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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."

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.

If We Cannot Respect Our Dignity, Who Will?

Washington Osiro | Posted 10.15.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

A self-proclaimed "avid reader" of my blogs recently sent me an email with the following request: "Can you write something 'positive' about Kenya?"

Conflict of Interest: The Unholy Matrimony of Politics and Business Deals in Kenya

Washington Osiro | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

While there is nothing wrong with the legal and transparent accumulation of wealth, it is not inconceivable to draw the rather dark conclusion that there are those willing to allow or facilitate death and destruction to amass and protect said wealth

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.

Accepting and Moving On in Post-racial and Post-tribal Societies

Washington Osiro | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Without absolving or equivocating on America's hypocrisy on matters of race, racism and abuse of civil rights, it is ironic and equally hypocritical that Africans, who have little compunction about hacking one another to death because of differences, physical or perceived, are some of the loudest decriers of racism and bigotry in America.

Are Heads of State the Real Victims in Africa?

Diana Jenkins | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Diana Jenkins

All their outrage seems to be focused on the national and racial identities of the powerful men accused -- and none focused on the hideous crimes these men are accused of committing against powerless victims. Why aren't we hearing more voices in support of the African victims of these atrocities?

Kenya Deputy President Excused From ICC Trial

AP | By MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In an unprecedented decision, judges at the International Criminal Court excused Kenya's deputy president from his cri...

Horrific Church Massacre In Kenya Revealed In Trial

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The first witness to testify in the International Criminal Court trial of Kenya's deputy president described Tuesday how a m...

Kenya Leaves International Criminal Court

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya's parliament on Thursday passed a motion to withdraw from the International Criminal Court just before the country's president...

Kenya: Why a President Kenyatta May Never Stand Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

Edwin Okong'o | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Edwin Okong'o

Kenya is the staunchest and most docile proxy of the two countries' regional war on terror, so it makes sense to think that they would worry about the implications of working with a president accused of crimes against humanity.

Kenya's Message to the West

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.