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Benjamin Wafula

Former Digital Reporter for Citizen TV; I currently work as a Political Communication Strategist and Newspaper Columnist on issues of politics and current affairs

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Inside Moses Kuria's plan to become Mt Kenya kingpin

SUMMARY This, it appears, is the guiding principle of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria whose political maneuvers and recent exertions have left the country in utter bewilderment Kuria seems to have undergone a metamorphosis - a moment of self-redefinition - ascribed by his aspiration for a higher political office, as was evident at a panel discussion on Citizen TV Tuesday night In his military strategy guidebook The Art of War, Chinese philosopher and military strategist Sun Tzu states: "Let your...

The Star
Future of the youth and role in vitalising public service

For decades, the role of the youth in driving Africa's development agenda and vitalising public service has been overlooked, with their involvement in impelling the continent's economy marked at the minimal. An analysis of the numbers paints a bleak picture of the continent's placement in matters youth empowerment.

The Standard
How Kiamugumo nuptial may shape Mt Kenya politics : The Standard

Last Saturday, the hushed verdant village of Kiamugumo in the pristine county of Kirinyaga came to life as Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru married lawyer Kamotho Waiganjo. Owing to her political standing, observers following the event made it their job to look beyond the obvious, even as they sliced and diced the speeches and the non-verbal cues to quench their insatiable curiosity.
Why Western region is the new frontier for Jubilee, CORD

By Benjamin Wafula For Citizen Digital Published on 7 January 2016 For years, Western region has been labeled a divided block due to its contrastive voting partners in past elections. Past presidential candidates have always made frantic efforts to "harvest" votes from the region, and in most of those instances managed to win some.
What a Mudavadi-Raila 'super alliance' means for Kalonzo, Wetangula

By Benjamin Wafula For Citizen Digital Published on 18 October 2016 The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) could be headed for a major political storm should talks on the formation of a 'Super Alliance' between the opposition coalition and Amani National Congress (ANC) materialise.

Why I don't believe the 'Pangani Six' story

There is a new narrative being peddled in the media and almost everyone is buying it, except me! Just after four days at the Pangani Police Station cell last week, MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) from Jubilee, and CORD MPs Junet Mohammed (Suna East) and Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba),...

Kenya vs ICC: The face of shame behind the veil

For the past two days, Kenya has been treated to world-class PR gambit, from whoever the masterminds of this great artistry are. The chronology of events on Monday during the joint parliamentary address right up to the departure of Uhuru Kenyatta (as he would now want to be called) at the JKIA on Tuesday morning...
Is Kalonzo Musyoka a man on a mission?

By Benjamin Wafula For Citizen Digital Published on 20 October 2016 Wiper leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, is a man on a mission and his attendance and speech at the Mashujaa Day celebrations in Machakos County evinces this.
Uhuru's coast visit an exercise in futility - Jakoyo Midiwo

By Benjamin Wafula For Citizen Digital Published on 10 January 2016 Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo has downplayed the political significance of President Uhuru Kenyatta's visit to the Coast region terming it an exercise in futility. Midiwo said the trip will not change ODM's political hold in the region noting that focus should be on the implementation of land reforms and not issuance of title deeds.

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