First published on 24th April 2016 by Africa Uncensored. How does money extorted from informal traders on the streets of Nairobi wind up in the formal economy? The answer lies in one of Kenya's most cherished inventions; mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa. The final episode of Kanjo Kingdom tracks the liquid cash that corrupt City Inspectorate officers have taken from hawkers, and has a lesson from one of the whistle-blowers who have filmed these men and women for over a year.
Africa Uncensored's John-Allan Namu recently sat down with economist David Ndii to discuss the latest efforts by the government to fight corruption in our ongoing collaboration with The Elephant.
First published on 17th April 2016 by Africa Uncensored. How do you sustain a million shilling extortion scheme? Through Brutalizing and killing those you wish to extort. That is exactly what our investigation into corruption within Nairobi's City Inspectorate has uncovered. Take a look at the witness accounts and evidence of systematic brutality on episode three of Kanjo Kingdom.
First published on 10th April 2016 by Africa Uncensored. 11.5 Million Dollars. It's a staggering figure. That's enough to pay the school fees of 811,000 Kenyan Primary School Children for one year. Yet this is what is extorted from hundreds of thousands of hawkers and informal traders in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, every year. Many of these people earn 100 dollars or less every month. Behind this extortion are officers working for Nairobi City's government. Officers who operate with impunity, and often use deadly violence against the hawkers. This is part two of an Africa Uncensored, Kanjo Kingdom.
First published on 4th April 2016 by Africa Uncensored. This first episode of "Kanjo Kingdom" begins an in-depth investigation into an extortion ring ran by officers from Nairobi City County's notorious Inspectorate department. Every month, officers from this department fleece hundreds of thousands of hawkers and informal traders of up to one million dollars.
The Elephant in conversation with Aly-Khan Satchu, the Founder/CEO of investment advisory firm Rich Management.
The Elephant in conversation with Dr. Kizza Besigye, Uganda's opposition leader.
A short documentary about Nelson Mandela and his legacy. Credit: Nelson Mandela Foundation Published on UN Youtube - 7 Jul 2011
In President Uhuru Kenyatta's first term in office, his government pursued several multi-billion shilling infrastructure projects, something that is continuing in his second and final term. In the process, the country has racked up a lot of foreign debt since most, if not all, of these projects are funded through loans and concessions from foreign banks and governments. How viable are such projects? What's their contribution to the economic health of the country? Most importantly, are they important and what's the political connection?
In the third installment of our new series in collaboration with Africa Uncensored, John-Allan Namu talks with renowned economist Dr David Ndii on Kenya's politics.