If Kenya didn’t burn in 2013, why should it burn now? Yet, we hold her ransom with our ‘fears, what if’s and better safes’ If Kenya didn’t bleed in 2013, why should she weep now? Don’t we sing, nyimbo za amani and call to the heavens to protect her? If Kenya didn’t burn in 2013, […]
Peace to pieces. Ballot to bullet. Poll to pain. Canaan to cannon Baba and bubu. Hashtag to blood-tag. Kura na kula. Faith and fate. Wins and wails. Pray and prey. Face or fiction? County or country? Jenga or jinga? Vote and hope, yet we bleed. By Kevin Mwachiro
Friday, August 11 2017 The axe forgets what the tree remembers. African proverb The tension was palpable 3 days after voting. Media had prepped Kenyans for a big announcement. Serious discrepancies had emerged over the vote tallying and opinion was sharply divided and emotive. The kind that could trigger off a big reaction. People who […]
In the aftermath of the August 8, 2017 General Election, I received a telephone call from a friend two days after the peaceful elections. “Hi K” “Hi G” “How are you feeling?” “I am easy” “Are you sure?… “Your person lost….yet again,” I could immediately follow her train of thought and already detected a sense […]
The signs have been there but in the run-up to the elections we ignore them, no matter how glaring. As the adverts remind us constantly pre-election, we are for peace. And we define peace not as absence of war but as a request to remain silent. I arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the […]
A fake story on vote tallying by CSOs.
Kenya is facing two post-election crises. Both are related to the Jubilee administration’s failure to adhere to the Constitution’s provisions on the inclusion of women in leadership. The first is regarding the validity of the Supreme Court as a legal body. The Supreme Court was created in Article 163, which along with Article 27(8), define […]
A fake online story suggesting IEBC Chair Chebukati was under pressure to announce H.E Uhuru Kenyatta as winner of the 2017 Election.
A fake business and power sharing agreement between Jimi Wanjigi and NASA.
This photo has been circulating on social media purporting to show victims of the 2017 post-election violence. This is not true. This was a picture taken in 2012 following an accident that saw eleven people including a father and his three children, die instantly while 12 others were seriously injured in the accident that involved three […]
Fake US Government Cable predicting a fallout from a Raila Odinga victory in the 2017 Election.
Photo taken by Walter Astrada during the post-election violence of 2007/8 falsely represented by some on social media as as event that took place in 2017.