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Kenyans Decide 2017: The Case Against Re-electing Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr. William Ruto

Washington Osiro | Posted 01.10.2017 | World
Washington Osiro

2017 is just under two weeks old and with Kenya's presidential elections scheduled for sometimes during the year, I decided to forgo the customary yea...

Corruption in Kenya: We All Know Uhuru Kenyatta's Government is Corrupt But "Raila Will 'Nefa' be President!"

Washington Osiro | Posted 11.05.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta finally threw in the towel and conceded that there was nothing he could do to fight corruption in his Jubilee governm...

The Strange 'Unifying' Power Of Donald John Trump

Washington Osiro | Posted 10.28.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Donald John Trump (DJT) is accomplishing a feat most Kenyans would have thought impossible. In an accomplishment worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize since ...

Taking 'Our' Country Back While Grabbing $%@! and Eating Meat

Washington Osiro | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Like the two sides vying for the American and Kenyan presidencies, Sam and I, remained stubbornly locked in our own set of facts and parallel worlds, speaking past one another!

Demythologizing Jomo Kenyatta's Presidency

Washington Osiro | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

With Kenyatta Day approaching (October 20th), I am back to a ritual I have practiced over the last two decades: Questioning whether the near-deifica...

Kerry Warns South Sudan: Stick To The Peace Deal Or Face Sanctions

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.23.2016 | World

(Reuters) ― U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s leaders to “get the job done” by fully implementing a peace deal or fac...

What Kenyans Can Learn From The U.S. Presidential Campaign

Washington Osiro | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

In my initial comments about the recent political conventions, I opined that the socio-political dynamics between Trump/GOP and Clinton/Democrats were eerily similar to the one in Kenya between Jubilee and CORD. However, my friend's response was scathing and biting.

Political contests must not push Kenya over the precipice again

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.16.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Protestors along a Kenyan street. Elections should not mean destroying every gain made over the previous years. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GR...

Investigating A High Profile Murder in Kenya: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Where have Kenyans seen this script play out before? A prominent Kenyan mysteriously disappears. The unfortunate victim is "found" dead a few days l...

What's Behind Kenya's Decision to Close its Refugee Camps?

Shanyn Ronis | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Shanyn Ronis

It seems unfathomable that Kenya should suddenly decide to close refugee camps that have been in existence for over 25 years.

Corruption In Kenya: Riding a Tiger By The Tail and Murder.

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

"I'm riding a tiger, hoping that the monster will not devour me" -- Chief Justice Willy Mutunga "Out, damn'd spot! out, I say!" -- Lady Macbeth Act 5...

The Real Cost of Corruption, Incompetence and Impunity in Kenya.

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Days after a six-story apartment building collapsed in Huruma -- killing scores, injuring hundreds and causing millions in damages -- President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the arrest of one Samuel Kamau, the (building's) owner.

Corruption in Kenya: Putting One's Money Where Their Mouth Is

Washington Osiro | Posted 04.18.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

Deutsche Bank just announced that it will freeze plans to create 250 new jobs in Cary, North Carolina. The bank said that its decision was due to stat...

Kenya at The ICC: Those Who Refuse to Learn From History

Washington Osiro | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

The harsh and inescapable truth regarding Kenya's post-election violence of 2007/2008 that only the twisted can quibble over is that approximately 1,300 innocent Kenyans lost their lives.

On Victor Kanyari, Republicans and Elections: God Is On OUR Side!

Washington Osiro | Posted 03.04.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

By repeatedly claiming that their opponents are "un-patriotic tools" of "foreigner masters," the Jubilee/GOP succeed/ed in casting their rivals not as people with differing policy positions, but as "un-Godly" and "other" entities voters should be very wary and leery of.


Franklyn Odhiambo | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
Franklyn Odhiambo

I have not agreed with Raila Odinga on all his policy positions: I did not agree with his support for Operation Linda Nchi, which in retrospect has proven to be the epitome of a phantasm of Kenyan power play in East Africa.

Corruption in Kenya: Supreme Court Judges Accused of Accepting Millions in Bribes.

Washington Osiro | Posted 02.09.2017 | World
Washington Osiro

The country's supreme court is at the epicenter of the latest incident of corruption at the highest level of yet another branch of the Kenyan government.

On Africa and the ICC, Don't Buy All the Hype

Elise Keppler | Posted 02.02.2017 | World
Elise Keppler

What the AU actually did was to endorse having its Open-Ended Committee of African Ministers on the ICC consider a roadmap on possible withdrawal, among other activities.

Memo to Kenyans: We Are Who We Elect Into Office

Washington Osiro | Posted 01.22.2017 | World
Washington Osiro

"What is honored in a country is cultivated there." Plato, "The Republic" The latest decision by Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundary Commissio...

Kenya: 2015 in Review

Washington Osiro | Posted 01.05.2017 | World
Washington Osiro

The year 2015 saw a Kenyan government unable to keep its citizenry safe and secure largely because of its inability to maintain a competent, well-armed, well-equipped and professional law enforcement and security apparatus.

Corruption in Kenya: It's Not About the Wealth. It's About the Source of the Wealth

Washington Osiro | Posted 12.19.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

"I am worth KSh. 387million," screamed one headline. "I am worth KSh. 287million," bellowed another. The preceding headlines, as most Kenyans prob...

The Africa We Want

Uhuru Kenyatta | Posted 01.11.2017 | Impact
Uhuru Kenyatta

This past September, as I joined fellow leaders and global citizens at the UN, I was confronted by a brave fellow Kenyan. He challenged his leaders to make HIV treatment available to all who need it and to address the stigma too many people living with the disease face every day of their lives.

Corruption in Kenya: Fool Me Once... Fool Me Twice... Fool Me Three Times, Hakuna Matata!

Washington Osiro | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

President Uhuru Kenyatta's latest announcement regarding the fight against corruption is yet another act in what has become a bi-annual Kabuki Dance on the issue.

Corruption in Kenya: Sharing the Blame But Not the Wealth!

Washington Osiro | Posted 11.25.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

A very interesting narrative is taking shape in Kenya's latest "war" against corruption. The narrative advances the storyline that: Kenyans are corrupt because Kenyans are corrupt or as someone put it: "The problem has always been us, yes, me, you and every other individual who calls himself or herself a Kenyan."

Is Kenya at 50 Teetering on Failed Statehood?

Washington Osiro | Posted 11.19.2016 | World
Washington Osiro

At the risk of stating the obvious, there is a strong relationship between peace and stability on the one hand and strong/effective governance on the other.