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Looks don’t make one a good leader Publication Date: 6/14/2008 The other day, I was both amused and distressed to watch ODM campaigning for Ms Esther Passaris for the  Embakasi by-election. The highlight seemed to be her good looks. Her campaigners kept referring to her as supu (beautiful). But while good looks are pleasing to … Continue reading

Ethnic bigotry can only destroy us

Ethnic bigotry can only destroy us Publication Date: 5/5/2008 Ethnic chauvinism is mental decomposition, which retrogressively sets an individual at loggerheads with a member of another ethnic background. It’s a monster that threatens to scatter our beloved country into irreversible tribal segments, with disastrous and unfathomable economic and social consequences. To harbour such mentality is … Continue reading

Let’s reject ethnic chauvinism and build one, united Kenya

LETTERS Let’s reject ethnic chauvinism and build one, united Kenya Publication Date: 3/9/2008 We have been beaten hands down by our own ethnic narrow-mindedness.Each one of us is defined by birth to be a member of a certain ethnic group. Unfortunately, however, our thinking is ever tethered to our ancestral soil which has, in effect, … Continue reading

Kenya, killings were not just about election rigging but land

How State land policy shaped conflict Story by KIPCHUMBA SOME Publication Date: 2/9/2008 Relentless violence in the Rift Valley seems to have been sparked by more than last year’s disputed presidential election, according to interviews by a cross section of local people. Judging by the form the violence has assumed in recent days, it appears … Continue reading

KENYA, Western democracy has failed in Kenya

Western democracy has failed in Kenya Published on February 9, 2008, 12:00 am Models of government based on Western politics have failed. They have not delivered tangible stability and economic growth in developing countries. These political party models are adversarial, antagonistic and ideological. The underlying belief is that people fall into a political spectrum running … Continue reading


Crisis as IDPs arrive in Kisumu Published on February 5, 2008, 12:00 am By Harold Ayodo and George Olwenya Kisumu is facing a fresh humanitarian crisis after hundreds of displaced people arrived at the lakeside town shortly after midnight. The 800 passengers, who were transported by a fleet of buses, were yesterday hosted at the … 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

That was yesterday

mogi Says: October 10th, 2007 at 6:32 pm e Leo If you listened to kissfm you hear raila say it Jua Kali is breeding poverty .And no criminals will be charged with theft so what change is raila talking about . If Anglo leasing people ,Goldenberg people will remain free then how different is that … Continue reading


There are only two tribes in Kenya Publication Date: 9/01/2007 A recent letter in your newspaper “I accuse Kenya” dug deep to show how the heroes of the first and the second liberation have vanished without vindication.  The analysis concluded that the ‘‘villains of yester year are the heroes of today and the heroes of … Continue reading