Tag: politics

The Problem at Sachangwan-Salgaa

There is a 20 km stretch of road along the A104 highway between Sachangwan and Salgaa in Nakuru County that has gained a reputation as the habitation ground of grisly road accidents. The commonplace blame is on a steep unwinding section of the road that currently hosts a black stop signage to caution drivers. Other ...

The Kenyan Hansard Analytics

The political dust has settled in Kenya, the legislative wing of the government is now on full throttle with the re-introduction of the ICT Practitioners Bill and the Presidential ascent of the new Marriage bill permitting polygamy. These debates have intrigued Bobbie Macdonald – a comparative politics PhD student from Stanford currently residing in Kenya. ...

Hierarchy of All IEBC Forms

The Election Act 24 of 2011 describes a total of 81 forms for conducting elections in the Republic of Kenya. Infamous among these forms are; Form 34A, 34B, 34C used to transmit Presidential election results. Recent public debates has brought to fore Form 24A  legal use by a candidate in withdrawing from a Presidential election. This ...

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I Doubt Reality

In the 14th century, South America inhabitants observed a correspondence between that the lunar cycle and the farming seasons. The full moon coincided with the harvesting period and they christened it God of harvest, then a problem occurred. As the moon changed its phase from full moon through gibbous to crescent the locals thought a ...

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Life at the Edge of Chaos

The Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno postulated that happiness is not a proper goal for humans, when subjected to happiness man does not strive for prosperity he becomes complacent. Well, I concur and Nassim Taleb (author of the best selling philosophical and economic handbook ‘The Black Swan) agrees with the concept too. In his latest book, ...

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The Afghan Kryptonite Heroin

If you are a drug dealer or a user, you’ll acknowledge the verve of Afghan sourced heroin, it beats all concoction of drugs, Jamaican marijuana soaked in petrol got nothing on it. This is proving to be a problem for the government of Afghanistan where 25% of the population is hooked on opium. On the ...

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The Role of Stupidity in Elections

Whoever wins an election is either smart, lucky or a fraud, the first two hold for developed countries while the combination of the last two hold true for third world countries. In the elements of luck lies the voter who cares not on the ration of their decision, after all it’s never that serious and ...

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