William Ruto

With passionate support beyond his ethnic base, opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has the strength to truly reform Kenya.
One would be hard-pressed to argue that women took "their rightful place" in developing Kenya given Gov. Kidero's assault
In his article "Extrajudicial executions have no place in State ruled by law", Daily Nation's Macharia Gaitho groups the
Days after a six-story apartment building collapsed in Huruma -- killing scores, injuring hundreds and causing millions in damages -- President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the arrest of one Samuel Kamau, the (building's) owner.
The harsh and inescapable truth regarding Kenya's post-election violence of 2007/2008 that only the twisted can quibble over is that approximately 1,300 innocent Kenyans lost their lives.
By repeatedly claiming that their opponents are "un-patriotic tools" of "foreigner masters," the Jubilee/GOP succeed/ed in casting their rivals not as people with differing policy positions, but as "un-Godly" and "other" entities voters should be very wary and leery of.
I have not agreed with Raila Odinga on all his policy positions: I did not agree with his support for Operation Linda Nchi, which in retrospect has proven to be the epitome of a phantasm of Kenyan power play in East Africa.
The country's supreme court is at the epicenter of the latest incident of corruption at the highest level of yet another branch of the Kenyan government.
While no one can predict when/if the country will reach that tipping point or who its Mohamed Bouazizi may/will be, the convergence
The difficulty if not outright impossibility of cracking this code i.e. independently verifying the source of the wealth
President Uhuru Kenyatta's latest announcement regarding the fight against corruption is yet another act in what has become a bi-annual Kabuki Dance on the issue.
A very interesting narrative is taking shape in Kenya's latest "war" against corruption. The narrative advances the storyline that: Kenyans are corrupt because Kenyans are corrupt or as someone put it: "The problem has always been us, yes, me, you and every other individual who calls himself or herself a Kenyan."
Maybe it's my Diaspora-tainted perch but the correlation between wealth and political connection in Kenya is now total and the notion that the likes of Chris Kirubi are "entrepreneurs and industrialists" is not supported by the facts available in the public domain.
A self-proclaimed "avid reader" of my blogs recently sent me an email with the following request: "Can you write something 'positive' about Kenya?"
While there is nothing wrong with the legal and transparent accumulation of wealth, it is not inconceivable to draw the rather dark conclusion that there are those willing to allow or facilitate death and destruction to amass and protect said wealth
President Obama's trip to Kenya revealed many things that further underscore the Rorschach Test-like impact the man engenders. The trip also revealed the cognitive dissonance that Kenyans have with corruption, tolerance and their relationship with America.
Without absolving or equivocating on America's hypocrisy on matters of race, racism and abuse of civil rights, it is ironic and equally hypocritical that Africans, who have little compunction about hacking one another to death because of differences, physical or perceived, are some of the loudest decriers of racism and bigotry in America.
All their outrage seems to be focused on the national and racial identities of the powerful men accused -- and none focused on the hideous crimes these men are accused of committing against powerless victims. Why aren't we hearing more voices in support of the African victims of these atrocities?
Kenya is the staunchest and most docile proxy of the two countries' regional war on terror, so it makes sense to think that they would worry about the implications of working with a president accused of crimes against humanity.