Proposal to have police, NIS, DPP in Power of Mercy panel misconceived, unconstitutional

Recently, newspapers carried a story about police suspicions that prisoners had been bribing prison officials to get onto a list of those to get a presidential “pardon”. Among the issues, the newspapers said, were that the prisoners to be released included “hardcore” prisoners, that many had multiple convictions. That of …

Houses of Parliament should be viewed as equals and collaborate

The question of the Senate has become topical again. First the Thirdway Alliance – in its people’s initiative (see last week) — has proposed greatly strengthening the Senate. Second, MP Cecily Mbarire (“nominated” as people like to say) wrote an article in the Star this week apparently designed to show how unimportant …

Has the Constitution failed or it’s the implementers? Kenyans have their say

The words, “having participated fully in the making of this Constitution” in the preamble of the Constitution ring loud on the nature of the  2010 Constitution. The same preamble talks of “the aspirations of all Kenyan’s for a government based on the essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, …