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The six ballot papers....

IEBC MOCK ELECTIONS: ARE KENYA’S ELECTIONS FACING CHAOS FROM THE OUTSET?

Polling day in Kenya’s election is next Monday but by the looks of things it could also run into Tuesday as well. The mock elections held yesterday to test the voting system did not bode well regarding the prospects for avoiding chaos next week. VOTING TAKES TOO LONG Trial run elections took place in 1,450 […]

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President Robert Mugabe 89yrs old this month

BOB’S BROKE: DEFICIT, DEMOCRACY AND DONORS IN ZIMBABWE

Is there anyone out there who could lend Bob a few bob? Zimbabwe you see is not just a broken country, largely because of the antics of President Robert Mugabe and his cronies over the last 33 years, it is also financially broke, again. Not just a little broke. The country has defaulted on its […]

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President Kibaki, PM Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka have not requested a tax refund

KENYA’S MPS PRESSING THE KRA FOR A TAX REFUND

They came out in public and attracted a lot of media coverage when they stood out from the rest of the herd of the peoples’ representatives and walked to the KRA to pay their taxes.  Kangundo MP Johnstone Muthama was the first legislator to pay up, shortly followed by Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth who is […]

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Raila's birthday cake?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAILA ODINGA (BUT DON’T MENTION THE ‘AGE’ WORD)

“Bliss was it on that dawn to be alive/But to be young was very heaven”. Thus wrote the English poet William Wordsworth of his feelings at the time of the French Revolution that began in 1789 (although Wordsworth probably these words in 1804 or 1805). Ah, “to be young was very heaven”: but not in […]

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Fresh attacks in Tana River

39 KILLED IN LATEST TANA RIVER CLASHES: BREAKING NEWS

At least 39 people have been killed in renewed clashes in the Tana River inter-communal violence. This follows a dawn raid in the area on Friday that also left 20 others injured. The victims include 13 children, six women, 11 men and nine attackers, according to reports citing police and emergency service sources. There are fears […]

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