Jaramogi was that lonely voice in the wilderness of the struggle for democracy in Kenya.
A solution to the Ngorongoro conflict lies in finding consensus through inclusive dialogue.
In the first of a three-part series on mental health and activism in Kenya, Noosim Naimasiah writes about the pandemic of mental health breakdown in Kenya. She notes how activists respond increasingly to distress calls, extrajudicial executions, sexual abuse, fatal domestic violence, and suicides are interspersed by the chronic conditions of violence in the informal settlements of Nairobi. Naimasiah writes how communities once connected by values of respect, dignity and love have been left to the cold machinations of a brutal system registering only exchange value.
ATMIS will suffer the fate of AMISOM unless a negotiated settlement is sought with Al-Shabaab to end the Somalia crisis.
Nairobi’s growth has been exponential but poor waste management infrastructure has left the city’s slum dwellers living in a highly polluted environment without adequate supplies of clean water.
Kenya’s agro-economy accounts for about 24 per cent of GDP and 74 per cent of employment (GoK, 2008). It is a key sector in the economic pillar of the Kenya Vision 2030 and one whose functions have been devolved by the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. On 4th March 2013, the devolved government transferred much of the at least 10 separate sub-sectors to county governments. These are crops (both industrial and food), horticulture, livestock, fisheries, land, water, cooperatives and marketing, environment and natural resources, regional development, and development of arid and semi-arid land (ASAL). 9 years later can we take stock of this transfer of function and budgets? Has it been a hit? Miss? Mixed bag? The Elephant in conversation with Dr Abraham Rugo Muriu, Country Director, International Budget Partnership Kenya.
Pharaonism, a mode of national identification linking people living Egyptians today with ancient pharaohs, emerged partly as an alternative to colonial British efforts to racialize Egyptians as people of color.
Domestic workers who migrated to the countries of the Middle East in search of greener pastures are returning to Kenya in body bags as an indifferent government looks on.
Kenyan youth are not to blame for their election apathy. For decades, elections have hardly made a difference in curbing violent plunder by Kenya’s ruling class. The youth are wondering whether this would be any different. The Elephant in conversation with Dr Alex Awiti, Associate Professor and Vice Provost - Aga Khan University, East Africa.
National dialogue has been shown to open the door to resolving longstanding conflict and should be adopted by the countries of the Great Lakes region to address the root causes of conflict in eastern DRC.