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Kenya’s constitution promises much, but its implementation has proven difficult.

In 2010, Kenyan political leaders rallied together in a historic moment to publicise the country’s new constitution, bringing into effect some of Africa’s most progressive rights and governance laws. The Kenyan population rejoiced after voting overwhelming in favour of it in a nationwide referendum. The international community called the document a watershed for reform on the continent.

That cloud of euphoria has since settled. Sensing political resistance towards the constitution’s implementation, Kenyans are widely voicing their disillusionment, anxiety and anger. In a country with a rich legacy of impunity, analysts say some members of the political elite are actively preventing the realisation of constitutional principles in order to preserve their political ambitions.

“Professional careers may be in jeopardy,” Andrews Asa Asamoah, East Africa analyst at the Institute for Security Studies, told Think Africa Press. “If you look…

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I sit still for this fence is wobbly. It cant handle my weight. On one side there is the land I leave behind. The other side,the land I am headed to. Beneath the fence there is a deep trough with murky water. I can’t tell the depth from where I sit. But I can tell I would not want to get a dip in that water. From where I stand I can see people. People I recognize. People whom I would love to take with me to the wonder land. I also see people I don’t want to see again. Their arms crossed,feet apart and a sneer on their faces. I feel adrenaline surge through me. I want to leap. They say ‘you wont make it’. I want to head back,they say ‘go on to wherever you were going’.. I want to sit on that fence a bit longer. I…

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August is one of those months that I don’t really have feelings for, if you know what I mean. But am thinking it’s about time I embraced it for no reason at all, just because. I think for starters it has the most awkward name in all the months names…don’t you think so?

When I was a kid my friend told me to be saying when I was younger..difference?, Olympics was the only sports thing that could keep me glued to the TV, just that I had to wait so long before the next one. All other sports were boring, unless Wrestling of course (WWF). I was always looking forward to seeing the determination and focus on the participants faces every 4 years round. Yeah there was eye candy *slurp* but for me it was about how much confidence they had in themselves to be able to represent their countries in the Olympics…

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