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State has failed Isiolo residents on community land

Senator Hon. Abshiro Halakhe By Abshiro Halake        Land grabbing can oftentimes be disguised as legitimate when a government gazettement is used to throw some veil of due process over illegalities.  But as the Lands ministry and county governments conspire to illegally appropriate community land, no veil can …

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Community Land Act: We played our role, let officials honour pledge

Courtesy of “The Sunday Nation” Newspaper  On July 24 last year, together with other delegates from nine rural communities of Kajiado, Laikipia, Isiolo, Turkana and Tana River, we marched to the Ministry of Lands to demand that the government, in compliance with the 2016 Community Land Act, recognise our demand …

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THE SITUATION ROOM: MOI AS I KNEW HIM

Oduor Ong’wen Politics Unpacked! By Oduor Ong’wen There has been an outpouring of love, adoration and canonisation of former President Daniel arap Moi since the announcement of his death yesterday. I don’t begrudge those trying to sanitise the departed former president and portray him as a saint. They have every …

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A MUST READ || LEADERSHIP VACUUM

By Concerned Resident, Dear Leaders, 1). Allow me to send you sincere greetings with full courtesy, respect and protocol. 2). I fully understand that this is not the best mode of communication. However, the fallback to this option was informed by the fact that the youths, elders, women and all …

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Al-Shabaab || Why Kenya? And What can be done about it?

By Salad Malicha Kenya has suffered the far-reaching effects of repeated attacks including last year’s one at luxurious Dusit Hotel in Nairobi by Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorist group for years. Tourism has declined. Jobs have been lost and foreign direct investment has withered. The greater Horn of Africa region bordering Somalia has also suffered, but statistics …

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Wajir County Government is Rotten to Core says Senator Ali

Dr. Abdullahi Ali, Wajir Senator | Photo Courtesy By Senator (Dr) Abdullahi Ali. Salaams my people!  In exercise of my oversight role under Article 96(4) of the Constitution my office has undertaken a thorough investigation into the affairs of County Government of Wajir. The investigation has revealed the following damning facts: Aerial …

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Kibaki’s letter gave birth to Kenya’s famed Silicon Savannah

Former ICT minister Mutahi Kagwe played key role in tapping broadband internet. The Minister for Information Samuel Poghisio (left) and Permanent Secretary Dr. Bitange Ndemo (right) hold a huge buoy as President Kibaki (second right) looks on, and Prime Minister Raila Odinga (second left) signs the buoy to mark the …

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ISIOLO LAND ISSUE

Mustapha Mbuthia | Photo Courtesy By Mustapha Mbuthia It is very sad that the emotive land issue has turned out to be a political battle between US versus THEM. It shouldn’t. I have watched in utter dismay that many do not understand the issues at hand. Only resorting to name calling based on …

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