Archive | March, 2011

CELEBRATE IN HASTE, REPENT AT LEISURE –

‘MPs get three months to pass 21 reform laws’ was the front page headline of the Daily Nation the day after President Kibaki opened Parliament. The Standard, a few days later, said it was ‘25 pieces of legislation’ by August. Both newspapers were, of course, referring to the legislation needed to enact the new constitution. […]

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LIES, DAMN LIES AND DAM STATISTICS

Now where have we heard this before? A special report by the Auditor General has found that expenditure on construction work for dam projects at Maruba, Kitserian, Umaa, Badasa and Chemusu has exceeded the budget provisions by Sh660 million. In addition, the report states, the National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation cannot account for a […]

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KENYA’S INTELLIGENCE SERVICE – KENYA’S PRESS, NO SERVICE

More revelations arising from the latest batch of Wikileaks, this time in The Star newspaper (March 21) revealing, surprise, surprise that President Kibaki thought he had won the last election and told US Assistant Secretary Jendayi Frazer and Ambassador Ranneberger so at two meetings in early January 2008. What you will not have read in […]

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YOUTH AND LEADERSHIP – GENERATION SHIFT OR GENERATION MIX?

The subject of ‘Youth’ linked to the need for new ‘leadership’ has been much in the news of late. From Egypt to Algeria, Tunisia to Syria, Bahrain to Libya and beyond to Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe, the talk, or at least the talk of many commentators in the media, is of disaffected, educated and mostly […]

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‘FOREIGNERS’? THE JOKE’S ON THEM – A KENYAN’S A KENYAN FOR ALL THAT

It was the 18th Century Scottish poet, Robert Burns who wrote in his poem ‘To a Louse’ (honestly, a louse), ‘O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us’. Well for Kenyans that gift has all but been delivered, courtesy of the latest round of Wikileaks that reveal […]

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