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Why fake certificates for jobs in public service is organised crime
If a D- candidate with E in English and Kiswahili qualifies to be an ambassador, why do we need a more qualified person working in the public sector?
By Michael Ndonye 1 month ago
Why fake certificates for jobs in public service is organised crime
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Why DP Gachagua wants to forge ties with Kenyatta family
Gachagua, unlike Ruto, needs a strong backup plan. It is, politically, a necessary survival evil. Otherwise, deputy presidents are vulnerable, exposed and somehow dispensable.
By Michael Ndonye 2 months ago
Why DP Gachagua wants to forge ties with Kenyatta family
Time for those who have been in politics 'forever' to exit the scene
In democratic states, dictatorship has little to do with oppression. The visible symptom of dictatorship is when a leader overstays and delays to hand in the baton of power to others.
By Michael Ndonye 2 months ago
Time for those who have been in politics 'forever' to exit the scene
Why aspiring female presidents must have 'rooms' of their own
Is there any woman who is ready to be President in Kenya? First, Woolf was of the idea that a 20th-century woman who aspired to achieve artistic greatness needed money and space.
By Michael Ndonye 3 months ago
Why aspiring female presidents must have 'rooms' of their own
Allow Raila to go now or risk waiting forever for 'Godot'
Kenyan opposition will be stronger when they overcome the fear of letting Raila Odinga go-he has served his time well and it is time they groom another leader.
By Michael Ndonye 3 months ago
Allow Raila to go now or risk waiting forever for 'Godot'
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Here is my 2027 prediction and it's not good for Raila, Kalonzo
President Ruto is not and will not be a weaker incumbent in 2027. Ousting him will be a high-hill task, especially now that Kalozo and Raila.
By Michael Ndonye 3 months ago
Here is my 2027 prediction and it's not good for Raila, Kalonzo
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To move forward, we should all internalise Moi's 1978 speech
At the tender age of 54, Moi became president of a country with only his predecessor, Mzee Kenyatta, to learn from, and he committed to doing so in his "Nyayo" (footsteps) philosophy.
By Michael Ndonye 4 months ago
To move forward, we should all internalise Moi's 1978 speech
Ensure discovery of coltan in Embu doesn't turn into a curse
The county must ensure that mining and mineral resources policies and frameworks are put in place to provide for the exploration and exploitation of this resource for socioeconomic development.
By Michael Ndonye 4 months ago
Ensure discovery of coltan in Embu doesn't turn into a curse
Why Kalonzo owes Raila lifelong political commitment and support
Since Raila is permanently inked in the history of Kenya's politics, Kalonzo will remain a politician who changed that history forever.
By Michael Ndonye 4 months ago
Why Kalonzo owes Raila lifelong political commitment and support
Clerics, stop coveting political seats; you belong in the pulpit
Billy Graham once said, "Evangelists cannot be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left."
By Michael Ndonye 5 months ago
Clerics, stop coveting political seats; you belong in the pulpit
Ruto will be the loser if he defies court orders on the housing levy
No judge is ready to make rulings which cannot stand the test of time and integrity in this age of openness.
By Michael Ndonye 5 months ago
Ruto will be the loser if he defies court orders on the housing levy
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Gachagua and Murkomen, you are not qualified to wear doctoral attires
The tradition of the title Dr (PhD), as well as the doctoral regalia, ought to be respected. Still, our universities have decided to take part in deflowering the sanctity of such academic cultures.
By Michael Ndonye 5 months ago
Gachagua and Murkomen, you are not qualified to wear doctoral attires
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The era of State corporations is gone; go ahead and sell them
. Even after Dr Ruto gave a breakdown of how taxpayers lose billions of shillings funding the corporations, the math still doesn't make sense to most Kenyans.
By Michael Ndonye 5 months ago
The era of State corporations is gone; go ahead and sell them
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If Treasury CS and Ndii say our economy is struggling, then it is
David Ndii is a dangerously honest, extroverted, and highly predictable economist cum activist. Handling his expert opinion sketchily can throw a spanner in the works.
By Michael Ndonye 5 months ago
If Treasury CS and Ndii say our economy is struggling, then it is
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We 'inherited empty coffers' excuse is no longer acceptable
Unless the Kenya Kwanza government acts to salvage this country and seek justice for the purported stolen money from the coffers they found empty, we will judge them harshly.
By Michael Ndonye 6 months ago
We 'inherited empty coffers' excuse is no longer acceptable
Let's turn scrutiny to graft in counties too
While the national government has a role to play, we should remember the more significant roles of our county governments in economic and social development.
By Michael Ndonye 6 months ago
Let's turn scrutiny to graft in counties too
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Let Ruto provide true leadership to rescue us from economic woes
The country is headed in the wrong direction because of absolute lies, smokescreen blame games and incompetence among some members of Kenya's Kwanza administration.
By Michael Ndonye 6 months ago
Let Ruto provide true leadership to rescue us from economic woes
Tree-planting holiday was not necessary amid economic crisis
November 13 is usually World Orphans' Day, Odd Socks Day, World Kindness Day, and, to some, National Hug a Musician Day, among many other holidays worldwide.
By Michael Ndonye 6 months ago
Tree-planting holiday was not necessary amid economic crisis
Africans may be free, but they are still at risk of domination
The British Empire's principal impairment on us remains the beliefs and values that make us susceptible to domination.
By Michael Ndonye 7 months ago
Africans may be free, but they are still at risk of domination
News media can't misreport if given accurate information by government
The call for governments to make critical information accessible to news media and the benefits that come with it is the foundation on which democracies stand.
By Michael Ndonye 7 months ago
News media can't misreport if given accurate information by government
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Raila has run out of luck, let him endorse someone else
If Raila believes there is a candidate who can defeat William Ruto, he better endorse him-just like he did in 2002 when, alongside other politicians, he endorsed Mwai Kibaki.
