Fact Check: Mwenda on civil society, what is it?

Yesterday, on Facebook, I happened on Andrew Mwenda’s post “Whom do Ugandan NGOs represent?” I read it all and I was blown away by Mwenda’s factoid laden Machiavellian analysis of Ugandan non-governmental organisations (NGOs).  He wrote: “These Western powers promote NGOs claiming they are “civil society”. Yet this is a gross misrepresentation of what civil… Continue reading Fact Check: Mwenda on civil society, what is it?

Politics is local – Azimio failed to organize locally

"Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga and Hon. Martha Wangari Karua had a good manifesto, which our team, Azimio La Umoja, failed to sell effectively. The secretariat ignored feedback on how to make the campaign resonate with Kenyans including: withdrawing old men, and people facing criminal charges from our rallies and getting more youthful voices on the… Continue reading Politics is local – Azimio failed to organize locally

Uhuru may have lost Azimio Kenya presidential election

"I would like to go on record stating that Azimio's overconfidence and grossly underestimating our opponent cost us the presidential election. We assumed the victory was ours because President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed and actively campaigned for Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga and Hon. Martha Wangari Karua. Many will recall that Martha's candidature was well received within… Continue reading Uhuru may have lost Azimio Kenya presidential election

Why smooth presidential transition eludes Uganda

The Rtn Hon Margaret Thatcher (RIP) was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) in 1986 when President Museveni came in to power. Since then, the UK has had a change of Prime Ministers seven times, including the most recent change from Rtn Hon Boris Johnson to Rtn Hon Liz Truss. And yes, during the… Continue reading Why smooth presidential transition eludes Uganda

36 years Kenya gets 3 first ladies & Uganda one

Next week as the new president of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto, is sworn into office, his wife, Rachel Ruto will become the third first lady of Kenya in 36 years. You see, when President Museveni took over power as the President of Uganda, in 1986, Kenya's president at the time was the late Daniel… Continue reading 36 years Kenya gets 3 first ladies & Uganda one