Recent calls for secession by politicians from Kenya’s coast region point to deep-seated grievances that go back at least one hundred years. Many of these grievances are related to landlessness and historical injustices that have yet to be resolved and which have been consistently underplayed by successive governments.
The Elephant in conversation with David Ndii, a leading Economist and NASA Technical and Policy Advisor
And maybe one day, in another August, outcomes will be different.
(Keynote Address delivered to the University of San Diego Conference: The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace Just War in Dialogue on October 6, 2107) Thank you. I’m honored to be amongst so many great scholars, theologians (including Cardinal Turkson and Bishop McElroy) activists, peacebuilders, policymakers and military officers. Thank you to University of […]
The Supreme Court’s courageous act of annulling Kenya’s August 8, 2017 presidential election seems to have plunged Kenya into a deep political crisis, especially after the withdrawal of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka from the October 26 re-run. However, if the court’s decision compounded Kenya’s political crisis, it was not so much because it radically […]
Kenya is facing both a political and a constitutional crisis. The constitutional crisis preceded the political one; if it is ignored and remains unresolved, it has the potential to exacerbate the political crisis in dangerous and unpredictable ways.
In his op-ed for the Washington Post, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed “every confidence that the impasse in Kenya would be resolved by the new vote.” Which is strange given that the current impasse is precisely about the new vote, the fresh election ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the August presidential election […]
The biggest frustration for a rational thinking Kenyan, is the flimsy justification of extra-judicial killings by the police. Whether it is the Wagalla Massacre (they provoked the government), displacement and killing of Kikuyus during our tumultuous electoral cycles in the 1990s (they should know how to vote), or the state-sanctioned shoot-to-kill of the Mungiki (they […]
The Elephant in conversation with Wachira Maina, a Constitutional Lawyer and Wanjiru Gikonyo the Executive Director for The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA).
Catholic Father, Evans Juma Oduor was the presiding priest of Nyabondo Parish in Nyakach. At a funeral service, he called out president Uhuru Kenyatta and asked him to stop killing innocent Luo protestors. Following the disputed August 8 elections, that the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified on September 1st, Kisumu city has become the epic […]
A Conversation with Musician and Artivist Ndungi Githuku
How musicians are using there talent to change the world.