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October 9, 2013


October 20th is the day that we, as Kenyans, celebrate not only our heritage as a nation—the courage of our founding fathers, our independence from British Colony, the freedoms we enjoy—but also to celebrate our current prosperity. Kenya is a nation that enjoys abundance. Even during an economic downturn, the average Kenya sometimes is less […]

Competition, Identity and the Interclan Prejudice

October 6, 2013


Clan may be defined as a social group that brings together kin groups who either have a common patrilineal ancestor or have been incorporated into the clan for other purposes. From a functional perspective, a clan group provides its members a unified social identity, social status, wide support network, a degree of ‘public liability insurance’ […]

Reconciliation Before “New Deal For Somalia”

September 18, 2013


International donors have pledged 1.8 bn euros at a conference in Brussels as part of a “New Deal for Somalia”, even as many question the Somali government’s ability to deploy the funds. A bulk of the money shall come from the European Union, which pledged 650 million euros to aid the troubled nation. Somalia has […]


September 17, 2013



Why did the new Constitution create many jobs for looters?

September 4, 2013


By Muthoni Aaahh! A case of the pot calling the pan black! When the former President arap Moi asked what ‘Wanjiku’ knew about constitution making, Kenyans were convinced by the civil society and other busy bodies that he was the ‘monster’ we needed to hound out of office. And hound him, we did. Now there […]

Kenya’s devolution revolution

July 23, 2013


source: Africa Report Behind its lush parks and skyscrapers Nairobi is two-thirds slum. The governor now has $20bn to change that/Photo©Nigel Pavitt/Jai/Corbis The constitution approved in 2010 created 47 new counties that elected officials at the 4 March national elections. The county governments will have to provide services, but the earning potential from wooing investors […]

Tribalism, Colonialism and Capitalism

July 6, 2013


“A study of West Africa shows that the festering of tribalist, nationalist and racist sentiment are nurtured and sustained by the capitalist system” Socialist Party of Great Britain Within the context of neo-colonial statehood, tribalism is a colonial derivative based on matriarchal or patriarchal relations forged in the distant past and used by an ethnic […]

Insecurity hampers access to aid, basic services in northern Kenya

June 28, 2013


photo: Red cross ISIOLO, 28 June 2013 (IRIN) The northeastern Kenya county of Mandera is experiencing a spike in inter-clan clashes, with several deaths recorded in the past week. Episodes of insecurity, since March 2012, have affected the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced people as well as access to basic services, say officials. […]

KIMENYI: What Obama will see of his father’s land a few thousand feet from the air.

June 21, 2013


Dear President Barack Obama, Congratulations on making the long-awaited trip to Africa. It has been quite a while since the 21-hour visit to Ghana. I am told that by the time you return to Washington, you will have accumulated 200 hours in sub-Saharan Africa. Thank you, Mr President for this extended stay in the continent. […]

Lessons for Mandera County Leadership

June 11, 2013


The Lessons from the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” -Martin Luther King Jr. By Mohamed A. Suleiman Somalilandsun- Those who are well versed in the biography (Seerah) of Prophet Muhammad, peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, would agree that the Treaty […]


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