Touting his development record, Kagame kicks off campaign for fourth term
Kagame may have faced criticism but nonetheless, political analysts say his re-election isn’t in doubt.
By 19 days ago
Touting his development record, Kagame kicks off campaign for fourth term
Knee-jerk approach to issues our undoing
Magistrate Monica Kivuti’s death has affirmed how Kenya’s knee-jerk culture is perpetuating our misery.
By 22 days ago
Knee-jerk approach to issues our undoing
Mudavadi is a man destined for a bigger pie
Prime Cabinet Secretary Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi has a unique political identity. Often perceived as a reluctant fellow who can’t hurt a fly, his calm demeanour is a weapon.
By 28 days ago
Mudavadi is a man destined for a bigger pie
EAC on brink? We've rocked the boat enough
The bloc is huffing and puffing despite us flying the ‘jumuiya’ flag.
By 1 month ago
EAC on brink? We've rocked the boat enough
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Tribes should talk often, it's an eye-opener
Limuru Three upshot was the hallmark of restlessness. Critics said it was tribal posturing.
By 1 month ago
Tribes should talk often, it's an eye-opener
Let academia clean up our political mess
Africa must rewrite its history. Let it make a fresh attempt at sound progress by all means. Since the political class has failed us, perhaps it’s time for an academia-led push for change.
By 1 month ago
Let academia clean up our political mess
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At this rate, Raila's ODM will expel everyone
Raila now alleges a state-sanctioned plan to weaken his troops. But why ostracise members whom the party badly needs to thrive?
By 1 month ago
At this rate, Raila's ODM will expel everyone
Problem isn't fake papers, it's our mindset
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua recently revived the debate at a wage bill forum in Nairobi, calling it a disgrace.
By 2 months ago
Problem isn't fake papers, it's our mindset
Mithika Linturi's fate in face of 'scapegoat epidemic'
The writer says President William Ruto’s reform agenda offers a glimmer of hope. Let decision-makers readily admit their mistakes but take timely corrective action.
By 2 months ago
Mithika Linturi's fate in face of 'scapegoat epidemic'
Ogolla, Bomas scenes and region's big task
President William Ruto, a pan-Africanist par excellence, should extend a helping hand to our pet neighbour to allow a transition from turmoil to tranquillity.
By 2 months ago
Ogolla, Bomas scenes and region's big task
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Why Natembeya is doomed to Tuju, Mboya fate
You can take this to the bank – George Natembeya will ‘tembea’ hastily like that into pre-mature political oblivion. With no clear audacity to win over his region, he risks burnout.  
By 2 months ago
Why Natembeya is doomed to Tuju, Mboya fate
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Uhuru, his 'traitors' and shaky peace bid
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has teeming oratory skills. His words often come with heavy meanings. When he speaks, you risk hearing and concluding your own things.
By 2 months ago
Uhuru, his 'traitors' and shaky peace bid
Sakaja can still avoid the Nairobi curse
On hawkers, he started on the wrong footing when, during the 2022 campaign, he got carried away by the ‘hustler’ mantra and promised them a through pass to all corners of Nairobi.
By 3 months ago
Sakaja can still avoid the Nairobi curse
The one thing East Africa leaders must do
For EAC and its leaders, they must do one thing: Muster the courage to confront its tumultuous past and embark on a path towards honest renewal. But how?
By 3 months ago
The one thing East Africa leaders must do
This can be Senate's redemption moment
Though last week’s decision on Kisii Deputy Governor Robert Monda somehow earned it an optimistic public judgment, it left a lot to be desired.
By 3 months ago
This can be Senate's redemption moment
Defeat drugs, brews and graft or we perish
Illicit drugs, alcoholism and graft are among Kenya’s foremost evils. The ‘triple challenge’ has ensnared us in a vicious grip, making us prisoners of our corrective efforts.
By 3 months ago
Defeat drugs, brews and graft or we perish
13 years later, Rhumba legend Musa Juma's melodies live on
Next week on March 15, fans will be marking the 13th anniversary of the rhumba music maestro’s death with shows to celebrate his life
By 4 months ago
13 years later, Rhumba legend Musa Juma's melodies live on
Let's just agree we dread artistic creativity
Pulling down films, documentaries, TV dramas and music, however well-intentioned, should not overshadow the imperative need to uplift artistes.
By 4 months ago
Let's just agree we dread artistic creativity
Raila can do better at handling succession
There are those who sold the ODM ticket to the highest bidders. The ODM ‘lapdogs’ can chant ‘tibim’ but must keep off Raila’s succession.
By 4 months ago
Raila can do better at handling succession
Let's get talking again on media freedom
In the lead-up to every election in Kenya, there’s always embellished attention on newsrooms, only that it never offers a balanced perspective into the actual or perceived coverage biases.
By 4 months ago
Let's get talking again on media freedom
Region's fate hangs on a few men's egos
The extent of displacements, loss of livelihoods and lives in Eastern Africa is disquieting – and happening before our helpless eyes.
