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2018: The Year For Good Governance

As an African, look around you. Reflect on your past. Ask yourself two simple but straightforward questions. Are you satisfied with your life? Did your government fulfill even just two of your ten expectations in the year 2017? Regardless of what your answers to those questions are, all Africans must aspire towards one thing: good governance. Good governance does not come on a platter of gold. You must fight for it. Africans must demand nothing less than good governance…

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The Kenyan Police Shoe-Gate

The Police should be our best friends because they protect our lives. Right? Logically, governments should do all they can to encourage the police and other law enforcement agencies to do their work patriotically and diligently. That includes providing them with the necessary tools and equipment to make their work easy. The recent report from Kenya’s ministry in charge of policing indicates that the department may have lost at least $1.7m (£1.3m) due to corrupt practices in the purchase…

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BREAKING NEWS: ICC judges authorise opening of an investigation regarding Burundi situation

  Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”), composed of Judges Chang-ho Chung (Presiding Judge), Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua and Raul C. Pangalangan, issued a public redacted version of its decision authorising the ICC Prosecutor to open an investigation regarding crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court allegedly committed in Burundi or by nationals of Burundi outside Burundi since 26 April 2015 until 26 October 2017. The Prosecutor is authorised to extend her investigation to crimes which were…

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Kenyan Kamworor Cruises to New York Marathon Victory

Kenyan two-time World Half Marathon champion Geoffrey Kamworor cruised to his maiden marathon victory when he triumphed at the New York City men’s race. The Kenyan broke away from a bunch of four rivals with three kilometres to go to win in 2 hours 10min 53sec, according to Insidegames report. The 24-year-old, who had finished second in 2015 behind Stanley Biwott, broke away from Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich and Ethiopians Desisa Lelisa and Lemi Berhanu Hayle to record a hugely…

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Kenya’s Election Logjam: Judicial Independence, Security and Intimidation

The Chief Justice of Kenya David Maraga has accused the country’s Police of not providing security for the judiciary in the face of recent election tension in the country. The accusation was made, following the decision of the Supreme court of Kenya to nullify the August held the Presidential election, which the court declared null and void due to alleged charges “illegalities and irregularities” against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The court ordered a fresh re-election within…

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Kenya Election and Legitimacy as Raila Odinga Gives Conditions for re-run Election Participation

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed to boycott the upcoming presidential election re-run scheduled for 17 October “without legal and constitutional guarantees” that the election would be conducted free and fair. Last week, the supreme court of Kenya cancelled the August presidential election, won by the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, because according to the court, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had committed “illegalities and irregularities” in the transmission of results. According to the court verdict, the…

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Kenya Election Nullification: Interpreting President Kenyatta`s “We Must Fix it’ Vows

Following the nullification of his re-election by the supreme court on Friday, the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, has vowed, a day after, to “fix“ the judiciary of his country. According to the president, who intimated that he totally disagreed with the verdict of the court, but will respect it, the court has “a problem,” which he promised to “fix” if re-elected. Following allegations of frauds, the Supreme court of Kenya on Friday declared the last month`s presidential poll…

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Nullifies President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Re-Election

In an unprecedented move, the supreme court in Kenya has unequivocally nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ordered a new presidential election within 60 days. The verdict of the supreme court means that the newly re-elected incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta who was declared the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes, will have to step aside, pending the outcome of the fresh pool. Delivering its judgment on Friday, a six-judge bench, by majority decision, intimated that…

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Kenya: To Reduce Or Not To Reduce The Salary Of The MPs?

The moves by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) of Kenya to cut the salaries of the country`s MPs have been met with a strong resistance by some newly elected Kenyan MPs. The plan, which was tabled in June and supported by President Uhuru Kenyatta, would see a reduction of Kenya’s public sector wages by 35%. However, many newly elected MPs have rejected the plan and accused the SRC of   “unfairly targeting MPs“ and systematically reducing the MPs…

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