In Stockholm for the now famous Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) I took time to look at the City Hall, all splendour and history.
Every time I hear Uhuru Kenyatta or his acolytes say that debate on land issues is too emotive and would be divisive I ask myself if they are serious.
Of course, land issues are emotive and they can divide societies precisely because land is a key factor in the lives of many African societies, and I do not have to go into the economic, socio-spiritual considerations surrounding land. However to suggest that issues pertaining to land should not be debated because of the above is nonsense. (more…)
Tunaanza kuona ishara za kuvurugika kwa amani kunakosababishwa na watu fulani wenye nia mbaya na taifa hili na wanaotaka kutumia uhasama wa kidini kupandikiza chuki miongoni mwetu.
Viongozi wa dini wanashambuliwa (wawili wameuawa tayari), kumekuwapo na mabishano juu ya nani ana haki ya kuchinja nyama kwa ajili ya biashara, na malumbano mengi mno yasiyo na tija yo yote kwa taifa. Watu wameanza kuangaliana kwa mtazamo wa “Huyu ni wa dini gani?” Nchi yetu inakabiliwa na hatari ya kweli ya kusambaratika au kuingia katika zahma kuu. (more…)