Illegal Abortions on the Rise
A recent survey has revealed that teenage pregnancies are on the rise. As a result, the Deputy President, William Ruto has issued a warning to chiefs and assistant chiefs across the country saying that they will be held responsible if they fail to identify and arrest men who impregnate teenage girls within their areas of Jurisdiction.The unfortunate thing is that... Read more
From Katiba Mpya to Kenya Mpya
By Joy MdivoThe new Constitution has been developed in a spirit of "for Kenyans by Kenyans". Now that it is in force, how much of it will benefit Kenyans will be the true test of the success of our efforts as the Kenyans responsible for the ushering in of this new Constitution. In 1963 during the Lancaster process, Kenyans were represented... Read more
Hands Up If You Are Fed Up With The 11th Parliament!
By Joy MdivoI said it before and I shall say it again, Kenyans passed a new constitution that did away with the notion of one man becoming a dictator, and instead exchanged it with a dictatorship by 350 people, namely, members of the National Assembly. This is particularly worse in my opinion, because there is only so much guilt one... Read more
With only 50 days to go before the general elections are conducted, the aspiring leaders are anxious to overthrow their opponents and as it seems, they are willing to part with anything, not to mention sound legislations that had been endorsed by Kenyans to regulate the political scene.It would not be wrong to deem most of our legislatures as perverts... Read more
Your role in the Electoral Process
The sovereign power belongs to us, the people. You and I are to exercise this sovereignty either directly or indirectly through democratically elected representatives. Sovereignty means the exercise of power by the people and for the people. It is through elections that we, citizens, choose the kind of government and leaders we want. Elections offer citizens the opportunity to exercise their... Read more
Politics and Bad Marriages
By Mwana Falsafa Politics and Bad Marriages: Why You Need To Vote Wisely. If you have lived long enough, you most likely have seen it. A lovely couple, a beautiful wedding, a…
We Can Have A Bright Future
By Mwana Falsafa A recent report by Forbes magazine revealed that the richest man who ever lived, was an ancient African King. Mansa Musa I of Mali had a fortune of…
MPs antics a reminder to vote wisely.
The President has declined to sign in the controversial Finance 2012 bill. He termed it as unconstitutional and unaffordable. What President Kibaki has done is laudable and he should be…
The urgent need to tame politicians with loose tongues
As we are gearing to an election year, more caution should be taken by our politicians to ensure that peace prevails. As they are getting into the campaigning mood, Politicians…
Forget the two thirds rule, lets split this 50-50!
By Joy Mdivo A while back I wrote a blog post on an issue that is proving to be thorny. In case you missed it, read it here. The Constitution of…
The Gay Agenda in Africa
Just over one month ago, towards the end of June, the American Ambassador to Kenya, Ret General Scott Gration resigned from his position, citing 'differences with Washington' over his 'leadership…
Can The African Court of Justice Deliver?
By Melissa LukuluAmidst the shambles facing Africa, which include food crises, political unrest and wrangles, ethnic qualms, sinister economies with enormous disparities between the rich and the poor, fate has…
More Terror Attacks and the Prevention of Terrorism Bill
By Melissa Lukulu Another Sunday has departed and what remains is apprehension coupled with citizens who are close to complacent to the pattern of mayhem that our country is witnessing. It…
The Current State of Security
By Melissa Lukulu In the wake of the incursions that Kenya has been facing, security measures are being tightened throughout the country. Since the inception of Operation Linda Nchi various military…