposition leaders kills democracy and Wanjiku's say
Court upholds Sh2.5m award to mother in traumatic birth experience
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