Lone Felix

Lone Felix

16 November 2015 » Lone Felix

Talking of shadowy characters, the President allowed too many centers of power to establish themselves. I think Uhuru’s is a government where a total stranger, who has no designation or does not fall within any defined structure, is capable of giving official government position. It is easy to pick up government’s minds from irrational bloggers who enjoy state warmth, columnists who are in suspect intimate relationship with government or simply marauding brokers and this with a particular...

19 August 2015 » Lone Felix

TO ASCRIBE THE POVERTY THAT BITES WESTERN KENYA TO RAILA IS PLAINLY ADOLESCENT. EVEN THE REPORT BY THE JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THERE HAS BEEN SYSTEMATIC POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC SECLUSION THAT ATTACHED TO VARIOUS REGIONS AT VARIOUS TIMES. AND THE LUO-NYANZA REGION BORE THE WORST BRUNT, ADMITTEDLY FOR SUPPORTING THE OPPOSITION. BUT IN A PROPER DEMOCRACY NOBODY SHOULD SUFFER BECAUSE OF WHO THEY CHOOSE TO VOTE FOR, AND COMING LATER TO MAKE IT A POLITICAL ARGUMENT IS...

30 May 2015 » Lone Felix

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21 January 2015 » Lone Felix

Sometimes you get an impression that this is deliberate, perhaps there is secret profiteering that occurs when crises in this country peak. But sometimes, inaction stems from the unholy interests that are at center of these controversies. Monday’s display of police power points to a powerful figure at control. What is surprising, is that the police can be deployed at such scale without the inspector general being aware. One wonders whether he is in full command, or whether the police enjoy a...

04 January 2015 » Lone Felix

Most often we are so first to point a finger, to judge and say how evil another person is. Myself I know, each day I get second chances and I refuse the cheap path of condemnation. Even the worst in us, is still human. I just chose a path that saw my role in what my peer did. My own societies love for sensationalism, my country’s intolerant culture. Yesterday, I wrote an article on the case of Allan Wadi, which can be summarized as follows: That What Allan Wadi did was extreme and against the...

03 January 2015 » Lone Felix

You have seen hash tags like #StoptheDrunkPresident, extremely disrespectful to the Presidency, but how would a hurting republic respond if the handlers of the Presidency are willing to equate it to a stripping hash tag with #Mypresidentmychoice. If the handlers of the Presidency are willing to equate the Presidency to a campaign against marauding perverts, they surely cannot cry if that will be the spirit with which people start seeing the President. The second day of the year saw Kenya record...

22 December 2014 » Lone Felix

It is instructive to note here, that in the US Senate for example, only 1 senator voted against the bill. That is how United the US was. Whether that Act was repugnant to modern rights, there was the legitimacy of collective acquiescence which government in Kenya can only in our current state, claim to if naïve. By comparison too, the US Act took about, 30 days to put together and pass, it affected about 6 Acts. In Kenya, the putting together of the Bill was done in 7 days, quoting the...

08 December 2014 » Lone Felix

There is already talk of an imminent split of Jubilee because the ICC is the cord that bound the two entities together. While I agree that indeed the ICC question played a great role in the unity of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, I think the excitement that the fall of Uhuru’s case spells doom for jubilee is naïve. This is for several reasons. The dynamics of Uhuru and Ruto cases are very different. The two cases share one indisputable thing; they were at the ICC as a result of either...

28 November 2014 » Lone Felix

I for one, I do not expect the government to do everything. And this government is anywhere close to saying what can even be remotely close to everything. Kenyans are a conscious people who go on with their daily struggles and whose greatest wish to their government for now is to assure them the basics. Now, I wish not to assume knowledge of the many priorities a government has to grapple with. And many tough decisions holders of power have to make, but certainly a decision between heading back...

21 November 2014 » Lone Felix

“Either way you look it, the person Uhuru has definitely shaped what the Kenya’s presidency looks like today. Not just by the fact of his being the occupant of the office, but his very personal nature. A powerful narrative equally arises against this conclusion. I mean, all the communication around the presidency could be strategic; to borrow a word from what now is the “PSCU” Presidential strategic communication unit. Each photo, each post perhaps calculated to manipulate your thinking.” The...

14 November 2014 » Lone Felix

For those who revere the man they nurse a hope of reinvention; at least for the last time perhaps. Well signs point to an ending season; bold internal rebellion and an ODM that is a pale shadow of its former self. Of course, a resurgent Jubilee that is so keen on allowing no chance at reinvention. And the man, Raila, his vigor and energy stolen each day by the advance of age Kenyan politics has pivoted around this enigmatic figure for more than a decade. The man, Raila, has been a novice and a...

04 November 2014 » Lone Felix

So many times, in my own quest to be a man, I miss you. Those small voids that a young man experiences; the questions that a father would be suited to answer. The small successes that would make more sense if I felt your pat on the back. And that one thing that I would pay with my life to hear you say: Well done son. In two short days, it will be sixth of November, 14 years since you died. It was on sixth, November, 2000. It was a Monday. I recall that day, though I was tiny, in stature and age...

27 October 2014 » Lone Felix

“These two formations though, are morphing into entities that will pose the greatest challenge to Kenya; Jubilee; a ruthless machinery, keen on preserving its hold onto power, but dangerously unconscious to the need of nationhood; CORD, a scheme of frustrated ambition able to give a shot at their dreams at any expense” With the high court ruling that only three political parties will benefit from the 205 Million Political Parties Kitty, smaller parties must be wondering how they will survive....

20 October 2014 » Lone Felix

So a real modern hero, will have to understand that the oppression we suffer is our inability to invest in institutions and even more to have confidence in the once we create. A modern hero in my opinion is the one who will be bold to lead our people through real pain, banking on our resilience as we break our chaining to inefficiency. One who will say we bear the responsibility for our own growth without excusing our failure by blaming endless conspiracies. My real Kenyan hero, will be the one...

18 October 2014 » Lone Felix

“But then, this would mean, that perhaps the truest measure of ourselves is ourselves. For how will men, who are susceptible, no, who do not have a choice most of the time but to believe what they see or hear, know your heart. So then, if we need a better of ourselves, we have to daily struggle to question our hearts. To implore our conscience and judgment to life. To live others. To forget self. To believe in the discomfort of our own judgment” The last six times we have spoken, I have always...

19 November 2013 » Lone Felix

Recognizing that Uhuru Kenyatta is President, is not varying the notion that all are equal before the law, it is simply an understanding that a whole country has vested its trust in this person and that the quest for justice can only be irrelevant if it jeopardizes the interest of a nation. Parties to the Rome statute will assemble in The Hague to discuss how effective or otherwise the ICC has been as a court since its establishment. Naturally, such a period of audit will invite reviews of the...

15 November 2013 » Lone Felix

The Deputy President’s lead counsel has alleged that senior government officials were involved in witness coaching In my opinion, the President, Uhuru, needs to purge those implicated, not for his deputy, but because he cannot fully trust that they are not the ones who are directly the reason why he is, himself at the ICC. I can understand why the Deputy President would require a ceasefire on the fixing claims. To hold the government together, Ruto needs to be the nice guy, willing to forgive...

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