Disband Nairobi County and have it annexed to the national government
From the formative days of devolution under first Governor Evans Kidero to Mike Mbuvi Sonko and now Johnson Sakaja, everything about Nairobi is dismal.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
Disband Nairobi County and have it annexed to the national government
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General Ogolla's simple lifestyle worth emulating by our legislators
General Francis Ogolla, was laid to rest last Sunday in a manner that even paupers would eschew.
By Alexander Chagema 2 months ago
General Ogolla's simple lifestyle worth emulating by our legislators
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Natembeya represents new type of firebrand ready to rally the Luhya
Natembeya is cutting himself a niche as the new type of political firebrand, treading where others fear. He might be the Moses who will eventually lead the Luhya out of political bondage.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Natembeya represents new type of firebrand ready to rally the Luhya
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Doctors dare government, vow to go on with strike for the long haul
Striking doctors say they are ready to sit out for six months or even a year until the government meets their demands.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Doctors dare government, vow to go on with strike for the long haul
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Cabinet secretaries big let down to those they were chosen to serve
Turbulence in the health sector has exposed Health CS Susan Nakhumicha as one thrown into the deep end of the pool.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Cabinet secretaries big let down to those they were chosen to serve
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Pain of Kenyans living on the border in getting identity cards
Getting an ID is an uphill task for Kenyans living in border towns, hence denying many vital services. Brokers charging desperate citizens Sh7,000 to help them acquire identification papers.
By Alexander Chagema and Lucas Ngasike 3 months ago
Pain of Kenyans living on the border in getting identity cards
Hustlers bargained for a toast, but are getting raw deal instead
No doubt, the government is attempting to cover up blunders arising from its incompetence and avarice within the ranks of power, which give succor to all the vices summed up as corruption.
By Alexander Chagema 3 months ago
Hustlers bargained for a toast, but are getting raw deal instead
With Raila poised to exit, Oparanya is angling to take over Western bloc
Oparanya is in line to succeed Raila Odinga as the ODM party leader alongside co-deputy party leader Hassan Joho. Raila is headed to AU to succeed outgoing chairman Moussa Faki.
By Alexander Chagema 4 months ago
With Raila poised to exit, Oparanya is angling to take over Western bloc
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DP Rigathi Gachagua faces political survival as support wanes
Raila's recent surprise truce (handshake) with Ruto that will inexorably drive a wedge between Ruto and Gachagua, and isolate the DP from the centre of power.
By Alexander Chagema 4 months ago
DP Rigathi Gachagua faces political survival as support wanes
Two killed, several injured in bus and tanker accident in Busia
Several people feared dead, scores injured following an explosion after an oil tanker and a Mombasa-bound bus collide head-on at Mundika, Busia, rescue efforts underway.
By Alexander Chagema 4 months ago
Two killed, several injured in bus and tanker accident in Busia
Regional kingship contests cause unnecessary divisions in communities
Political spats that have hit and now threaten to split Central Kenya amplify the unifying power Kenyatta family had on the region and possible schemes to polarise and weaken the region.
By Alexander Chagema 5 months ago
Regional kingship contests cause unnecessary divisions in communities
Urgently align varsity teacher education with current syllabus
Critics of the system have mostly had a socio-economic approach and have tended to draw a line between formal education and socio-economic advancement.
By Alexander Chagema 5 months ago
Urgently align varsity teacher education with current syllabus
Poor students yet to join Form One due to lack of fees, bursaries
Hundreds of needy students across the country have lost hope of ever joining secondary school unless the government comes to their rescue.
By Alexander Chagema 5 months ago
Poor students yet to join Form One due to lack of fees, bursaries
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Salasya, a honourable MP who does not care about decorum
The first-time legislator, despite having found himself on the wrong side of the law several times, appears unrepentant.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Salasya, a honourable MP who does not care about decorum
Affordable housing is good, but pocket-friendly education is better
The government has consistently played 'piki piki ponki, paka mielo disco' (hide and seek) with capitation funds.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Affordable housing is good, but pocket-friendly education is better
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Why Ruto should consider quitting presidency and taking top AU job
Ruto is the man to drive the African Union Commission to greater heights, but to do so, he must relinquish Kenya's presidency.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Why Ruto should consider quitting presidency and taking top AU job
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Busia man buys third coffin while awaiting death
The 88-year-old father of 19 says he'll upgrade the coffin if he sees a better design. While some elders have reproved him, others think it's an idea to be copied.
By Alexander Chagema 6 months ago
Busia man buys third coffin while awaiting death
Kenya Kwanza leaders speaking at cross-purposes
Claims by Azimio that the government is pulling wool over the eyes of Kenyans; and that there is no deal between Kenya and Saudi Arabia were vehemently denied by Kimani Ichung'wah.
By Alexander Chagema 7 months ago
Kenya Kwanza leaders speaking at cross-purposes
Fuel stations close as pump sales drop amid shrinking profits and high business costs
Small oil dealers are feeling the pinch and some of them are being driven out of a business they have run for years.
By Alexander Chagema 8 months ago
Fuel stations close as pump sales drop amid shrinking profits and high business costs
Invest more in education and stop outlawed levies
The government should make education truly free and stop its pursuit from being a major poverty creation factor.
By Alexander Chagema 8 months ago
Invest more in education and stop outlawed levies
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Greatest wish of nurse who oversaw the birth of a president
Shivonje shot to the national limelight in 2017 following the revelation that she was the nurse who helped Mama Ngina Kenyatta deliver a baby boy at the Aga Khan hospital on October 26, 1961.
By Alexander Chagema 8 months ago
Greatest wish of nurse who oversaw the birth of a president
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Ruto's blue-eyed boy under siege over management style
United Democratic Alliance Secretary General Cleophas Malala is a man under siege. Regarded as one of President William Ruto's blue-eyed boys, Malala wields immense power within UDA.
