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The gift Willy Mutunga should have given Kenyans before his retirement

Former Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya Dr. Willy Mutunga.

By Kioko wa Kivandi For years now Kenya has been holding discussions about the formation of a special division within the High Court with a local judicial mandate over crimes similar to the ones that were committed following the disputed 2007 presidential elections results. The division, which has since come to be known as the International and Organised Crimes Division ...

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Does Narok chaos portend expectations for 2017?

Major Gen (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery. He has ordered the police to ensure peace prevails in Narok. [Photo: trending.co.ke]

It is like a tradition that every end of the year, a section of Kenyans has to be uprooted from their homes due to ‘inter-community’ skirmishes. In what is seemingly a deeply programmed malaise in the national psyche, these displacements are a pointer to the deep-rooted problems that Kenyans have when it comes to relating with each other. Despite voting ...

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Nakuru is Kenya’s third most dangerous county for journalists

Article 19

At least 7 cases of violence against journalists were reported in Nakuru county between January and September this year. This, according to a report by Article 19 makes the county the third most dangerous county for journalists to work in. The report titled ‘Silenced and Intimidated: Attacks on Freedom of Expression in Kenya’ and which was released on Monday November ...

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Why 2007 PEV is Kenya’s most unique electoral violence

According to the Commission on the Investigation of the Post Election Violence (CIPEV), the chaos that rocked the country soon after the 2007 general election is the most unique in Kenya’s history. In the report that was released by the Commission several years back the 2007/08 post election violence (PEV) cannot be compared to any of the violence that had ...

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Blogger Bogonko Bosire still missing, about two years since disappearing

Bogonko Bosire

On Sunday 7th of June, a trending topic #WhereIsBogonkoBosire brought to memory something we may have forgotten in recent times. Controversial blogger and journalist Bogonko Bosire has been missing since September 18, 2013, gone without a trace. He made a name as a fearless blogger who wrote on the ICC case facing the President and his deputy. He rubbed the ...

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Bensouda warns Burundi

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda has warned that she will open investigations in Burundi if the ongoing pre-election violence in the country reaches a threshold that is worth ICC intervention. In a statement released on Friday May 8, Bensouda reminded Burundi that being a state party to the Rome Statute, her office has an obligation ...

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Rongai IDP’s leader happy with termination of Uhuru ICC case

A leader of the persons who were internally displaced (IDP’s) following the post election violence (PEV) of 2007/2008 and who are currently residing in Rongai, has welcomed the termination of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Robert Opiyo who is the Secretary General of the victims who got settled at the Gicheha Farm says he is ...

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Mungiki in the eyes of Bensouda – Part 3

According to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Mungiki took an oath in 2007 to protect the interests of the GEMA community but to specifically “ensure that the Presidency remained within Kikuyu hands.” A pre-trial brief the office released in January this year says the oath was part of the initiation procedures that its ...

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Mungiki in the eyes of Bensouda – Part 1

A public redacted pre-trial brief by the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) identified the Mungiki as a vicious menacing terror group that was capable of doing anything during the post election violence of 2007/2008 to protect the interests of the Party of National Unity (PNU). According to a pre-trial brief that was released in ...

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Martha Karua to the army: keep off politics

Former presidential candidate Martha Karua has warned Kenya’s army and intelligence units not to interfere with the country’s politics and instead focus on making the country safe. Karua, who vied for the presidency on a NARC-Kenya ticket in the 2013 elections, made the comments during a forum held at the Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, headlined ““Rethinking Election Management in Kenya.” ...

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Why Kenyatta ticks and why he should do more

The announcement that the American President Barrack Obama will be visiting Kenya in July this year, is the best example of the definition of news in real time. Given the kind of opposition the American government had shown towards the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s fourth President, the announcement came as a surprise to many. Perhaps this is the ...

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Mixed responses to Kenyatta, Kindiki stand on corruption vs ICC cases

Is corruption a criminal offense and can it be compared to the ongoing case against Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Besides, does President Uhuru Kenyatta have the moral stature to ask persons holding public offices to step aside or even resign given that he was faced with charges against humanity at the same court until ...

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Use social media responsibly, varsity don advices students

The Dean of students at Egerton University has advised students at the institution to use social media responsibly. Speaking during the commemoration of the cultural day at the university’s Nakuru Town Campus on Friday March 27, Dr. Janet Kirui told students not to use social media to create disharmony. “Don’t use social media to propagate hate speech,” she said. While advising ...

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