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Rewarding losers: Killing Democracy


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The delay in announcing the presidential results by the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission is a clear testimony that the opposition has won the electionsWrites Clifford Derrick  Continue reading


April 3, 2008 Posted by | Politics | Leave a comment

Kenyan Religious leaders: a herd of Wolves


The Church

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Wolves hiding in sheep’s skin
The Milimani Hotel in Nairobi will be the meeting place by Pro-PNU Bishops soon. Writes, Clifford Derrick Continue reading

December 6, 2007 Posted by | Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Murder of Cabinet minister Tom Mboya and its aftermath


 Tom Mboya

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Recounting the death of Tom Mboya

On the morning of July 5th, 1969 Tom Mboya, President Jomo Kenyatta’s Minister for Economic Planning and Kanu’s secretary general, arrived at Nairobi’s Embakasi Airport from Addis Ababa where he had been attending a meeting of the Economic Commission for Africa.  Writes, Hillary Ng’weno in The Nation online. Continue reading

December 4, 2007 Posted by | Politics | 1 Comment


 Kalonzo Musyoka,

ODM-Kenya presidential aspirant

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When Kalonzo Musyoka says he is the next president of this country, he is not lying! Writes, Steve Musango. Continue reading

December 4, 2007 Posted by | Politics, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Rising insecurity very worrying


Raila Odinga, Kenyan Presidential candidate

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WE IN THE PENTAGON HAVE watched with growing alarm the spate of violence, killings and ethnic cleansing that is sweeping the nation in advance of the December 27 election. Writes, Raila Odinga in the Nation online. Continue reading

December 4, 2007 Posted by | News, Politics | Leave a comment

Rigging of election: Real not perceived


West African street soldiers

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Rigging is real. It is not right to pretend that rigging can only take place on the actual voting day. Writes, Clifford Derrick. Continue reading

December 2, 2007 Posted by | Politics | 1 Comment

PNU Manifesto:Yet Another Deceit by Kibaki


Raila Odinga

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A stale promisossory note

I read the so-called ten-point Kibaki’s promissory note to Kenyans and noted with regret how the president has once again attempted to issue Kenyans with a stale cheque with no funds at all. Writes Clifford Derrick. Continue reading

November 13, 2007 Posted by | Politics | Leave a comment

Raila Maintains the lead


Raila Odinga

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On the lead

Kenyan opposition Presidential candidate Raila Odinga has for the fouth time maintained his lead in the opinion poll as the most preferred candidate in the coming general election. Writes, Clifford Derrick Continue reading

November 9, 2007 Posted by | Politics | 3 Comments

Rig elections at your own peril: Odm-SA warns Kibaki


Prof. Fred Otieno

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  6th Nov, 2007

International observers

The opposition, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) chapter in South Africa has urged the independent election observers to intervene amid allegations of vote rigging ahead of the general election in December, Writes Clifford Derrick . Continue reading

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Politics | 1 Comment

Raila on Majimboism


Raila Odinga

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Odinga in South Africa 

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Presidential hopeful, Raila Odinga extended his campaign to South Africa where he urged Kenyans abroad to support his party in the coming general electionsOdinga was speaking during a dinner at the Venue, in Melrose Arch Johannesburg hosted by members of the ODM-South Africa Chapter. Writes  Clifford Derrick

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October 26, 2007 Posted by | Politics | 2 Comments