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  Written by: Meshack Masibo The political climate of the country at the moment is rife with talk of a constitutional referendum. Different political actors have different views on how best the government should be shaped in light of the recurring election violence every time we have an election. Following the protracted, high-stakes elections in …

Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke Reduce counties to 40 and enhance Economic Blocs; Democratic Party of Kenya Memorandum to The Building Bridges Initiative read in part. Two decades after Raila said Kibaki Tosha! His party is returning the favour by supporting Baba’s 3 tier government proposal. Referendum seems unstoppable if what was given as memorandum …

Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke In recent months, President Uhuru Kenyatta has been publicly scolding Agriculture and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri in a rare show of his frustrations over corruption. The President, speaking in mother tongue, once told Mr Kiunjuri that he will be in trouble if once again money meant for maize farmers …

  Written by: Meshack Masibo In a previous rally last year, former Sports Rashid Echesa dared Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to fire him if he has the authority to do so. A few weeks later, the CS lost his job after the President issued a directive vacating him from office and replacing him with …

  Written by: Meshack Masibo Last month January 2019, President Uhuru Kenyatta handed the Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i sweeping powers that are to be used in the oversight of Government programmes. In this action the president displayed his confidence in the former university don to shape his legacy. This has caused quite a stir in …

Written by: Dan Mwangi dan@mtkenyatimes.co.ke Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has recently been elected the new chairman of the powerful Council of Governors and Murang’a’s Mwangi wa Iria the vice-chairman. The Governor who was at the forefront of announcing that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party will form fresh alliances with other parties and individuals ahead …

By: David Kinyanjui editorial@mtkenyatimes.co.ke “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” Franklin D. Roosevelt the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. During the closing of shops of Jubilee affiliate parties in 2016, everybody expected that all parties within …

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 …

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 …

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 …