Senator @MwauraIsaac1 is truly a “hustler.”
SUNY Distinguished Professor; Margaret W. Wong Professor; Former Dean, University at Buffalo School of Law; Chair, Board of Directors @thekhrc; Member @CFR.
Makau W. Mutua is the Dean of the University at Buffalo Law School, where he is also a SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In April 2011, he was appointed to a three-year term by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the Fourth Department. In May 2010, he became a member of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity, the first Greek-letter society founded by African-American men in the United States. He is also Chairman of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. Mutua was born in 1958 in Kenya, the second of seven children. He received secondary education at Kitui High School and Alliance High School. An excellent student throughout his life, he gained attention in other ways while attending the University of Nairobi with his vocal opposition to the national government. He was arrested in May 1981 for his dissent and was only released after fasting in a hunger strike for several days. He eventually found his way to Tanzania where he applied for United Nations refugee status. He earned a Masters in Law at the University of Dar es Salaam, ultimately attending Harvard Law School in 1984. There he earned an LLM in 1985 and an SJD in 1987. After graduation from Harvard, he worked for White & Case, a New York City law firm, but later pursued his dreams of human rights advocacy with his work at Human Rights First, then known as the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. In 1991, he returned to Harvard where he became the Associate Director of the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. In 1996, he joined the University at Buffalo Law School faculty. In December 2007, he was appointed Interim Dean at the University at Buffalo Law School and was named the permanent Dean in May 2008. Mutua is regarded as a leading figure in human rights, and has written several acclaimed works in the field. He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Iowa College of Law, the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica, the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, and the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. In March 2011, Mutua was elected Vice President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). From 2007-2010, he served on the Executive Council of ASIL, and was Co-Chair of its Annual Meeting in 2000. Mutua is a prominent thinker of the movement known as Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), a critical and reconstructionist approach to international law. He sits on the board of directors of Global Rights, and has consulted extensively for NGOs, United Nations agencies, and governments. He lectures frequently on human rights, international law, and African politics around the world. In 2003, while on sabbatical in Kenya, he was appointed by the Government of President Mwai Kibaki Chair of the Task Force on the Establishment of a Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission which recommended a truth commission for Kenya. He was also a Delegate in 2003 to the Kenya National Constitutional Conference, which produced a contested draft constitution for Kenya. In 2006, he was legal counsel to John Githongo, the former Kenyan anti-corruption czar who exposed the Anglo Leasing scams in the Kibaki Government. He is a columnist for the Sunday Nation, the leading newspaper in East and Central Africa. Books: 1. Kenya's Quest For Democracy: Taming Leviathan (Challenge and Change in African Politics). L. Rienner Publishers. April 30, 2008 ISBN 1-58826-590-0; 2. Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions. University of Pennsylvania Press. September 12, 2008 ISBN 0-81224-112-9; 3. Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique. November 10, 2008 ISBN 0-81222-049-8
Senator @MwauraIsaac1 is truly a “hustler.”
The Filthy-Mouthed Politician — https://nation.africa/kenya/blogs-opinion/opinion/the-filthy-mouthed-politician-3245528
It doesn’t matter who it is – we must demand decorum from the MCA to the head of state without any exceptions.
QB @justnfields of @OhioState is a legend in the making. Demolishing @Trevorlawrencee and @ClemsonUniv. Wow.
POWER must NEVER be given to those who crave it so much they would kill to capture, or keep, it.
Our 2020 family close out, 2021 welcome.
Sayonara ANNUS HORRIBILIS 2020!Welcome 2021🎆!
INDELIBLE Memories as we close 2020. Dreadlocked in Dar 1982. Alliance High School 1977. In dashiki organizing demo @uonbi in 1981 with David Murathe, Odindo Opiata, Dave Anyona, George Rubik, and Mathenge Karundi, among others. Interview for CJ Kenya in 2016. Never give Up!
Time flies — in 1972 at 14 in Kitui, Kenya. And in 1975 at 17 at Fisher High School, Illinois, USA. Unbelievable! Life is truly an unpredictable journey.
Kenya’s democracy PIVOTS on Chap 4 (Bill of Rights) and Chap 6 (Leadership and Integrity). Tragic @kipmurkomen and @ledamalekina would EVISCERATE Chap 6 with a jurisprudentially ABSURD and MALIGN interpretation. How long shall we apologize for corruption to protect “our” THIEVES?
Is @RailaOdinga BEST on offense, or defense?
