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DP Ruto and allies on BBI journey to consensus

Deputy President William Ruto met 146 MPs at his official Karen residence on Wednesday and they issued a statement on the BBI Bill. The full STATEMENT issued is below: The journey to consensus  Background The Building Bridges Initiative announced on 9th March 2018, is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s idea to unify …

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Martha Karua on BBI: We are not going back to dictatorship

NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua has criticized President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga over what she terms as attempts towards dictatorship. On Sunday, she said Kenyans ought to resist calls for a referendum that is ‘illegitimate, illegal and ill-timed’. “Let Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga know that we …

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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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A look at the Deep State 

The term ‘deep state’ conjures up images of a cabal that is the real political power behind the curtains – made up of clandestine networks within the government, intelligence agencies, financial institutions and other entities. One dictionary defines it as “a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies …

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Inside the mind of Uhuru’s right-hand man

By  MUTUMA MATHIU – Courtesy of “The Daily Nation” What you need to know: Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has authority to chair a Cabinet committee of basically all the ministers. Uhuru Kenyatta’s “super minister” calls the shots as the DP remains isolated. “The potential of our country is enormous. Unless …

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