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Politics 101: A Guide to Politics in Kenya

Kenya is a democratic country that holds general elections every 5 years. Just like in every democratic setting, the winner takes it all, meaning losing can be tough. Having gained independence in 1963 from the British, Kenya has held several elections and that has made it possible for a pattern to form on who or how candidates clinch the seats. These are the fundamentals to consider for your chances of getting elected into a public office in Kenya. Here is a guide to Kenyan politics.
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Kenya Media Shutdown: Odinga Swears Himself in as President

Raila Odinga, the leader of opposition in Kenya has sworn himself in as the ‘people’s president.’ This is despite the fact that Kenya has a sitting and legitimate president in office – Uhuru Kenyatta. Odinga swore himself into office on 30th January in an event attended by almost 10,000 supporters, while the legitimate Kenyan Government ordered a media Shutdown.
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Poverty in Kenya: Is the Government Involved in a Food Scam?

One of Kenya’s big problems since attaining independence has been poverty. To alleviate poverty, production of enough food for the population was the way to go. Well, 54 years later, the Kenyan president has stated that alleviating poverty is one of his key agendas in his second term in office. For how long will poverty remain a key point in Kenya and the whole of Africa’s agenda? Probably a while longer as the prices for maize flour just hiked and it may just be the government’s fault.
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Kenya Elections: Odinga to Swear Himself in as President

It’s been slightly more than five decades since Kenya acquired independence from its British colonial masters in 1963. Despite national elections being held every five years, only four presidents have been in power since then. And the most recent Kenya elections have been special kind of a powder keg.
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Internet and the Digital Age: Is Africa at Risk of Extinction?

In his words, French poet and novelist Victor Hugo said, “You can resist an army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.”He pointed to the fact that one of the most unfortunate things you can ever do is to resist change when it’s time to. It’s like refusing to honor a call of nature. And the consequences, would you accept them? Me neither. Now the world has moved to a new era. The era of cyberculture, internet, and computer literacy. And everyone who doesn’t adapt to this era risks isolation and extinction. Like the dinosaurs? Yes. Here is why.
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Political Impasse: Democracy On Trial in Kenya

Kenya is considered to be one of the most mature democracies in Africa. However, like many other African countries, the political scene is never short of drama. Politically instigated violence has been witnessed all around. As a result, thousands of people have lost their lives and property worth millions of dollars was destroyed. Most of the violence is ethnically based.
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