2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Political Analysis

Political analysis and Opinions

Dr. Nyatundo George Oruongo is an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Law, Africa Nazarene University and Visiting Lecturer, School of Law, Kisii University. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kenya needs freedom and prosperity-compatible democratic practices

In Kenyan politics, the makeover has been for the worse. It is all loss. The bloom for an open-air truth has fallen under the gloom of sensationalism, deceit and misinformation. Indeed, for a political chair,...
A photo of some of the African Leaders (some of whom are now retired). Before bashing African Leaders, it is good to have a checklist of a number of issues, as discussed below. Photo/ Sebastiane Ebatamehi.

Where we miss it when bashing African leaders

Politics I have frequently come across criticism of the current African leadership, or African political leadership in general. This criticism comes from all directions, local and foreign alike. I find this criticism often harsh and unjust. Defense 1...

Why Kenyan voters must reject Kenya’s ballot of division

For decades, Kenya's political elite have hypnotized their tribes-people and pushed the narrative that inclusivity, developments, economic stability, affordable health and education, justice, and democracy can only be achieved if they are elected into...

Why women’s political representation matters

Data on politics and governance has continued to paint the image of women being underrepresented at all levels of decision-making around the globe. Women’s political representation has been dismissed for centuries, even as the debate...

Why vote-buying in Africa is old-fashioned

In his short story, “The Voter”, novelist Chinua Achebe paints the African image of the electoral process, from staging campaigns, all the way to the ballot box. Rufus Okeke, the protagonist and a poor African,...

FLASHBACK: Was political icon George Morara ahead of his time?

He served as Member of Parliament for West Mugirango for nine months but his name is being immortalized over fifty years later. George Justin Morara, a promising young and vibrant politician met his death in...

Meet a teacher who wants to succeed President Kenyatta

A teacher, 44, has intentions to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta when he relinquishes power next year at the expiry of his second and last term in office. Felix Jarongo Odeny who comes from Homa Bay says...

Youthful aspirants eye Marakwet West parliamentary seat

The battle for Marakwet West parliamentary race has started in earnest pitting the incumbent and youthful aspirants salivating for the seat. Timothy Kipchumba, a lawyer and Benson Cheserek, a US based resident have put on...

Was BBI a road to nowhere?

The BBI Bill that was thrown out by the Court of Appeal on Friday had dominated talk amongst Kenyans for a long time. It is not clear if the court verdict is the end of...

POLITICS: Here’s Mose’s injection for Nyamaiya ward

Riombagi spring in Nyamaiya ward, Nyamira County has been in a bad state over the years and residents have had to contend with it with pain. The water source serves several residents who use banana...