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Dr. Joseph Wandera  

When the history of Kenya’s democratisation process is written, the Anglican All Saints Cathedral – now celebrating its 100 years of existence – in the heart of Nairobi, will be part and parcel of that story.

In 1963, Kenya celebrated independence from the British colonial rule. A “second independence” in the early 1990s was realised, with the return of multiparty politics, an achievement that owed much to intense clerical critique of authoritarian, corrupt, and extravagant one –party rule.

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B y Joshua K. Gitau

I was heart struck by an article in the local dailies dated August 11, 2016. Its title; Jobless Graduate Stands on Road with a Sign Asking for Employment”.

A year and a half ago, a young man from Nyeri, armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and accounting CPA Section 4, set off to Nairobi – the big city in the sun- for a date with destiny. His bet was that he had all it takes to land an accounting job and soon become the envy of his peers back home.

After making over 200 job applications, his efforts and enthusiasm were rewarded with nothing but the brutal reality of joblessness. Not to be faint hearted, he took to the streets with a big placard, if only to capture the attention of a potential employer. If successful, the lad would be home and dry. In fact, the assumption in Nairobi is that, if you attract enough attention you will also attract opportunities. The question remains, what if his efforts were futile? What if no one took notice? Would that be the end of all hope for him, his wife and daughter?

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St. Paul’s University will on Thursday, 6th April host the Sudan Ambassador to Kenya, His Excellency Elisadig Abdalla Elias Diab. The Ambassador will be attending an exhibition and panel discussion whose topic will be, ‘Who are we? Identity, Religion, Politics and Culture in Sudan’.

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