Jan 23rd, 2014
Binyavanga Wainaina speaks at a forum in Nairobi, Kenya, April 2013. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA 11 July, 2000. This is not the right version of events. Hey mum. I was putting my head on her shoulder, that last afternoon before she died. She was lying on her hospital bed. Kenyatta. Intensive Care. C...
Jan 11th, 2013
By Ben Rawlence ‘Never again!’ blared Kenya’s radio stations in the heady days of 2008, when the blood of the victims of the post-election violence was fresh on the streets and politicians scrambled to negotiate the coalition agreement. One of the centerpieces of that agreement was a new constitution...
In East Africa
Dec 1st, 2012
NAIROBI — Some see it as a sign of moving beyond Kenya’s bitter ethnic hatred that erupted into bloody post-election violence: two leading political rivals agreeing to ally as running mates for presidential polls in March. But others more cynical see the deal between Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru...
Sep 11th, 2012
By Zechariah Manyok Biar Sometimes war of words happens when brothers do not know how to choose words in expressing their anger. There are words that are like taboo to use however much angry you are. A country of educated people like Kenya is often expected to know how people communicate in addressin...