Media relationship with the State worth watching in the new administration

The decision by the new administration to deny the media the rights to livestream the inauguration of President William Ruto has marked the start of a rocky relationship with the Fourth Estate. Last weekend, the media was up in arms over the directive that they

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

Dispatch from Cabinet: Executed Policy Action Points

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, May 12, 2022, chaired a session of the nation’s apex policy organ ‐ Cabinet ‐ at State House, Nairobi. The Cabinet considered the state of the economy within the context of the 2022 Economic Survey.  In 2021, the Kenyan economy

Microsoft launches premier African engineering hub in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta, accompanied by ICT CS Joe Mucheru, on Thursday evening, presided over the launch of Microsoft’s premier engineering hub, the Africa Development Centre (ADC).  The ADC, valued at Kshs. 3 billion ($27 million), is one of the largest software engineering facilities in Africa,

Sagana III sparks the endless back and forth

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s third big meeting at Sagana State Lodge went as widely expected.  He castigated his deputy for starting his campaigns earlier than necessary, denying knowledge of the Handshake before it happened and then suggested that he had been involved in corruption before he

Government business continuity following anticipated mass resignation of key public officers

Succession in government offices has been making headlines following the announcement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) that public officers seeking elective posts should resign.The IEBC has gazetted notice that public officers vying in the August elections, should resign from public office on

President delivers on commitment to reduce the cost of power

Power consumers are set to enjoy lower electricity costs following the gazettement of an amended schedule of tariffs set by the Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA).

Computer errors in the State of the Nation Address?

President Uhuru Kenyatta on 30th November delivered his 8th State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament. In his address he reported on the measures taken by his government. He also reported on the status of our fulfilment of

Mashujaa Day Goodies: A Look at Uhuru’s Economic Stimulus Strategy

President Uhuru Kenyatta took advantage of Mashujaa Day celebrations on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, to announce a raft of economic measures and interventions his government seeks to make to reinvigorate the economy which is reeling from effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  President Kenyatta announced a

On his final lap, President Kenyatta is juggling many balls

From now onwards, every public holiday whose celebrations he presides over will be labelled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s last, and as the end of his term draws closer, the expectations grow heavier. He spent the most of his Mashujaa Day speech outlining the things done over

For President Kenyatta, it’s all eyes on the final lap

President Uhuru Kenyatta is setting the stage for the final leg of his two terms in charge, the latest signs being a mini-reshuffle of the Executive and the apparent adoption of a take-no-prisoners policy.   The changes in the Cabinet announced earlier in the week were

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

Season of realignments, bad business

Ahead of his meeting with a section of elected representatives from his Mt Kenya region, MPs from the Tangatanga faction of the Jubilee Party wrote a letter of defiance and lamentations to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The letter had been written not only for the President

On the 41 judges, it’s an argument without end

In an interview with Citizen TV after his retirement as Chief Justice, David Maraga retraced the history of the dispute over the nomination of 41 judges that President Uhuru Kenyatta has refused to appoint.  President Kenyatta’s refusal has been on the basis that there were

With postponements, BBI buys the president time

Mr Ruto and his
supporters appear
to have succeeded
in confusing the
pro-BBI team: they
have continuously
poked holes in
the report and its
recommendations
and Mr Ruto

Highlights of the seventh State of the Nation Address by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered the State of the Nation Address, he reported on the measures taken and the progress achieved in the realization of Kenya’s National Values in line with Article 132 of the Constitution then he submitted to the National Assembly reports on the

Which way forward Mr. President?

The country has been awash with analyses and sentiments over the advisory delivered by Chief Justice David Maraga on 21st September, 2020 with regards to the proposed dissolution of the Kenyan Parliament. The advisory to the President is anchored on Article 261 of the Constitution which provides for dissolution of Parliament in the event of its failure to pass the legislation required to implement the new Constitution.
Under Article 27(9) “the State shall take legislative and other measures to implement the principle that not more than two-thirds of the members of the elective or appointive bodies shall be of the same gender”. Thus the Constitution imposes this duty on the State as opposed to Parliament.

Referral by H.E. the President of the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Following the passing of the
Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment)
Bill (National Assembly Bill No. 45 of
2019) on 5th August, 2020, the National
Assembly the same was presented
to the President for assent which he
has referred back to the Assembly for
reconsideration.