Governance Politics

Uhuru: ‘Corruption is a Devolved Function’

The death of the war on corruption in Kenya has come sooner than expected after the government announced that only county governments have powers and the mandate to deal in and with corruption. Shocking as it might sound, President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated that corruption is a devolved function and that the National Government has

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Governance

Kenya Police to Introduce Unpaid Internships

The Kenya Police has announced plans to offer internships to people interested in becoming police officers so that they can test the waters before committing to a full-time career as police officers. The one year program will see Kenyan youths work as police officers for up to one year after undergoing a two week crash

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Economics Governance

Broke GoK Banking on Senate’s Stalemate on Revenue Sharing Formula

We are not saying that it is a crime to be broke, but the Government of Kenya currently has only 27 bob on M-PESA, an Mshwari loan that is overdue, 202 shillings at the treasury and 19 missed calls from China. We know that you are also in the same boat. We are all together

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Governance

Karen Hospital to Kenyans: “We are not a National Grandfather”

The Karen Hospital has run out of all possible polite words that they can use. They now want Kenyans to learn that hospitals do not have infinite resources and capacity to admit everyone without a form of discrimination. Responding to Kenyans on criticizing the hospital on social media, the hospital went for the jugular. “It

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Governance

HELB Promises to Refund all the Money it has Collected for Compliance Certificates

The Higher Education Loans Board in Kenya has finally seen the light. In what appears to be a Zacchaeus moment, the Board has promised to refund all the money it stole from non-beneficiaries who were forced to seek for compliance certificates when looking for jobs. For years, HELB has been forcing people who did not

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Governance

Uhuru: “Otieno’s Bed is too Cheap for Government Use”

The Office of the President has defended a decision to ignore a local artisan manufacturing hospital beds in Juja, citing the low prices that the artisan was offering. Following social media outcry that Meshack Otieno was sidelined because his second name starts with a small letter instead of a capital letter, the office of the

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Governance

Kenyan Police to protesters: “We are Here to End Police Brutality Against You”

In a recent “March for our Lives” organized by activists across Nairobi county, the Kenyan police decided it was time to end police brutality once and for all by firing teargas canisters at peaceful protesters. According to an article by a leading news station, tensions leading to the protests had been brewing for weeks and

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Governance

IEBC set to Announce the 2007 Election Results

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is racing against time to announce the 2007 Kenya General Elections results before the end of this week. The much-anticipated results follow the successful elections that were conducted thirteen years ago. The incumbent president Mwai Kibaki is trailing opposition leader Raila Odinga in what could be the most

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Governance

“If Bad then Bad” – Kenya’s new Policy on Covid-19

Kenya’s new policy to fight Covid-19 is called ‘If Bad then Bad’ (IBTB). Announcing the new set of measures, President Uhuru repeated the words that were said on the first day when the first case was recorded, clearly warning the residents that they are on their own. The new policy comes after every possible measure

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