By 5 months ago
Region's fate hangs on a few men's egos
Moi was right on politics and quality of life
Former President Daniel Moi was right that ‘siasa mbaya ni maisha mbaya (Bad politics breeds misery).”
By 5 months ago
Moi was right on politics and quality of life
Museveni cries are on right side of history
Give it to him, strongman Museveni has been calling it as it is. At 79, he is uniquely consistent in his unification call.
By 5 months ago
Museveni cries are on right side of history
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Avid Ruto critics have just one option left
A few days ago, a damaging petition was filed at the Malindi High Court where ‘hustlers’ claimed he ascended to power through falsehood. They are demanding a Sh426 billion payout.
By 5 months ago
Avid Ruto critics have just one option left
Clergy can prove critics wrong this year
The slain aide was a top army officer assigned by the government to protect Pastor Aloysius Bugingo, an unapologetic political ally of President Yoweri Museveni.
By 6 months ago
Clergy can prove critics wrong this year
2024 chance to revisit Ruto's youth plan
President Ruto’s youth charter of 2022 needs fresh scrutiny in 2024. Formal jobs must no longer be the only lens through which unemployment is redressed.
By 6 months ago
2024 chance to revisit Ruto's youth plan
Only grit and guts will make our roads safe
This week, Mr Murkomen and police boss Japheth Koome recited the tired chorus that those flouting traffic rules this festive season will be dealt with.
By 6 months ago
Only grit and guts will make our roads safe
Lessons from UAE and how we catch up
Sitting inside automated Dubai Metro trains heading to the COP venue, Africans only spoke in hushed tones.
By 6 months ago
Lessons from UAE and how we catch up
Kiir's term a new chance to make EAC work
Kiir, whose country joined the bloc in 2016 became its chairman last month after Burundi’s Évariste Ndayishimiye called it a day.
By 7 months ago
Kiir's term a new chance to make EAC work
Put hubris and begging bowl aside at COP28
President Samia Suluhu may have stirred the hornets when she told African nations point-blank to end the dependency syndrome and start up their own form of climate financing.
By 7 months ago
Put hubris and begging bowl aside at COP28
Media is 'lynching' families of the accused
While a scribe’s job is to find out more about a story, we may be camouflaging unprofessionalism with a shallow defence of public good.
By 7 months ago
Media is 'lynching' families of the accused
Don't allow paranoia to stifle film industry
When advertising is weaponised, media houses can’t marshal resources to do the needful. A regime that supports local production should think beyond commercially suffocating media enterprises.
By 7 months ago
Don't allow paranoia to stifle film industry
Red carpet as Ohangla 'big boys' thrill fans at city fiesta
Jalamo, Indah, Toto, Kadory, Pengle, Mc Oga Obinna excite fans at Greenspan, Nairobi. Musa Jakadala celebrates a decade in music and announces big plans for coming year
By 8 months ago
Red carpet as Ohangla 'big boys' thrill fans at city fiesta
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Let's just say Malema is a victim of self-pity
In my view, Malema’s call to reject Britons for their pre-independence ‘sins’ is propitious. He wants us to overthink the past? What are we to do to reverse history?
By 8 months ago
Let's just say Malema is a victim of self-pity
Touting his development record, Kagame kicks off campaign for fourth term
Kagame may have faced criticism but nonetheless, political analysts say his re-election isn’t in doubt.
By 19 days ago
Touting his development record, Kagame kicks off campaign for fourth term
Knee-jerk approach to issues our undoing
Magistrate Monica Kivuti’s death has affirmed how Kenya’s knee-jerk culture is perpetuating our misery.
By 22 days ago
Knee-jerk approach to issues our undoing
Mudavadi is a man destined for a bigger pie
Prime Cabinet Secretary Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi has a unique political identity. Often perceived as a reluctant fellow who can’t hurt a fly, his calm demeanour is a weapon.
By 28 days ago
Mudavadi is a man destined for a bigger pie
EAC on brink? We've rocked the boat enough
The bloc is huffing and puffing despite us flying the ‘jumuiya’ flag.
By 1 month ago
EAC on brink? We've rocked the boat enough
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Tribes should talk often, it's an eye-opener
Limuru Three upshot was the hallmark of restlessness. Critics said it was tribal posturing.
By 1 month ago
Tribes should talk often, it's an eye-opener
Let academia clean up our political mess
Africa must rewrite its history. Let it make a fresh attempt at sound progress by all means. Since the political class has failed us, perhaps it’s time for an academia-led push for change.
By 1 month ago
Let academia clean up our political mess
Gen Z are driving a war against thieves, wastage and opulence
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By Barack Muluka
1 hr ago
The political class has panicked about ongoing protests
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By Ken Opalo
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Ruto, Raila and Gen-Z: This is my prediction
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By Mark Oloo
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