Thursday, January 11, 2018

Yash Ghai Envisions the Future of Kenya (The Star)

8 Jan 2018
In an article published in the Star (December 22) and the Sunday Standard ( on December 24 ), I advocated the conferment of the title of the Baba wa Taifa on Raila Odinga by his admirers and followers, rather than his seeking to be sworn in as President, which he and millions of Kenyans think he is entitled to after the August 8 election.
     I gave several reasons for this, including the ability to influence the fortunes of a society from outside of the State, following the examples of Gandhi, Mandela and Martin Luther King. This would, I argued, minimise the risks of ethnic conflict and massacre, driven by the State. The other major reason was the need to move away from the highly corrupt government and to a fair allocation of resources and social justice, and a truly democratic state.
     Of the readers who wrote to me, only Charles Kipkulei, who I do not know, expressed severe criticism (in the Star on December 29 ). I am writing in the spirit of an academic: Not to score a point but to search for the truth. This article is intended to assure him and readers, who he might have convinced, that my fidelity to the Constitution remains unshaken. However, I have to admit that political parties and electoral candidates have shown that they do not have any respect for the Constitution — a point I made repeatedly during the electoral process, which seems to have upset Kipkulei. Kipkulei accuses me of “three false notions that should be a concern and should be disabused”... Click here to read the full article.

1 comment:

  1. am giving a testimony on how i become rich and famous today… i was deeply
    sitrangled up by poverty and i had no body to help me, and also i search for
    help from different corners but to know invail. i see people around me getting
    rich but to me i was so ashamed of my self so i met a man on my way he was
    very rich and he was a doctor so he told me something and i think over it
    though out the day so the next day i looked up and i keep repeating what he
    said to me. ” if you want to get rich quick and be famous” you need to
    cross your heart and do what is in your mind so i tried all i could in
    other for me to do as he said so later on i told my fellow friend about
    this same thing then my friend was interested in my suggestions so i
    decided to look in the internet and i found an email address so we decided to contact them and
    unfortunately we did as they instruct us to do and later they told us to
    get some requirements and all the rest… so this initiation took us just a
    week and later on the great fraternity gave us $50,000.00 USD to start up
    our lives…. and now am testifying that if in any case you want to join any
    great fraternity all you need to do is for you to contact them because they
    are legitimate and they do as what they instructed them to do okay so email
    them now at ( or
    whatsapp or call this number +2348139568891


Google+ Followers