Ronald Ngala together with retired President Daniel arap Moi agitated for a federal system of government commonly known as Majimbo under the Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU) to resist the dominance of independence party Kanu that was led by Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and founding President Jomo Kenyatta.  Ngala later...
They say nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, and difficulty. These gentlemen endured it all on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 as Kenya police used tear gas and water cannons disperse opposition leader Raila Odinga’s supporters on his return from a...
Mohamed Hersi. PHOTO/COURTESY By MOHAMED HERSI newsdesk@reporter.co.ke This morning I want to comment on devolution. Bear with me quite a lengthy piece. Then ask yourself how we can influence the Governors to run the counties like a business. Governors like chest thumping and drawing boundaries. They talk of national government that they are...
Angry Kisumu residents demonstrating against the repeat presidential election. PHOTO/TWITTER Dear Cabinet Secretary for Health Cleopa Mailu, Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet: Early accounts of the chaos that followed the announcement of the August 8, 2017 presidential election results indicated that rape and...
Internal Security Cabinet Secretary, Dr Fred Matiang'i. PHOTO/COURTESY By DONALD B. KIPKORIR newsdesk@reporter.co.ke We have many common friends and thus my choice not to have criticized your leadership style. But I also out of own style of engagement, don’t personalize criticism. I critique systemic and institutional problems. But the killings today in Bondo...
A new book “In the Service of Power: Media Capture and the Threat to Democracy” reveals how  political figures and economic elites are colluding to undermine the independence of privately-owned media. IMAGE/COURTESY By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke After a few weeks of research and facts I have obtained, I have resolved to address...
Musalia Mudavadi, Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto after announcing a deal at Laico Regency on December 5, 2012. Musalia was to be the Jubilee presidential candidate. PHOTO/COURTESY By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke I was having a cup of coffee with friends on Friday when a renowned scholar at the University of Nairobi joined...
Lawyer Donald B. Kipkorir when he  handed over to Ministers  Amina Mohammed and Raychelle Omamo, his final report on Task Force on Kenyans Working Abroad. PHOTO/FACEBOOK By DONALD B.KIPKORIR newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679), is considered the Father of modern philosophy. He is famously known for his treatise, Leviathan. He posited that before...
President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO/PSCU By PATRICK MAYOYO On September 11, 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta made a statement that confounded both friends and foes. He warned Raila Odinga that he would be impeached by Jubilee MPs should he be elected president in the October 2017 repeat presidential polls. The President said his Jubilee Party...
Monster Hurricane Irma that is currently devastating different parts of the US after the initial Harvey, should serve as a waking call to President Donald Trump and his administration on the issue of climate change. In early June, Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change...