Dear Mr President, I have high regard for you. You are an impressionable man who has ‘seen it all’ in terms of what the world has to offer. You come from an affluent background. The problems you face aren't similar to what ordinary Kenyans face.

  I actually believe that you have done well to open up the presidency and you have made it within reach of common wananchi. You fought heavy shackles to ascend to...
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The opposition parties recently gathered at the Bomas of Kenya. The National Super Alliance mooted by the Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi seems to be taking shape. We wish the new outfit all the best.

It’s amazing that Kenya's post independent movements that altered the political landscape of this country were birthed in western Kenya. The Kenya People’s Union (KPU) founded by Jaramogi Oginga Odinga opposition to KANU was the first...
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Dear Peter Kenneth, congratulations for finally being decisive. As Plato said, one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

I personally believe that regardless of the party you chose to vie through, you are likely to save us from the pending and inevitable total meltdown of the city. Over four years after the elections, we have humongous rats majestically roaming our...
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Dear baba, I'm a big fan of your work. I'm a big fan of your politics. I recognise you as an enigma in Kenyan politics. I always study you because, in Kenya's political landscape, your career is rich with lessons and tactics that we can grasp as young students of politics.
Raila Odinga: Photo courtesy of Rao.co.ke

Raila Odinga: Photo courtesy of Rao.co.ke

I don't think there is any Kenyan politician;...
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“The media was wrong like they are always wrong. The pundits were wrong. The bookies were wrong. The OPINION POLLS were RIGGED,” tweeted the fiery Nairobi Governor hopeful Miguna Miguna.

miguna Since he declared his candidature for the Governor’s position of Nairobi, his rallying call has been about clearing corruption and stopping the cartels. In his numerous TV interviews especially on Jeff Koinange Live, he has constantly focused on painting a picture of a...
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Anyone who was keen on the 2016 US presidential elections should have known that Trump was going to win the elections. What was not clear to me was by what margin. I said it 6 months ago that Trump was going to be the next POTUS.

trump A few people believed me a whole lot more dismissed me. But my conclusion was derived from months of research. I delved into Trump’s books to get to...
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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, the prince who was born in state house seems to be tired of the house on the hill if his numerous avoidable blunders are anything to go by.

meat-eater This house, which has eluded many seems to have bored the current occupant. What do you expect from a man who crawled on the corridors of state house? A man who was born and raised with all the strapping of power can sometimes get...
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In politics, there are neither permanent friends nor permanent enemies. A majority of the electorate in Kenya, just like everywhere else in the world judge political matters from a surface level.
Deputy president of Kenya William Ruto.

Deputy president of Kenya William Ruto.

A dose of euphoria is enough to charge them up. They are emotionally engaged which makes it hard for them to be objective. Politicians, on the other hand,...
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In 2007 elections, I was pro-ODM (Orange Democratic Movement). I was not just pro the party but a die hard supporter too. I distributed branded ODM Tshirts in college and I openly participated in acts of evangelism for my party ODM. I believed in the course of the party.

PEV Kenya I believed that the country was going to be delivered from the hands of the ‘oppressors’ by the party that had organized itself...
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