Patrick Gathara, from theElephant.info, speaks to Kawive Wambua, author, activist, governance specialist and former Makueni County Executive for Devolution and Public Service.
Makueni teaches us that universal health coverage is doable and that we do not need to have the resources of an industrialised country to achieve it.
“I think the corruption of Africa is taken totally out of context, Africa is no more corrupt than any other place around us. For every African leader who is corrupt, we have a 1000 European, American, Chinese business people who are corrupt, where are those guys? Why only talk about African corruption? What about the […]
In the sort-of beginning, there were just two hegemons. Both white, both male and both nuclear-tipped. Now everybody, it seems, can try to be the ultimate tough guy. Though this may not be a wholly new thing in our region, there is certainly a new flavour to it. The clear trend is towards macho posturing […]
2017 was a rough year. The two elections that held Kenyans hostage to months of campaigning and election contestations saw the business sector slow down and not much happened in other sectors as players waited for the dust to settle. As Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi continued with his trademark zeal towards education, the […]
At 10am last Friday, the sky above Kisumu shook with the sonic crack and roar of fighter jets circling overhead. There was no apparent reason for this military exercise—no national holiday or celebration—yet everyone below looking up knew exactly what was happening. Ahead of a planned announcement from opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA) that […]
“There are no signs beyond this point. You are on your own.” The stretch of road from Homa Bay to Mbita and Rusinga Island is probably the best road I’ve seen in Kenya. Not only is it properly marked, it has clear signage, reflectors and proper distances between rumble strips and bumps. It weaves down […]