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What is the future of devolution?

Nairobi, July 26 -- This past week, I stumbled upon a social media clip by an aspirant for the position of governor in my home county. In it he was castigating the incumbent whose constitutional two t... Read More


Time to ask if a better Kenya is possible

Nairobi, July 19 -- I have spent this past week reflecting on the state of project Kenya. One might wonder why that should be a concern of this column. The reality is that as citizens of this country,... Read More


Citizens must reclaim their space

Nairobi, July 12 -- The citizens are at the centre of governance in any democratic society. The Kenyan Constitution underscores this fact, indicating that sovereignty vests on citizens with all organs... Read More


Make tribunals work for Kenyans

Nairobi, July 5 -- Resolution of disputes is a critical indicator of the annual World Bank Ease of Doing Business survey and rankings. Kenya has been improving steadily on the rankings over the last f... Read More


Rein in data theft by political parties

Nairobi, June 28 -- The Registrar of Political Parties announced a few days ago that Kenyans could now be able to easily verify their political party membership status on the e-citizen platform. What ... Read More


IEBC must do more for 2022 polls

Nairobi, June 21 -- The launch of the Annual Voter Education Week, the Strategic Plan and other documents of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) marked the public start of conce... Read More


Which arm of government has failed?

Nairobi, June 14 -- The doctrine of social contract holds that citizens delegate the authority to govern themselves to government. Government is traditionally structured into three arms: the Executive... Read More


Honest discourse will deliver cohesion

Nairobi, June 7 -- This year's Madaraka Day was celebrated in Kisumu City for the first time in the country's post-Independence history. Several issues, however, overshadowed what was supposed to be a... Read More


Koome must set agenda from first month

Nairobi, May 31 -- Chief Justice Martha Koome has made history as the first female occupant of that office in Kenya. While this is something to celebrate, it is also an indictment on our society that ... Read More


Give IEBC space to deliver fair elections

Nairobi, May 24 -- Three events this past week have brought the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) into focus. First, the selection panel hiring four IEBC commissioners said it re... Read More