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Much emphasis is placed in Kenyan politics on a leaders' capacity to bring development and other resources to the local level. ... underemployed residents of central Kenya may be drawn to radical opposition politics but be put off by a sense that calls for redistribution that may not only affect the political ...
Mt Kenya could easily forget their debt to Ruto and decide to pay Raila's debt first. This political debt had risked being declared a 'bad' debt, thereby reducing their creditworthiness in the future. It is amazing how the negative sentiment at Raila in Mt Kenya was wiped out by a handshake and likewise ...

"Just the extent of how much work they did here was staggering," said Larry Madowo, a Kenyan broadcast journalist and writer. He says the firm played a critical role in the 2013 election, and the still-disputed 2017 re-election of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta. Cambridge's involvement in those ...
We know that since 2013, digital tools have been extensively used in our politics as our major political parties spent millions on foreign PR and IT ... Coincidentally, the Kenyan parliament is debating the Cyber Crimes bill this week, but typical of the National Assembly in Kenya, even in the shadow of ... Cambridge Analytica
In a telling statement, Ong'wen said the deal is not a State-driven project but a commitment by the two leaders "to unclog Kenya's political arteries." "The leaders have committed to jointly raise funds for the implementation of the initiative. This means Kenyans' tax money will not be used in its ...

And this notion of "system" refers not only to what is on paper in terms of constitutional and legal provisions, but also how 'politics' and governance more ... standards for millions of its citizens -- there has been not the slightest hint of any willingness of the CCP to surrender its monopoly on political power. China Kenya Elite
Victims of Political Violence Want More Than Handshake From Kenyan Leaders ... NAIROBI, Kenya — With their meeting last week, Kenya's political archrivals have been hailed for calming ethnic tensions in East Africa's most vibrant democracy and ending a monthslong stalemate that had brought the ... China Kenya Elite
Within months of its release, three central events in the novel found echoes or parallels in fact: a new railway line was inaugurated, replacing the century-old track whose creation is recalled in my story; Kenyans of Indian extraction – central to the book – were officially recognised as the 44th “tribe” of Kenya, ... China Kenya Elite
The deal between Odinga and Kenyatta "was the best thing that happened to the entire Kenya," said Juma Ayako in Nairobi. "We are telling Kenyans: let us be united." Addressing the press together on Friday, Odinga and Kenyatta pledged to work together. "The time has come for us to confront and resolve ... China Kenya Elite
A Kenyan professor in the United States is facing deportation months after President Donald Trump announced his vision for 'merit-based' immigration reforms. Mzenga Wanyama, a Kenyan-born graduate of the University of Minnesota, attended a meeting at the ICE office in St Paul on Friday, where "plans ... China Kenya Elite
After meeting Friday in Nairobi with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Tillerson hailed the political reconciliation between Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga as “a positive step toward healing Kenya's ethnic and political divisions,” the State Department said in a statement. Kenyatta and Odinga ... China Kenya Elite
"Kenya is a country of tremendous opportunity," he said at a news conference Friday. "With a fast-growing GDP ... a vibrant culture of entrepreneurship, and a regional economic leader, we are eager to find more ways to work with you." Tillerson plans to spend another day in Nairobi before heading to Chad ... China Kenya Elite
On Friday the two key players on the Kenyan political scene did something we have seen a couple of times; putting their differences aside and assuring the country that they are willing to work together for Kenya is bigger than any of them. Often times we have seen these two gentlemen throwing verbal jabs ... China Kenya Elite
Rivers whose source is the forest are drying up with devastating effects to millions of people who depend on them and to the national economy. In July 2005, the government made a hard decision to remove all beneficiaries who have title deeds for parcels of land but because of political matrix in preceding ... China Kenya Elite
“We may differ in political alignment but we should unite as Kenyans in matters that affect the country.” ... “We refuse to be leaders under whose watch Kenya slid into a failed nation,” he added. ... “It's a Kenyan matter that Kenyan leaders are looking into,” said Manoah Esipisu, the presidential spokesman. China Kenya Elite
This is the word of caution that four banks that helped Kenya sell its Sh200 billion Eurobond gave to mostly American and European investors that sunk ... Standard Bank, J.P. Morgan and Standard Chartered Bank, the bondholders were informed of the country's “volatile political environment” which saw ... China Kenya Elite

