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Kibaki, co-rulers stuck in history

I believe President Kibaki’s former anti-graft tsar Mr John Githongo when he says our leader and his co-rulers live on the wrong side of history. Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Kipkoech Tanui

 

Yes, it’s time we voted in a foreign president

Prime Minister Tinga has a brilliant idea whose time is long overdue. Before you dismiss its viability, or even question his qualification, one should be reminded Tinga has devoted his working life to … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Seriously Speaking

Thumbs up to Cheserem’s appointment, but what next for capital markets reform?

Yes, Mr Micah Cheserem, the new Chairman of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) can make a difference in providing resolute leadership and fixing the market. … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by PUBLIC WATCHDOG

Forget mouthwork, we want action

A number of failed institutions count Justice and Constitutional Affairs as the parent ministry. Although the minister does not appoint the Chief Justice, Attorney General, director of the Kenya A … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Okech Kendo

Gender based violence more than physical and sexual assaults

For majority of Kenyans, the words ‘gender based violence’ immediately evoke images of a severely battered or raped woman or a defiled girl. We tend to associate the perpetrators of gender based viole Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Njoki Karuoya

 

Why I haven’t actualised my dreams

Just like everybody else, I dream big. I hope that before my ‘prime time’ expires and I am too old to do anything, I will have made a name for myself. Call it vanity, but don’t blame me: Blame the gam … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Nancy Mburu

We should not resist technology, we should enslave it

Not long ago, tea workers went on strike over the lifting of a ban on mechanised tea picking. Why such resistance to technology in a country where science is taught in all schools? Where would we be w … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by XN Iraki

Exit poll wouldn’t have helped Kenya

For three days in December 2007, Kenya slid into chaos as ballot counters took what appeared to be a presidential election victory for the challenger and delivered it to the incumbent. … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Dominic Odipo

Who is to blame for Mnet’s Agency pullout?

On Tuesday, M-Net viewers who have been following the unfolding Kenyan drama series The Agency should be in for a breathtaking episode. In the episode, Alexia, one of the actresses is in a financial c Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Monday Blues

 

US offers best model for Kenya in governance, service delivery

It may be unfair to compare the United States with Kenya, but certain contrasts are irresistible. Furthermore, we are always taught to aim for the sun if we want to reach the moon! Without aping every … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Kap Kirwok

Access to opportunities should not be based on godfathers that one knows

Our lecturer at the School of Journalism resided near State House, Nairobi, and this proximity provided abundant benefits and privileges. Whenever he had problems with utility services, he told us, al … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Otuma Ongalo

Ruto censure motion exposed hypocrisy in our leaders

Former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill once said in wartime, truth is so precious it should always be attended to by a bodyguard of lies. … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Kenneth Kwama

Why Khalwale’s motion was destined to fail

Even before debate commenced, many MPs knew Dr Bonny Khalwale’s Motion was headed for defeat. On the opposing side, many MPs saw it as a plot by the PNU to destroy one of their leading politicians and Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Kilemi Mwiria

 

Janet is clearly more than just Museveni’s wife

Typical reactions greeting the appointment of the Ugandan First Lady to the Cabinet suggest that the world still prefers to assess women in politics through the prism of their personal relationships t … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Njoki Ndungu

We have waited long for clergymen who love Kenya

Fyodor Dostoyevsky of Russia wrote of the pass that our country has come to as long ago as 1865, in his all time classic, Crime and Punishment. Dostoyevsky placed such high premium on matters of consc … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Barrack Muluka

Courts can’ undo consent deals when parties go for arbitration

For two years, all was well between Century Oil Trading Company Ltd, a reseller, and oil giant, Kenya Shell Ltd. After all, the parties were still faithful to a reseller agreement entered on June … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by NYAKUNDI NYAMBOGA

Coalition is dead, but Kibaki should not bury Kenyans with it

“Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle” — Vladimir Lenin Any self-respecting government that fails to pass a crucial Co Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Ahmednasir Abdulahi

 

Fifa Statutes is legal landmine for Stars

Until yesterday morning my topic of discussion was to be which coach could be the first to face the axe in the Kenyan Premier League new season. This follows the shock sacking of Chelsea’s Luiz Fel … Read More

Click here to view recent columns by Robin Toskin

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One of the biggest club hits is none other than Mac Muga — a hard —hitting ‘diss’ track by soft-spoken Bongo sensation Ali Kiba. In fact, the singer ‘disses’ Lucas Mkenda aka Mr Nice, the fallen star with tight lyrics, ease and good flow as follows:

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Group Senior Editor – Online
It’s not Raila but Kenyans under threat
By Kipkirui K’Telwa
Sub-Editor, Online Edition
Kenyans have nothing to lose but their chains
By Rose Nzioka
Standard Group Online Editor
Parliamentary committees lack capacity to investigate
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UN proposes radical changes in force
Sarah Obama picked to lead tsetse fly fight
Kenyan fishermen now have to sign ‘visitors’ book’ to enter Migingo
Hospitals face acute shortage of incubators
The hunter is now the hunted
AG should resign, police chief be sacked, says UN official
Iranian leader jets in with 200-member delegation
Kofi Annan: Kenya risks sliding back to anarchy
Kenyans want change, US envoy tells President, Prime Minister
Farmers demand dues from NCPB
Looming drug shortage as Global Fund withholds support
Kibaki’s fury over leakage of secrets
People’s verdict: Coalition has let us down
Poll: Kenyans want ‘corrupt’ ministers out
PNU, ODM clash over poll team nominees
A cornered Knut fights back, issues strike threat
Taxpayers to foot more State spending
Kenya’s ‘Guinness Book of Records’ published
Ruto vs Karua: Jirongo admits organising meetings
Kibaki, Museveni discuss disputed island
The end of giant teachers’ union
Mungiki leaders meet UN investigators
End Mau controversy, leaders urge Raila
We’re sorry about IIEC nominee, says House team
Who is after William Ruto?
Anglo Leasing: Kiraitu stirs up the ‘ghosts’
MPs push on with quest to control Budget
Ruto asks Annan to go for ICC
Turkey lifts entry visa for Kenyans
Sacred crying stone that brings blessing
Kenyatta, Odinga roared and their sons are crowing
Storm rages over Miller nomination
Vote against Miller splits House further