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By Njonjo Mue What you need to know: In January 2021, President Uhuru Kenyatta unlawfully awarded all 2,224 Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs) in the country a car grant of KSh. 2 million each amounting to a total of KSh. 4.5 billion. He ignored the advice of the Controller …

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Letter from Africa: Kenyans protest over growing debt

In many countries, the willingness of global institutions, like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to beef up the state coffers with a loan is seen as a sign of approval. It shows that the economists in far-away Washington have confidence that the country can afford and properly manage the interest …

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Disband IEBC before referendum

By Machel Waikenda It is no longer about whether Kenya will be holding a referendum in the coming months but when. The launch of the BBI report set the stage and the country is focused on the upcoming referendum. Last week, an IEBC commissioner went before a parliamentary committee and …

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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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