Political Kenyan https://www.politicalkenyan.com Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:36:45 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Why the New Interest by ICC on Kenyan Cases was Imminent https://www.politicalkenyan.com/new-icc-interest-on-kenyan-cases-imminent/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/new-icc-interest-on-kenyan-cases-imminent/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:26:51 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=7007 Why the New Interest by ICC on Kenyan Cases was Imminent

Even as the campaigns for the 2017 elections proceed, the ‘issue of ICC was recently in the media. ICC’s Senior Trial Lawyer Anton Steynberg expressed the regret that the court’s prosecution has over the collapse of the Kenyan cases. Speaking in Arusha, Steynberg blamed lapses in prosecutorial strategy as the cause for the collapse of the […]

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Why Activism in Kenya has Become Unpopular Among Kenyans https://www.politicalkenyan.com/why-activism-in-kenya-unpopular/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/why-activism-in-kenya-unpopular/#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Why Activism in Kenya has Become Unpopular Among Kenyans

When people talk about activism in Kenya, it mostly sounds as if it is a bad thing. The reason is that activism (especially political activism) has acquired a negative image. Its actual meaning and intention has become obscure. We can attribute the negative connotation of activism in Kenya to the violence often associated with some […]

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How Colonial Policies and Practices Led to Land Injustices in Kenya https://www.politicalkenyan.com/colonial-policies-land-injustices-in-kenya/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/colonial-policies-land-injustices-in-kenya/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/colonial-policies-land-injustices-in-kenya/ How Colonial Policies and Practices Led to Land Injustices in Kenya

Before we look at the land injustices in Kenya, let us talk about land facts in the country. Kenya has a land size of about 581,751 square kilometres (44.6 million hectares). Land makes up 97.8 per cent and the other 2.2 per cent is water surfaces. However, only 20 per cent of this land size […]

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Do Minors Have Consent to Sex? A Kenyan Judge Thinks So https://www.politicalkenyan.com/can-minors-consent-to-sex/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/can-minors-consent-to-sex/#comments Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:00:49 +0000 http://www.politicskenya.net/?p=1166 How a Kenyan Judge Ruled that Minors can Give Consent to Sex

A High Court ruling in Malindi sparked controversy on whether minors can consent to sex. Prior to this case, the prosecution had charged the appellant with the offence of defilement contrary to Section 8(1) (3) of the Sexual Offences Act. The particulars were that the appellant intentionally and unlawfully caused penetration of his genital organ […]

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The Powers and Functions of a County Governor in Kenya https://www.politicalkenyan.com/powers-and-functions-of-county-governor-kenya/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/powers-and-functions-of-county-governor-kenya/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:40:07 +0000 http://www.politicskenya.net/?p=2504 The Powers and Functions of a County Governor in Kenya

One of the most important elective positions in Kenya is that of a county governor. The county governor is the head of the county government, which is the second level of government. The other level of government is the national government. Article 1 of the Constitution delegates the sovereign power of the people to the […]

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Kenyans Should Know the Season of Politicking will End Soon https://www.politicalkenyan.com/kenyans-remember-politicking-ends-soon/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/kenyans-remember-politicking-ends-soon/#respond Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:06:28 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=6920 Kenyans Should Know the Season of Politicking will End Soon

By Harrison Ikunda   Lately, I have visited several places countrywide and witnessed the passion politics generate. This is normal since human beings are political animals by nature. Politics is an important human endeavour anywhere in the globe. I have seen enough complaints that we Kenyans like politicking daily.  This happens whether there is an election or not. […]

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Counties Should Publish Budget Documents to Facilitate Participation https://www.politicalkenyan.com/counties-publish-budget-documents/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/counties-publish-budget-documents/#respond Mon, 29 May 2017 09:57:29 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=6928 Counties Should Publish Budget Documents to Facilitate Participation

By Evelyn Samba Amid the frantic political activity due to the August 8 General Election, government business should continue as usual. One of the most crucial of these government processes is the budget making, at both national and county levels. Counties not publishing budget documents However, a recent assessment by the International Budget Partnership on […]

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Why the Planned Presidential Debate in Kenya is a Mistake https://www.politicalkenyan.com/planned-presidential-debate-mistake/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/planned-presidential-debate-mistake/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:07 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=6916 Why the Planned Presidential Debate in Kenya is a Mistake

By Amos Odhiambo On 9th May, the Presidential Debate Steering Committee announced the schedule for the presidential debate. They made the announcement with journalists and executives from nearly all media houses in the country. Speaking to the Press, Mr. Wachira Waruru said they intend to promote a culture of civilized discussion in the country’s politics. Mr. […]

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