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YASH PAL GHAI: Please Kenyans, reject the false promise of BBI

YASH PAL GHAI: Please Kenyans, reject the false promise of BBI

[Jomo Kenyatta: We shall build a country where every citizen may develop his talents [not hers?] to the full, restricted only by the larger aim we have of building a fair society. There will be…
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…