The dynamics of a curfew during peace time

The nationwide curfew that kicks off Friday is like no other in Kenya history according to former provincial administrator and Nyumba Kumi initiative Chair Joseph Kaguthi. Other curfews that Kenya has witnessed since pre-independence days...

FKF signs sponsorship deal with betting firm

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has signed a sponsorship deal with a betting firm. The deal was signed Monday and will run for three years. Snippets of the sponsorship indicate that the deal will target football talent...

Parliamentary system with proportional representation good for Kenya

A constitutional referendum is looming in Kenya yet it remains unclear whether the Country is ready for a parliamentary system of Government. If yes, it would mean discarding the current presidential system. This is certainly an...

CBC crucial in nurturing self-reliant citizens of the future

The competency-based curriculum currently being implemented is certainly one of the most radical attempts at reforming the education system in Kenya. Though not the first such effort, it marks a bold shift with its singular...

Politics aside, new rules boost vigilance against violent extremism

Parliament recently enacted regulations giving the National Counter-Terrorism Center additional powers to regulate Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) involved in countering radicalization and violent extremism. The new rules have drawn a sharp...

To earn citizens’ confidence, the Judiciary should let public interest prevail

One pillar of a modern representative, democratic system of government is the concept of public interest, an established principle in public administration, which demands that the interests of the wider society be taken into...

Bilateral agreements should boost Kenya’s export competitiveness

A key component of Kenya’s foreign policy is predicated on developing strong bilateral agreements that open foreign markets to receive Kenyan farm produce. Indeed, only a few weeks ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s successful State visit...

Kenya needs bold strategies to tackle food security challenge

Last week, the nation was confronted with the shocking news that the Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (Kephis) rejected 221 tonnes of potato seed out of the total 282 tonnes that had been shipped...

Kenya has made great strides in the fight against terrorism

It is rare to want to compare our African President, whose father fought the British, to a European colonialist.  However, Scipio Africanus, who was leading a Roman army nearly 2000 years ago, is a strategist...

Why President Uhuru’s international standing matters

Splendid isolation was a phrase used during the 19th-century for the British diplomatic practice of staying away from any “dangerous alliances”.  The age-old Brits often referred to themselves as fish, swimming alone in their sea with...
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