- Time to mourn the demise of the Ivory Tower
It is time, in my view, to mourn the demise of “proper” university education in Kenya.
4 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 11:01am
- Leadership lessons from what waitress told me
Doing things differently and charting new courses can produce best results.
4 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 10:55am
- The law must learn to keep up with technology
One would argue that as people become terrified of misspeaking online for fear of prosecution.
4 hours ago 29 Aug 15, 10:50am
- Dear Western Kenya, it is time to quit sugar for other ventures
Why is Kenya’s smallholder tea successful and cane sugar a dismal failure?
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 1:35pm
- Solar energy may be just what Kenya needs for industrial take-off
The government is determined to ensure each rural household has a solar panel within the next five years.
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 1:15pm
- Devolution’s impact can be felt all over, but we have to stay vigilant
Rural towns have undergone a big change, but corruption in county governments is worrying Kenyans.
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 12:30pm
- Why we should focus on marketing Kenyan products to rest of the world
The world market is open for business, yet our leaders are busy cutting debatable deals in the region.
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 12:25pm
- Extrajudicial killings cause for concern
In the past three years, Muslim suspects have been targeted and eliminated all over the country.
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 12:22pm
- How integrity has woven into fabric of our leadership
Kwamchetsi Makokha’s sideways look at the new Constitution.
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 12:19pm
- Long-suffering sugarcane farmers have some hope in alternative crops
Western Kenya is fertile and can easily become the food basket of the country.
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 12:15pm
- Key milestones for women’s growth
So far, Kenya is the only African country to have hosted a World Conference on Women.
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 12:12pm
- Origin of ‘the sack’ and all its related phrases
Why do we say that such an employee has been sacked or that he has got the sack?
1 day ago 28 Aug 15, 12:04pm
- The Church and Judiciary played a crucial role fighting for a new order
The fight for a new Constitution continues beyond its promulgation.
2 days ago 27 Aug 15, 11:45am
- Shame and scandal of media resorting to ‘caught-with-pants-down’ stories
It seemed to be at best a scoop hunter’s ruthless pursuit of a tabloid headline.
2 days ago 27 Aug 15, 11:37am
- Opportunities in the wake of Barack Obama visit
Kenya boasts one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and is on the way to becoming an economic powerhouse.
2 days ago 27 Aug 15, 11:32am
- Nothing wrong with Africa; we just need to stop being Chinese for a while
This year feels like 1989 all over, in Africa.
3 days ago 26 Aug 15, 1:07pm
- We shall rue propaganda on biotech foods being pushed down our throats
I demand the public release of the findings of the task force on the effects of GMOs on health and safety.
3 days ago 26 Aug 15, 12:48pm
- What higher salaries for teachers will mean
Once this increase is implemented, teachers’ pay will naturally be above the rest of the civil service.
3 days ago 26 Aug 15, 12:12pm
- How infrastructure can change our lives
In the wisdom of my people, development is not having to endure muddy roads during the rainy season.
4 days ago 25 Aug 15, 2:18pm
- Africa’s rise could be faster, but trade challenges greatly hamper progress
As African countries assume their new role, they want meaningful economic partnerships that deliver the sustainable, inclusive growth they seek.
4 days ago 25 Aug 15, 2:17pm
- Privatisation of sugar firms not the answer; barons will gobble them up
The government still believes that privatisation is the panacea of the problems facing the sugar industry.
4 days ago 25 Aug 15, 2:17pm
- UN will be 70 next month: Achievements
But if the UN is to continue to fulfil its unique and vital global role in the 21st century, it must be upgraded in three key ways.
5 days ago 24 Aug 15, 2:12pm
- Powerful economic forces control the global trade; who will protect the poor?
The media have framed the debate as a simplistic political duel between the Jubilee Government and the opposition Cord alliance.
5 days ago 24 Aug 15, 2:12pm
- Vivian showed that nothing will stop a woman when she means business
Vivian Cheruiyot has won almost every honour in a long and illustrious career since she first donned Kenyan colours in 1998.
