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Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 @ 5:43PM

On governance

Over the last 10 years, the annual revenue for the government has grown from about Kes 180 billion to over Kes 1 trillion last year. This shows a significant growth of our economy as well as significant improvement in our revenue collection processes. This also means that we have more…

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 @ 5:20PM

It’s time to get down to work

Greetings for the New Year!  Last year was laden with a heavy agenda for our country. It was the year we held our first general election under the New Constitution and also ushered in the era of devolution. We have had enough time to settle down and now it is…

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 @ 6:06PM

Happy birthday Kenya!

FIFTY YEARS of independence is not a small achievement; it is definitely worth commemorating. Happy birthday Kenya! This is a fitting moment for us to salute the founders of our nation and the subsequent generations of Kenyans, all of whom have played an important role in bringing our country this far….

Friday, November 1st, 2013 @ 4:40PM

A free media is critical for democracy

The essence of democracy is that people can participate in public affairs and choose amongst a menu of alternatives ideas. Therefore, democracy is anchored on the presumption that the people know what the different options are and what each means for their individual lives so that they can make informed…

Friday, October 25th, 2013 @ 7:38AM

We must allow the truth to come out

One month on, the details that continue to emerge on the Westgate attack are confounding. It is becoming clear that rather than engage in a sober and objective investigation into what exactly happened, we are being treated to side shows in an attempt to obscure our failings. An event of…

Monday, October 7th, 2013 @ 6:43AM

The Westgate Attack: Knowing what we now know

The recent terror attack on the Westgate Mall was one of the lowest moments of our nation’s history. It was a painful experience for us all and even more traumatizing for those who were injured and those who lost their loved ones in the attack. Once again, I thank all…

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 @ 9:15PM

Joint statement by Hon Peter Kenneth, MGH and Mr Ronald Osumba on the Westgate Siege

We send our deepest condolences to all those who lost their loved ones in the cowardly and senseless Westgate attack by terrorists that lasted over four days.  We pray that the Almighty God will rest the departed souls in eternal peace. We also wish a quick recovery to all those…

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 @ 8:47PM

Shoot to Kill?

The latest debate on ‘shoot to kill’ orders speaks of a police force that is overwhelmed by criminals and is resorting to extreme measures. However, our efforts to enhance security must be within the rule of law. The rights of all individuals Kenyans as enshrined in our constitution must be…

Friday, September 6th, 2013 @ 4:17PM

On Taxation

As expected the prices of basic commodities have increased after the VAT Act took effect. Since the changes have also affected electricity charges, the costs of these commodities are expected to rise even further since energy is a high component of production. This will make life for the ordinary Kenyans…

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 6:36AM

Peace should not be taken for granted

It is a common principle of law that every accused person is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. As I stated during the presidential debates, this right must be upheld for all the Kenyans accused at The Hague. I however oppose the action by our parliamentarians and their motive…

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 @ 6:53PM

We must have democracy and discipline together

During the campaigns for the last general election, I spoke about the worrying rise of our national debt as an issue that required serious attention then and after. In recent days, the issue has gained some traction due to a significant rise in the debt though it still hasn’t attained…

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 @ 11:12AM

Security is Paramount

I have often emphasized that security cannot be negotiable. I firmly believe that protection of citizens and their property from both internal and external threats is the primary reason for the existence of the state. Furthermore, it is impossible to achieve any form or amount of economic growth without security….