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Too Much Politics in Kenya; Little Substance Happening!

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto Ontario December 31, 2003 A while ago, Philip Ochieng’ a Kenyan scribe and political commentator lamented that Kenyans seem to politick too much. Journalists, he argued, seemed to hype political events and suggested that journalists’ training was partially to blame. The Kenyan journalism scene is dominated by individuals with social science […]

Kenyans’ Stolen Money & Future Investment

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto Ontario December 19, 2003 Under former president Daniel Arap Moi Kenya became one of the most corrupt nations on the globe. Several times, Transparency International rated the country’s degree of corruption alongside that of Nigeria and Pakistan, perhaps the most corrupt nations on earth. Even then, recent revelations about the extent […]

AIDS Mission to Kenya – Remarks to Kenyan Youth

by Matunda Nyanchama November 9, 2003 Commissioned by Christ Mission to Africa, in one of the strategy documents, aims, and I quote: “… to make a sweeping impact in the local community. It is a fact that the little things that might appear simple to us, are in actual fact of great value to the […]

President Mwai Kibaki’s US Visit & Kenyans Abroad

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto Ontario October 13, 2003 President Kibaki’s tour to America went well, according to sources close to his entourage. In Washington DC., our president was welcomed with pomp to the White House by US President George Bush. According to reports, the welcome was rare in form and accorded to few heads of […]

Prime Minister: not the only way to devolution of power

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto Ontario September 7, 2003 Constitutional discussions at Bomas II have been in abeyance for a while now as the nation mourns the untimely death of Vice-President Kijana Wamalwa. This was a fitting gesture by the government and delegates to a man whose public life many admired. Kenyans are hoping that the […]

On Devolution of Centralized Power – more than one way of “skinning a cat”

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto Ontario July 25, 2003 The Narc government has taken commendable steps in facilitating the constitution review process in line with elections promises made in December 2002. Discussions at the national constitution conference have been protracted given the number of interested parties and the range of issues under discussion. It has underlined […]