WHY would Nairobi County voters give city keys to the FAKE and FALSE “prophet” @BishopWanjiru — another bona fide charlatan — after the catastrophic reign of IMPEACHED ex-Governor @MikeSonko? God FORBID! @ahmednasirlaw @DonaldBKipkorir @WMutunga @KoinangeJeff @mutuma_mathiu
The @EACCKenya CORRECTLY shuts the door to @GovernorBabayao and those of his ilk seeking public office anywhere in the Republic of Kenya. Chap Six of the 2010 Constitution is the law — not a mere suggestion. Case closed @ahmednasirlaw @DonaldBKipkorir @DrRoselynAkombe @WMutunga @KitaviM
I saw a grainy video clip of a disheveled fake “general” who’s a phony “doctor” running for Governor of Nairobi County. Nairobi doesn’t need a megalomaniacal putative dictator who’d scare children off without his signature cap @DonaldBKipkorir @ahmednasirlaw @mutuma_mathiu
The law is CLEAR — a Governor IMPEACHED in one county can’t run for the same office, or any other public office, anywhere in the Republic of Kenya. Disgraced Kiambu ex-governor @GovernorBabayao should spare the people of Nairobi his antics @ahmednasirlaw @DonaldBKipkorir
Joseph de Maistre, the French philosopher, said that in a “democracy, people get the government they deserve.” Let’s see if Nairobi voters prove this truism in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
It’s a TRAVESTY to imprison Saudi women’s rights CHAMPION @LoujainHathloul to SIX years on PHONY “terrorism” charges. FREE Loujain al-Hathloul now!
The Year of the Grim Reaper — https://nation.africa/kenya/blogs-opinion/opinion/the-year-of-the-grim-reaper-3240160
Who says Santa doesn’t exist? Buffalo, New York — Xmas! Outside my house.
Merry Christmas (Happy Holidays)!
LAST — but not LEAST — today I CELEBRATE the BIG KAHUNA @jeffkoinange as the 2020 Newsman and Talk Show Host of the Year. Winner of the prestigious Emmy. An incomparable talent who towers over the field. A Kenyan journalist with a BONA FIDE global stature @citizentvkenya
POLITICIANS should be BANNED from funerals. Very SAD to watch them let loose their filthy mouths at the funeral of Senator Kabaka. SHAME!
Today, I CELEBRATE @johngithongo and @theelephantinfo as the 2020 Champion of PROGRESSIVE media. They’ve brought erudite and revolutionary analyses to the stubbornly complex disequilibria facing Kenya and the globe. Thanks for filling the gaping lacuna of THINKING journalism.
I CELEBRATE @VickyRubadiri as the 2020 Social Justice Journalist of the Year. She stands with the powerless, the stateless, the despised, and the voiceless. Her conscience, professional acumen, and integrity inspire all of us @KoinangeJeff @thekhrc @ItsGeorgeKegoro @ledamalekina
The Tyranny of the Intellect — https://nation.africa/kenya/blogs-opinion/opinion/the-tyranny-of-the-intellect-3233964
There’s no doubt that @lindahoguttu is a 2020 Journalist of the Year. She commands the screen with her deeply insightful reporting and an authoritative cadence. A gifted, powerful, and objective voice for our young democracy @KTNNewsKE @markoloo @StandardKenya
TODAY I celebrate the incredible, brilliant, and take-no-prisoners @LinusKaikai as a 2020 Journalist of the Year. He brings it each and every day, and leaves it all on the floor. He’s the quintessentially exemplary newsman. A great model for all @KoinangeJeff @VickyRubadiri
Did IMPEACHED Nairobi ex-Governor @MikeSonko record anyone? Will he reveal any damning information? Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned! Get your popcorn.
President @realDonaldTrump keeps LYING — repeating — that he got 75 million votes. No — he received 74,222,957 (46.8%) to 81,283,098 (51.3%) for @JoeBiden. He lost by 7,060,141.
He’s young but there’s no doubt @KitaviM is a 2020 Journalist of the Year. He’s demonstrated that in-depth, nuanced, and impeccable reporting at the county level — “shags” — is indispensable to deepening devolution and democracy @mutuma_mathiu @NationAfrica @WMutunga
Nairobi Governor @MikeSonko — the true HUSTLER — is gone. IMPEACHED by @Senate_KE.
We @VillaKitui are ready for you for the holidays. Let’s close this difficult year with a measure of relief!
In my view @YvonneOkwara is a 2020 Journalist of the Year. She speaks truth to power without fear, or favor — and keeps democracy alive @KoinangeJeff @VickyRubadiri @citizentvkenya
In my books @NRugene is a 2020 Journalist of the Year for her deeply insightful and excellent writing on GBV, misogyny, and the rights of girls and women. She’s a cut above the rest @NationAfrica @mutuma_mathiu @fidakenya @thekhrc @DrRoselynAkombe
In March, I wrote that Somalia should be disaggregated — https://nation.africa/kenya/blogs-opinion/opinion/somalia-wouldn-t-be-the-first-or-the-last-to-be-dismembered-242224
Why do we jealously protect and fiercely defend that which we didn’t create?
Senate Majority Leader @senatemajldr — the MOST IMPORTANT Republican — has thrown in the towel. Eaten humble and finally recognized @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect, respectively.
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