The Elephant in conversation with Patrick Gathara, Mark Kaigwa, Nanjala Nyabola and Mutemi wa Kiama
The case of Charterhouse epitomizes the economics of money laundering in Kenya. In 2001, five years before it was finally closed, the bank came into the limelight because of a single transaction.
Since 2007, Kenyans and the world have become aware of the risks involved in Kenyan elections. They have always had the potential to turn violent, but the violence following the 2007 poll was unprecedented. In order to avoid similar conflicts, Kenya adopted the use of a technological panacea: the electronic vote. Twice. The first time […]
We live, and have lived, in the “meanwhile”, as decades of marking time sailed by, taking shattered dreams and stalled careers with them on a cruel sea of broken promises.
A conversation with Patrick Gathara, Caroline Kioko, Marilyn Kamuru and Lempaa Suyianka
The era of President Yoweri Museveni, along with his undeniable influence in the region, has come to an end. The countdown to the end of his presidency commenced on Wednesday, 27th September 2017, when two days of fights between lawmakers over removing the age limit for presidential candidates was violently broken into by the president’s […]
By the time you read this, you would have already received your daily dose of fake news. The extended electioneering mode in which Kenya finds itself is fertile ground for what Samantha Bradshaw and Philip Howard from the University of Oxford have described as cyber troops, trolls and troublemakers, who are organised to manipulate all […]
President Museveni and his cabal ignore these political developments at his peril. In calculating the breaking-point, both he and the international lending agencies that enable him would do well to take the experience of Mobutu Sese Seko in Democratic Republic of Congo and the more recent ejection of Blaise Compaoré from Burkina Faso as case studies of what lies in wait.
If you read and listen to the coalition of business groups and finance pundits in Kenya, you will by now know that the nullification of the results of the August presidential elections made Kenyans $1.2 billion poorer. This narrative is driven by the view that, for some reason, Kenya’s economy is supreme and that other […]
A conversation with Prof. Gideon Mutiso and John Githongo
When the Supreme Court of Kenya made its ruling annulling the August 8, 2017 Presidential Election, a new-high water mark was reached in the constitutional development of the country.