Real Talk With Eric

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26 September 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

Dear Mr. President, Thank you for your great speeches that have given comfort and hope to many Kenyans during this trying time. I would also like to pass my condolences on the loss of your Nephew and his fiance, the loss of your/our country men and women. It is unfortunate that Kenya has to go through such a horrific tragedy. It has been said and it looks like there was a failure in the part of the government security apparatus resulting in the tragedy. I will not get into the past but will put...

25 September 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

     In June parliament approved the nomination of  Joseph ole Lenku as cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government. Dagorreti North MP Simba Arati however opposed the Motion arguing that Lenku was not qualified for the job.  “We cannot have a conductor jumping onto a pilot seat. We will have failed completely,” he explained. Now Parliament is furious claiming laxity in what is genuinely incompetence. They placed a man with experience in arranging relaxation to head a...

19 September 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto and his Co-accused Joshua arap Sang took their places in the courtroom before the judges arrived both appearing relaxed and in good moods. Ruto and Sang are charged with orchestrating  the post-election violence that rocked Kenya in 2007/2008. The trials have now officially begun. The prosecution took its turn to present their opening statement in which they portrayed the alleged crimes as not just random and spontaneous acts of brutality but as a carefully...

28 May 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

  Elections came, passed and now the reality is here for us to live with the consequences. Before the elections, there were calls for Kenyans as a nation to avoid placing Indicted criminals as their leaders and most heeded the call. However, there were those whose interest surpassed those of Kenyans and unfortunately, they had their way. Calls of accept and move on drowned the calls for justice and democracy and in the silent coup Kenyans got a leadership that they have learnt to accept.     ...

17 May 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

In 2008 ODM under the leadership of Raila Odinga found itself in a forced marriage with PNU in forming a coalition government after the stolen 2007 elections. PNU a predominantly Kikuyu party and ODM a party with a national outlook and following agreed to form a coalition government on a 50/50 power sharing formula, an agreement that would eventually fail to see the light of day as PNU only recognized the agreement on paper but never in practice. Now Ruto is in a predicament where it is...

04 May 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

    By: Hon. Koigi Wa Wamere Since Parliamet opened, voters and media have complained against salaries of MPs, governors and ward reps being doubled or tripled in defiance of Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s recommendations. For demanding higher salaries when ordinary people have hardly one meal a day, leaders are rightly being accused of greed and insensitivity. On reduction of salaries, we want to be on the same side with the poor, the weak and the downtrodden but many times people of...

01 May 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

It is here but only the wise can see it. Raila Odinga has seen it and is already playing it. The only person who may best benefit from it is still playing watermelon politics. Kalonzo! when will he ever learn that politics is about taking chances? While Kalonzo is playing it safe, seeking a way back to parliament, his partner Raila is busy creating a new profile outside of parliament. I love Kalonzo but I have to say that the nice guy from Ukambani is a poster child for a choir rehearsal and...

20 April 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

In order to understand Kenya’s land problems, it is very important to understand Kenya’s land history. One has to appreciate the different cultures and their view of land as far back as the time such communities can claim ownership on what is generally considered ancestral land, wade through the colonial era and look keenly into the post-colonial Kenya. A common phrase that comes into play when land is mentioned in Kenya is “historical injustices.” Here, I try to trace back where those...

16 April 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

As the new Kenyan Governments(yes governments) settle into office, I would like to wish them well and implore the leaders to serve those who elected them. This obviously means those who voted for and against them because it is from the net total that they sit in their respective offices today. Here at RealTalkWithEric we will simplify devolution so we can all understand what it means and be able to constructively engage the government in developing ourselves, communities, the county and the...

14 April 2013 » Real Talk With Eric

While it is a great publicity stance to invite Kalonzo Musyoka and Raila Odinga to State House for pictures, It is important to understand the implications. At one point the most sought after political operative was William Ruto. With the inauguration behind us, a new political reality is settling in and it looks like all the operatives are well positioned and aware of their place in the new dispensation. Previously, alliances were built around the fear of or for Raila but this time round, no...

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