Kenyan capitalism at the heart of its march towards greatness

Delivering last week’s landmark ruling that nullified the results of Kenya’s presidential elections, Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga said: “The greatness of a nation lies in its fidelity to its constitution and a strict adherence to the rule of law, and above all the fear of God.” In nearly 54 years of existence as a […]

Message to Yoweri Museveni

My dear president Who art in Entebbe Hear this young man In next door Kenya Accept the verdict of Court Finding against him.   Hear him say Beautiful words of peace To his supporters And to all his people.   Yes, brother Yoweri It is really possible To honour your people To speak without threats […]

The Doctor who would like to be Jennifer Musisi’s driver

Dr. Silvia Awor, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Gulu University, followed an academic track at Class A institutions. High school at Mt. Saint Mary’s Namagunga; Medical school at Makerere University; and Postgraduate fellowship in obstetrics and gynaecology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Hers was the kind of education that prepared her to effectively compete […]

Charade behind lifting Uganda’s presidential age limit

Ugandan President Yoweri K. Museveni, who will be 77 years old at the time of the next elections in 2021, wants Article 102(b) of the Constitution amended to give him legal cover for his plan to continue to rule his realm. His public claim of disinterest in the matter is a cynical reprise of similar […]

Finland in our hearts today!

Our thoughts and prayers For the people of Turku and all of Finland At this time of terror in your midst. At moments like this, We sing your great song with you. Finlandia! Penned for you by Jean Sibelius, And embraced by all of us, A song of freedom That we sing for Africa and […]

In Solidarity With the People of Spain

Terror against anyone is terror against me. From this Ugandan citizen of the World, To the people of Barcelona and all of Spain, Solidarity! Let love triumph over hate, And hope over fear.        

MUGISHA MUNTU: A democrat in words and deed

Gregory Mugisha Muntu, the President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), likes to remind his fellow politicians that they cannot give what they don’t have. This is usually said in the context of demands for democracy and transparent leadership that are his party’s raison d’etre. Muntu says this with the confidence of one who […]

Congratulations Mr. Kenyatta, but it is not yet Uhuru

Damacline Marube, a Kenyan woman who lives in Nairobi’s Mathare Valley slum, lost her daughter on Friday. The little girl, Stephanie Moraa, nine years old, was felled by a bullet in her chest. Her killer was almost certainly a Kenya Police officer, charged with bringing peace and order in a land that was enduring its […]

State of ICOB in 2017:Confident, Focused, Revitalized

My fellow Banyakigezi, It is an honour to report to you that as we celebrate the fourteenth anniversary of the birth of the International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB), our organization is more determined than ever to accomplish our core objectives. These objectives, established at our founding convention in Toronto in July 2003, are to: Protect […]