African states challenged to own their peace processes

Peace and Security Department of the AU Commission has called for the African ownership of peace processes in the continent. This emerged during a meeting to review institutional relationships and partnership among the AUC, foreign states and international organisations in the implementation of the African Peace and Security Architecture and African Governance Architecture. The African Peace and Security Architecture and African Governance Architecture have The war in South Sudan, the regime change in Sudan, the collapse of the State in Somalia, and the conflicts in Burundi and DRC, the situation in Ethiopia as well…

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Ex-Raila aide Owalo resigns from ODM

Former Raila aide and Kibra MP aspirant has resigned from ODM. The Nairobi-based lawyer and consultant who worked as Raila Odinga’s strategist in 2007 and 2013 general elections wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties on Tuesday seeking to be struck out of ODM membership list. “My resignation is informed by the fact that my political ideology, convictions and belief no longer has convergence or depict any congruence and common denominator with that of the ODM party; its value –orientation and practices,” Owalo wrote. “I, therefore, request that you facilitate…

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Expanded Executive plan to steal more from Kenyans, says Muthama

Former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama has dismissed the constitutional change clamour, saying it will only open more loopholes to loot. Instead, Muthama said the country needs a disciplined leadership rather than changing the constitution after every election. “I don’t see the reason why we want to rush to change the Constitution after every election. What we need in Kenya is not amending the Constitution but a strong leadership that can protect Kenyans’ public resources,” Muthama said. Muthama said even if the Constitution is changed a hundred times, but the leadership…

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Uhuru’s cousin named to Exports agency board

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin Kathleen Kihanya has been appointed to the Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency board as a member. “The Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Co-operatives appoints Jacqueline Muga, Kathleen Kihanya, Mark Bichachi, to be members of the Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency Board, for a period of three years, with effect from August 9, 2019,” CS Peter Munya said in the gazette notice on Friday. Kihanya runs Aces Ahead, a public relations and marketing consultancy, and is also a director and partner at 24 Hours…

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