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Is Kenya a beneficiary or victim of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative?

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Bravely, President Uhuru Kenyatta, supported by his friend Raila Odinga and some civil servants, set forth to Beijing early this week. What will happen there is as puzzling as the […]
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It is the politics, stupid: (Not) Kenya Style

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This article is as random as our politics. It seems not to have much logic. It certainly has no consistency. Our President, Uhuru Kenyatta, seems to have a clearer notion […]
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In defence of Court of Appeal over age of consent

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It is an excellent thing if judges call attention to areas of the law that need reconsideration. But some Kenyans have attacked three Court of Appeal judges who suggested that […]
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State must pay special attention to minorities’ needs

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BLong words very often have relatively simple meanings. So is with the “Biocultural community protocol for Lamu County”, a document launched in Lamu on Tuesday this week. This is a […]
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Leadership and Integrity: Kenyans have become victims of their ‘leaders’

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A major theme of the 2010 Constitution is integrity within the structure of the state. The principle reason for the eminence given to integrity is that, ever since Independence in […]
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Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right

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The title of this article is the slogan for World Water Day 2019 (yesterday March 22). A report of an international medical institute states that half of the world’s hospital […]
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Promise and betrayal of the Constitution

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A couple of years ago, it seemed that South Africa had made a great success of its 1996 Constitution while Kenya was floundering with its 2010 Constitution.  Since Kenyans had […]
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KATIBA: Okoa Kenya mess reborn as Punguza Mizigo

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By Gill Ghai In 2016 Waikwa Wanyoike and I wrote a Katiba Corner piece about the Okoa Kenya popular initiative to amend the Constitution (which you may remember the IEBC […]
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