Waikwa Wanyoike explores the political and jurisprudential implications of the BBI judgement by the Appeal Court.
Addressing the inflammatory belief that pastoral herd accumulation leads to range degradation and desertification, the “new range ecology” has demonstrated the rationality behind building up herds in good years as an adaptive strategy for surviving the devastating droughts that characterize drylands. The Elephant in conversation with Dr Hussein Wario, PhD in Socio-ecology and Executive Director at Center for Research and Development in Drylands, Kenya.
Kenya's military intervention in Somalia in October 2011 was the first in the country's since independence outside the peacekeeping operations. But almost a decade later, little, if any, is discussed regarding the role, goals, and the end state of the military adventure. But increasingly, Al Shabaab has shifted and expanded its operational hotspots inside Kenya. The Elephant in conversation with Abdullahi Abdille, an independent researcher and Horn of Africa expert.
Dr Wandia Njoya explores the assorted changes in Kenya's education system since independence and the role it has played in changing Kenyan youth.
Dr Wandia Njoya explores developments in Kenya's education sector since independence. She explains that the initial 7-6-3 system was designed to recreate a British style elite; 8-4-4 created more rounded Kenyans who were better critical thinkers; now we head into the uncertainties of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), that seems to be a throwback to the original 7-6-3 system. Dr Njoya also explores the implications of these developments for Kenyan youth.
The Court of Appeal on Friday, August 20 ruled that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s attempt to change the Constitution through the BBI process was unconstitutional. Constitutional lawyer Gautam Bhatia opines that this landmark ruling has great implications for both the people of Kenya and constitutional law.
Kenya’s historic May 13, 2021 High Court decision to declare the Building Bridges Initiative unconstitutional was widely hailed as a testament to the strength and independence of the country’s judiciary. But a deteriorating political situation and uncertainty surrounding the 2022 elections is raising concerns about the future of the country. Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (HBS) Nairobi Office, in collaboration with the Elephant, cordially invite you to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Judgement Series. This new series seeks to interrogate the effects of the historic May 13, 2021 judgment declaring the Building Bridges Initiative unconstitutional and what this means to Kenya's constitutional path. This...
In policy and popular discourse, pastoralism is cast as an outmoded form of production. Despite empirical evidence, pastoralism is seen as a drag on national development. This framing of pastoralism has its root's in colonialism, where the colonialists worked overtime to sedentarism pastoralists. As a result, policymakers even post-colonial have ignored and marginalised pastoralists. Despite the neglect, pastoralism continues to contribute to the national GDP. The Elephant's Abdullahi Boru in conversation with Guyo Malicha Roba, a researcher and expert on African pastoralism and livestock value chain.
Do you consider yourself a Pan-Africanist? Is there an overall grand vision uniting Pan-Africanists in the present time? Listen in on this conversation as we discuss the promise and real test of Pan-Africanism in the 21st century.
As NATO troops leave Afghanistan by 11 September in the face of a Taliban surge, this documentary asks two timely and critical questions: why did the international intervenors fail in their mission to bring stability to Afghanistan, and how might peace now occur?
Despite marginalisation, systemic subjugation and other burdens, women have played active roles in sustaining communities in Somalia. In fact, argues Ruqia Botan, women are paramount to lasting peace in Somalia.
Building Bridges Initiative isn't the process to accomplish Kenya's dreams since its independence as its propagators state. In fact, argues Mutemi was Kiama, the BBI process is a ploy to subvert Kenya's democracy through constitutional means.