By Michael Ndonye 7 months ago
Raila has run out of luck, let him endorse someone else
Mashujaa Day: What Kenyans expect to hear from their President
The president will be expected to redefine the bottom-up heroism philosophy he enthusiastically articulated in his 2022 Mashujaa Day speech.
By Michael Ndonye 7 months ago
Mashujaa Day: What Kenyans expect to hear from their President
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Ruto might borrow a leaf from Uhuru and work with Raila
President Ruto is likely to lean more on the support of his erstwhile enemies from the Opposition than from his DP - it is easier to find another Central kingpin.
By Michael Ndonye 7 months ago
Ruto might borrow a leaf from Uhuru and work with Raila
Cherargei should first put into law a 10-year presidential term
Instead of beating around the bush, constitutionalise the current de facto ten-year term for the presidency and save this country billions of shillings' worth of resources.
By Michael Ndonye 8 months ago
Cherargei should first put into law a 10-year presidential term
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Arrogance that felled mighty Azimio now in Ruto's Cabinet
Hustlers cannot bear the pains of economic burden and tongue-lashing from insensitive leaders. All the hustlers ask is for them to be well-rested materially and psychologically.
By Michael Ndonye 8 months ago
Arrogance that felled mighty Azimio now in Ruto's Cabinet
Ruto's ride to climate summit in an electric car was symbolic
President Ruto drove to the Africa Climate Summit (ACS23) in the first Kenyan electric car, Autopax, AirEv YETU. Many applauded his decision.
By Michael Ndonye 8 months ago
Ruto's ride to climate summit in an electric car was symbolic
Whether he runs or not, Raila will be a major player in 2027
In his political pilgrimage wee hours, Raila Odinga might still determine President William Ruto's main competitor in 2027 election. The way things are, unless there is a significant shift in politics
By Michael Ndonye 9 months ago
Whether he runs or not, Raila will be a major player in 2027
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The 'brotherhood' that makes fight against graft difficult
Politicians defend graft suspects passionately, making it difficult to isolate the actual corruption cases, political set-ups, and vendettas.
By Michael Ndonye 9 months ago
The 'brotherhood' that makes fight against graft difficult
Nothing wrong with president launching Uhuru's projects
The president should take credit for such projects instead of ignoring them to become white elephants in the name of launching his own.
By Michael Ndonye 9 months ago
Nothing wrong with president launching Uhuru's projects
Why coalition governments are susceptible to incompetence
It disturbs when under one year, President Ruto publicly decries having more information regarding departments and ministries than those appointed to run them
By Michael Ndonye 10 months ago
Why coalition governments are susceptible to incompetence
It would be hard for Kenya to pass the democratic litmus test
Like previous post-election 'handshakes,' the current talks are birthed after 'questioning the legitimacy of the 2022 electoral process; failure to accept the 2022 presidential election results
By Michael Ndonye 10 months ago
It would be hard for Kenya to pass the democratic litmus test
Explore other options of solving presidential election disputes
Undermining the power of the SCOK is not a malady characteristic of Raila's politics only. After the 2017 General Election, Raila petitioned against the IEBC after it declared Uhuru the winner.
By Michael Ndonye 10 months ago
Explore other options of solving presidential election disputes
If demos are over cost of living, Raila-Ruto talks can't end them
Any protests over the cost of living should end up with a dialogue between the citizens and their president, not between the president and the opposition leader. It is simple logic!
By Michael Ndonye 10 months ago
If demos are over cost of living, Raila-Ruto talks can't end them
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Raila repeating the same lie Ruto told during campaigns
Even in mature democracies like the United States, voters have big ears for lies, exaggerations and fake news during campaigns-it is the nature of politics.
By Michael Ndonye 10 months ago
Raila repeating the same lie Ruto told during campaigns
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Can Ruto oust US dollar and then walk away scot-free?
Among the nerves of Western domination in Africa that president Dr Ruto is rattling is the privileged US dollar. Can he crack the skull, this time around?
By Michael Ndonye 11 months ago
Can Ruto oust US dollar and then walk away scot-free?
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Time for Kenya Kwanza and media to bury the hatchet
The media have not accepted the 2022 election results while the government is still harbouring the pre-election coverage's pains. They are clothed in vengeance against the Fourth Estate.
By Michael Ndonye 11 months ago
Time for Kenya Kwanza and media to bury the hatchet
BBI was ex-president's undoing, Finance Bill might be Ruto's
Kenya Kwanza government must change the hustlers' perception that this bill has been forced down their throats - the same experience that they had with the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
By Michael Ndonye 11 months ago
BBI was ex-president's undoing, Finance Bill might be Ruto's
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What if Ruto's housing project ends up like Uhuru's Big Five agenda?
This country is a hothouse of wastage of resources because we lack continuity of projects across regimes. If Ruto dropped Uhuru's projects, will his successor nurture the housing project?
By Michael Ndonye 1 year ago
What if Ruto's housing project ends up like Uhuru's Big Five agenda?
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The truth and outright lies in debate on Finance Bill, 2023
From the government's deceptive explanations, to the whipping of legislators to pass the bill, there is evidence that most Kenya Kwanza politicians prioritise their political fidelities.
By Michael Ndonye 1 year ago
The truth and outright lies in debate on Finance Bill, 2023
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It's difficult to fight corruption amidst political 'wash wash'
Corruption is a red dragon, the most rooted evil of the 21st century. It is highly connected, elusive and hits back fiercely.
By Michael Ndonye 1 year ago
It's difficult to fight corruption amidst political 'wash wash'
Succession politics fuelling 'one man, one shilling' calls
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