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Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke Learned, Ambitious and with a smile that could launch 1000 ships, these are some of the words that describe Carol Karugu, Nyeri’s  Deputy Governor.The 39-year-old technocrat who took oath of office on at the county government headquarters, in a ceremony marked by dance and pomp. Ward representatives approved her nomination …

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  Written by: Meshack Masibo When the young son of Jomo Kenyatta was elected into office in 2013, it was a tense season in the political climate of East Africa’s most developed country. Outgoing, bubbly and seemingly apathetic to leadership, President Kenyatta was not initially viewed as “presidential material” but the Gatundu domiciled leader has …

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By: H.M. Okumu editorial@mtkenyatimes.co.ke When more than 10 political parties came together to form the Jubilee mega party at the onset of the 2017 elections many people were shocked by this surprise move which was spearheaded by President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. More than a year down the line and it doesn’t seem …

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By: H.M. Okumu editorial@mtkenyatimes.co.ke Around 3 months ago former legislator Boni Khalwale came up with the recommendation that counties should be merged to create 14 new devolved units. This suggestion landed on ready ears for a country struggling with a soaring wage bill and overbearing foreign debt. This is such that if a genie asked …

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Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke Is it Ruto or Raila? Succession is the fact or right of being the next person to have an important job or position. In Kenya the most significant succession is political succession which happens after every five or ten years rules of a president since 1992 when the constitution was …

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By: David Kinyanjui editorial@mtkenyatimes.co.ke When the drafters of the Constitution 2010 were coming up with the document, they carried with them visions of a different country. A nation where people had access to equal opportunities, where despite your gender, race, social origin, status, political affiliation and religion each person had an equal chance to pursue …

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2018 has been a tough year especially on the economic front. The year in Kenya as usual has had high drama in Politics and big shifts in the same as well. Perhaps the ‘handshake’ between key protagonists President Uhuru Kenyatta and his nemesis Opposition kingpin Raila Odinga defined the key political events of the year …

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