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Archive for the year 2002

Kenyan Election: A new era, a new beginning

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/africa-oped/message/1798 By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto Ontario December 27, 2002 Today Kenyans are busy voting for a government that will govern the country for the next five years. In the elections, the country will pick a president, a new parliament and new local authorities. Indications are that voter turnout was heavy, itself a testimony of Kenyans’ […]

Kenyan Transition: An Aborted Revolution in the Making

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto, Canada November 3, 2002 The Kenyan political scene is gearing itself for the coming elections at the end of the year. Come December 27, 2002 the country will have a new president, new parliamentarians and members of local authorities. It is a transition that has been long in coming. The campaign […]

Kenyan Political Transition: what chances for real change?

By Matunda Nyanchama September 15, 2002 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Political intrigues and jostling for power in Kenya remains continue to fascinate us all. At no time in the country’s history have we seen such heated political temperatures, activism and open defiance to a sitting president. The psychological impact on mwananchi will be substantial and will […]

KANU-NDP Cooperation & Merger: a Negative Balance Sheet

By Matunda Nyanchama September 6, 2002 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Soon after the 1997 elections, Raila Odinga, with his National Development Party (NDP) resolved to cooperate with the governing party (Kanu). It is possible that Raila saw that he could not win Kenyan presidency using an opposition outfit such as NDP, leave alone one whose support […]

Transition: Moi’s “Project Uhuru” at odds with Kenyans

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto Ontario August 3, 2002 President Moi seems determined in his effort to get Uhuru Kenyatta succeed him come next elections.  Uhuru is one of the four recently elected vice-chairmen of what has been billed as “New Kanu” after the merger with Raila Odinga’s now defunct National Development Party (NDP). Moi’s preference, […]

In Toronto Listening to Ted Kombo about Titanium Mining in Kenya

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto, Canada May 26, 2002 The never-ending Tiomin fiasco remains in the news, both in Kenya and overseas. In the past few weeks we have heard major contradictory statements from ministers in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. J. J. Kamotho, in charge of environment, says the project will not proceed […]

The Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA) Leadership Transition

By Matunda Nyanchama, outgoing President of KCA Issued May 10, 2002 At the end of April 2002, the Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA) held elections. This is according to the organization’s bi-annual election calendar. A new team has taken office that will be at the helm of the organization for the next two years. The election […]

Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA) Leadership Transition

By Matunda Nyanchama, outgoing President of KCA Issued May 10, 2002 At the end of April 2002, the Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA) held elections. This is according to the organization’s bi-annual election calendar. A new team has taken office that will be at the helm of the organization for the next two years. The election […]