7 min read. The UN’s silence on Khashoggi’s much-publicised murder was surprising for many because his killing had created shockwaves globally, not only because it had occurred inside an embassy but also it had apparently been carried out in a cruel medieval manner that entailed torture and dismembering of body parts.
8 min read. It thus appears that the assault on the betting companies, far from being a general money-laundering investigation, is actually part of the weaponisation of anti-corruption to take down the said well-moneyed senior politician.
6 min read. Mr Christopher Msando was the slain Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ICT manager, who was assassinated days before the disputed August 8 2017 elections.
6 min read. Mr Christopher Msando was the slain Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ICT manager. Two years after his death, his wife and children pay a tribute to him.
5 min read. Global Development organisations need to prove to the locals that their global agenda can be translated to local realities. For what is the use of having Engender Health for a better life when neighboring restaurants serve food next to ditchwater? Or of having USAID’s data for development next to underdeveloped or blocked ditches?
4 min read. The anger fostered by the response of the police to protests in 2017 has not been addressed by the “handshake”. There is a growing sense amongst many Kenyans that they do not enjoy equal rights as laid down in the 2010 Constitution and are instead at an almost daily risk of some form of injustice.
8 min read. In many ways, Kikuyu privilege is akin to white or male privilege in that most Kikuyus are not even aware of it. Here in Kenya, argues RASNA WARAH some people have become so emotionally exhausted that they have stopped talking because a section of the populace are afraid to acknowledge that a problem exists – a problem that could be described as “Kikuyu privilege”, the result of decades of bad politics that emphasised ethnic identity.
8 min read. Uhuru Kenyatta’s manufacturing agenda argues DAVID NDII is a protectionism policy regime that puts tariff and other barriers on imports that compete with domestically produced goods. But as he illustrates, a protected competitive industry is a contradiction.
7 min read. The campaign against a coal-fired plant in Lamu is a good example of how a small, voiceless community can be mobilised to fight powerful and influential forces intent on destroying the environment. RASNA WARAH explores key aspects of the campaign and the landmark ruling that has inspired environmentalists and social justice advocates worldwide.
5 min read. Our elites should never be politically underestimated as they have a genius for lies, distractions, diversions, and divisions. They have mastered the art of manipulating the divisions of class, clan, gender, generation, religion, region, occupation, race, and, recently, even the English Premier League. Politics of division must be replaced by politics of humanity, national unity, and inclusion. Above all, we must breathe life into our constitution and our vision of how our politics is to be organised.