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MAINA: Rule by majority is not always a sign of healthy

In Summary<p>Kenya has become a country where results are known before elections are held.<br>• Many Kenyans have bought into the wrong-headed idea that an …

MAINA: President has failed to show leadership on poll matters

In Summary<p>No country has ever won the war on corruption where citizens are afraid to speak; the public cannot protest safely; the press is threatened …

Africa

NDII: Hatemongers are just mindless sycophants who are drunk

In Summary<p>Génocidaires are not psychos. They are ordinary unthinking haters like you and I.<p>At the height of the 2007/2008 post-election violence, I …

It is time to fashion a new dream and vision for Kenya

Where do we want to take this country? This is a question that Kenya must consciously ask and answer. For even if the question is neither asked nor …

Africa

St. Josemaria's 17 Signs of a Lack of Humility

Thinking that what you do or say is better than what others do or say<p>Always wanting to get your own way<p>Arguing when you are not right or — when you …

Confront the epidemic of fake academic credentials

There’s a deadly epidemic in Kenya. Except it’s not physiological, viral, or bacterial. No — it’s mental, psychological, and deeply embedded in the …

Use the Supreme Law to hold this country together

If the op-ed proposing the Kenyan divorce had been written by a less distinguished scholar, I would have dismissed it without further thought. In any …

An emotional Mass for migrants with Pope Francis

Rome, Italy, Mar 24, 2016 / 11:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a Mass in Rome on Holy Thursday Pope Francis washed the feet of migrants and refugees, …

Christianity

African Union got it wrong, continent needs the ICC

Last week — as Burundi burned — the African Union resolved that African states should pull out of the International Criminal Court en masse. The AU …

Uhuru-Raila election battle may polarise nation again

My crystal ball is back — and it will shock you. The year 2017 is around the corner, and you know what that means. There’s one more epic duel between …

James Lovelock: 'enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan'

The climate science maverick believes catastrophe is inevitable, carbon offsetting is a joke and ethical living a scam. So what would he do? By Decca Aitkenhead<p>In 1965 executives at Shell wanted to know what the world would look like in the year 2000. They consulted a range of experts, who …

A priest's powerful impact on the New York Times' David Brooks

Denver, Colo., Dec 29, 2015 / 05:41 am (CNA).- New York Times columnist, best-selling author and all-around pundit David Brooks made headlines …

Catholicism

Mourning the death of the 'messiah of Africa'

<b>When Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011, there were scenes of jubilation in Libya. But Jake Wallis Simons didn't have to go far in Ghana to find those who have fond memories of the executed Libyan leader, and are still mourning his loss.</b><p>One recent Sunday afternoon, amid the yellow dust, sunshine …

Africa

Pope warns against temptations of leading a double life

(Vatican Radio) The importance of safeguarding our Christian identity and not living double lives: that was the theme at the heart of Pope Francis’ …

Role of Kenya’s Opposition political parties still greatly misunderstood

<b>NAIROBI:</b> There is a general opinion expressed sporadically that Kenya does not have an effective Opposition. Some people go further to suggest that a …

Africa

Mr President, window of opportunity for a meaningful legacy is closing fast

<b>NAIROBI:</b> Mr President, in March 2013 I cautioned you about the prospects of becoming a lame duck prince. You will recall how the Oracle proclaimed …

DOLAN: How do you host a humble pontiff?

Blogs<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Posted 14/11/2015<p>How do you host a humble pontiff?<p>In Summary<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Less than two weeks to go and you feel the …

Bad fiscal policies to blame for Kenya's economic downturn

<b>NAIROBI:</b> I don’t take it for granted that I am a free, simple folk who occasionally grouses on this space. I don’t envy President Uhuru Kenyatta’s …

Uhuru Kenyatta

Don't fall into the traps of relativism and rigidity, Pope says

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2015 / 02:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily on Friday Pope Francis focused on the importance of knowing how to discern …

Christianity

From the synod: Mercy is not an abandonment of Church teaching

Vatican City, Oct 10, 2015 / 12:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Mercy has emerged as a major theme in the synod of bishops, as discussion has moved forward …

Catholicism

28th Sunday – October 11, 2015

<b>Wis 7:7-11; Heb 4:12-13; Mk 10: 17-30</b><p>There is an old story about an 18th century man who was moving overseas. His life's savings of gold and silver …

Spare victims agony of reliving 2008 memories

Post-election violence did not happen in Mars. It did not happen to Martians. It took place in Kenya. The crimes of post-election violence were not …

International Criminal Court

Government has run out of cash because it is living above its means

The government is in the red though not quite under. The Executive may not admit but it is facing daunting challenges meeting its obligations. One …

Uhuru must sack Waiguru to ease the pressure on him

Even the most stubborn rulers know when to cut their losses. Throw in the towel, and choke it up to pragmatism. It isn’t about weakness, or waffling …

As we bury Masinde Muliro's widow, we should shun those who want us to forget our history

<b>NAIROBI:</b> If they should ask you where the rain started beating us, tell them it was in the house. It began soon after we entered the house. Yet, it …

ODM must be reminded that polls are about obeying rules of the game

One of the things that happened to humankind once capitalism became a dominant mode of production, first in Western Europe and then in the rest of …

Ubuntu (philosophy)

<b>Ubuntu</b> pronounced [ùbúntú], is a traditional African concept. The word <i>ubuntu</i> comes from the Zulu and Xhola languages, and can be roughly translated …

Democratic nominations will strengthen Opposition

The fish is rotten from the head to the tail. That is the only way to describe the shambolic and chaotic party nominations process in Kenya.<p>Once upon …

If we begin choosing which laws to obey, we open floodgates of anarchy

We read of the death of the philosopher Socrates (469–399 BC) in the history of ancient Greece. The great thinker was sentenced to die by drinking …