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President Kenyatta’s New Year Message-2021

REPUBLIC OF KENYA THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT NEW YEAR MESSAGE – 2021 Fellow Kenyans, As we come to the end of the Year 2020 and we usher in the New Year – 2021, my family and I are today delighted to convey our best wishes to all Kenyans …

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed lands in Moyale, Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday arrived at Moyale in Marsabit County for the opening of the One-Stop Border Post. Mr Abiy inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) after which he toured the facility along with his host Mr Kenyatta. …

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Uhuru, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy to open Moyale border post

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday. Uhuru will receive Abiy in Moyale, Marsabit County, at the start of the Ethiopian leader’s two-day official visit to Kenya. In Moyale, the president and the prime minister will tour and officially open the Moyale One-Stop …

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BBI Kenya: How new voter zones would be shared out

Rift Valley, Nairobi, Central and Coast are the biggest beneficiaries of the 70 Extra-Parliamentary Seat in constitutional changes proposed by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2020 proposes to increase the number of constituencies from 290 to 360. The Bill indicates that the larger Rift Valley will get …

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List of adjustments to BBI Bill: Deputy ministers, No limit to number of MPs:

The BBI team has made several key adjustments to the proposals contained in the document Kenyans are to sign to. This is despite the insistence by ODM leader Raila Odinga that the BBI report would not be amended. Among the key changes is the creation of the position of deputy ministers …

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BBI: THE FALLACY OF REVENUE INCREASE

By Billow Kerrow One of the key sweeteners in the BBI is the purported increase of revenues to counties from 15% to 35%. Proponents of BBI, including Council of Governors Chair, have rallied Kenyans in various counties in this regard, pledging that they will get more than twice as much …

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Constitution change and ‘colonial virus’

By Gerald Kithinji | I think there is, hovering around us, a colonial virus. Whenever we make a decent decision to move forward as a democratic republic, the virus goes rampant. It holds us captive and nothing we say will move the affected leaders. They will quote violence, which in …

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Wanted Kenyan surrenders to ICC

A Kenyan lawyer has surrendered to the International Criminal Court (ICC) five years after it issued a warrant for his arrest. The court had charged Paul Gicheru and two others with obstructing the course of justice, accusing them of interfering with the prosecutors’ witnesses in the case against alleged organisers …

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The Real Story Behind the Hustler Narrative

By Dauti Kahura and Akoko Akech Deputy President William Samoei Ruto has hit the campaign trail hard. He has provocatively billed the next presidential election the “hustlers versus dynasties” duel, which broadcast journalist Joe Ageyo thinks is new to Kenya’s politics. In a Citizen TV talk show, Ageyo suggested that …

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BBI backers have hard task selling ‘Big Government’

By Dominic Omondi| It was the English-born, American political activist Thomas Paine who once said: “Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.” Since the report of the steering committee on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was released, there …

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