While recycling is the preferred solution of plastic producing corporations, it is not environmentally sustainable as recycled plastic eventually returns to the environment leaving the original problem intact.
Kericho County has experienced a gradual change in climatic conditions over the past three decades, with rainfall becoming irregular and unpredictable and drought more frequent. As a result, the region’s agricultural output is deteriorating.
The ludicrous proposal that every African country should put 30 per cent of its land under “protected areas” by the year 2030 to conserve biodiversity is mere window-dressing to enable Western capitalism to annex over 80 per cent of Africa’s landmass.
The aspiration for common ground and common values is merely a delusion of those of military might. The less powerful retain a great deal of agency to reject outright those practices and values they find either unsuitable to their contexts or completely repugnant to their traditions.
In the Aug. 9 Kenyan polls, Azimio coalition backed by Pres. Uhuru Kenyatta was whitewashed in the key Mt Kenya region. Prior to the elections, the chickens had already been counted — Mt Kenya would overwhelmingly vote blue. The Kenyattas costly assumed that victory was certain but were left smarting, asking “why have the Kikuyu people turned against us?”
To have honest elections, its not just the electoral machinery but Kenya itself which will have to change.
At the core of the latest IEBC controversy is the question of whether or not commissioners have a role to play in counting, tallying, verifying, and announcing the presidential results. Public opinion is divided but what many pundits have ignored is the role and structure of the IEBC.
We should be careful not to equate the youth’s apathy towards mainstream political structures with a disinterest in politics and social change.
As in 2013 and 2017, the fate of Kenya’s presidential election has been placed in the hands of the Supreme Court.
With so much effort going into making allegations of electoral manipulation, there seems to have been little time for Azimio leaders to reflect on what may have gone wrong and why.
Unfortunately, what we go to deposit in the ballot box is more than our vote. At the polling stations, we lay our energy at the feet of politicians, who promptly channel it into negotiating new power relations with each other.
No matter who wins, however, we must resist the absorption of our struggles by the imperial sponge and pick up where we left off before the campaigns heated up. We must fight for the right to memory and to interpret our politics over the long term history, not over 5-year electoral cycles.