Political Sentiment

The journey, and the challenges, begin for Raila

Ahead of the much-hyped ‘big announcement’ by Raila Odinga on Friday, December 10, the team organizing the event at the stadium in Kasarani, Nairobi, were worried. While the event’s outcome was known well in advance, there were hitches evident in the fact that none of

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As action on corruption resumes, a test of the commitment

Two incidents on Thursday and another one on Friday morning have swung the spotlight back on corruption.  The Thursday ones involved Justices Aggrey Muchelule and Said Juma Chitembwe, whose officers were stormed and searched by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations before they were

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Political quake at the core of Jubilee

The heat in the Jubilee Party has been building up and this week, the beginnings of the end of the vehicle President Uhuru Kenyatta used to win two elections could be seen. It started with a meeting by more than 100 MPs supporting the faction

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After the latest death, reflection

The death of Dr Stephen Mogusu from Covid-19 complications once more exposed massive gaps in the way the Government treats its essential workers.  Red tape could have been blamed for the fact that he had remained unpaid for five months – some civil servants wait

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BBI: Rollout starts but big questions remain

With a Deputy President threatening to oppose the proposal to amend the Constitution and the proponents seemingly unprepared to
accommodate or start the consensus-building process, it is evident that the BBI process will need more time.

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The EACC is on a good roll

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions this week approved charges in three big cases: against the former ports boss, the Migori governor and his family, and against the MP for Malindi. All three appear to be quite straightforward, if the press reports are anything to go

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Why Ruto’s Options Are Dwindling …. For Now

Deputy President William Ruto entered the year 2018 on a comfortable political footing. He had his sights on the 2022 presidential campaign, given his understanding with his boss – President Uhuru Kenyatta – and public pronouncements about his support in 2022. Fast-forward to mid-2020 and

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Committee reorganisation on hold

1.     . Committee reorganisation on hold Despite the agreement between their principals and the common antipathy towards the Deputy President, the reorganisation of House committees was reported to have stalled because of disagreements between the Majority and Minority heads. With one side looking to shoot

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BBI is back

1.    BBI is back Raila Odinga’s treatment in Dubai was last week reported to have been the reason the release of the final Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report would not be released. With the former Prime Minister this week declaring that he is fit and ready,

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A DANCE FOR THE KING?

“Salome the daughter of Herod danced so well for Herod. When Herod asked her want she wanted, she asked for the head of John the Baptist. Today, some people have danced so well. They are not looking for justice, but for somebody’s head. That head is not for Salome, but for somebody.Gov. Waiguru’s head is being asked for, not by the County Assembly; I can tell you that and I have the evidence. The people looking for Waiguru’s head is not the County Assembly.”

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BACK TO THE FUTURE FOR JUBILEE

Deputy President William Ruto and his allies this week unveiled Jubilee Asili, an office in Kilimani that the deposed Senate Majority Leader, Kipchumba Murkomen, said would be a meeting point for the Jubilee Party MPs allied to their faction. Accompanying the centre, which has been

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EXECUTIVE ORDER CAUSING DISORDER …

On June 1, as he read his Madaraka Day speech, the President took a historical journey through some of Kenya’s significant governance and constitutional moments to create the doorway for his moment of discernment.

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