“The West” is not a Country either–the U.S. and U.K. do not have the same interests in Kenya

The Star reports that: President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to hold talks with UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron during his three day visit, the first to a western capital since his election. Human rights activists in the UK are reportedly…

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At Easter, chicks come home to roost for U.S. for helping to underwrite impunity in Kenya; but “we” do not need Uhuruto

The United States looked the other way on a stolen 2007 election in Kenya. Even though our Ambassador himself saw the changed tally forms at the Electoral Commission in Nairobi. We supported a "settlement" that created a temporary prime minister…

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What does Kenya’s High Court ruling on the civil society challenge to Uhuru and Ruto eligibility for election say about the state of Kenya’s judiciary?

The Nairobi media reporting is a bit garbled but the gist of things is that the Kenyan High Court (as opposed to the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court) has dismissed a petition filed some months ago by civil…

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Kenya’s National Council of Churches (NCCK) sticks up for EU envoys; TJRC slammed; and an optimistic view for March 4

The Star: "NCCK Warns Uhuru, Ruto over the Hague": "It will not be easy running a government while away as compared to from State House, but we ask Kenyans to exercise their discretion and vote as they want," said NCCK Secretary…

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Time to move on a decision on Uhuru and Ruto eligibility to run for president . . .

The slow grind of the cumbersome ICC process has finally reached the point now, four years after the post-election violence, that charges should be "confirmed" against Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. And of course the suspects have appealed this preliminary…

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Will Kenyan ICC defendants ever become “too hot to touch” for the U.S. and other Western players in Kenya? If so, when?

With the second round of "confirmation" hearings underway in the Hague for the charges against "the Ocampo Six" this week and next, the U.S. and other Western "donors" and supporters of Kenya's Grand Coalition Government are confronted with the spectacle…

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