Milestones

INDEPENDENT KENYA’S FIRST ATTORNEY GENERAL DIES AT 102

Jan
20
By Ramnik Shah, retired English solicitor, legal expert on immigration and author of Empire's Child: My Writings 1967-2017

Njonjo and FamilyIn his trademark three-piece suit, a rose on his lapel, a watch strapped to his waistcoat, Sir Charles Njonjo, a man of the ruling Kikuyu ethnicity, cut the image of a colonial Englishman. It was an image he loved and assiduously cultivated. Sir Charles Njonjo wasn’t really Sir Charles. He wasn’t knighted by the Queen of England though he could have been. But what else to call this man who was so English and so pro-European and had little respect for his fellow Kenyans. Although he was Attorney General, he cared little for constitutional niceties.

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TRIBUTE TO A DEAR FRIEND, BILL MILLIGAN

Sep
19
By Okot Nyormoi

Bill MilliganThis has been a trying year.  We must contend not only with the many challenges of the coronavirus pandemic but also the loss of many people who have touched our lives. One of these was Mr. Bill Milligan who left us on June 29, 2021, to join his ancestors in Pagak, the proverbial land of no return.  His departure left us with mixed emotions. On the one hand, we are sad that he is no longer with us. On the other hand, we are glad that he is no longer facing life’s difficult challenges which naturally come with advancing age.

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MZEE LAPWONY ISAIAH LOKA

May
19
Okot Nyormoi

Lapwony LokaWhen someone dies, we feel sad and grieve for the life lost. This was the case with the passing of Lapwony Mzee Isaiah Lazaro Loka who was born on January 15, 1939. He passed on April 15, 2021 at his home near St. Mary’s Hospital, Lacor, Gulu District, Uganda. We mourn his passing because he was a husband, a father, uncle, grandpa, a friend, and a teacher to many. 

 

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Makerere First Generation Academic Dies

Mar
16
John Otim

Prof. Pinycwa

He was far from self effacing but he wasn’t pushy. He had no need to sell himself. His brains and his presence in a trim rugby form spoke for him. Ginyera Pinycwa, the long time academic and intellectual giant of Makerere University, who died of cancer on March 15th this year, aged 74 is best remembered for his book The Social and Political Thought of an African People, the Alur and the Jonam People.

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Testing

Jan
10
Anonymous

Just testing

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