"That is the discos we should be focusing on now so that we empower Kenyans to have better lives as we had promised," the DP said. He said Jubilee leaders should implement the agenda for which they were elected and avoid being dragged into politicking all the time. The DP said political leaders ... China Kenya Elite
Nasa leader Raila Odinga with Siaya senator James Orengo during the burial of Mzee David Orengo in Urenga village Siaya county on March 3rd 2018. The deceased was an uncle to the senator. (Collins Oduor,Standard). National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga broke his silence yesterday ... China Kenya Elite
Devolution has created an important group of political actors who can play a critical role in national-level politics. ... Kenya's 2010 Constitution and the devolution of power to 47 new county governments was meant to reduce competition for the country's top seat and help address Kenya's chronic ethnic ... China Kenya Elite
“Kenyatta would not have been released, and he wouldn't have been made prime minister, if it hadn't been for Odinga's backing,” said Daniel Branch, a professor of history at the University of Warwick and an expert on post-colonial Kenyan politics. “The two men always admired each other.” Willy Mutunga ... China Kenya Elite
He spoke these words in October 2001, four months after he formed Kenya's first coalition Cabinet by including members of the then opposition National Democratic Party in the government. At the time, nobody could be sure if the “younger leader” was Raila Odinga, whose “political cooperation” with the ... China Kenya Elite
NAIROBI, Kenya — Supporters of Kenya's main opposition leader burned an American flag near the United States Embassy and marched to the building's gate ... “In politics, there are never any permanent lines — in Kenya in particular, but also in other countries,” said Salim Lone, an adviser to Mr. Odinga. China Kenya Elite
“No Kenyan has ever told America who their President is, neither have we ever told the UK or Germany who its Prime Minister is, why should they tell Kenyans who their President is? Kenyans know who their President is,” the Opposition chief said/FILE. By LABAN WANAMBISI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 ... China Kenya Elite
The opposition said he'd been exiled; the government said the Kenyan-born political activist wasn't a legal Kenyan citizen. Miguna's case has become a ... Kenyans view it as a symbol of their bloody past, an era displaced by the freedoms enshrined in Kenya's 2010 Constitution. "People have suffered for ... China Kenya Elite
Kenya rejects ex-envoys' calls for US mediation in political dispute ... Their knack for getting it wrong on African and Kenyan issues is not only dumbfounding but also a demonstration of why desk research on Africa, with the only source of information being a biased Western media, should be treated with ... China Kenya Elite
And whereas Kenya has hundreds of political parties, majority are moribund, briefcase parties with those that have strong following still lacking an ideological base and only surviving courtesy of personalities and ethnic bloc mobilization. Generally, Kenyan political parties are transient and cannot ... China Kenya Elite
It seeks to enable Kenya's political leaders to look beyond partisan considerations with a view to promoting the greater interests of the nation as a whole. It provides the ... This should be distressful and eye-opening to Kenyans as the country's democracy is in an ignominious state. We should not keep quiet. China Kenya Elite
Kampala — Kenya's GDP growth is projected to increase to 5.7% during the first quarter of 2018. This is according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2018, launched today, the accountancy and finance body points to the ... China Kenya Elite
ODM leader Raila Odinga does not owe anyone a "political debt" in the 2022 presidential race, Kisumu Senator Fred Outa has said. He said failure by NASA co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang'ula to attend Raila's January 30 oath freed the latter of any debt. Outa referred ... China Kenya Elite
And whereas Kenya has hundreds of political parties, majority are moribund, briefcase parties with those that have strong following still lacking an ideological base and only surviving courtesy of personalities and ethnic bloc mobilization. Generally, Kenyan political parties are transient and cannot ... China Kenya Elite
“Kenyatta would not have been released, and he wouldn't have been made prime minister, if it hadn't been for Odinga's backing,” said Daniel Branch, a professor of history at the University of Warwick and an expert on post-colonial Kenyan politics. “The two men always admired each other.” Willy Mutunga ... China Kenya Elite
NAIROBI, Kenya — Supporters of Kenya's main opposition leader burned an American flag near the United States Embassy and marched to the building's gate ... “In politics, there are never any permanent lines — in Kenya in particular, but also in other countries,” said Salim Lone, an adviser to Mr. Odinga. China Kenya Elite
