July 31, 2014

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Kenyan artist Jaguar offers to educate Jastorina’s two kids -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sweeping changes as Kenya Air Force commander retires -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Governor Isaac Rutto denies beating Bomet MCA -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

President Uhuru launches Jubilee’s 10,000km road plan -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Indian girl crosses red line to win Bukusu soulmate -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kenyan girls to sue British Airways over abuse by pilot -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Obama cites Kenya’s Luo culture in talk on polygamy -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

OP-ED: If Putin did it, he needs to be pushed out -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Announcing the death of Simon Munyua Gaitho dad to Godfrey Munyua of Dallas -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kenya accused of inflating tourist arrival figures -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OP-ED: If Putin did it, he needs to be pushed out

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By Ben Ateku People from many parts of the world have expressed outrage at the downing of Malaysian Airlines plane MH17 on July 27.  So far, available evidence suggests that the plane was brought down by pro-Russian rebels controlling some parts of Eastern Ukraine.  The passenger plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 298 passengers on board.   Russian president Vladimir Putin is suspected of arming the rebels  in support of their quest to separate from Ukraine. This is not Putin’s first attempt at interfering in Ukraine’s affairs.  When ethnic-Russians decided to secede in Crimea recently, Putin supported the…

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Smithsonian-gate: The Final Report

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By Ali Badawy (Mjukuu wa Maasai) A boycott by Kenyan Artists rocked DC’s annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival catching the organizers off-guard. Details of what happened have been exhausted by media. This final report is an attempt to get perspective of a backdrop that led to international embarrassment. It’s a narrative based on personal interactions and radio conversations I had with various participants. The original idea of featuring Kenya at the 2014 Festival was conceived in 2010. Permanent Secretary Ministry of Culture at the time Dr. Ole Miaron, traveled to DC with his team on invitation by the Smithsonian Institution. They were…

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Miguna Miguna-To my fellow Luos: Emulate the Jews; don’t be fixated on state power

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This will be a bitter pill to many Cord and Raila Odinga supporters to swallow, but it is something that must be dispensed: President Uhuru Kenyatta deserves some peace and quiet to govern. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a blind supporter of the President; never been and never will be. I have in the past – and will continue in the future – to point out any of his government’s transgressions whenever and wherever they occur. I’ve done that many times before. And it is what a genuine critic does and any government deserves. For instance, I recently –…

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OP-ED: Has Kenya destroyed the ICC?

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When the supporters of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto began systematically attacking the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a neo-colonialist institution biased against Africans in the run-up to Kenya’s 2013 election, their prime concern was domestic: to ensure their champions escaped prosecution at The Hague. A publicity campaign that made clever use of social media was transformed into government policy once the two men were inaugurated president and deputy president, respectively. It then acquired diplomatic wings, with envoys from Nairobi crisscrossing the continent to drum up support, culminating with an extraordinary African Union summit last October at which it was agreed that…

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Makau Mutua: Can Odinga and Ruto work together to isolate Uhuru for 2017 elections?

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I see the silhouette of a smiling Deputy President William Ruto. Slightly behind him to the left is the surging CORD leader, the indomitable Raila Odinga. Then the picture cuts away to a listing ship with the word “Jubilee” emblazoned on its stern. Methinks the gathering political storms in the country could sire a new political realignment. I don’t know what “political potion” Mr Odinga imbibed in Boston, but it is clear Agwambo has a new lease of life. My crystal ball tells me the most likely beneficiary of Mr Odinga’s rebirth is the wily Ruto. It doesn’t matter who…

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OP-ED: A CALL FOR PEACE IN KENYA

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Often times we only focus on the affairs that seem trendy and affect only our own society. It’s sometimes too easy to forget that no matter how much social media eases communication, the world is still a big place. The following entry is written by Christine Mzuri,  born and raised in Kenya, it’s a call to peace for her native Kenya. Christine tells in her own words what she feels should be done and the action that should be taken in order to bring forth a peace process. I encourage all who read this to do so carefully and those…

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OP-ED: Burn Kenya, burn. International media will gladly cover you dying in a refugee camp!

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By Peter Gaitho I have seen the script more times than I care to remember. A spark is lit in an unpretentious manner in a far-off outpost, just like Mpeketoni. Two days later, the small embers generate some heat. 65 dead turn to 100, then 300. Before long, thousands are dead. Massive rapes, wanton destruction of property; the whole land is lit. This is how it begins on social media; “Kill them, useless people,” “Hang all by the neck until they die,” “Circumcise them with a blunt knife,” “Washenzi, kill them all, your tribesmen think they are the best, we’ll…

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Open letter to Raila Odinga from a Diasporian

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By VINCENT NJENGA in DALLAS, TEXAS I would like to take a moment to inform Mr Raila that he has been in the ‘cloud-cuckoo-land’ for far too long. It’s high time he wakes up from his fantasyland where he has been optimistically out of touch with reality. The days are gone when Kenyans were enticed by political gimmicks and comical theatrics. When he sees multitude turning up for his rallies, he should not be fooled to think they are coming to listen to his rhetoric but rather to enjoy his comic moments. While the freedom of speech is enshrined in…

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OP-ED: Kenya Mpeketoni attack: Who is fooling who?

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta absolved al-Shabab from the Mpeketoni attack where at least sixty people died. Al-Shabaab – the Somali Islamist fighter group - has claimed responsibility. The President says investigations show that this is the work of a local political network. “The attack in Lamu was well planned, orchestrated, and politically motivated ethnic violence against a Kenyan community, with the intention of profiling and evicting them for political reasons. This, therefore, was not an Al Shabab terrorist attack,” said Kenyatta. So, who is fooling who? It’s true that in Mpeketoni there are unresolved historical political and ethnic grievances. Local Somalis…

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OP-ED: Kenyans, don’t be misled by false prophets among us

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It is so funny sometimes, how we choose to be misled. Funny because many are times we do things we wouldn’t have done, but because “The man of God” said it, then it is right. I have personally encountered this. And I can boldly say, that there are false prophets within us, and if we are not careful, we’ll blindly follow their leading, follow what they say even when it is contrary to the word of God. I remember an encounter with many pastors, who were doing it professionally, not as a call, but as a means of earning a…

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