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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 […]

Sports & Its Potential for Development

by Matunda Nyanchama Nyamira, Kenya, November 27, 2010 [1] Ukiona vyalea, vimeundwa I greet you in the name of national development of our national and common good. I bring you greetings from the Kenyan Diaspora and affirm that they are watching our country with deep engagement. They are part of the re-awakening of the developments […]

Speaking About Kenya – II

On October 13, 2010, I spoke with Denzel Musumba on East Africa Blogtalk Radio; we covered extensive topics with respect to Kenya’s condition, development challeges and solutions thereof. I answered a lot of questions put forth by listeners. Subjects ranged from the hopes for the new dispensation, the Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA) & the role […]

The case for Publishing & (with) Nsemia Inc. Publishers

By Matunda Nyanchama Download the .pdf version of this speech October 1st, 2010[1] “I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.” – Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. I want to thank Professor Njoki Wane […]

Education – Gusii Diaspora Takes Action/Message Home

By Matunda Nyanchama Kisii, Kenya August 19, 2010 Participants at the 5th Annual Gusii Educational Advancement & Resources (GEAR) have called for improved standards of education in Gusii. They appealed to all stakeholders to play their rightful roles responsibly and be accountable for their actions. This would ensure that schools in the region do not […]

Youth & Democratic Governance

Remarks to Nyamira Youth Workshop August 11, 2010, Nyamira, Kenya Click here for a .pdf version of this speech. Youth in nation-building & community leadership; youth role in electoral process; youth & national leadership; youth & governance I bring you greetings from Canada and the Kenyan Diaspora. Our people in the Diaspora are elated with […]

Remarks to Nyamira Civic Forum on Draft Constitution

By Matunda Nyanchama Click here for a .pdf version of this article A question to ponder! “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time as come.” – Victor Hugo The question is whether constitutional reforms underway is an idea whose time has come. It […]

Speaking About Kenya

On June 1st 2010, I spoke to Martin Ouko of blogtalk Radio. Subjects ranged from ongoing constitutional reforms, issues of corruption, national cohesion and education. Below is a full transcript of the interview. Blogtalk radio – Interview With Dr. Matunda Nyanchama – June-1-2010

Vote National Interest in the Upcoming Referendum

Nairobi, Kenya May 23, 2010 Dr Matunda Nyanchama, a former president of the Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA), has urged Kenyans to take consideration of national interests in the upcoming constitutional referendum scheduled for August 4, 2010. Kenyans should be guided by their conscience and reach a verdict based on deep understanding of the proposed constitution […]

Kenyan Constitution – Let’s Make it Happen

By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto, Ontario March 31st, 2010 With parliament adopting the Committee of Experts (CoE) Draft constitution, the process of Kenyan constitution-making marks a major milestone. In this act, a major hurdle has been scaled. The ball now lies in Kenyans’ court in the planned referendum in August 2010. We are calling for a […]

Corruption Needs Change of Attitude & Credible Crusaders

Corruption in Kenya has become endemic; it permeates society to such a degree it is has grow to be a norm. My sense is that we are not likely to make much progress in the current circumstances, with the current leadership and current thinking where abuse of public office is routine; a rule. Moreover, Kenyan society is very tolerant of corruption and doesn’t treat the vice as repugnant. Indeed, people accept (even applaud) those that enrich themselves illegally through their public offices. Today, if a faithful public servant retired from a position where s/he arbitrated money, fellow Kenyans would ask thus: what does s/he have to show for it?