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BORING MOI DAY: Though he enjoyed celebrating the reinstated Moi Day public holiday on October 10, Dave Tumbula says it was one of his most boring ever for the lack of any official events. “Though there were some unforgivable excesses by officials during the long reign some now derisively refer to as the ‘Nyayo Error’, he did some good things also.” For David, the most outstanding feats of former President Daniel arap Moi, who ruled the country for 24 years, was the expansion of university education, including building Moi University from scratch.


FRUGAL MELANIA: The recent tour of Africa, Kenya included, by US First Lady Melania Trump meant to promote education and health services was spot on, remarks Misheck Wambui. But what fascinated Misheck, besides her colourful sartorial taste, was that she arrived without a bloated entourage, a sharp contrast to African leaders who, when on a foreign trip, tug along ...
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