Monthly Archives: March 2013

Am sorry, Kenyatta tells judges

Walking on the grass: President Elect Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President Elect William Ruto arrive at the venue of the Jubilee coalition retreat at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort Photo/PPS

Walking on the grass: President Elect Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President Elect William Ruto arrive at the venue of the Jubilee coalition retreat at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort Photo/PPS

Kenya president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has apologized to the Supreme Court judges for calling them ‘Some six guys’ during a Jubilee Coalition meeting in Naivasha Wednesday night.

“In referring to the Supreme Court Judges, my language may have been casual and not 100 percent correct but there was certainly no disrespect.,” said Kenyatta in a statement.

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Chinua Achebe is dead: Memorable lines from the novel ‘Things Fall Apart’

Novelist Chinua Achebe speaking about Things Fall Apart

Novelist Chinua Achebe speaking about Things Fall Apart

Nigerian novelist and poet Chinua Achebe is dead. Achebe died in a hospital in Boston U.S.A. The novelist needs no introduction to students of literature and lovers of the English language. Some of his most successful novels ‘Things Fall Apart’ and ‘No Longer at Ease’ “A man of the people’ ‘Arrow of God’ are household books in Kenyan homes.

One of his quotes that the book derives is title is,”The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.”

Read below some of the most memorable quotes about one of Achebe’s character in Things Fall Apart, the towering Okonkwo below;

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Kenya goverment orders ministers to vacate offices

OP/CAB.2/8A 18th March, 2013

All Ministers
All Assistant Ministers

RE: RESIGNATION FROM OFFICE

Pursuant to Article 126 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, His Excellency the President shall appoint a place and date for the 1st sitting of the new House which shall not be more than 30 days after the General Elections held on 4th March, 2013. On the first day of the sitting, the first Order of Business will be Swearing-in of members and election of the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Speaker of the Senate. The date of 1st sitting of Parliament is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 28th March, 2013.

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Did Kenya media drop its watchdog role during elections?

Kenyan Journalists at work.

Kenyan Journalists at work.

The Kenyan media has been praised by many for calming the country and preaching peace during the hotly contested elections that was won by Jubilee Coalition of Uhuru Kenyatta. However, others have attacked it for self censorship in covering the elections.

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