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Chiloba’s long walk of shame

  [caption id="attachment_2048" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ezra Chiloba: His friends say his is abrasive. His foes say he is arrogant to a fault. Some say he is a control freak. While others still say he is a perfectionist. In a topsy-turvy world where allegiances are pledged and paid ...

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To heal a school girl

Sometime in October, I was seated under the shade of fully matured palm trees admiring the lush vegetation beneath me. So thick was the grass and the assortment of weeds that my shoes disappeared underneath it all. I was lost in thought. Next to me,  members of the secessionist group Mombasa Republ...

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Composure to crisis in 10 months

[caption id="attachment_1996" align="alignright" width="275"] Wafula Chebukati at a past IEBC function. PHOTO/ Standard Media[/caption] On January 18th 2017, Wafula Chebukati walked away from relative obscurity in his law firm and straight into the eye of a fiery storm that is the chairmanship of ...

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Lamu Coal: A much needed energy boost or cancer causing project?

The overhead fans in the rectangular room on the first floor hallway of the Lamu Fort are at full speed. Mohammed Athman, 51, adjusts himself in the little black chair at the front. The entire room watches his every movement. For a moment, the only sound that could be heard was the ruffling of paper...

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How Mungiki has invaded mining

  [caption id="attachment_1889" align="alignnone" width="900"] Pieces of green garnet (Tsavorite). Blood has been shed and properties stolen in search of this precious stone.[/caption]   Shiny green stones stand out from a white piece of paper on Gabriel Mcharo’s broad desk. His...

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Laikipia

For almost a year now, lawlessness has visited the once serene plains of Laikipia. Farm invasions, shootings and even deaths. What really ails Laikipia and what possible solutions can be found? Please listen in to a podcast between Melanie Rice of Cape Radio South Africa and myself as we try to u...

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