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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Announcing Open2063: A civil Society network

Today, I was excited to be part of the launch of the Open2063 initiative, which is a network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that care about transparency, accountability and citizen participation. The initiative’s purpose is to build this network of CSOs to contribute to Africa2063, a process that the African Union is driving to plan …

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Recently, my colleague Bev, asked me a number of strategic questions relating to Africa – What are my dreams for Africa, What do I think of Africa’s potential and so on and What really are Africa’s challenges and opportunities. You’d think that I will have some kind of boilerplate response given my work, but for …

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New VAT Law bring savings into my home!

The VAT Act became law in Kenya and was implemented in the past two weeks. With it, came an increase in a number of daily necessities that have seen major changes in my house. These commodities include Milk and Newspapers (among several others) I have not bought a newspaper in the last approximately 2 weeks …

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Can we “soup up” the National Anthem?

This article was published this past Sunday in the Daily Nation (Kenya). Last week I attended the admission into the roll of advocates of 72 new lawyers presided over by the Chief Justice of Kenya Dr Willy Mutunga. At the colourful ceremony, I noticed two important things. First, I was pleased that the Judiciary has …

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