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LEADERS, END POVERTY BEFORE IT ENDS US.

Re adjusted  In order to develop, Africans have to think Story by KOIGI WA WAMWERE Fifty years ago, Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah told Africa: “Seek ye political kingdom and all else shall be added unto you.” Independence came but Africans remain the most ignorant and poorest in the world. What happened?First, European and American powers built … Continue reading

VOTERS, BALL IN YOUR COURT SAY KIBAKI

The ball is in your court, Kibaki tells voters Published on December 17, 2007, 12:00 am By Standard Team President Kibaki concluded a whirlwind tour of North-Eastern Province and declared that the destiny of the country now lay in the hands of voters. The Head of State addressed two public rallies in Ijara and Garissa … Continue reading

KENYANS IN SWEDEN DEMONSTRATE

Kenyans stage demo over plot to deport diplomat Published on December 17, 2007, 12:00 am By Standard Team Kenyans living in Sweden held a demonstration to protest an alleged deportation attempt of an embassy official. They waved placards outside the Kenyan embassy on Stockholm Birger Jarlsgatan 37, on Jamhuri Day to stop the repatriation, which … Continue reading

ITS A FIGHT BETWEEN THE RICH AND POOR KENYANS

NEWS EXTRA Election will be a battle between rich and poor Story by MILDRED NGESA Publication Date: 12/17/2007 My tribe has to win the elections in the coming two weeks.  It is either my tribe wins or we are doomed. There are only two tribes in Kenya. And I know ethnic slurs; loyalties and differences … Continue reading

LUCY IS NOT WAMBUI THEREFORE SHE FIGHTS

Lucy Kibaki was set up! Published on December 14, 2007, 12:00 am That master of ceremonies deserved the slap he got and worse. How in the world do you insult the First Lady in public and hope for no reaction? How can the MC not know that Lucy is not Wambui? Technically, all guests to … Continue reading

NATION COMPLAINS TO MEDIA COUNCIL

Nation asks for redress over assault Published on December 14, 2007, 12:00 am By Standard Reporters The Nation Media Group has lodged a complaint with the Media Council over harassment of its photographer at a presidential function. And the Media Council of Kenya (MCK) on Thursday demanded an explanation from State House over what it … Continue reading

ODM’S POLITICIANS IMPLICATED IN CORRUPTION

Why ODM cannot walk the talk on fighting corruption Published on December 13, 2007, 12:00 am By Dr Peter Kagwanja The ODM manifesto promises to provide Kenyans with an “accountable leadership and an ethical governance agenda”. But some of its leaders are tainted by decades of involvement in corruption. The manifesto shows a monumental gap … Continue reading

KALONZO WILL NOT STEP DOWN FOR KIBAKI

I won’t step down for Kibaki, says Kalonzo Published on December 12, 2007, 12:00 am By Mutinda Mwanzia and Paul Mutua ODM-Kenya presidential candidate, Mr Kalonzo Musyoka, addresses a campaign rally in Machakos, on Tuesday. The ODM-Kenya presidential candidate has dismissed reports that he has struck a deal with PNU to quit the race in … Continue reading

Training Day 27 Dec 2007. OUR COMMON DESTINY

ITS INDEPENDENCE DAY AND NO ONE TO DEPEND ON WHEN IT COMES TO OUR COMMON DESTINY. During this time of celebrating independence day which happens to be general election time you shall hear many niceties from all types of candidates. But what we need to remember is that our tribe is the tribe of the … Continue reading

RAILA’S AND KIBAKI’S CAMPS OF STATE LOOTERS, AND THEIR SKY HIGH HYPOCRACY

COMMENTARY Why patriots have reason to give up on good leadership Story by MAYAKA GEKARA Publication Date: 12/11/2007 FOR PATRIOTS COMMITTED TO the transformation of their country into a modern, corruption-free democracy that provides equal opportunity for all and safeguards civil liberties, the election is already lost.  They are hanging from wings of desperation because … Continue reading

UKOSEFU WA UTU BAINA YA WANANSIASA KENYA

 BARUA HII NI MARUDIO. TANGU IANDIKWE MAMBO YAZIDI KUCHAFUKA Barua imeandikwa na Dick Kamau 17.07.07 Kila asubuhi niamkapo nasikitika kuyaona mambo yakichafuka hapa nchini. Mwaka wa 2002 Dec 27 mwenyewe nilidhani kwamba sisi wakenya tumeukataa ukabila na kilichobaki nikuinjenga nchi kwa misingi ya kidemokrasia na maendeleo kama majirani wetu wengine hapa Afrika Mashariki. Lakushangaza nikuona kwamba … Continue reading

STOP PLAYING DIRTY SAYS PRESIDENT KIBAKI

NEWS Kibaki urges peace in campaigns Story by NATION Team Publication Date: 12/10/2007 President Kibaki has asked parliamentary and civic candidates to stop playing dirty and instead promote peace and unity during campaigns. The President also expressed confidence in winning the elections, promising to fulfil all  electoral pledges he had made.  He also appealed to … Continue reading

Three-piece voting not the way to go

LETTERS Three-piece voting not the way to go Publication Date: 12/10/2007 The appeal by Mr Maina Kiai, the chairman of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, against the three-piece voting system, was timely. Time has come for the electorate to realise that the problems that dog this country are as a result of the … Continue reading

THOUSANDS OF KENYANS ABROAD, are a working class living in bad neighbourhoods.

COMMENTARY Are the stars in the eyes of Kenyans abroad waning Story by RASNA WARAH Publication Date: 12/10/2007 ON A FLIGHT BACK FROM London last week, I found myself surrounded by Kenya’s newest tribe, variously known as The Kenyan Diaspora, Kenyans In The Diaspora, or simply The Diaspora. Most were young, with spouses and small … Continue reading

UK, KEEP OFF KENYA AFFAIRS, SAYS KARUA

Keep off Kenyan affairs, Karua tells Britain Published on December 10, 2007, 12:00 am By Munene Kamau Justice minister Martha Karua has told the British House of Lords to keep off Kenya’s internal affairs. She told the Lords to concentrate on what she described as the UK’s own “grand corruption scandals and other rot”. Karua … Continue reading

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