Opposition Chief Raila Odinga has kicked off an aggressive plan to revamp ODM as a formidable political machine amid vicious squabbles that threaten to ... ODM was Kenya's biggest political party for 10 years but lost the status after the Jubilee merger of 11 affiliate parties into one political machine on ... China Kenya Elite
Select in your mind between five and 10 people — both locals and foreigners — who comment regularly in print, on TV or online, on Kenyan politics. ... For most political pundits would likely have speculated that if given such an unexpected second chance by the Supreme Court in 2017, Raila would surely ... China Kenya Elite
The US State Department said on Wednesday it was watching political developments in South Africa "with interest" after President Jacob Zuma resigned. Zuma announced this move under pressure from the ruling African National Congress. "We are aware of Zuma's resignation and are watching the ... China Kenya Elite
“The Ethiopian and Kenyan Governments are likely to face opposition from publics agitating for redress of political grievances,” reads part of a report by the ... The warning by the intelligence community on politics comes at a time when foreign envoys in Kenya are pushing for dialogue after the polls. China Kenya Elite
Crack down on political parties dashes hopes of having a strong democracy. By BERNARD AMAYA, Nairobi. Kenya is a land of great promise. With immense mineral wealth and other natural resources, strategic geographical location and a pool of trained human resources, the country can reach for the sky. China Kenya Elite
Western envoys have been asked to keep off Kenya's domestic and political affairs. A section of the ... However, Nasa has vowed to stay put and shame all the culprits they claim “were part of the conspiracy to defraud Kenyans against voting for Raila”, adding that they will not succumb to dictatorship. China Kenya Elite
“No Kenyan has ever told America who their President is, neither have we ever told the UK or Germany who its Prime Minister is, why should they tell Kenyans who their President is? Kenyans know who their President is,” the Opposition chief said/FILE. By LABAN WANAMBISI, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 ... China Kenya Elite
Nasa strategist David Ndii's wife Mwende Gatabaki speaks at a press conference in Mombasa on December 4, 2017 after her husband was arrested while they were on holiday. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP ... China Kenya Elite
Delivered at a rally in Nairobi and peppered with a tinge of indignation, the message was specifically directed at US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, who has led Western envoys in insisting that the legitimacy of the government of President Kenyatta should be acknowledged by all before national ... China Kenya Elite
Wandayi, who is also the ODM Secretary for Political Affairs, said the Opposition outfit will not be cowed or threatened by the State. He stated Kenyans have been through worse situations in their struggle to entrench the current civil liberties and they would not be intimidated. “It's extremely disturbing to see ... China Kenya Elite
Lawyer Miguna Miguna (centre) engages with other Nasa members at Kajiado Law Courts on February 6, 2018, where he was arraigned. Miguna was himself a victim of the political repression of the 1980s and 1990s. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ... China Kenya Elite
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Director Gordon Kihalangwa, in his affidavit which was ordered by the court on Wednesday, says Miguna had fled the country as a political refugee. He further avers ... In 1992, he said Miguna wrote to Kenya High Commission in Ottawa requesting him to intervene and issue him with a Kenyan passport. China Kenya Elite
Yvonne's requiem mass was held at the Consolata Shrine, with government officials, politicians, the clergy, civil society, diplomats and other Kenyans in attendance. They described the diplomat as an aunt, a friend, a mother, a sister, a colleague and a daughter. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his political ... China Kenya Elite
Like the situation in Nigeria, general elections in Kenyan have been characterized by ethnic tensions which have been lingering since independence in 1963. ... The first two political parties before and during independence - the Kenya Africa National Union (KANU) and the Kenya African Democratic Union ... China Kenya Elite
The arrests and broadcast bans have shocked Kenyans used to the freewheeling media and irreverent political culture that have taken root since the end of decades of autocratic rule in 2002. The crackdown has focused attention on government censorship and away from the opposition's failure to release ... China Kenya Elite
On Tuesday, December 30, the Kenyan government took the unprecedented step of shutting down three of the largest television stations in the country. ... The authoritarian move opens a new front in what had so far been a struggle between two political networks, adding the media to the fray even if the ... China Kenya Elite


 

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