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Who is failing Uhuru or Is Uhuru Failing Himself?

From the days of the Westgate Mall attacks, the situation of how the insecurity is being handled in Kenya, has been very confusing. One would wonder whether President Uhuru Kenyatta has been failing himself or whether someone or some people are failing him.
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Is President Uhuru Kenyatta Headed For 90% Popularity?

President Uhuru Kenyatta statement, “We will not be deterred from the path of development. We will keep to the path. I will be back to Migori,” is conducting politics at the highest level. Few politicians are gifted to the level of connecting even with the lowest person and taking a supporter from someone. Is it possible for President Uhuru Kenyatta to achieve the dream 90% popularity? ...
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What Kenyans are Posting About President Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta is working so hard as he performs his constitutional duties. Some of the duties include: Constitution 132 (2) “The President shall— (a) respect, uphold and safeguard this Constitution; (c) promote and enhance the unity of the nation; (d) promote respect for the diversity of the people and communities of Kenya; and (e) ensure the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.” Many Kenyans are seeing his hard work and commenting in social media. A few comments below...
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Leading Primatologists, Dr Jane Goodall & Ian Redmond Speak Out Against the Sad Plight of Wild Baboons Used for Research in Kenya

World famous primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall, DBE Founder - the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace and distinguished field biologist and conservationist Ian Redmond OBE, have joined the UK animal protection organization the BUAV, to raise concerns about the sad plight of wild-caught baboons used in research at the Institute of Primate Research in Kenya. ...
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Dr. Josiah Nyagwachi Supports Dr. Mutua Approach

Dr. Josiah Nyagwachi in a discussion comment writes, “The 'Dr Mutua Road Model' for planning, design and construction of urban and rural roads is still an inspiration and challenge to many in the engineering and construction industry across the world, despite the perceived problems relative to: quality of running surface, potholes, traffic loadings and so forth - which are common issues whether it is class A, B, C or D type of road. What I think is significant is to: evaluate, document and perfect the 'Dr Mutua Road Model' for replication elsewhere in the country and Africa.” He adds, “Road planning, design, funding and construction requires a careful balancing act between: cost, quality, mobility, safety and availability of funding. Dr Mutua scored well on all the above factors, given the 'before' situation - muddy and impassable road.”...
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Is President Uhuru Kenyatta Detached from Jubilee Supporters?

The message delivered by Jubilee members of parliament was: “You have detached yourselves from Jubilee supporters and lost touch with the ground.” Those reaching this conclusion argued that if not corrected this could cost Jubilee and especially the President dearly in 2017. Is President Uhuru Kenyatta detached from Jubilee supporters? What does President Uhuru Kenyatta need to do? ...
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Kenya–Somalophobia & the Heel of Insolent Might

The dramatic events surrounding the siege of the Westgate Shopping Mall, Nairobi that began on 21st September 2013 has become seared into the Kenyan psyche. The three day siege and the deaths and casualties that resulted ensured proved both shocking and yet strangely unifying at the same time. Just as the series of attacks in the US on 11th September 2001 caused convulsions and reverberations locally and internationally, the events at Westgate underscored the vulnerability of the East African powerhouse. For all the horrors and futility of it all the local media was determined to find heroism in the darkness and this it indeed managed to do, but equally whilst many sought solidarity in the face of danger further human frailty emerged in the form of bungling and looting on behalf of certain members of those forces sent in to ‘neutralise’ the attackers. ...
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When Will China Overtake U.S Economy Per President Kenyatta Prediction?

“The People’s Republic of China will soon be the world’s largest economy. Its return, after two centuries, to that position has lessons to teach us, not least that infrastructure matters,” said President Uhuru Kenyatta during the signing of the financial agreements that will fund the Standard Railway Gauge (SGR). The question that will be debated until it happens is: When will China Gross Domestic Product (GDP)overtake the U.S GDP to become the worlds largest economy? ...
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Kenya Economy Growth Mirrored to U.S $57 Billion to $17 Trillion Growth in 80 years?

The U.S economy was at $57 billion dollars in 1933 after the start of the great depression in 1929. From $57 Billion and 125 million population, the U.S economy would grow and in 80 years reach $16.8 trillion and a population of about 318 million Per Capita income of $52,800. Can Kenyans grow from the current $50 billion economy with 44 million population and Per Capita $1,100 on a similar trajectory like U.S?...
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Should Media be 100% Accurate?

Sean Pentu commenting on accuracy of media that President Uhuru Kenyatta asked for, writes, “Its just words, are you scared of them, the courts are open to you if that's the case...DON'T MESS WITH PRESS FREEDOM, we elected you to concentrate on service delivery please do not fix what doesn't need fixing...the newspapers are controlled by economic forces newspaper only print what people are willing to read...so no dictatorship.” Indeed media in many developed economies is classified based on factual media (news journals) and entertainment (tabloid.) Public through their God given instincts have been able to distinguish between fact and fiction....
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