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Corruption Crisis and the Soft Insurgency

The Interior Cabinet Secretary, General (rtd) Joseph ole Nkaissery, is considered one of the wiser and more self-assured of the Jubilee administration’s ministers. This reputation took a hit last Tuesday when he issued a statement claiming that there was ‘a well-orchestrated campaign’ to discredit the government with ‘corruption allegations’ that was so effective it had been ‘internationalised’ and threatened to cause economic sabotage, mass action, disaffection with the government and was a ‘threat to national security’. The statement went on to threaten those who made the claims of corruption on the part of the regime! The challenge here is that…
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Kenya's Season Of Bitter Medicine From The IMF?

The past few weeks in Kenya have seen saturation media attention on the almost US$3 billion that the Government raised via a sovereign bond over two years ago. In what has become a regular pattern the Ministry of Devolution was in the news again this time reportedly because it couldn’t say exactly how it had spent US$45 billion of the Eurobond monies. In 2013, African government’s raised US$11 billion in foreign markets and US$8 billion in 2014. In parts of the media not only in Kenya but outside as well, this was described as a ‘bonanza’ using logic President articulated…
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Kenya Prayerful People: A Pact With The Devil

Electioneering season set in at the start of the year when the Jubilee Alliance Party of Kenya was launched. In 2012-13, the campaign was characterised by ‘prayer rallies’ at which a cross section of ‘religious leaders’ prayed for the fate of the current President and Deputy President who were embroiled in crimes against humanity charges at the International Criminal Court. Kenyans describe themselves as a very if not deeply religious people. Since then, however, according to the ICC, witnesses have vanished, been intimidated, murdered or been flipped and the cases have proved themselves a drudge for the international court. In…
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