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Is Kenya a Failed State?

Clement Murage argues that for his country, “Kenya,” to be classified as “failed,” then someone has to be explain to him what constitutes a failed state and a successful state. He says, “I read the report carefully and fully agree with the reasons given for labeling Kenya failed. I also understand the reasons raised need to be addressed. But, most if not all countries in the world have problems that they deal with.” He further adds, “Kenya has not failed for as far as I’m concerned. Kenya has a leader! Kenya is not at war! Peace prevails in Kenya! This to me is enough to mean, ‘Kenya is not a failed state.’”
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Kenya Strikes about Sustainable Distribution of Tax Revenue & Fair Pay!

Kenya strikes should not be confused with Teachers, Nurses, Doctors, Lecturers, other Public servants been greedy. The facts are: Kenyans know the tax they can afford to pay! Kenyans do not want to strike! Kenyans want an economy that shall work for all! Kenyans will not sacrifice the education of their children so greedy Jubilee Coalition leaders with the help of CORD leaders can become multi-millionaires. Currently the problem in Kenya is in sustainable distribution of tax revenue between the public sector recurrent expenses and development money. The second problem is having a fair pay scale. The civil societies have done demonstrations based on sustainable and now the teachers, nurses, doctors and other public servants can strike against unfairness. ...
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Kenya Police Inspector General Violates Kenya Constitution

Mr. David Kimaiyo, the Kenya Police Inspector General should be prosecuted for violating the New Kenya Constitution. He committed a crime by unconstitutionally appointing and deploying police officers. He sets a very dangerous precedent if he is not prosecuted. The new constitution does not give him any powers to appoint Police Chiefs. He did so by following the old Constitution knowing so well that there are special guidelines and procedures in the appointment of Police Officers in the new Constitution. His behavior is dictatorial, an abuse and an insult to Kenyans....
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U.S Immigration Reform Bill, 50% Decline Impact on Remittances to Kenya

The U.S Immigration bill is now projected to be enacted before the end of the year 2013 after a few things like border security and others are addressed. Currently signs show the support of bill as having surpassed 51% votes in both Houses of Congress and President Obama signing of bill guaranteed. However, the story not discussed is how Kenyans in U.S and other immigrants to the U.S who send cash remittances will react after passage of immigration bill. Kenya is currently receiving about $1 billion in remittances from Diaspora. The largest percentage comes from U.S Kenya Diaspora. Based on understanding of the bill, Kenyan experts in U.S say the U.S Immigration bill will likely have a 50% decline impact on remittances to Kenya. ...
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Machakos Kenyans Views on Charity Ngilu

The Cabinet secretary for Lands, Housing and Urban development, Mrs. Charity Ngilu, is no longer a politician. At least that is what is expected of her right now that she is no longer in active politics and holds the prestigious position of a cabinet secretary. With a career of 20 years in politics heading lucrative ministries like the then ministry of health and the ministry of water, charity’s career in politics is probably far from over....
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The Depression From MPs Kshs 19.1 Billion Paid by Taxing “Unga,” Kshs 10 billion!

Members of Parliament are today rejoicing as having won the battle over the Salaries & Remuneration Commission (SRC). Today they are smiling ear to ear as they visualize the cars and the Kshs 19.1 billion they have budgeted for themselves. The budget presented to them for approval says that “Unga,” should not be taxed. In 2003 the MPs increased their pay the price of Unga increased. The MP have already allocated themeselves Kshs 19.1 billion and will be taxing, “Unga,” Kshs 10 billion. Today all indicators show Kenya Economic System is declining. As MPs rejoice in happiness they could be surprised for signs that Kenya economy could be headed to recession and then depression are now emerging. ...
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Kenyans Voices on 2013/2014 Budget

The Jubilee government had its first budget read by Mr. Henry Rotich, the cabinet secretary for the national treasury. The budget which was read at the national assembly had a lot to offer especially because it had to meet the campaign promises that were made to Kenyans. What stood out most among the promises made were free maternity services and free laptops for standard one pupils. The budget remained true to this and provided Kshs53 billion for laptops....
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Will President Uhuru’s Government Win the War on Graft?

Corruption in Kenya wears many faces, ‘kitu kidogo’ ‘chai’,’nitengeneze’, and the more sophisticated, Anglo leasing and others. Corruption is housed mostly in government offices and the police, at least according to statistics; this is what has been made public....
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Kenyans on Kshs 400 Million, Expensive Makueni By-Election

The late Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo lost his life in mysterious circumstances that have not been unveiled to the public to date. Immediate former president Mwai Kibaki, during the burial of the late Senator, hinted to his family that one of them should rise up to contest the seat. As the family decides who among them may be willing and is more fitting to fit the late Senator’s shoes, the people of Makueni have a duty to elect a new Senator....
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Was Jomo Kenyatta a "Land Grabber" or "Investor in World Economics"?

There is a difference between grabbing of land, putting land to productive use to sustain life and buying of land as a business producing food to supply world needs. The article titled, “Kenyatta led elite in land grabbing,” based on the truth and justice commission can only be correct if the land did not meet the global accepted economic usage, did not pay leasehold rent rates, did not pay property rates and was never used as a factor of production. Whereas, 1st Kenya President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, 2nd Kenya President Daniel Moi, Mbiyu Koinange, Ronald Ngala, Oginga Odinga, Gikonyo Kiano, J.M. Kariuki, Masinde Muliro and Paul Ngei are reported as persons who benefitted with large tracts of land. Could it be possible that the commission failed to explore land based on investing to advance World Economics? ...
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