Make the anti-terror bill better and we will support it.

One cannot envy President Uhuru Kenyatta and the security apparatus that he supervises on our behalf. They have been dealt a very tough hand in the form of terror. In the old days, war and civil conflict was well defined. Armies would meet at designated places, away from the civil population and fight it out. …

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Essential Question: Can Open Government Really Change the World?

I have just started the six-week academic sessions of the Washington Fellowship at the Arizona State University. During this time, I shall spend my time learning and considering many aspects of civic leadership and most of all, I shall be considering an essential question, which is the over-riding reason why I do what I do or …

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Meeting IMF Managing Director, Christine Lagarde

This week, the 11th Managing Director of the IMF, Ms. Christine Lagarde is in Nairobi, at the end of a three year (2011-2013) credit facility to Kenya of $750 Million (over KES 65 Billion). Interestingly, this Extended Credit Facility was shepherded by the President when he was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance …

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Farewell Nelson

Today Africa – nay, the world – lost a great man. I never met Nelson Mandela but I feel as though I knew him as a friend, a father, a grandfather. We shall mourn this great soldier who paid a great price – being jailed and hidden away in a desolate island for decades, being …

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