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Kijana Mtetezi Meets Ruiru people.

By Solomon Ruhiu The just ended week has been a beehive of activities by one Hon Isaac Maigua Mwaura, a staunch believer and number one people’s defender, popularly known as Kijana Mtetezi. His characteristic fearlessness has earned him respect, honor, and accolades from across the world. And this past week was nothing short of it. […]

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Recent Migori heckling height of intolerance, disrespect to presidency

The recent heckling of Migori governor in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta by unruly youth during his Nyanza tour was not only uncalled for, but also unfortunate. The Head of State was welcomed in other parts of the county including Rongo, Awendo and Uriri where he announced the waiver of debts that sugarcane farmers […]

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People with disabilities need to be given chance in public service

The recent ambassadorial nominations to 24 missions around the world was received with cheers and jeers from members of the National Assembly. The appointment of Sam Ongeri, Chirau Ali Makwere and Kiema Kilonzo were received with jeers from the Cord coalition MPs. Seen as political giants felled by the 2013, General Election, the President’s move […]

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It’s a bit too late for America to upstage China in Africa

President Obama has just concluded a meeting with African Heads of State and government in Washington DC. This meeting has been seen as a reaction by the super power to counteract the influence that China has acquired recently in Africa. The first observation that one makes is the fact that while China has very ably […]

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Cost of land biggest challenge to development

Many Kenyans desire to own a piece of land, be it in an urban area or rural set up. In fact, Kenyans are so attached to land that many have gone out of their way to seek for funds to acquire just a little piece. Due to this demand, land costs are indeed very high. […]

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Domestic violence bill needs to be seriously thought out

There has been raging debate on the Domestic Violence Bill. As published, the bill seeks to outline what would constitute domestic violence by defining it as sexual, physical, psychological and economic violation. To begin with, this is unacceptable as it will introduce third party speculations to determine the extent to which one can claim to […]

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MPs, Senators doing more legislative work than giving handouts, driving big cars

Last week, I narrated how I met some farmers in Lamu at the county commissioner’s office who petitioned me to intervene for their land compensation in Parliament. They had been displaced following the repossession of their land by the government for the construction of the Lamu Port Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project. My editor […]

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Need to rethink role of presidential aspirants

I have been reflecting on our country’s politics and how our society is organised. Indeed, the name Kenya is a shortened version of Kenyaa as it used to be called before. If you go through various texts prior to 1950s, you will realise this annotation. Kenya is named after the mountain with snow. The thaicu […]

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Why Jubilee administration should heed Cord’s call for national dialogue

Cord’s call for dialogue has come up against a back drop of rallies in Kibera, Kitengela, and Baba Dogo, a clear sign of things to come. Cord has insisted on the government addressing various key issues affecting Kenyans such as tribalism, corruption, the Anglo Leasing scandal, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the issue […]

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Prayers are good but let us genuinely evaluate ourselves

This week, the country witnessed leaders coming together for a common worship of the Almighty God to pray during the national prayer breakfast. The national prayer breakfast movement was started by an American president Dwight Eisenhower who was a decorated general in the Second World War. Upon ascending to the presidency, he realised that he […]

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