Archive | April, 2013

Justice Bosire

THE GOLDENBERG SCANDAL – THE END OF A SORRY SAGA?

The decision by Justice Joseph Mutava to quash charges against Mr Kamlesh Pattni arising from allegations of his involvement in the infamous ‘Goldenberg Scandal’ is understandable from a constitutional viewpoint but even so if this to be the end of all legal proceedings in the case it also brings to an end a very sorry […]

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Mrs Amina Abdalla Mohammed loses AU chairperson position

THE KENYATTA-RUTO CABINET NOMINATIONS: CLEVER, OR WHAT?

President Kenyatta and Deputy President Ruto’s announcement yesterday evening of the first four cabinet positions in their new government, both in the ‘style’ and manner in which it was delivered and with regards to the nominations themselves, was a ‘surprise’ perhaps, ‘different’ certainly and possibly rather clever, cunning even. DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY Emerging from State […]

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The position and deep embedding of the rotor indicated that the rotors (hence engine) were still turning after impact, and that the detached cabin had flipped or rolled from the point of impact (a careful look at the rotor edges indicates that the rotor spindle hub was pointing back in the direction of impact)

THE SAITOTI HELICOPTER CRASH: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Lady Justice Kalpana Rawal’s commission of inquiry report into the helicopter crash that killed Internal Security Minister George Saitoti, his deputy Orwa Ojodeh, two pilots and two bodyguards last June, has been made public. Its findings are in the main (although not entirely) objective and, the Kenya Forum believes, accurate: but why was publication delayed, […]

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Kenya Supreme Court judgement

KENYA’S SUPREME COURT ELECTION PETITION JUDGEMENT IN FULL

Extracts and judgement in full from the Supreme Court of Kenya ruling, 18 April, 2013, regarding the election petitions between Raila Odinga, the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission and others, Petition No. 3, 4 and 5: AGREED ISSUES FOR TRIAL Prior to the pre-trial conference, the Court drafted a summary of the issues and served this […]

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Aged President Banda of Malawi

MARGARET THATCHER: ‘BIG MAN’ POLITICIAN – UNIQUE WOMAN

Somewhat unfairly, I think, the term ‘Big Man’ politics has come to be more associated with African political leaders than those from elsewhere. Why also refer only to ‘big man’ politics? Although fewer in number there have been, are still, ‘big’ woman politicians. Currently one might think of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, or Liberia’s president […]

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Who Killed Dr Robert Ouko and Why?

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