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Welcome to my blog.  My name is Samuel N. Omwenga, Esq., originally and ultimately from Kenya. I enjoy reading and writing and started this blog to express my views on social-economic and political developments in Africa, with particular emphasis on Kenya. I hope you find it interesting but either way, I encourage you to leave a comment. Please note my views are not necessarily your views but yours are definitely not mine because I don’t know what they are unless you tell me in which case I disagree with myself that your views are not necessarily mine unless, of course, you disagree which means we think alike.

For those of us in the [fora] from outside legal profession, we enjoy the day to day interpretation of the happenings through Sam’s legal mind. His fervent contribution in building Kenya as a nation through the writings can only come from one who loves greatly his country of birth. Not that I agree with him all the time, hell no. But, i must say i read all his postings. Bravo Sam for these- writings. Keep it up!”

Ajus Cirilus, Kenya

 

 

15 responses to “About

  1. Kaguma kagema

    April 22, 2011 at 5:31 AM

    Great initiative.

     
  2. Ken

    April 22, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    I like your writting and analysis – Although i may not agree with everything , You are brilliant. Hey what about a write up on Musa Sirma.

    K.

     
    • Samuel N. Omwenga, Esq.

      April 22, 2011 at 8:14 PM

      Thanks K; I am a firm believer in objectivity, slanted as it might be at times. I also believe if we really stop and be critically analytical, things we disagree on are few but loom larger in peoples minds and lives. There is, however, nothing like disagreeing with someone on some issue or issues yet remain agreeable and friendly in all other issues. Given your kind comment, I think I am preaching to the choir!

      Regarding a write up on Sirma, sure; I’ll certainly look into it.

      Cheers.

       
  3. Samuel Ndirangu Wachiouri.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Thanks you,Sir.My names are Mr.Samuel Ndirangu Wachiuri.Kenya,Nyeri County.
    The discovery of this place for OPEN LETTERS to the Mighty makes me happy.
    Sir, I wonder whether you would take my letter here addressed to the President of the Republic of Kenya.
    Please note that an Email to the President on NATIONAL SYMBOLS AND SOVEREIGNTY,dated 04/05/2011 via president@statehousekenya.go did not pay any divided.
    There is something patriotic in the said email.
    Any of your help to attempt reaching the President or atleast the Premier will be appreciated.
    Thanks and God Bless kenya.

     
  4. Samuel N. Omwenga, Esq.

    July 4, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Mr. Samuel Ndirangu Wachiouri,

    Please forward your letter to me at http://www.somwenga@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to share with those on my blog distribution list.

    Regards,

    Samuel N. Omwenga, Esq.

     
  5. Benson Metho (@metho2011)

    November 1, 2011 at 1:27 AM

    Sam,

    How come I don’t see my comments on public posting?
    Are they still on your to do list?

     
  6. Samuel N. Omwenga

    November 1, 2011 at 4:25 AM

    Ben,

    Your comments are posted and so are my replies; or am I missing something?

    Regards,

    Sam

     
  7. Cleophas Chesoli

    December 27, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    I am Cleophas and I follow your objective discussions online (KOL) and I appreciate your forthrightness…keep up the good work.
    Cleophas Chesoli

     
  8. Samuel N. Omwenga

    December 27, 2011 at 4:17 PM

    Thank you Cleophas; it’s readers like you who make it worthwhile to go through what I go through and burn the proverbial midnight oil to pen my blogs:-)

    Peace, Unity and Progress

    Omwenga

     
  9. Mganda Michael

    January 20, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    What I fail to understand, is how someone residing in the US of A can lay claim to being at par with events taking place in the contnent of Africa. Western nations have been culprits in proclaiming their vast knowledge of the African continent without really taking time to understand the continent’s peoples. I would take your views more seriously if you were ecking out a living in Kenya.

     
  10. Samuel N. Omwenga

    January 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Mganda,

    I blogged some time ago wondering which Kenyans, those living at home or those living in the diaspora are more informed and concluded absent a scientific study, this is not an easy question to answer.

    However, based on what I know just from observations, there is no question more and more Kenyans in the diaspora are connected and know about the happenings at home than even five years ago.

    This is not only because of advancement in technology making it easier and cheaper to keep in touch with the goings on at home for those so inclined, but there has also been a corresponding increase in the overall interest in people wanting to know and therefore seeking out information related to their motherland because of how long they have been in the US.

    Many are now seriously thinking about permanently returning back home and therefore have a keen interest and stake about what’s going on there.

    Some, like yours truly, nonetheless travel to Kenya several times a year so we are very conversant with what we talk about, having either witnessed it or know from reliable sources and others we interact both while at home and when away.

    So, one should evaluate the views expressed by anyone not based on where they live, but whether they are sound as supported by facts or well reasoned arguments based on information accessible to all, be they at home or in the diaspora.

    Omwenga

     
  11. Ezekiel Juma

    June 23, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    Thanks for your articles. But what I don’t understand is that you seem to be campaigning for Mr. Raila. Why don’t you write about nice upcoming leaders like Peter Kenneth?

     
    • Samuel N. Omwenga

      June 28, 2012 at 8:39 AM

      Brother Juma,

      Asante. I actually like Peter Kenneth but do not have much material about him. If you have any, please forward and I’ll be happy to review with a view to pen something about him.

      Cheers,

      Omwenga

       
  12. ouma

    February 28, 2013 at 5:08 AM

    Hello omwega, you are a very good writer but i am afraid you have a very narrow mind! you are too biased that you are danger to democracy. you are undoubtedly a dictator, i say so from the way you savage those whom you disagree with. you can not fold kenya into your little enveloped mind.
    i have no doubt you are bent hell on raila’s presidency but you have come out as a big liability to his presidency. alternatively you are a jublee alliance suppoter acting as a raila supporter to woe voter with your bias urgument away from raila.
    any way you are not serving kenya…………………let your strength not distroy kenya.
    write objectively.

     

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