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Nairobi’s boda boda thieves

Nairobi has always had been prone to crime waves but the latest trend of robberies carried out by men on bikes popularly knows as boda bodas has everyone worried. The boda boda thieves appear to be particularly fond of robbing motorists and usually operate in groups of three with one staying on the bike as the other two – guns ...

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Kenyans rally behind activist Francis Sakwa arrest

Kenyans on social media have reacted angrily to the arrest of activist Francis Sakwa. Sakwa, a passionate advocate for human rights and social justice, was reportedly arrested by Flying Squad agents on Sunday evening in the Ngara area where friends say he was organizing a demonstration over land grabbing. Sakwa is a Human Rights Defender from Mathare and he was ...

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No end to crisis at Pumwani Maternity Hospital

There appears to be no end to the troubles confronting Pumwani Maternity Hospital. A day after the Nairobi County Health executive Mercy Kamau took out an advert in the local dailies to announce the end of the strike by the hospital’s staff, nurses at the hospital have come out to contradict her, insisting that they are still on strike. Pumwani ...

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Mixed feelings greet Nairobi’s closed roundabouts

Nairobi County’s decision to close five roundabouts in the city has been met with a mixed responses on the first morning that the new system has been put to the test. There have been angry complaints and joyful cheers in equal measure on social media as Nairobians reacted to the new changes this morning. In a desperate bid to decongest ...

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Sonko, Kidero differences against public interest

Recently Senator Mike Sonko has shown his intention to exploit his popularity to take on Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. Only he isn’t waiting for the next election. Sonko is ‘exposing’ alleged rot and providing some services through Sonko Rescue team that the County government provides, in what is seen as directly attacking the perceived inefficiency of Kidero. To do so ...

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Dj Mo to start arts academy in Nakuru next month

Renown Nairobi based disc jockey (DJ) Moses Muraya popularly known as Dj Mo will start an arts inclined academy in Nakuru next month. The academy to be based at the 5th floor of the Prime Plaza Building which is situated at Nakuru’s main roundabout will offer classes to aspiring disc jockeys for both radio and television and is set to ...

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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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