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Petitions provide powerful tool for enhancing citizen voices in legislation

Petitions provide powerful tool for enhancing citizen voices in legislation

The fifth session of the 12th Parliament, which commenced last week, coincides with three main defining events and developments that, depending on how they are managed, shape the country’s future political, economic and social trajectory.…
Of rotational presidencies and the misdiagnoses

Of rotational presidencies and the misdiagnoses

It’s not that I think President Uhuru Kenyatta is entirely wrong when he says we should have a change from Kikuyu presidents. But it is tempting to say that is a bit late in the…
BBI: How much is it about what you think?

BBI: How much is it about what you think?

How much chance will you actually have to express your views on the BBI? This partly depends on what mechanism the politicians adopt for getting the document approved. Though you may only know that it…
Serious urgent constitutional action on mental health and justice is needed

Serious urgent constitutional action on mental health and justice is needed

Last Saturday was International Mental Health Day. Our media did carry some items, including about a Human Rights Watch report showing how common it is around the world, not just in Kenya, for people with…
Preparing you for the imminent BBI report

Preparing you for the imminent BBI report

We are promised (or threatened with) the revised BBI report to be launched soon. One can’t help wondering what is holding it up. People disappearing overseas to prevent it from happening? Is someone making last-minute…