Mt Kenya Foundation — a league of top business and political leaders has faded away from publicly declaring its support for presidential hopeful Raila Odinga. An influential institution formed in 2007, the Foundation’s approach is only a tactical public retreat but its support for Azimio remains strong and unwavering.
Decolonisation is not an academic event or philosophical discourse alone but a practice rooted in the material struggles of the peoples. It is about moving from armchair discourse to one grounded in the lives and afterlives of the dispossessed majority of the Global South.
With less than two months before Kenya’s elections, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC’s) credibility and modus operandi is on the line. How it handles these elections will tell whether there are any lessons learned. If the elections are not handled with utmost transparency, it may result in ugly scenes.
Globally, only 25 percent of all national parliamentarians are women, and only 4 countries have 50 percent or more women in parliament. In Kenya, the statistics are no better.
William Ruto’s choice as his running mate Rigathi Gachagua has created animus and quiet murmurs among sober thinking GEMA fraternity: Is that the best GEMA could offer? Is he fit to be president? Wouldn’t Kithure Kindiki have been a better sell?
In this article, Sungu Oyoo relates happenings in his village of Kajulu (Kenya) to the Pan-African crisis by exploring how the Neo-colonial state reproduces itself, then creates myths to cover its tracks. For just as the colonial enterprise was anchored in myths of ‘civilizing missions’ – the neo-colonial state is today even more adept at creating and propagating myths and designs that cloud our eyes, obscure our visions and act as roadblocks to the African Revolution.
A contemplation on a righteous and revolutionary life. The writer here goes through a preliminary meditation so as to inspire and return to the source, the current struggle and context of the continent. Grounding it in the life of Amilcar Cabral and the people he struggled with.
Having a woman leader of the country would show a shift in gender equity, but more than that, South Africa needs someone morally unimpeachable who listens to the impoverished.
Kenya elections 2022: Raila Odinga has picked female veteran politician and former rival Martha Karua as his running mate.