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Some thoughts on the Okoa Kenya campaign to amend Kenya's Constitution

I just posted a piece over at ConstitutionNet on the politics of popular constitutional amendment provisions, with Kenya as an illustrative case.

The Kenyan Constitution allows for popular (extra-legislative) amendment initiatives, as long as the petitioner can collect at least one million signatures. 212 more words


Thoughts on the Uhuru Kenyatta Administration in 2016

This is from Kenya’s leading newspaper, the Daily Nation, addressing the president:

We acknowledge the fact that it has been a tough year for leaders across the world — what with global economic upheavals and terrorists wreaking havoc everywhere.

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Kenyan Politics and Feminism

Politics in Kenya is like a constant movie with parts one, two, three, four… you get the drift. There is always so much drama, always so much talk but never ever, any action taken – until two days ago. 444 more words

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Letter To The Governors Kenya

Dear Governors

Let me not bore you with greetings that might not be 100. It is obvious what Kenyans (common mwananchi) thinks about you and yesterday’s awards. 506 more words


With K1 fully in Jubilee, Maliba Must Defect to ODM

I have been following Mathare Constituency politics for a while now, and I’ve decided to share something about it.

The constituency, which was formerly part of Starehe constituency, has six wards four of which are manned by ODM. 599 more words

Kenyan Politics

'Wananchi' we are fools

Never learn
Is it natural to be stupid here
And blind
Is it poverty of the mind
Or poor bank accounts

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How Kshs. 38.5 billion ($385m) of borrowed money "disappeared" from Kenya's budget

Jason Lakin writes in the East African:

… the June 2013/14 bond issues were moved to the 2014/15 opening balances carried forward from 2013/14 at that time, while the November bond issues were recorded as 2014/15 revenues.

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