#459 — State Capture — August 18, 2017

Atul Gupta and President Jacob Zuma at sporting event. (Picture: GCIS) There has been a development in governance in South Africa that I think has major implications for both South Africa, the United States, and other countries. This is the concept of “state capture.” According to Wikipedia, state capture is “a type of systemic political corruption in which private interests READ MORE

#457 — Kenya Election VIII — The Results — August 14, 2017

Cartoon in today’s Daily Nation. Update on Robert Juma’s murder: In an update from my July 7 Report on the assassination of Robert Juma (http://davidzarembka.com/2017/06/29/445-male-circumcision-in-western-kenya-june-30-2017/), Getry has told me that the police captured two of the people who were in the gang that killed him. They then gave the names of five other men involved. The community went out and READ MORE

#449 — Kenya Elections II — Background — July 31, 2017

Background on the presidential election: There are five major tribes in Kenya and a presidential aspirant (as they call candidates here in Kenya) must come from one of these five tribes. Tribe Percentage Kikuyu 17.2% Luhya 13.8% Kalenjin 12.9% Luo 10.5% Kamba 10.1% Sub-total 64.5% 39 other tribes 35.5% The first point to note is that no one or even READ MORE