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Education, its Value & Examinations – A Perspective

By Matunda Nyanchama Nyamira, Gusii, Kenya. December 27, 2008 Speech to students attending counseling session on examination performance in Nyamira, Gusii, Kenya. Pastor Mouko, convenor of this examination counseling session, fellow panellists, invited guests, examination counselees, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to be here today, as part of this distinguished panel on the matter […]

The Election of Obama to US President – Speaking to Canadian Media

By Matunda Nyanchama November 6, 2008 The election of Barack Obama to the most powerful office in the world is a cause for celebration. There is no doubt that a new era has dawned and that a generational change is underway. As a Kenyan, only Independence Day on December 12, 1963 brings similar memories. The […]

The Waki Report – Implement it Now

From: To: Subject: Waki Report – a test for us all Kenyans Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 04:58:03 +0000 The latest reports from Nairobi say that some ministers have threatened to resign from government should it implementation recommendations of the Waki Report. It is said that the report on post-election violence in Kenya […]

1st KESSA Conference – A Personal Take

By Matunda Nyanchama ( Toronto, Ontario, Canada August 21, 2008 The inaugural conference of the Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) was a two-day event starting August 1st, 2008 in Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Ohio, USA. The event was addressed by Dr Jendayi Fraser, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa in the Bush administration. […]

Heroism (Ushujaa) & Kenyan Madaraka

Heroism (Ushujaa) & Kenyan Madaraka[1] By Matunda Nyanchama; June 7, 2008 Madaraka in Kiswahili means responsibility. In the Kenyan historical context, this is the day our country obtained internal self-government; Madaraka was one of the last steps towards full independence, Uhuru. Madaraka happened in June of 1963 following competitive elections in May of the same […]

Kenya – Roots of Election Conflict & Hope for the Future

Kenya: Roots of Conflict & Hope For The Future By Matunda Nyanchama Speech made at Brock University, ON, Canada March 6, 2008 Kenya a shocking mayhem On December 27, 2007, Kenyans trooped to the polling stations to elect a president as well as civic and parliamentary representatives. The turnout was massive and, perhaps when all […]

The Making of Tribal Kenya

The Making of Tribal Kenya By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto, Ontario February 16, 2008 “We do not see things as they are; we see things as we are.” – Talmud Today Kenya finds itself at a cross-road following the debacle after the 2007 general and presidential elections. Where we go from here is not clear, despite […]

Election Controversy Must NOT Warrant Senseless Killings

We Must Do Better than Kill Each Other[i] By Matunda Nyanchama January 6, 2008 Following the controversial elections in Kenya, the violence I saw was confounding; I am angry at such wanton murder, maiming others and destruction of property. This madness must be stopped regardless of which side of the political divide one is. Moreover, […]