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Friday, July 22nd, 2016 @ 11:45AM

THE BURNING ISSUE

Why are our children burning their schools? I cannot authoritatively say but what I can assert strongly is where they have learnt to speak with fire. They have learnt from us: they have observed that in this society before you attempt dialogue you need pressure and to get pressure you…

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 @ 12:24PM

TIME TO THINK

 The events of the last two weeks have confirmed yet again that this is a chosen generation.  We have been chosen by the past and the future, we have been chosen by our common desire for a better Kenya and a society that is not defined by individuals but by…

Thursday, March 31st, 2016 @ 7:17AM

KENYA IS HERE TO STAY

David Ndii wrote an interesting article last weekend arguing that we should split up this country into tribe based regions.   Thanks but no thanks.    No one gets to determine or suggest that the Kenya idea or project has failed-no matter their level of education.  Yes our elections are…

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 @ 5:09PM

A priceless lesson

I want to take a moment to salute a very special and brave group of individuals- the Kenyans who would not let their fellow countrymen die at the hands of terrorists in Mandera. When confronted by terror they chose to be patriots, in the face of real danger they chose…

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 @ 10:10AM

Letter to young Kenyans

Obama came and spoke to you. The Pope has come and spoken to you. There is no one left to come and speak to you.  It is time for you to decide; the time for you to act. Do not let the words and encouragement of these two leaders go…

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 @ 7:12AM

It’s been a while!

With good reason, the last weekend uplifted the spirit of the Kenyan people. We were honoured to welcome Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America. His visit was a moment of national pride that also united us as a people; many smiled together. It’s fitting that the…

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 @ 10:59AM

STATEMENT ON SECURITY

In the recent past, our country has been hit by unprecedented insecurity and terror incidences that have left the entire nation and the world shaken. The 2013 Westgate attacks, the orgy of violence in Mpeketoni, Mombasa, Lamu, the Kapedo massacre and most recent the Mandera killings are quite disturbing incidences….

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 @ 1:13PM

In support of an East African World Cup

A few days ago, the Managing Director of Nakumatt, Mr Atul Shah, expressed his dream to see East Africa host the 2030 World Cup, Cricket World Cup in 2031 and the Olympics in 2032. Being at the helm of one of East Africa’s big businesses operating across the region, his…

Monday, June 16th, 2014 @ 1:24PM

Statement on the Mpeketoni attack

I am deeply saddened by the attack of innocent Kenyans in Mpeketoni that has led to the loss of many lives. I wish a quick recovery to those who survived the attack and send my deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones in this unfortunate attack. May…

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 @ 8:35AM

Happy Easter Holiday

I send my warmest wishes to all Kenyans as they celebrate the Easter holiday. As you celebrate this important holiday with your friends and family, may you reflect on the values of charity, compassion and tolerance that have served us well in Kenya,  a country which enjoys great religious diversity….

Monday, April 7th, 2014 @ 2:51PM

The war on terror must be won

In the recent weeks, the security situation in the country seems to be worsening with increasing terrorist attacks and heightened radicalisation of youth. I condemn these attacks in the strongest terms possible and pray that friends and families of those who have lost their lives in the recent wave of…

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 @ 3:07PM

Pay cut commendable but insufficient

The conversation about the public wage bill has been going on for a while though the intensity of the debate has increased with the recent announcement of the pay cut by the President and his Deputy with an appeal to others to follow suit. It seems that every time the…