Deputy President enjoys “bad cop” role

If they were two policemen on the beat, President William Ruto would be the quietauthoritative officer while Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua would be theaggressive “bad cop”. That awareness was apparent in Mr Gachagua’s criticism of the business sector at ameeting of the Kenya National Chamber

4th November 2022 Finger on the Pulse

Significant political events of the week:  On Sunday, October 30, On Tuesday, November 1, On Wednesday, November 2, On Thursday, November 3,

21st October 2022 Political and Regulatory Round Up

Kenya Members of disbanded DCI unit revealed A total of 21 detectives who served under a recently disbanded unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have been summoned to the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) headquarters in Nairobi. The officers who had been attached to

Disbandment of police unit opens a Pandora’s Box

The decision by the new administration to terminate a crack police squad has the potential to become one of the first big issues the Kenya Kwanza government has to tackle. Dubbed the Special Services Unit, the squad was reported to have been created by George

Uhuru’s war on corruption: Admitting being soft and appearance with Sonko point at watered down efforts

One of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s targets, as he sought to establish his legacy after 10 years in charge, was to enhance the war on corruption. This week, about three weeks to the election, he appeared to make several steps back in that effort. First was

Hope for digital stakeholders after launch of DCI forensic lab to combat cybercrimes

The war against cybercrime in Kenya went a notch higher following an initiative by the government to curb the surge in the vice.  During the launch of a new DCI national forensic laboratory in Nairobi on Monday, June 13, 2022, President Kenyatta singled out sim

Stakeholders should take up their roles to curb menace of spiked drinks

Spiking of alcohol in entertainment joints has been a long-running menace for revellers who have raised concerns with relevant authorities over their safety. Revellers who have fallen prey to the alcohol spikers, now popularly known as ‘pishori babes’, have lost considerable amounts of money and

Jimi Wanjigi’s foray into front-end politics enters snail’s pace

Jimi Wanjigi has since mid-2021 been vocal about his bid to become a presidential candidate, but the last week has made that ambitious idea fade into the background. The decision by a court to free him as it verifies the orders of another court preventing