leadership towards a better tomorrow

Kenya is one of the blessed countries in Africa.  We have been working towards having a better tomorrow and developing our country. Many years have gone by and we have been working together overcoming tribal boundaries and this has all along been the secret to steering the country forward. Elections in the country should unite us because this is the …

governance pillar forum

DISCUSSING KENYA’S DEMOCRATIZATION AND ELECTORAL REFORMS DATE: 19 OCT 2017- 4:00 P.M TO 5:00 P.M Venue: Governance Pillar Organization Office Participants Betty Waitherero, Blogger, media and communications consultant Kennedy Kanyali, Programme Advisor, political pluralism and diversity, KHRC Overview Kenya’s presidential election of 8 August was annulled by Supreme Court on 1 September. This was the first time a court in Africa …

youths to quit drugs

No Individuals that are mostly influenced by drugs than youths and youngsters. Utilizing liquor and drugs before the cerebrum has completely developed builds the risk for future dependence on liquor and drugs significantly. Youths who abuse drugs at a tender age end up relying on drugs throughout their entire life. Drugs abuse is one of the issues affecting the country …

Are leaders made or born?

Whether leaders are born or made, that depends based on your argument.  The question about whether leaders are born or made has raised a debate over the years and this has often led to two arguments. There are those who are born with unique qualities that show a set of leadership abilities and there are those that are made through …

Young MPs carry hopes of the youth

Kenyans expect a lot from the 12th Parliament, given that they chose to try out ‘hot blood’ through the new crop of leaders whom they elected to the House. The National Assembly, for instance, has many young legislators. They include Babu Owino, Charles Njagua Kanyi, aka Jaguar, John Kiarie, alias KJ, John Paul Mwirigi and Ndindi Nyoro. These politicians are …

3 women governors, 22 MPs a plus in gender parity

After last week’s polls, I can confidently say women have emerged as the main beneficiaries. They not only benefited from the goodies that come with the campaigns (women get lots of campaign tokens from candidates) but also gained numerical strength in the National Assembly and the Senate. Truly, they have seized the moment of promise. Leading up to this election, …

Voting and Tribalism Youth Forum

YOUTH FORUM, ORGANIZED BY GOVERNANCE PILLAR ORGANIZATION, SIASA PLACE AND MILLENNIALS SPEAK.   Voting and Tribalism; Understanding Diversity    BACKGROUND   In the several topics of discussion that we host, one stood out recently and it was the aspect of diverse ethnicity. Everywhere we turn messages of peace are being played. Yet no one outwardly speaks on the challenges and/or opportunities they are facing? …

ENGENDERING DEMOCRACY PROGRAM LAUNCH

                                 ‘Engendering Democracy’ program launch                                                       GENDER FORUM Beyond ‘Nane Nane’ (8.8.2017): Reflections on the election Season and the Way Forward Recently, the Daily Nation reported that; women occupy 26 percent of President Kenyatta’s cabinet, and 37 percent are principal secretaries. The report also noted that the judiciary, stands at 39 percent. With a cursory glance, one could argue that …