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On Book Piracy, Copyright and Fair Use

Tweet By Matunda Nyanchama May 2nd, 2017 In an article published in the Saturday Nation of April 29th, 2017, Japheth Otike argues that “photocopying a copyrighted book is not quite illegal”. He is wrong! It is true that the law allows “fair use” of copyrighted materials. However, there are clear limits to this. It’s good […]

Road Accidents in Kenya: Laws alone cannot create an orderly society

By Dr Matunda Nyanchama A few weeks ago, a tragic accident that took lives of many young school-going children, happened in Gusii.   As a community and country we lost the immense unrealized potential of these young people. Families and friends will suffer most due to this tragedy. We can only imagine the extent of their […]

Diaspora, Kenyan Leadership & Our Country Beyond 2013

NB: Part of my remarks to a Town Hall meeting hosted by President Mwai Kibaki for Kenyans in the Diaspora – September 25, 2012, New York City, NY. —————- Your Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi, Honorable Ministers of the Government of Kenya, Kenyan Ambassadors and the entire diplomatic corps, ladies and […]

You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum! – Response!

Tweet This is my off the cuff response to You Lazy (Intellectual) African Scum! – Response by one Field Ruwe We Africans will never get world respect when we go begging all over the world, depend on other people to establish “priorities” for us, and which priorities they fund. A few months ago I spoke […]

2012 New Year Wishes

Happy New Year Tweet Happy New Year Wananchi, friends, foes and all This is to wish you the very vest of the coming year 2012. On my part, I thank all of you that supported us through 2011; our family had a difficult year as we lost our father and you came through. God bless […]

On the Culture of Reading & Development

On the Reading Culture[1] click here for a .pdf version of this speech. Accept greetings from Canada and my sincere apologies as I cannot be present at this very important event that has to do with our community, and especially on the subject of knowledge. I want to congratulate Kemomo Foundation and the Kenya National […]

Kenya Diaspora Conference 2011

By Matunda Nyanchama October 15, 2011 The recently concluded Kenya Diaspora Conference held in Washington, DC was a watershed moment for the Government of Kenya (GoK) and Kenyan Diaspora. For many of us that have been in this game for a while, this was a pleasant surprise: GoK embracing the Kenyan Diaspora. This is not […]

Preserving Culture + Economic Development

Speech read at Abagusii Culture and Development Group (Nyamira North) rally at Ekerenyo, Nyamira;  July 6th, 2011 click here for a .pdf version of this speech Tweet Accept my sincere greetings from Canada, here in North America. This is a great, advanced country in which I have resided for a numbers of years. It is […]

Dear Martha Karua

Click here for a .pdf version of this. Tweet The Hon Martha Karua, MP Chair of NARC-Kenya 2012 Presidential Candidate July 6th, 2011 Dear Martha, I write as a resident of West Mugirango and Nyamira County and extend my welcome to our home and region. I am sure you will enjoy your stay, enjoying the […]

Challenge to Kenyan Youth

Tweet Click here for a .pdf version of this speech To the ODM youth convention attendees, all Kenyan youth and the Kenyan people: Accept my greetings from the land of the Canucks, as some people call Canada. I salute you in the name of Kenyan patriots, young and old, men and women, boys and girls, […]

New Scramble for Africa: Are we prepared?

By Matunda Nyanchama, PhD Toronto, Ontario, June 9th, 2011 Tweet Click here for a .pdf version of this article In an article titled “U.S. Companies Race to Catch Up in Africa” James R. Hagerty and Will Connors talk of how American companies are playing catch up in Africa, behind the Chinese that have taken a […]

Post-Election Violence & ICC Quagmire in Kenya – Appeal and Action

By Matunda Nyanchama, Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 26, 2011 Tweet click here for a .pdf version of this article Related Articles Moreno Ocamp, the ICC & Us Kenyans Moreno Ocampo & ICC in Kenya – Cheer with Caution Kenya – Roots of Election Conflict & Hope for the Future Election Controversy Must Not Warrant Senseless […]

Corruption & Constituency Development Fund (CDF)

Click here for a .pdf version [1] Tweet Related Article Corruption Needs a Change of Attitude Since inception back in 2003 the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) has transformed rural Kenya in ways that central planning and administration of funds did not achieve in more than 40 years of independence. CDF management, however, faces challenges that […]

Nyamira County & Choice Ahead of Us

Our Collective Role in County & National Development[1] Tweet click here to download a.pdf version of this document We have an opportunity of a life time! Accept our greetings from Canada where, unlike Kenya at the moment, we are in freezing winter temperatures. Like Mogusii said: ‘ngongo n’ibere. I am glad that you have convened […]

Moreno Ocampo, the ICC and us Kenyans

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto, Ontario December 27, 2010 Related Articles Moreno Ocampo & ICC in Kenya – Cheer with Caution Kenya – Roots of Election Conflict & Hope for the Future Election Controversy Must Not Warrant Senseless Killings International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Moreno Ocampo, has named six Kenyans in relation with the 2008 post-election […]