• President Kenyatta is Slowly Driving Kenya into an Autocratic State

    President Kenyatta is Slowly Driving Kenya into an Autocratic State0

    When Kenya passed a new constitution in August 2010, it was recognized the world over for taking a bold step in promoting basic human rights. The new constitution was commonly referred to as a “progressive constitution” by scholars and governance experts. Basic rights and liberties of the Kenyan Citizens are entrenched in the Bill of

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  • Kenya’s Future Increasingly Looks Like Its Past

    Kenya’s Future Increasingly Looks Like Its Past0

    In early 1965, after just a year of independence, Kenya’s first President, Jomo Kenyatta suspected Vice President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga was planning a coup against his government. Deep divisions within the ruling Kenya African National Union – between those wanting radical and populist change to the inherited colonial system and those who were intent on

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  • Kenya’s Road Deaths: It’s The System, Stupid

    Kenya’s Road Deaths: It’s The System, Stupid1

    Kenyans can be amazing in their self-contradictions. Take matters death, for example. When our politicians pass on, they are immediately raptured, in the popular imagination, into a heavenly pantheon and cleansed of all earthly sin. Not so regular folk. Following the spike in road crashes in December which have claimed over 200 lives, many have

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  • The 55-year Fight For Kenya

    The 55-year Fight For Kenya0

    Two elections in two months has not settled Kenya’s political crisis. But the impasse is not really about who will sit in State House. It’s a deeper question: it’s about who owns Kenya – its citizens or a historically entrenched political elite. President, Uhuru Kenyatta, won the second edition easily after his main opponent, Raila

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  • Kenya’s Opposition Need Change of Tact With Street Protests

    Kenya’s Opposition Need Change of Tact With Street Protests0

    I recently found myself reading about the Arab spring and trying to compare the last moments before the Tunisia and Egyptian revolution came full circle to the situation Kenya finds itself in today and asking myself what needs to be done differently if they need to achieve their goals. When the Arab spring started, I

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