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Fellow Kenyans; Time has come to go back and redraw our political future forwards or backwards. The direction we shall take, as much as we like or dislike, the outcome will depend on how we cast our votes come december 27th 2007. We in CCM are taking part in the coming elections by fielding Parliamentary … Continue reading

Unguarded tongues, Sad, really

Unguarded tongues sink many a good man’s career Published on October 31, 2007, 12:00 am By Muthoni Thang’wa Watch your idle thoughts, people, for what grows in your heart eventually finds its way to your tongue. It is amazing how a word, an action or an expression can reveal a person’s innermost thoughts when they … Continue reading

Poverty too real says Prof Nyong’o

COMMENTARY The increase in poverty is only too real, Mr Mwale Story by PETER ANYANG’ NYONG’O Publication Date: 10/31/2007 FOR SAM MWALE WHO WORKS in State House and probably does not walk to work or buy his lunch, the increase in poverty in Kenya over the last five years is a myth.  For Sam Njuguna … Continue reading


East Africa: Developments At the Horn Quite Worrying   Email This Page Print This Page Comment on this article The Nation (Nairobi) EDITORIAL 31 October 2007 Posted to the web 30 October 2007 Nairobi Events are unfolding in the Horn Africa region in which Kenya should have an abiding interest, but it would seem matters … Continue reading


PNU in standoff over joint nominations Published on October 31, 2007, 12:00 am By Caroline Mango A day after President Kibaki stepped in to solve the nomination standoff in his Party of National Unity (PNU), sharp division among affiliate parties still persist. This emerged even as PNU’s presidential co-ordinating team led by its chairman and … Continue reading

Wambui’s 5 children, are they Kibaki’s?

the interview Mary Wambui on marriage, Hillary Clinton and life Published on October 25, 2007, 12:00 am Othaya political activist Mary Wambui spoke to Election Platform writer Lucianne Limo about her passion for philanthropy and her marital status. EP: Are you married? MW: Yes! And please don’t ask me to whom. Just understand I am … Continue reading

Some people have been pretending to be very brave

Leave my wife alone, Tutui tells politicians Published on October 24, 2007, 12:00 am By Isaac Ongiri Kajiado politician, Mr Patrick ole Tutui, whose wife was recently appointed to the Electoral Commission, now wants the Opposition to leave her alone. Speaking at Olodokilani in Kajiado on Tuesday, Tutui criticised politicians who, he said, were fighting … Continue reading

KAJWANG Master of platitudes

political satire Meet Kajwang’, MP for the constituency called Raila O Published on October 25, 2007, 12:00 am By Tony Mochama It was not very nice of the true luminaries of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to leave poor Otieno Kajwang’ (Mbita MP, ODM MCee, X-LLB (2nd Class Dis. Hons) so long in the spotlight … Continue reading


 By Charo Fondo DURING his visit to Mombasa a few weeks ago, the US Ambassador, Mr Michael Ranneberger, gave an address titled ‘Democracy, Diversity and Development’. Towards the end of this speech, he referred to a number of “American experiences that may shed light on the challenges Kenyans face”. It was when he got to … Continue reading

27 Dec 2007 election day.

Published on October 26, 2007, 12:00 am By Kipkirui K’Telwa Kenya’s next General Election will be held on Thursday December 27, the Electoral Commission of Kenya chairman, Mr Samuel Kivuitu has said. Last Monday, President Kibaki dissolved Parliament paving the way for the Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Francis Ole Kaparo to issue a … Continue reading

Majimbo a danger to peace says Catholics.

NEWS ODM and Catholics clash over majimbo Story by ODHIAMBO ORLALE and BERNARD NAMUNANE Publication Date: 10/26/2007 The Catholic Church has asked Kenyans to reject the majimbo system of government proposed by ODM and ODM Kenya.   The position taken by the church immediately put it on a collision course with the Orange parties which … Continue reading

More Kikuyus youths killed. More killing fields.

EDITORIALS Killings: Denials by police not convincing Publication Date: 10/26/2007 Media and human rights organisations have established almost beyond doubt that dozens of young men suspected to be linked to either the outlawed Mungiki sect or criminal gangs have been killed and their bodies dumped in the outskirts of Nairobi.Visits to the sites have revealed … Continue reading

4 killed in Molo new ethnic killings

Four more homes burnt down in Molo Story by SIMON SIELE Publication Date: 10/26/2007 Four more houses have been burnt down in the troubled Kuresoi area in Molo District. These boys joined residents of Kamwaura Village in Kuresoi area for a peace meeting that was called after armed raiders killed two people and stole livestock … Continue reading


Majimbo will divide Kenyans, says Kituyi Published on October 20, 2007, 12:00 am By Robert Wanyonyi and Peter Atsiaya Proponents of a majimbo (federal) system want to introduce divisions through the back door, Cabinet minister, Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, has said. A majimbo system would divide the country along tribal lines, he said. Addressing rallies at … Continue reading


Tension as raiders hit Molo Story by FRANCIS MUREITHI and NOAH CHEPLOEN Publication Date: 10/20/2007 Two people were killed yesterday and 10 houses burnt when heavily armed raiders invaded their homes at Kamwaura farm in Kuresoi, Molo District. When the Nation team visited the area, tension was still high and hundreds of residents were camping … Continue reading