Given Kenya’s generally violent politics, next week’s election has raised considerable anxiety inside the country and throughout East Africa. A lot depends on whether the electoral body will deliver a free, fair and credible poll. Or Kenyans will be well advised to store up some Ugali – the national staple food – in case the… Read More Regional stakes in Kenya’s 2017 elections
The torture and murder of Chris Musando, the Kenyan election official, clearly signals the risk of a violent election. If Kenyans keep rolling their eyes at the barrage of fake news, though, we might just be alright.… Read More Texts, Lies, and Videotape
Political punditry in Kenya has always been fixated on the ethnic question, but this time around, it’s not going to be that simple… Read More Kenya’s 2017 elections like none before. Here’s why.
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The genesis of doctors’ strike and state of the Kenya health sector as explained by Dr Korir.… Read More THE STATUS OF HEALTH SECTOR IN KENYA
For the last 50 days, the Kenyan public health system has been at a standstill. This is the anatomy of a health crisis, as told by the doctors in the trenches. Republished with permission from Courage Stories. In 2013, the government and doctors signed an agreement to repair the health system. The century-old system had… Read More ANATOMY OF A HEALTH CRISIS: A PHOTO ESSAY
Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was named as the new face of Boots No7 beauty range, further securing her position as one of the most influential African women in the world. The move is more than a meaningless celebrity endorsement. Adichie’s love of makeup is no secret: “I love make-up and its wonderful possibilities for… Read More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Most Influential Woman In Africa