By Alexander Chagema and John Shilitsa 9 months ago
Ruto's blue-eyed boy under siege over management style
Agony of families as bats cause havoc in homesteads
The loud noise the mammals make and their smelly droppings are a nuisance.
By Alexander Chagema 9 months ago
Agony of families as bats cause havoc in homesteads
Pressure on Malala to quit as leadership wrangles rock UDA in western Kenya
Several leaders from Western Kenya have accused UDA's acting secretary general Malala of rocking the party from within and they want him out of the President's outfit.
By Alexander Chagema, John Shilitsa 9 months ago
Pressure on Malala to quit as leadership wrangles rock UDA in western Kenya
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Mudavadi's clout gets bigger, but will it help turn Western yellow?
President William Ruto's move to reshuffle his Cabinet on Wednesday has given Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi a bigger clout both locally and internationally.
By Alexander Chagema 9 months ago
Mudavadi's clout gets bigger, but will it help turn Western yellow?
Malala upbeat he will retain SG position during December UDA elections
Pundit says Malala may retain the SG seat during UDA December elections because he has the backing of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
By Alexander Chagema 9 months ago
Malala upbeat he will retain SG position during December UDA elections
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Will Mudavadi and Wetang'ula survive push to create mega UDA?
Malala kicked the push for the dissolution of Mudavadi's ANC and Wetang'ula's Ford-K in March in Kakamega County, during a fundraiser presided over by Wetang'ula.
By Alexander Chagema and Robert Amalemba 9 months ago
Will Mudavadi and Wetang'ula survive push to create mega UDA?
Why Cherargei's proposal on term limit is driven by sentiment
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei's proposal to extend the presidential term to seven years lacks foundational basis. It draws more from sentiment than anything else.
By Alexander Chagema 9 months ago
Why Cherargei's proposal on term limit is driven by sentiment
Malala's sustained attacks on Mudavadi and Wetangula cause jitters
Malala has been pushing for the disbandment of Mudavadi's UDA and Ford Kenya of Moses Wetang'ula so they can join President Ruto's UDA.
By Alexander Chagema, Robert Amalemba 9 months ago
Malala's sustained attacks on Mudavadi and Wetangula cause jitters
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Malala: The 'gadfly' in Luhya leadership matrix
Given his growing influence, questions have arisen on whether Malala will join Mudavadi and Wetangula in creating a formidable voting block or throw the spanner in the works.
By Alexander Chagema 10 months ago
Malala: The 'gadfly' in Luhya leadership matrix
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No vacancies: Depression and death dog jobless degree holders
The number of jobless Kenyans grew to 2.97 million in the last quarter of 2022. Millions of job-hunting graduates feel betrayed by State's inability to create enough jobs.
By Alexander Chagema 10 months ago
No vacancies: Depression and death dog jobless degree holders
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Disquiet over Ruto's planned tour of Western after State House visit
Leaders clash over president's weekend visit to the region as Cleophas Malala led delegation. Questions raised on why Wetang'ula and Mudavadi were allegedly kept in the dark over tour.
By John Shilitsa and Alexander Chagema 10 months ago
Disquiet over Ruto's planned tour of Western after State House visit
Chance to steer KK ship clear of iceberg is being wasted
The tragedy aboard the KK liner is that the navigation officers, chief, second and third mates, deckhand and engineers have all assured the captain that the iceberg is harmless.
By Alexander Chagema 11 months ago
Chance to steer KK ship clear of iceberg is being wasted
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Mudavadi's 'aloofness' might cost him dearly in 2032
It is not lost on observers that Mudavadi and Wetangula are not as thick as thieves in their quest for oneness and bid to build a political juggernaut for 2032. They are hardly seen together.
By Alexander Chagema 1 year ago
Mudavadi's 'aloofness' might cost him dearly in 2032
The Abashu: A clan which buries elders squatting inside their own houses
The corpse is interred in a relaxed, sleeping position to symbolise taking a rest. Great leaders are buried in a squatting position wrapped in fresh bull's skin.
By Alexander Chagema 1 year ago
The Abashu: A clan which buries elders squatting inside their own houses
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Wamalwa claims his push for Luhya unity made him enemies
Former Defence CS says President was opposed to the idea of unity. Says a united voting bloc from Western was dangerous for Ruto's ambitions.
By Alexander Chagema 1 year ago
Wamalwa claims his push for Luhya unity made him enemies
Wamalwa's push for Luhya unity put wedge between him and President Ruto
Former Defence CS says President was opposed to the idea of unity as a united voting bloc from Western was dangerous for his ambitions.
By Alexander Chagema 1 year ago
Wamalwa's push for Luhya unity put wedge between him and President Ruto
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Will Ruto's charm offensive in Western sway Raila's turf vote?
The president has promised the region that, cumulatively has 2,217,948 registered voters in four counties, billions of shillings for giving him votes
By Alexander Chagema 1 year ago
Will Ruto's charm offensive in Western sway Raila's turf vote?
Save us from Kuria's loose tongue, media practitioners now tell Ruto
The Media Council of Kenya took great exception to Moses Kuria's remarks, describing the attacks and profiling of journalists "a big threat to independent and free media".
By Alexander Chagema 1 year ago
Save us from Kuria's loose tongue, media practitioners now tell Ruto
He had a vasectomy, but they're now expecting their fourth child
It takes several months for semen to be sperm-free after a vasectomy is conducted. Having sexual intercourse too soon after the procedure might lead to pregnancy.
By Alexander Chagema 1 year ago
He had a vasectomy, but they're now expecting their fourth child
Kalonzo's Damascus moment?
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