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Interesting days ahead: Ruto vs dynasts - 10 months ago, 13 June 23:55

Wycliffe Muga

Anyone who follows global news keenly will know that the South Korean Parliament is famous for the regularity with which fistfights break out during debate on contentious issues.

In recent years, Ukraine has emerged as a rival in this kind of drama: You can watch very many YouTube videos of Ukrainian MPs engaged in fistfights if you care for that kind of entertainment.

The odd thing is that these wild scenes, which our own MPs are yet to even approximate, are not considered to be particularly disturbing by the citizens of those nations.

There are those who feel embarrassed of course. But many others seem to regard these fights as just an eccentricity of their local politicians.

It’s not easy to understand the political traditions of foreign nations.

And speaking of local political eccentricities, our own Deputy President William Ruto has been on the campaign trail for the 2020 election in a manner which ...
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