Qualifications for Women Representatives

Women’s Representative (or Woman County Representative) in Kenya plays a very crucial role in the state and government.  As a Member of Parliament, Women’s Representative plays three crucial roles. They are legislation, representation, and oversight. … Continue Reading

Many Kenyans Are Politically Naïve and Untaught

What does it mean to be literate? It is the ability to read and write. Yet, many literate Kenyans suffer from ignorance, brainwash, and herd mentality. They do not have the ability to think in … Continue Reading

Kenyan Politics Lack Professionalism and Insight

For Kenyan politics, what you vote for is what you get. Democracy in Kenya does not produce many prudent leaders. It is garbage in, garbage out. The dominant politics in the country are ethnic and corrupt … Continue Reading

Vacancy in the Office of County Governor

Article 182 of the Kenyan constitution speaks about the vacancy in the office of the county governor in Kenya. The office of the county governor shall become vacant if the holder of the office– dies; … Continue Reading

Who Cares About Street Families in Kenya?

It is early morning on the day after Christmas. The time is around 4.30 a.m. I am walking along Moi Avenue in Nairobi heading to The Bus Station (BS).  The city streets are almost empty. … Continue Reading

Why CDF Mentality About Legislators Prevails

Kenyans still suffer from CDF mentality despite the progressive changes brought by devolution. This new form of governance revolutionized leadership and governance, especially at the local level. The ‘new’ Constitution reinforces the principle of separation … Continue Reading

Tips for Bringing Children to a Protest

There are several factors to consider before bringing children to a protest. These factors ensure the children understand the whole nine yards of a protest. They also ensure the safety of the children, moreover, helping … Continue Reading

Vacancy in the Office of the President

There is a vacancy in the office of the President in Kenya if the holder of the office- dies; resigns, in writing, addressed to the Speaker of the National Assembly; or otherwise ceases to hold … Continue Reading

Vacancy in the Office of Deputy President

Article 149 of the Kenyan Constitution speaks about the vacancy in the office of the Deputy President in Kenya. The Deputy President in Kenya is elected on a single ticket with the President. He or … Continue Reading

How to Improve Public Participation in the Counties

Public participation in Kenyan counties remains a great challenge. It is also a challenge for the national government. Public participation in Kenyan counties is one of the national values and principles of governance. Article 10 of … Continue Reading

What is IEBC’s Threshold of Integrity in Politics?

What is the IEBC threshold for integrity for those seeking elective positions? IEBC is the electoral body that vets potential candidates and their suitability for election. However, we have many elected representatives who lack integrity. … Continue Reading

Qualifications for a Senator in Kenya

A candidate intending to become a senator in Kenya must meet a certain threshold. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) stipulates this threshold. IEBC provides the guidelines to vie for the position of a … Continue Reading