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Praise for the US, but are our leaders learning anything?

31st July, 2016

My take this week comes all the way from Philadelphia. Well, the subject at least. In the last few days the world has focused its attention to the Wells Fargo Centre where the Democratic National Convention was taking place. There is obviously a lot to say about what went on there with Hillary Clinton getting the historic nomination of her party and the great speeches from Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama and the whole lot of heavy weight democrats. I choose to focus on the Kenyan leaders who attended this important event in the US electoral calendar. It is gratifying to note that at least four Kenyans who play important roles in political parties witnessed the weeklong political extravaganza. There was ODM Leader Raila Odinga, Martha Karua of Narc Kenya, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani National Congress and the Chair of TNA, Johnson Sakaja. The politicians almost in a chorus were all praises for the great things the US political party system has to offer. But that is where
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