Nyachae always served at the intersection of politics and administration. Nevertheless, he was more of a firm manager than a politician.
Kenya’s constitution-making process has exhibited a gyration pattern that often starts with a belief that governance reforms can rectify the country’s problems, but ends up as a power struggle.
Far from the myth of the omnipotent father of the nation, big man or dictator, the Kenyan presidential system was built on divisions and uncertainty.
The resilient Mau Mau freedom fighters failed to maintain revolutionary action after independence.
The crisis at Nairobi University falls within an established pattern of government intervention in universities going back decades
In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.
Questions are being raised about the Kenyatta and Odinga relationship.
Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else’s task or someone else’s failure.
Kenya’s history of electoral problems is interwoven with a political drama which pits one dynasty against another in a rivalry that goes back more than 50 years.
Although some complain that the differences between Kenyatta and Odinga are more rhetorical than real, one thing is clear: Kenyans have a real choice to make at the ballot box.
South African-Jamaican intellectual, activist and author Peter Abrahams died in January 2017. He will be revered for his contributions to the anti-colonial struggles in Africa and the Caribbean.