#WorkInProgress: A decade in Kenyan politics from a journalist’s notebook


In Naivasha, holed up in cottages at different corners of the Great Rift Valley lodge were teams of technocrats who tried the best never to appear in public. Their brief was simple. Do as much research as possible and control reportage of the closed door deliberations by the media.

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Devolution Was About Resources And Not Power.


Former US Congress Member Dick Armey once said; “Three groups spend other people’s money: children, thieves, and politicians. All three need supervision.” This statement has a resounding truth on today’s politics in Kenya as we mark one year of devolved institutions. In the last couple of months, we have been treated to theatrics and deception…

CIC Advisory On Transfer Of Functions To Counties


Advisory on Transfer of Functions from the National to County Governments  CIC mandate The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) is mandated, under Section 15 (2) (d) of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution to monitor the implementation of the system of devolved government effectively. It is in this respect that CIC issues…