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Kenyans want President Uhuru to enjoy his 54th birthday but work

President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates his 54th birthday today. Kenyans have given recommendations on wht he should do to restore Kenyans' confidence in his government. [Photo: france-rwanda.info]

President Uhuru Kenyatta should obey court orders, pay teachers and put sense into the heads of legislators Moses Kuria, Aden Duale, Kithure Kindiki, Kipchumba Murkomen and the 36 bloggers! These are some of the recommendations by Kenyans on Twitter well known as #KOT regarding the downward spiral the country is in and as President Uhuru Kenyatta celebrates his 54th birthday. ...

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Auditor General orders recovery of Sh52M from Kitui County MCAs

  The Auditor General Edward Ouko wants more than Sh52M paid to a section of Members of the Kitui County Assembly and eight assembly staff as allowances for trips abroad recovered saying the expenditure was misuse of public funds. In an audit report for the financial operations of the County Assembly for the 2013/2014 fiscal year, Ouko said visits abroad ...

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Mzalendo & BAKE to train Political & Development Bloggers, how to apply

Mzalendo Trust workshop for Political Bloggers

Are you looking to improve your writing or blogging skills on any of the following topics: Parliamentary business, Devolution and County Assemblies work, data journalism and Constitutional Implementation? Mzalendo Trust and the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE), would like to work with you to grow your skills in a one day intense training program that will run on Friday, 24th ...

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Nakuru journalist interrogated for social media post

By Lorna Abuga. A Nakuru journalist has been interrogated by detectives following a post he published on social media challenging land grabbing in the country. Elijah Kinyanjui a veteran journalist who has worked with almost all leading newspapers in the country was quizzed on Tuesday last week for an ‘open letter’ he wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta and which he ...

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Makongo tourist site in Makueni causes stir on Facebook

  The new dispensation of devolved units brought with it hope and many Kenyans who had been marginalized by the central government system believed that devolution would address the myriad of challenges they faced. Devolution brought a flicker of optimism to the residents of Makueni, a county faced with perennial water problems and food insecurity. Despite the incessant wrangles between ...

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Nakuru Deputy Governor unhappy with MP Gikaria

Nakuru County Governor Joseph Ruto is unhappy with the conduct of the Nakuru Town East Member of Parliament (MP) David Gikaria on his involvement on the affairs of hawkers in the County. Gikaria has been at logger heads with the county administration for months now since a process to relocate hawkers from the town center commenced at the start of this ...

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A Play staged during Jukumu Letu launch Rebukes Makueni Leaders

The MAPACA Theatre actors performing the Play at Unoa Grounds during the Jukumu Letu Initiative launch in Makueni County

As Kenya marks three years of devolution, Makueni County is perhaps a typical example of the teething problems of devolution and a play staged at Unoa grounds, in Wote, Makueni during the launch of Jukumu Letu initiative sought to underscore the importance of public participation in the devolved system of governance. The initiative geared towards creating a proactive population by ...

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Prof. Kibwana joins his constituents for the Jukumu Letu launch in Makueni County

Makueni County Artists performing the 3 songs they composed on governance at the Launch ceremony

Jukumu Letu, an initiative geared towards creating a proactive populace through awareness on the Constitution and issues centered on governance using artistic works was over the weekend launched in Makueni County. The event that took place at Unoa grounds and graced by Governor Kivutha Kibwana, was a culmination of a one week training of various artists on their role in ...

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Devolution is the Answer To Marginalisation


Speaking after the passing of the new constitution in 2010, then president Mwai Kibaki said the new constitution would be Kenya’s shield and defender in the strive to conquer poverty, disease and ignorance. The three had been declared as the greatest enemies of the new nation soon after independence by founding father Jomo Kenyatta and it became the responsibility of ...

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The Mirage of Constitutional Participation In Kenya

The former Kenya President Mwai Kibaki at the promulgation of the new-constitution

Some commentators have referred to Kenya’s 2010 constitution as the most progressive constitution sub-Saharan Africa has ever seen. Well, that might sound a little bit like a hyperbole but the Kenyan constitution lays the perfect foundation for a constitutional a democracy. Of great importance is the role of the constitution gives to citizen sovereignty, the preamble for example explicitly states ...

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