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Do we need a state of emergency and what does it mean?

Do we need a state of emergency and what does it mean?

Various people have suggested that the Kenyan government ought to declare a state of emergency (like Japan, New Zealand, Ethiopia, among others) to deal with the coronavirus. People with long memories, or politically engaged parents…
There are problems with the Referendum Bill

There are problems with the Referendum Bill

A Bill in this sense is a proposed law for decision in Parliament. Not the sort you get in a restaurant. You might perhaps think they have a good deal in common — since you…
Constitutional Relations between China and Hong Kong

Constitutional Relations between China and Hong Kong

I have in the past written about the relationship between Hong Kong and China, believing that people in Kenya would find it interesting as they try to understand the nature of the new super-power that…
Brutality: Police give us far more cause to resent and fear than to respect them

Brutality: Police give us far more cause to resent and fear than to respect them

Kenya has hit international headlines for the wrong reasons – again! Police beating crowds at the Likoni ferry. Police beating a boda-boda rider to death. Police shooting dead a 13-year old boy. Within Kenya, we…
Explaining ‘Bomas’ and what it has to do with BBI

Explaining ‘Bomas’ and what it has to do with BBI

The Bomas of Kenya is a place where Kenyans and tourists can learn about the country’s culture, especially traditional housing, and dances. It is a cultural centre in Nairobi. In 2013 and 2017, it was…