• The Anatomy of a Lootocracy

    The Anatomy of a Lootocracy0

    In light of the ongoing NYS/IFMIS scandal in which amounts ranging from KES 695 million to KES 791 million are said to have been stolen by alleged relatives of top NYS officials hiding behind a few companies, it is important that we as a nation take pause to appreciate the extent of the mess we

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  • What Is The Value Of A Kenyan Life?

    What Is The Value Of A Kenyan Life?0

    Mythology has it that human life is priceless – this sentiment has been reinforced as long as I can remember and is taken as a basic human truth. It is echoed in the Bible when King Solomon had to determine the mother of a child and did so by ordering that the child be split

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  • A Note on Disappeared Persons

    A Note on Disappeared Persons0

    “For the purposes of this Convention, “enforced disappearance” is considered to be the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of

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  • Why Booze Crackdown Is Really About Power, not Power Alcohol

    Why Booze Crackdown Is Really About Power, not Power Alcohol0

    John Mututho is at it again. The chairman of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse and author of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act (better known as the Mututho Laws) is pushing for amendments to that would, in his words, see the state “control the primary production process”. This, in his

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  • Political Cartoonists Are Our Canaries

    Political Cartoonists Are Our Canaries0

    In his column for the Daily Nation, Peter Mwaura, the paper’s public editor, has on more than one occasion taken issue with my cartoons. In his latest offering, he accuses me of being unethical, of contravening both the law and the editorial policy of the Nation Media Group, as well as malice for the above

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