Kimani Chege

GMs or non-GMs: Let my people eat

Kenya is a unique country if not peculiar. It is a country of million experts but no one listens to each others advice. It is a country that has taken almost two decades to have a constitutional change. It is a country whose leadership fight in public over small issues like who speaks first and…

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Honey, no sex today, until you know how to govern Kenya

There is a common phrase that is gaining popularity among Kenyans. Extraordinary moments require extraordinary solutions — Kenyans have taken this statement wherever they go. This was the basis of an argument raised this week by women organisations in Kenya when they slapped a seven-day sex boycott to pave way for men to reason together…

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Let there be light, and there was none in SA

Some years back in Kenya, a major catastrophe hit us. El NiƱo — the climate catastrophe that happens when the Pacific Ocean around the equator heats up by just a fraction of a degree — had just ravaged Kenya badly, with floods that destroyed crops, roads, homes and lives. When it was done with us,…

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Kenyan peace deal a win for politicians but a loss for the displaced

Now the world thinks that Kenya is at peace again. Newspapers across the globe are running with news that Kenyans are the winners after last week’s agreement between presidential contenders Raila Odinga and Mwai Kibaki. With a pen and paper and some applauding, everything comes back to normal. I find this absolutely laughable. It’s bitterly…

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