Zimbabwe: Political Alliances and the Flag that Binds

by Donald Mukota In the 36 years that Robert Mugabe and his ruling party Zanu PF have presided over the affairs of Zimbabwe, it seems the thought of Zimbabweans demanding accountability, true democracy, and good governance never came to mind. The elderly, the disabled, youth and children in Zimbabwe have …

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The Story Behind Co-operative Bank’s Move on Interest Caps

Words: Emmanuel Were If you walk into most Co-operative Bank branches, chances are that it will take you less than 10 minutes to deposit cash or a cheque into an account. The cash deposit will not be handled by an employee of the bank. Instead, it will be an agent …

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Troubleshooting the Next Kenya General Election

by Andrew Franklin, Managing Director, BBA JD Whether held 8 August 2017, some time in December 2017 or even as late March 2018 Kenya’s next General Elections must be free, fair and genuinely credible; anything less would plunge the country back into the dark days of Post Election Violence (PEV) …

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What you Need to Know About the Banking (Amendment) Bill 2015

WORDS: Kwame Owino, CEO, Institute of Economic Affairs The National assembly has passed The Banking (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and sent it to the president of Kenya as required by article 115 of the Constitution of Kenya. This legislative procedure leaves the president with three main options namely, to quickly assent …

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Why Elections (don’t) matter in Kenya.

By Dennis Mbae                                                         Photos: Africa Uncensored “If Kenyan politicians were to serve the citizenry as they are when vote-hunting, many Kenyans would not be going hungry or living from hand to mouth.” Kennedy Ouko, a newspaper vendor, lays this on me with a matter-of-fact tone, so well placed in this very …

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Six Months of Silence: No Answer Yet About the El Adde Debacle

Words: Africa Uncensored Team Audio: Andrew Franklin, Security Analyst Images: File Today marks six months since the Somali based militant group Al-Shabaab killed dozens of Kenyan Defense Forces troops.  Striking at the crack of dawn, the militant group overran the camp and brutally massacred men in uniform who were mostly in …

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The Officially Sanctioned Procurement Fraud in Kenya

by Dennis Mbae and Michael Onsando Kenyans are incurring medical expenses which are 30-300% higher than market prices due to the government’s skewed procurement mechanism. The mechanism, known as the Market Price Index model, is not informed by market prices. This has facilitated regular leakage of funds through purchases made …

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Three armed gangsters shot dead in Nairobi, Kenya

by Dennis Mbae Three armed gangsters were gunned down by police Friday morning in Westlands, Nairobi. One pistol, four rounds of ammunition, and a Kenyan national identification card were found at the scene. Few hours earlier, the trio had robbed a civilian at James Gichuru road and was on the …

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