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News Kenya Politics: Kenya-Somali row: Has a phone call brought peace?

Published on: Friday 06 March 2020
Kenya-Somali row: Has a phone call brought peace?
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/kenya-somali-row-phone-call-183818939.html

He also says the fundamental political issues in Somalia, including the al-Shabab question, will not be resolved any time soon. In the meantime, tension remains high along the border, with the warring ...

News Kenya Politics: The politics of estimating crowds in Meru-style BBI political rallies

Published on: Thursday 05 March 2020
The politics of estimating crowds in Meru-style BBI political rallies
News source: https://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/politics-of-estimating-crowds-in-Meru-style-BBI-rallies/440808-5479938-u7ujkv/index.html

On the other hand, their political opponents would downplay the number of those who attended and exaggerate ... It was published along the main story, “Mt Kenya BBI rally fails to bridge pro-handshake ...

News Kenya Politics: Daniel arap Moi: Kenya’s longest-serving president who oversaw political and economic decline

Published on: Monday 02 March 2020
Daniel arap Moi: Kenya’s longest-serving president who oversaw political and economic decline
News source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/daniel-arap-moi-kenya-president-death-africa-corruption-age-cause-a9316321.html

Daniel arap Moi, the former president of Kenya who has died aged 95, never commanded the respect and popularity of his predecessor Jomo Kenyatta, the nation’s first president and leader of the independence movement. But he was a master of political manipulation, a born survivor who stopped at little in order to maintain power for 24 years, from 1978 to 2002. Nor was he averse

News Kenya Politics: In Kenya elite collaboration is more important than ethnicity for political power and stability

Published on: Thursday 20 February 2020
In Kenya elite collaboration is more important than ethnicity for political power and stability
News source: https://qz.com/africa/1806009/kenya-kenyatta-odinga-elite-cohesion-important-over-ethnic-rule/

Kenyan politics is often depicted as a battle between different ethnic “Big Men” who can mobilise their supporters with a click of their fingers. The ability of successive generations of the Kenyatta ...

News Kenya Politics: Kenya’s New Digital IDs May Exclude Millions of Minorities

Published on: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Kenya’s New Digital IDs May Exclude Millions of Minorities
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/28/world/africa/kenya-biometric-id.html

Millions face hurdles in obtaining documents to get a biometric ID card that will be required to function in the country. Without one, “you are totally a living dead,” a human rights advocate said.

News Kenya Politics: Talking About Politics? An Electronic Olive Branch That Works

Published on: Friday 31 January 2020
Talking About Politics? An Electronic Olive Branch That Works
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/talking-about-politics-electronic-olive-branch-works-2913820

With Russians planning to disrupt the 2020 elections, we're going to get inundated with stories trying to provoke one side or the other.

News Kenya Politics: Kenya Debates Reforms after Decades of Electoral, Political Violence

Published on: Wednesday 27 November 2019
Kenya Debates Reforms after Decades of Electoral, Political Violence
News source: https://www.voanews.com/africa/kenya-debates-reforms-after-decades-electoral-political-violence

A Kenyan task force has recommended sweeping governmental changes, including restoring the post of prime minister, establishing a mixed cabinet, and devoting more resources to avoid future election unrest.  The report by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) comes two years after Kenya's heated 2017 election that almost split the country.  At a public gathering attended by thousands of Kenyans, President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday bemoaned the country's strife-laden political challenges and welcomed governmental reforms proposed by the Building Bridges Initiative or BBI in a newly released

News Kenya Politics: BBI: Detoxifying Kenyan politics

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
BBI: Detoxifying Kenyan politics
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/opinion/columnists/2019-12-05-bbi-detoxifying-kenyan-politics/

In my view if this is what will comprehensively detoxify Kenyan politics and bring an end to these election-related nightmares, once and for all, then it will be worth every shilling.

