Mwai Kibaki

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  • The Green Belt Movement

    Gidwani observes an inherent incompatibility in capitalism and commons. While capitalism seeks to maximize individual gains, commons share a different goal of bettering the community. So, whenever capitalism and commons are at odds, a capitalist society seek to subdue and eradicate the obstacle impeding its capitalistic; however, Wangari Maathai’s environmentalist campaign against the Kenyan government demonstrates that commons can, in fact, be incorporated into capitalism. The contradiction arises in that Gidwani oversimplifies the issue of wastelands into purely economics and fails to see its sociopolitical and cultural roots. Whenever the cost of opposing something exceeds the benefits, capitalism redraws the lines of what is and what is not waste. But the process evaluates not only the monetary costs of certain actions or commodities but also its sociopolitical and cultural implications. Much of the government opposition to the Green Belt Movement confirms Gidwani’s thesis that capitalism opposes commons for economic reasons. While it seems irrational for the government to refuse a positive action such as planting trees that provides cleaner air and more food, there is a hidden economic cost to the government. In the documentary, when president Daniel arap Moi plans to build a tall skyscraper and a monument in the Uhuru Park, Maathai reacts fiercely. Arguing that the Moi government is stripping away the natural space for relaxation and enjoyment, she petitions the…

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  • Muthaura And Kenyatta's Case Study

    by former president Mwai Kibaki, Muthaura and Kenyatta, among others. According to some of the prosecution witnesses, this group was part of “Operation Kibaki Again” – a lobby group that, according to one of the witnesses, allegedly allowed the Mungiki to campaign for Kibaki, while concealing their identities as Mungiki. Another witness said that at the meeting the Mungiki demanded that the police should stop the extrajudicial killings of their members; their leader Maina Njenga should be…

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  • The Case Of The Prosecutor V. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta Case

    The case of The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is a case that had been tried on the issue of crimes against humanity regarding to the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya under article 7 of Rome Statutes. The case was started when President Mwai Kibaki was being re-elected as president and led to series of protest, fight and demonstration. This is because it was likely that the opposite side candidate will win the election, but as President Mwai Kibaki used inhuman way to win the…

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  • The Theme Of Greed In Birds Of Prey And Man Eats World

    Jackson’s painting by trying to rule his own kind. That execution, though, led to famine all over the Soviet Union and killed millions. The man in the painting and Stalin are alike in that they represent the government that is greedy for power. That power turned to destruction of people just as Stalin had done. In the poem that McKay wrote, survival of the fittest is epitomized. Those animals that have the benefit of flying are the ones that will win in the fight for survival. McKay…

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  • Kikuyu Tribe Essay

    For instance bride price (dowry) payment is a must and an essential aspect in their marriages. Kikuyu Tribe Dominance in Kenya Politics and Leadership Apart from economic success, the Kikuyu tribe has for years dominated leadership and politics in Kenya. Kenya's first president, the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta was a Kikuyu. Kenya's third president, his Excellency Emilio Mwai Kibaki, likewise was a Kikuyu. The forth president of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, is a Kikuyu. The late Professor…

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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up In A Small Community

    part of Africa; I grew up in a small community called Kitale. Kitale was known to carry people of about 40 tribes and refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and other countries that has gone through war, crisis and despair. As the result of this, I was exposed to many different cultures and hatred between individuals. Growing up in a diverse community that has been affected physically and mentally by war; driven off its main course, has helped me grow as a person. Personally, I have…

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  • The Use Of Propaganda Techniques In Animal Farm

    [such as] a stack of hay and part of the current year's wheat crop, and later on, if more money were needed, it would have to be made up by the sale of eggs ...” The Australian government should set policies to prevent our own lands running away, and be more cautious of the effects foreign investments has on our citizens, not continually turning a blind eye to relieves the citizens. National issues such as high house prices and loss of critical Australian resources must be avoided. These…

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  • Julius General Karaki Case Study

    African security map. For instance, the restructuring of vital government departments being transformed to integrate military philosophy complete with staffing set out from the military is a major accomplishment for the General and proof of the impact commanded by the Kenya military in country’s public policy. Kenyan security challenges, and a drab, feeble police system mainly compromised of malpractice and political interference contributed to the military induction into the noncombatant…

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  • Liberation Movement In The 1960's

    turn the “changing the world” mentality into a reality, as opposed to movements of today, which “seem a little exclusive or selfish.” As a British colony, and subsequently an ex-British colony, Nairobi was filled mostly with locals and British people, at least initially. After independence, Europeans began “leaving in droves.” The Ford Foundation placed Edgar in Nairobi to assist in planning the economic development of the new nation. He was an economist who was “seconded to the Treasury…

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  • Lack Of Education In Kenya

    location of the school. Children from the Maasai tribe may be required to walk more than two hours every morning, in order to reach the school (“The Life of Maasai Women”, 2016). For children to walk to school for an extended period of time, without supervision, is risky by putting their lives in danger. Most parents are not willing to risk their children’s lives in order for them to receive an education. It would be easier if they had owned vehicles, but most people in Kenya cannot afford such…

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