• ‘The Handshake’ – Kenya’s Sweet and Sour Political Deal

    ‘The Handshake’ – Kenya’s Sweet and Sour Political Deal0

    On 9th March 2018, history was re-written in Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta and hiss arch nemesis former Prime Minister and leader of the opposition coalition National Super Alliance (NASA), Mr. Raila Odinga stepped out of Kenyatta’s office and shook hands in front of local and international media. The handshake that is still the talk of

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  • A Tribute To Kenya’s Forgotten People

    A Tribute To Kenya’s Forgotten People0

    Last week, the country lost a great patriot, one, however, whom most Kenyans had probably never heard of. My grandmother, Eunice Nyawira, passed away in her hospital bed after a long illness. Born at the dawn of the colonial era, she lived to see Kenya gain her independence and the subsequent betrayal of their hopes.

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  • The Lies That Bind

    The Lies That Bind0

    The recent revelations about the role played by British spin doctors, Cambridge Analytica, in Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaigns during the last two elections in Kenya have caused a bit of an uproar. Though long rumored -and hotly denied by Jubilee Party mandarins – the confirmation delivered via hidden camera was jarring not only for the extent

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  • Innocent Victim? Not Exactly

    Innocent Victim? Not Exactly0

    The last few weeks have been rather trying for Kenyan media. The government’s criminal overreaction to the mock swearing in of Raila Odinga did not end with the shut down of the three leading television stations for over a week. Even after they were allowed back on air, the Uhuru Kenyatta administration has continued to

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  • 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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  • Why Kenyans Must Keep Their Feet Firmly On The Ground

    Why Kenyans Must Keep Their Feet Firmly On The Ground0

    Kenyans are given to bouts of euphoria. Once ranked as the most optimistic people in the world, it is a society almost congenitally programmed to look on the bright side of life and to seek out silver linings on even the darkest of clouds. It is famously the land of “Hakuna Matata”, which for anyone

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Shawn Mubiru

I am looking at how Media houses are reporting about the Buganda Cabinet reshuffle and I am not surprised! So these journalists expected some names not be replaced? Is that the new mindset?