– – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that he will never seek to change his country’s constitution to extend his stay in power beyond 2022. Kenyatta’s tenure ends in 2022 and there are reports of a possibility of a change to the constitution so he occupies a prime minister position if created. But the Kenyan leader has ruled that out saying seeking a change to the constitution to seal a third presidential term will not happen. There is a constitutional reform currently under consideration in Kenya through the Building…Read More
Much has been made of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta publicly handing over power to his deputy, William Samoei Ruto, so that he could attend at status conference for his case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) as an individual.
Yet for four months last year, Kenyatta’s lawyers used to file their written submissions to Trial Chamber V(b) as “Defence of President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta.” Steven Kay and Gillian Higgins did not start submit their filings in this manner until about four months after Kenyatta was sworn in as president in April 2013.Read More
Kenya: Nearly a half of the witnesses the prosecution lined up in the two Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court have withdrawn, puncturing Ms Fatou Bensouda’s case.
The ICC prosecutor had lined up 77 prosecution witnesses to testify against President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and Kass FM journalist Joshua Arap Sang. But of these, at least 30 have so far left the cases, according to an analysis by The Standard of official ICC records and reports about individuals who have sworn affidavits withdrawing as witnesses.Read More
I extend greetings to all of you.
I congratulate you on finishing the past year and wish you good luck in the new one. The projection for this financial year is that our economy will grow by 6.2%. Last financial year, our economy survived the global economic crisis, which had been running for several years.
This decent rate of growth shows us what can be achieved if you bear in mind that we only had adequate electricity in the last two years when Bujagaali was commissioned. Otherwise, since 2005, we have been having either electricity shortages or very expensive electricity because we were using very costly imported diesel or Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO).
Apart from expensive electricity, there has also been expensive travel costs ? transport costs on account of poor infrastructure or the under utilization of the infrastructure where it is good. This under utilization has been, mainly, on account of administrative inefficiency or just corruption both in Uganda and the neighbouring countries near the coast.Read More