Decision 2017

Are elections in Africa only free and fair when the opposition win?

This is a question I found myself asking after Zimbabwe’s opposition – MDC Alliance vowed to challenge the resulst of the July 30 elections in court after the Zimbabwe Electoral…

 
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BABA, TAKE A WELL-DESERVED AND LENGTHY BOW – YOU HAVE EARNED IT!

Well Kenya, we’ve have done it again: We are now the only country in the world whose president and deputy president were elected into office while crimes-against-humanity suspects and for…

 
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State sponsored terror or a rogue police force?

A few minutes to 9 o’clock on Friday evening, all eyes were glued to TV sets as an eerie calm descended on the lakeside city of Kisumu. Earlier in the…

 
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Don’t go anywhere, Kisumu will be safe – County Security Team

Kisumu County Security team are asuring Kisumu residents of their safety ahead of the August 8th polls. In an informal meeting between the team comprising of County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim,…

 
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President Kenyatta skips presidential debate as underdogs shine

Kenyans are going to the polls in 14 days and on Monday night Kenyans had the opportunity to interrogate the 8 men who want to lead the country as President…

 
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Is democracy just an idea that sounds right? (Podcast)

We see ourselves are a democratic society – a society that appreciates the majority view to carry the day but also letting the minority have their way. The party primaries…

 
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Parallel Tabulation of Election Results – A Necessary Evil

The opposition’s National Super Alliance Party (NASA) recently floated the idea of having a parallel election results tallying center because “the 2013 election was rigged in favor of the ruling…

 
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About Scanned Commencement Programs, Forged Graduation Certificates and Failing Grades. Or Is It?

“I am not the best person to ask about staying in school” — Mark Zuckerberg to a group of Black Students @ North Carolina A&T. That was the take of…

 
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Uthamaki, Giniwasekao – the relationship between tribal bigotry and voter apathy

I recently had an exchange with a colleague about President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new-found “swag” and (mis)use of the state’s instruments of violence to effectively abrogate the democratic rights of a…

 
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State of the Nation – President Uhuru’s parallel universe

Clap! Clap! Clap! Slowly….very slowly! I must hand it to President Uhuru Kenyatta. The years spent at Amherst did help him. The delivery of the State of the Nation speech…

 
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