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More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | More than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said. “Reports reaching me are that more than 40 people died on the spot but it could be more because the roof of the bus was ripped off,” …

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COMMENT: The economic cost of corruption in Kenya

The theft jeopardises the country’s short-term skills provision objectives and causes irredeemable long-term opportunity costs COMMENT | ODONGO KODONGO | Kenya is perceived as one of the world’s most corrupt countries. It ranked 143 out of 180 countries on Transparency International’s 2017 corruption perception index. The only African countries that scored …

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COMMENT: A loss for Kenyan democracy

Mass resignation of columnists from The Nation shows press freedom means holding owners accountable COMMENT | NANJALA NYABOLA | On March 27, eight columnists from the Nation Media Group resigned from the Nation newspaper, citing a lack of editorial independence. For Kenya’s largest daily, the exodus of top talent was the …

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When Odinga swore in as ‘People’s President’

NASA’s Musyoka, Mudavadi skip event Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Huge crowds gathered at Uhuru Park in Nairobi to witness the swearing in of Kenya’s Leader of Opposition, Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’ on Jan. 30. Earlier in the day, the government shut down three television stations; Citizen TV, …

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2018: Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Plan

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kenya’s investment in the Standard Gauge Railway will strengthen its business position in the region and will benefit local businesses. “We built a world-class railway on time and within budget. On the 2nd of January, that railway will begin carrying commercial cargo, cutting costs …

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