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Leadership and Development!

Friday, November 27th, 2015

We have indicated in another article that people, both collectively and as distinct individuals, are the core pillar of development! As such, they initiate development goals and programmes and plans for such goals. They draw up the development agenda and also implement all the plans! They, too, provide the human capital at every stage of […]

Kenya’s Constitution Should not be Watered down, Diluted and Weakened!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Kenya had a very good Constitution at its independence! The supreme law which was negotiated by diverse Kenyan communities and the Colonial Administration was very strong and spelt a federal system of government for the country with each region in Kenya enjoying federal autonomy. The devolved system of government was meant to prevent what Kenya’s […]

Hatred is Great Shame on Modern Society!

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Quite often, people talk about hatred as if it is just a word. They hardly know how inhuman, dehumanizing and excruciatingly agonizing it can be until (God forbid!) they get subjected to it! Victim of hatred know truly well the pain and injustice it causes! No one of course will want to be subjected to […]

Africa Should Not Be a Perpetual Experimenting Ground for Violence!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Violence is a problem that society is better off without. We have often argued for the urgent need and necessity to end the culture of all forms of violence, abuses, injustice, exclusion, invidious discrimination, killings, corruption, impunity, trickery, sophistry and intolerance amongst other vices and malpractices. It is thus both discouraging and extremely saddening that […]

Kenya Should Protect its Democracy!

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Of late there has been tension in Kenya between civil society, the public and constitutional commissions on one hand and parliament on the other. The bone of contention has centred on Parliament’s demand for commensurate pay for its members. The salaries of members of parliament(MPs) in Kenya were reduced selectively while those of the commissions […]

BRAVO KENYA FOR A PEACEFUL ELECTION!

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Kenya held a peaceful election on March 4, 2013. That was indeed a great achievement, a true marked contrast with the chaotic elections of 2007 and the skirmishes which ensured! Kenyans, as we had predicted, proved to be truly careful and smart. They had been bitten once and are always twice shy. We believe that […]

PEACE IN SOUTH SUDAN

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

It is very good to know that South Sudan became independent recently and hence secured an ample opportunity to ensure return to peace in the world’s newest democracy! The leaders of that country have indeed every opportunity to rebuilt their country and enable the citizenry to built their lives for the betterment of the same […]

STOP THE VIOLENCE

Monday, November 28th, 2011

STOP THE VIOLENCE People anywhere desire, want and need peace! The benefits of peace need neither explaining nor narration! The importance of peace is indeed obvious to everyone, anywhere, everywhere, anytime, every time, all the time, always! Peace is thus needed all the time, every time, always, anywhere, everywhere, and ever! However, violence in many […]

Somalia Peace Process on the Right Track

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Somalia has been in turmoil for decades which has proved so bad for Somalis as well as to the neighboring countries in the region as well as to sea travel in the Indian Ocean. Recently Kenya joined the African Union Peace Keepers by sending its troops to Somalia in a bid to help restore law […]

Famine, Hunger, Starvation in Kenya and The Shame of Succession Politics

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Kenya is headed for a general election in 2012. This has generated a lot of heated politics and campaign with prospective contenders struggling to outdo each other in their bid to woo voters to their side. The ardent followers of some seem not to have learnt lessons from the last elections and the chaos that […]

Kenya Headed in the Right Direction!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Kenya of late has been undergoing hard times. There have been lots of suspicion amongst individuals and communities. The economy has also been a challenge. Food security is also a major issue. Restoration of trust and goodwill, which are necessary for sustainable peace and stability, has also been a challenge. The culture of violence seems […]

Food Insecurity a Threat to Peace in Africa

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Many people go hungry. That may look like an overstatement. No one understands the meaning of this statement more than an inhabitant of any African country picked at random save, perhaps Botswana and Libya. People go hungry literally in most of the other African countries. Where lies the problem? Where is the solution? You have […]

Ghana an Excellent Example of Democratic Transition of Power in Africa

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Many African leaders believe, and wrongly so, that democracy is a western concept and can not work in Africa. Many leaders who fight for democratic change in many an African country turn into neo-dictators when they assume power or positions of discretionary authority. Many African people have tried to cry for an answer. Where lies […]

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