Martin Tairo's Unsolicited View

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The Kenyan Normal way of Life

Kenyans have been accused, and rightly so, of being too forgetful. Any event will be hyped up, receive wide prime time coverage in all media houses, be headline news in … Continue reading

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My Duel with Martha Karua on Twitter

Was following Justus Amito, a blogger, who was giving a TL of Martha Karua‘s achievements and goofs over the years. And this is how it started:- Justus Amito: With others, … Continue reading

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We’re watching you

Now that Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has finally abandoned ODM, Martin Tairo hopes he will take to his new party, UDF, those democratic principles and ideology he had been complaining were … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 2 Comments


The Registrar of Political Parties can help stop the games being played by some unscrupulous officials of political parties to comply with the new stringent registration rules, remarks Martin Tairo … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Slum Upgrading has Flopped

The president recently launched another phase of Kibera slum upgrading project which entails the construction of 900 housing units, 230 business stalls, a nursery school, a social hall, a youth … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mudavadi’s Tough Stance is Intriguing

The recent tough stance by DPM Mudavadi looks fishy to me. He has adopted a position against majority of his party colleagues and has rigidly held onto it. While the … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

Poor Police Habitation seems to be Government Policy

A couple of weeks ago, as I rushed to a client meeting across town in the mid morning, I landed on the wrong side of the law. Being impatient with … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 9 Comments

Solutions to Traffic Menace go Beyond Road Construction

Published in the Architecture Kenya Magazine. The daily traffic menace in Nairobi results in massive losses in fuel, time and even productivity. If all these were quantified in monetary terms, … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 4 Comments

Why the Poor Performance in English

This comment was published in the Daily Nation of Friday, 9th March 2012 and was simply my take on why our students have generally been poor performers in English. The … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

I did it before the Prime Minister

Those who imagine that the calls for a local tribunal to try perpetrators of the 2008 PEV were to favour the accused are dead wrong. Basic understanding of the Kenyan … Continue reading

March 11, 2012 · 3 Comments