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Dear Kenyan Opposition, Stop Making Irresponsible Threats

A group of opposition politicians led by Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama made some interesting demands and threats the other day. The same demands were repeated by the National Super Alliance leadership on Sunday in Nakuru. The threats are summarised thus: If the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission does not immediately

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Why Kenya’s Electoral Commission Must Resolve its Self-Imposed Dilemma

OPINION/OKECH KENDO The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is at a crossroads. The referee is undecided on how to proceed, even though the Constitution guarantees its operational independence. Ahead of the supposedly independent electoral agency lie two roads: One is the constitutionally and legally-defined way to a free and fair election.

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Open Letter to West Ankole Bishop-Elect Twinomujuni

From Kyeitembe Parish, Greater Archdeaconry, West Ankole Diocese May 10, 2017 To: My Beloved Bishop-Elect West Ankole Diocese Dear My Lord Bishop- Elect RE: MY CONGRATULATION MESSAGE TO YOU Praise God and His son our saviour Jesus Christ. Congratulations upon your election as the 4th Bishop of West Ankole Diocese. It’s a great blessing to have

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TORTURE: Why Parliament’s Pre-Arranged Visit to Nalufenya won’t Achieve Much

MPs are set to visit the Nalufenya police station today to assess if acts of torture are committed there. They follow after Uganda Human Rights Commission that visited the facility a few days ago. The visits are pre-arranged, the facility is expecting them. They will tour the facility and give it

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PM Rugunda’s Tribute to Fallen Former Ugandan President Olwo

By Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda Mzee Yoweri Hunter Wacha-Olwol was one of the distinguished sons of this country who played a significant role in our nation’s history. From a teacher in different schools and service in several Government Departments, and later, as one of the country’s representatives who went

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Media Portrayal of Cheeye Reinforces Corruption

Ivan Rugambwa > Corruption and Media   There is something either amiss with or destructively good about our society, of which the media is a damning reflection. Released from Prison on March 3rd, Teddi Ssezi Cheeye, and former head of Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President who was in 2009 convicted

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OPINION: Makerere Varsity Ill-Bent to Suspend Dr. Stella Nyanzi

By: Asuman Balaba On 31, March 2017; Makerere University appointment Board penned to suspend Dr. Stella Nyanzi after she criticized Kataha Museveni, Minister for Education. Kataha Museveni’s assertion of stopping school going children to use BodaBoda as their means of transport is unrealistic given the economic nature of the country. After 31 years

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OPINION: NEMA’s Good Intentions Should Translate into Actions

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is the principal government agency for protecting the Environment.  It has the mandate to coordinate, monitor and regulate environmental management in the country. NEMA’s activities are key in providing support to Government’s objective – of ensuring sustainable development through the National Development plan (NDP) in

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“Denying Women’s & Girls’ Rights Holds All of Us Back”

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential. Historic

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