5 days ago 24 Aug 15, 2:11pm
- Race, religion and ethnicity are being used to cover up all kinds of atrocities
In the United States, blackness is a health hazard.
6 days ago 23 Aug 15, 12:23pm
- Why the Opposition keeps struggling even as Jubilee government blunders
They have failed to make the most of the government’s inadequacies.
6 days ago 23 Aug 15, 12:19pm
- Alternative Dispute Resolution a winner
ADR is highly beneficial because it fosters co-operation and encourages increased compliance.
6 days ago 23 Aug 15, 12:16pm
- Despite challenges, the law has delivered tremendous change
The Constitution has opened up Kenya in many ways.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 2:49pm
- Who’ll win the Tanzania election? Lowassa by a landslide, say the taxi drivers of Dar
This was not a scientific poll and the results represent purely anecdotal evidence.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 12:40pm
- Leave the sugar politics aside, Uganda remains our most precious trade partner
Uganda, smaller in every way than we are, happens to be very important for our prosperity.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 12:36pm
- To break cycle of graft, costs must outweigh gains
Corruption operates in a culture of impunity and a lack of accountability.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 12:35pm
- Devolution: Is the drinking glass half full or half empty?
The tragic comedy in some counties represents the “new wine in old bottles” challenge.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:52am
- A toast to the new order, centrepiece of our Constitution
County governments have registered several successes and challenges.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:46am
- Why I am happy with what we have done since we got new laws
It may seem meagre, but a journey of a thousand steps begins with a single step.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:42am
- Politicians are doing a ‘lipyoto’ on sugar saga
The lipyoto bird will muddy the calm river; creating chaos where there was order.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:35am
- Failure of the international temple of justice
The ruling makes the reality clear that even international courts fail at a crucial juncture to give justice.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:30am
- Kindly tell us the truth regarding raging row
Is the real truth being told in these “political” rallies?
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:26am
- Uhuru could be over-reaching his mandate in law making
The President is within his constitutional powers to return Bills to Parliament and to seek consideration for his point of view.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:21am
- Sugar debate exposes Jubilee’s weak political capacity
ODM has used its political capacity to turn the tide against the government.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:17am
- How to raise revenue without upsetting voters
So far, the counties have made a number of mistakes in their attempts to tax.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:10am
- Dumping that garbage will cost you millions
New powers were introduced which permit courts to fine offenders up to Sh485 million and/or prison terms.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:03am
- Why striking health workers are so misunderstood
The key actors at both county and national governments have calcified in their ways.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 11:00am
- State should open Kenyatta Mausoleum to the public
The continued barricading of the Kenyatta Mausoleum betrays a lack of creativity in the country’s tourism promotion plans.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 10:56am
- Watch out for the stories your brain spins
Once images are created in the mind and we do not know how to train the brain then we risk living a life of myths.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 10:50am
- Phonecameras are getting as good as cameras
While many phones are easy to carry around and convenient, they are yet to get the features of a standalone camera.
7 days ago 22 Aug 15, 10:46am
- Politicking will not solve cane farmers’ problems
Importation of sugar, lucrative as it may be, does not benefit the ordinary farmer.
8 days ago 21 Aug 15, 3:44pm
- Policies have to carry voices of both genders
Gender balance often consists of efforts to include women in all levels of policy making.
8 days ago 21 Aug 15, 3:39pm
- Why Jimmy Carter is one of my favourite leaders
Carter will always be a part of my personal journey.
8 days ago 21 Aug 15, 3:34pm
- MPs probe may not get to the bottom of 2013 poll tender mess
From the hearings, not much is likely to come out.
8 days ago 21 Aug 15, 1:11pm
- Let us strive to fulfil Michael Wamalwa’s ideals
Today, the unity he had helped nurture lies prostrate, shattered by the selfish interests of politicians.
8 days ago 21 Aug 15, 1:02pm