News Kenya Politics: Politics, patriotism and holding Kenya together through the magic of sport

Published on: Saturday 19 October 2019
Politics, patriotism and holding Kenya together through the magic of sport
News source: https://www.nation.co.ke/sports/athletics/Henry-Rono-the-heartbreaking-tale-of-betrayal/1100-5318094-3cb491z/index.html

In politics, it is sometimes expedient to say one thing when you mean its opposite. I was in the middle of this behaviour over a few sunny days in 1980 when Muhammad Ali came to persuade Kenya to ...

News Kenya Politics: Duale Mt Kenya jibe sparks off political storm

Published on: Monday 28 October 2019
Duale Mt Kenya jibe sparks off political storm
News source: https://the-star.co.ke/news/2019-10-28-duale-mt-kenya-jibe-sparks-off-political-storm/

“To my colleagues from Mt Kenya, the country belongs to all of us. Since Independence, Central Kenya has dominated the leadership, and it is high time that we spread both political and economic ...

News Kenya Politics: Kenya: Mystery Shrouds the Mission of DP Ruto's Son Nick Kipkurgat

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Kenya: Mystery Shrouds the Mission of DP Ruto's Son Nick Kipkurgat
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910100538.html

Mr Ayugi noted that from Siaya, they will be in Nairobi for a similar event and in Migori County at a date to be announced later before moving to other parts of Kenya. "It should be noted that it is ...

News Kenya Politics: Caritas Kitui in Kenya provides energy-saving cookstoves

Published on: Thursday 10 October 2019
Caritas Kitui in Kenya provides energy-saving cookstoves
News source: https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/10/10/caritas-kitui-kenya-provides-energy-saving-cookstoves

[Want to discuss politics with other America readers? Join our Facebook discussion group, moderated by America’s writers and editors.] But the Catholic Church in Kenya, through Caritas departments in ...

News Kenya Politics: Kenya: Catholic Church Now Bans Cash Donations From Political Leaders

Published on: Sunday 06 October 2019
Kenya: Catholic Church Now Bans Cash Donations From Political Leaders
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201910070040.html

The Catholic Church has banned cash donations by politicians, saying said all donations will now be done electronically or via cheques This was agreed on during the Kenya Conference of Catholic ...

News Kenya Politics: How Kiamugumo nuptial may shape Mt Kenya politics

Published on: Saturday 20 July 2019
How Kiamugumo nuptial may shape Mt Kenya politics
News source: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001334684/how-kiamugumo-nuptial-may-shape-mt-kenya-politics

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru and lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo during their wedding last week. [George Njunge, Standard] Last Saturday, the hushed verdant village of Kiamugumo in the pristine ...

News Kenya Politics: ‘Digital Democracy’ delivers a powerful read on politics and social media in Africa

Published on: Friday 19 July 2019
‘Digital Democracy’ delivers a powerful read on politics and social media in Africa
News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/19/digital-democracy-delivers-powerful-read-politics-social-media-africa/

How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya.” And readers, the book exceeded my expectations. We originally selected Nyabola’s book for this summer’s series because we knew it would offer ...

News Kenya Politics: Kenya: Odinga Means Well for Kenya, Says Mutua As the Two Meet

Published on: Thursday 18 July 2019
Kenya: Odinga Means Well for Kenya, Says Mutua As the Two Meet
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907180614.html

Opposition chief Raila Odinga and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua have held talks amid increased political realignment since the March 2018 handshake between the ODM leader and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

News Kenya Politics: Kenya: Stop Politicising Syllabus, Says George Magoha

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Kenya: Stop Politicising Syllabus, Says George Magoha
News source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201907170520.html

"We can come back to politics after we have discussed serious ... The chairperson of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development Sara Ruto defended the new curriculum as she announced an on ...

News Kenya Politics: A review of Kenya’s universities: what formed them, what’s wrong with them

Published on: Monday 15 July 2019
A review of Kenya’s universities: what formed them, what’s wrong with them
News source: http://theconversation.com/a-review-of-kenyas-universities-what-formed-them-whats-wrong-with-them-118465

I show that university policies were a product of political, economic and social forces in Kenya and the region. And I look at what needs to be done to improve the sector. I identified three major ...