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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 02.10.2016 | 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 02.09.2016 | 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 02.02.2016 | 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 01.25.2016 | 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 01.05.2016 | 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 12.23.2015 | 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 01.11.2016 | 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 12.10.2015 | 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 11.29.2015 | 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 11.19.2015 | 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.

Drawing The Line on Corruption in Kenya: Give Amnesty to Tenderpreneurs, Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

Washington Osiro | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Maybe it's my Diaspora-tainted perch but the correlation between wealth and political connection in Kenya is now total and the notion that the likes of Chris Kirubi are "entrepreneurs and industrialists" is not supported by the facts available in the public domain.

Kenya Cannot Rise If Its Women Are Left Behind

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

A much overlooked prerequisite to achievement of development, peace and sustainability is gender equality which will result in improved educational outcomes, better health and greater economic prosperity.

The Teachers' Strike in Kenya: The Consequences of Budgetary Priorities and Choices

Washington Osiro | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Kenyans continue to suffer the consequences of their choice (of leadership) as illustrated by the president's inept handling of the teacher's strike; itself a metaphor for Jubilee's first term in office -- in several areas.

Patriotism: A Bludgeon With Which to Pummel the Kenyan Opposition

Washington Osiro | Posted 08.13.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

It is one thing to oppose policy proposals on factual and honest philosophical grounds. It is an entirely different discussion to react, reflexively, against all proposals put forth just because it's suggested by an opponent.

President Obama's Trip to Kenya: 12 Things Revealed, A Reprise

Washington Osiro | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

President Obama's trip to Kenya revealed many things that further underscore the Rorschach Test-like impact the man engenders. The trip also revealed the cognitive dissonance that Kenyans have with corruption, tolerance and their relationship with America.

For All Kenyans to Be Equal, Kenyatta Must Move Beyond Words on Justice

David Tolbert | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
David Tolbert

Kenya has an important legal obligation to investigate and prosecute the serious crimes that were committed during the post-election violence period. President Kenyatta has demonstrated utterly no leadership in this respect, and he does his country a disservice by failing to ensure that the law is respected and implemented.

The View From Kepler-452b

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

High in the night sky over Washington, the bright stars Deneb and Vega mark a star field at the center of a probe unrelated to Benghazi or Hillary's emails or whether Iran will get the bomb. NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered Kepler-452b.