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Aborted ODM Party Elections – A Spectacle in Kenyan Political Theatre

Tweet By Matunda Nyanchama, PhD The Kenyan political scene never ceases to surprise and amuse at any one time. No one can predict the next interesting and entertaining episode. We have had many in the recent past such as the Tower of Babel like government pronouncements about Westgate and the Standard Gauge Rail Project, among […]

Kenya: the Politics of “Half a Loaf” & the Networked

Tweet By Matunda Nyanchama, PhD February 12th, 2014 Let us admit it! Kenyan politics is about eating, not development! It is about nusu mkate (half a loaf) rather than development! It is about the wired rather than the talented! It is about “ME” rather than “US”. Parsing Kenyans’ public discourse is an interesting exercise that […]

An Open Letter to the Kenyan Diaspora

Tweet By Matunda Nyanchama, PhD Dear colleagues, Greetings from ground zero here in Kenya. Lovely country, this one is: good all-year round weather, nice scenery due to near all-year round evergreen vegetation; and on the whole, a land of good people. Our nation is, generally, a place of hardworking people, regardless of vocation, age, gender, […]

Government of Kenya: Storming too Long!

Tweet GoK: Storming too Long! By Matunda Nyanchama November 12th, 2013 One expected that it would take a while before the government settles to deliver. This has been an especially challenging task considering that we are in a new constitutional dispensation, compounded by the myriad interpenetrations of the constitution by various players: members of parliament, […]

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 […]

Meet Dr Matunda Nyanchama, Nyamira County’s Dream Governor

As Reported in Kenya Today January 27, 2013|Posted in: Politics Dr Matunda in his element; nurturing the youth, helping them understand career choices by sharing success experiences By: Nicholas Otuoma Nyamira County is headed for greater heights; with Dr Matunda Nyanchama leading the gubernatorial race, the county is likely change for the better if he gets […]

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 […]

Beyond Nyamiranga

Beyond Nyamiranga[1] By Matunda Nyanchama March 30th, 2012 Tweet Click here for a .pdf version of this speech A few years ago, I listened to a fellow Nyamiran speak about the unfolding of his world as a child. In a well-received speech to a graduation ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) Professor Justus Ogembo spoke about […]

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 […]

Kenya: A Rough Ride towards an Information Economy

Tweet By Matunda Nyanchama, PhD (Download a .pdf version of this article on this link.) On January 17th, 2012 Kenyans woke up to news of desecration of a number of government websites. A hacker has taken liberty to expose the weaknesses in the security of government systems, reportedly after a short tutorial. The hacker, coming […]

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 […]

Nyanchama Moirongo – A son’s tribute

I stand before you Tata’s eldest son; now the person that has assumed responsibility for this large clan you in front of you.  As an aside, My being Tata’s first son, I suppose was meant to be: my parents had a child (a 2nd child that lived but passed away only a few months into […]

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 […]