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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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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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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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Kenya Citizens, Religious Leaders & Media Should Oppose Referendums

If a Kenya Citizen, religious leader and media person asked any County Governor or County Representatives, “What bills have you passed so far in 6 months?” I doubt any of the 47 Counties would say, “These are the 17 County bills we have passed from the constitutional powers: (1.) Resource Development based on Constitution Article 185, (2.) Property Rates & Entertainment Taxes based on Constitution article 209 (3) (a) and (b), (3.) Agriculture, (4.) Heath Services, (5.) Pollution, (6.) Culture & Public Entertainment, (7.) County Transport, (8.) Animal Control & Welfare, (9.) Trade development & Regulation, (10.) County Planning & Development, (11.) Pre-Primary Education, (12.) Natural Resources & Environmental conservation, (13.) County public works, (14.) Fire fighting Services & Disaster management, (16.) Control of drugs and pornography, (17.) The (3 – 17) bills based on constitution forth schedule functions and powers of County. ...
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