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Jacob Oulanyah’s rise in political career

By Our Reporters. Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah who passed on on March 20, 2022 was born (23 March 1965 . He was a Ugandan Agricultural Economist, Lawyer, and politician, who served as the Speaker of the 11th Parliament of Uganda. Hon Oulanyah was elected Speaker on 24 May 2021, after defeating his predecessor  and rival Speaker […]

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Ruto faces uphill task in August 9 elections

By James Wafula in Nairobi. Pray is it possible that things have gotten so bad between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy of nine and half years William Ruto that they two could exchange blows if they come face to face?. That at least is the impression one gets lately from the no holds barred […]

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MPs implicate Obote and Amin in DRC gold loot

By Our Reporters. In 1966 Ugandan President Apollo Milton Obote and Army Commander Col Idi Amin Dada were implicated in gold and ivory plundering in  Democatic Republic of Congo  that was under President Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku wa Zabanga. Ugandan Parliament was put on test  when legislators called for Colonel Idi Amin Dada’s suspension  after […]

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Minerals curse as ICJ orders Uganda to pay DRC $325m

By Our Reporters. There were mixed reactions  that followed the United Nations top court’s ruling on February 9, 2022  that ordered Uganda to pay the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)  $325 million over  war two decades ago. The ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ)  is a setback to DR Congo after it sought […]

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How Jomo Kenyatta saved Njonjo in JM murder inquiry

By Our Reporter. All it took for Kenya’s founding president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta in 1976 was a green pen  to save the neck of powerful attorney general Charles Njonjo. This was after a public outcry  following the girsly murder of populist Nyandarua North MP J M Kariuki on a sunny afternoon of July 10  1975. […]

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No pomp Kenyatta final days in power

By James Wafula in Nairobi. President Uhuru Kenyatta has exactly six months to end his two term 10 years in power without having enjoyed the glitter and pomp that characterized his political mentor the late Daniel Moi. Moi who ruled Kenya longest, a record 24 years, was the ‘cockerel” that roared in Nairobi as choirs […]

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Raila Odinga and William Ruto 2022 Kenya election clash

By James Wafula in Nairobi. East Africa’s largest economy is once again on the brink of a landmark transition for the 5th peaceful transfer of power. All eyes in the region will be on developments in Nairobi for the next six months. Kenya has been led by four presidents, two from one family, three from […]

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US warns Kenya to prepare for more attacks by Alshabab militants

By James Wafula in Nairobi. US security think tank linked to the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and FBI is warning Kenya to prepare for more attacks as the country devotes time and resources on the August 9 2022 general election. The think tank warned that Nairobi has “lowered its guard” after the militants went […]

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NRM at 36: Museveni faces new challenges

By Our Reporters. When he came to power on January 26, 1986, a much younger and tough talking Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said he was ushering in  a “fundamental change.” under the National Resistance Movement government. Mr Museveni had just ended his five – year protracted bush war against President Apollo Milton Obote’s government and the […]

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Silence on graft war in Kenyatta final address

By Our Reporter. I have fought the good fight and kept the faith. I have completed the race” one could almost hear the words of St. Paul in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s two hour “farewell” speech to Kenyans. Kenyatta was  making his eighth State of the nation address to both chambers of parliament and senate. But […]