Commentaries

Palaver

Power Shower Jake’s ride to South Africa’s presidency is all but unavoidable. After a spectacular exit from ANC, the bre … Read More

Africa can do more to help eradicate landmines

Ten years after the historic treaty banning anti-personnel mines became a binding international law, we still ask: Is it … Read More

Exit polling violates secret ballot principle

What is it about exit polling, a practice alien to African electoral traditions, and some political commentators? From t … Read More

Ugandan soldiers not the only people invading Kenya

As far as I know, the ‘invasion’ of Migingo Island is not the first incursion Kenya has experienced from Uganda. Territo … Read More

Obama can make Gandhi prophecy on peace true

Two striking predictions were made about black people in the twentieth century: Robert F Kennedy foresaw that the United … Read More

Sober review of capital markets will yield best results

Much has been said recently in the way of condemnation of players in the capital markets — stockbrokers, the Nairobi Sto … Read More

Lack of political probity the bane of our leadership

In civilised democracies, public offices are strictly reserved for citizens who command trust because of their impeccabl … Read More

Why post-election violence trials should be in Kenya

The ethnic violence that followed the 2007 General Election traumatised the whole nation and threatened its unity. … Read More

We lost our virginity as a nation and wont regain it

It is common to hear politicians talk about ‘our sovereignty’ and how we are in danger of losing it if the perpetrators … Read More

Swift action by MPs needed to end culture of impunity

During the post-election violence from December 30, 2007 to February, last year, more than 1,000 people were killed, hun … Read More

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Kenya must tap rain water to enhance food production
Sober review of capital markets will yield best results
Lack of political probity the bane of our leadership
Why post-election violence trials should be in Kenya
We lost our virginity as a nation and wont regain it
Swift action by MPs needed to end culture of impunity
Beneath the veneer of a ‘softie’ lies the steel
Why can’t MPs defend Kenyans as they defended Ruto?
Growing Green is planet’s only option
Palaver
Of shelved national plans and bungling officialdom
We need robust media more than ever before
Lessons Kenya can learn from Singapore
Palaver
Ministers do the dandiest thing when Kibaki enters Parliament
One cannot be rich and happy in a society full of evil
Political vultures are ginger, now flying even higher
Maize scam and tribunal debates exposed Ababu’s doublespeak
The language of love is simple and cheap in the village
Ruto, in politics it is suicidal to ditch your ideals midstream
Parliament failed by voting against tribunal law
Make it easy for the disabled to access information
Palaver
The Hague pales in comparison to other options
Spend less time dreaming, more on planning
Palaver
Political adolescents join the gravy train
New law is no longer a mere rhetoric
First Lady’s antics vs Saitoti’s dialogue with the dead
African women are strong, gentle and not the ‘weaker sex’
A country under siege as result of official corruption
Repaying debt in the village is no mean task
Less talk and more political will key in war on the cut
There’s so much to be done to check fatal pull of greed
To blame the folly of a desperate man is insane
Political will is key in overcoming food crisis

Today’s magazine

    Pulse
Showbiz millions gone with the wind

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:

Power-sharing for export, any takers?
Dan Okoth
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
By Stephen Ndegwa
Sub – Editor, The Standard
Police killings: Envoy wants Wako, Ali sacked
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