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Martha Karua’s Poisoned Chalice
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Politics and Society Martha Karua’s Poisoned Chalice

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance presidential candidate Raila Odinga has chosen Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua as his running mate. Of all the running mates from across the coalitions’ divide, Karua has hogged the most attention – because of her gender and political past. She exhibits a dogged determination and single-mindedness like no other.

The bad, dangerous and ugly days of “Nairoberry” are back
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Politics and Society The bad, dangerous and ugly days of “Nairoberry” are back

Criminal incidents in Nairobi are on the rise. The infamous dangerous, ugly and dark days of “Nairoberry” are back. With elections looming, the Jubilee government has all its guns trained on the impending tumultuous polls. An economic meltdown, an underpaid and agitated police service and the election fever — it’s a free-for-all, which has seen the city’s crimes soar to the detriment of its habitats.

The other side of Mwai Kibaki
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Politics and Society The other side of Mwai Kibaki

Kenya’s third President Mwai Kibaki was buried in Othaya, Nyeri County, his ancestral home, on April 30, 2022, after being eulogised as a generous and kind-hearted old grand man. However, deep insights and anecdotes from Kibaki’s erstwhile comrades show a darker side to “the gentleman of Kenyan politics”.

The Murang’a factor in the August 9 Kenyan presidential elections
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Politics and Society The Murang’a factor in the August 9 Kenyan presidential elections

The Murang’a people are really yet to decide who they are going to vote for as a president. If they have, they are keeping the secret to themselves. Are the Murang’a people prepping themselves this time to vote for one of their own? Can Jimi Wanjigi re-ignite the Muran’ga/Matiba popular passion among the GEMA community and re-influence it to vote in a different direction?

Get rich or die tryin — Treacherous trek to the West
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Politics and Society Get rich or die tryin — Treacherous trek to the West

Africans are leaving the continent in droves. Dashed hopes, unmet aspirations, lose of faith in their governments, botched up elections, mega corruption, theft of public coffers and unbridled poverty, which have led to fatalism and unmitigated Afro-pessimism. These are some of the reasons which are driving Africa’s potential and greatest investment – the indomitable youth – to risk their lives in the hands of ruthless sea merchants.