Kikuyu people

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 16th, 2013
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The Economist Uhuru Kenyatta must convince Kenyans that he is his own man A NOVELTY of Kenya’s first televised presidential debate was the sight of awkward questions being put to Uhuru Kenyatta. How would he run the country from the dock at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where he face...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 7th, 2013
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By Robert Amsterdam If we were to read only a handful of Western media publications about this week’s elections in Kenya, you’d think the entire country consisted of hacked limbs, machete-wielding mobs, and nightmarish savagery. Instead, what has happened so far (barring in mind we are out of the woo...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Mar 4th, 2013
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At least a dozen people were killed in election violence in Kenya on Monday according to police sources. Just before the polls opened it was reported that four policemen were hacked to death by a gang of machete-wielding youths in the area of Mombasa. Later a similar attack was reported further up th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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Westerners who identify themselves as “leftwing” or “anti-imperialist” are clear: white journalists should not define Africans by tribe, because this shows colonial thinking. The problem is that many Africans I meet define themselves by tribe, and nowhere more so than Kenya. The problem is acute when...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 16th, 2013
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Analysis of implications for the general elections Ngala Chome and Muthoni Kiguru The experience of party primaries in the Rift Valley region of Kenya, the epicenter of the 2007/08 orgy of election violence, reflects a pure experiment at ethnic brokerage and craftsmanship, underpinned by the resolve ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 12th, 2012
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he acting chairman of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights said his agency is committed to protecting the rights of all Kenyans. But, Samuel Tororei said, while every Kenyan has the right to free speech, the exercise of such a right cannot be at the expense of other Kenyans. His comments cam...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 2nd, 2012
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Ngunjiri Wambugu Kenya needs to get to a point where intra-national identities do not threaten nationhood. It should not matter what tribe, race, religion, gender, class or age one belongs to. ‘We must work from the basis that Kenya is a garment of many colours, which is beautiful because each colour...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2010
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Ethnic strife is neither inevitable nor immutable in today’s Africa, despite common American assumptions to the contrary. Africa is indeed the home of thousands of linguistically and ethnically distinct groups, but the sheer number and existence of such entities hardly means conflict is unavoidable. ...