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Posts Tagged ‘Nairobi’

Uhuru Kenyatta uses old Moi tricks to win votes

EPA photo   By Joe Khamisi It is grindingly dizzying to see what Uhuru Kenyatta is doing months prior to the general elections.

No room for a buffoon for the Nairobi Governor position

By Joe Khamisi Nairobi is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is vibrant, scintillating, and extremely pleasant, environmentally and socially. It has a large pool of ethnic restaurants, a robust night life, and a friendly atmosphere not found in many metropolitan capitals.

Slum violence inspires Kenyans to tackle huge housing shortage

Goran Tomasevic/Reuters   By Katy Migiro Recently married with a one-year-old child, Joan Moraa Mbogo dreams of escaping Kenya’s noisy, dirty, crime-ridden capital and buying a home close to her mother’s newly-built apartment overlooking the Lukenya Hills.

The world’s slum situation

By Adisa Amanor Wilks A focus on Kangemi: The slum that touched Pope Francis’ heart Never before in history has our world seen such rapid urbanisation. Over the last two decades there has been a demographic shift. More and more people are now living in urban areas, according to the UN. Many of these are […]

Open letter to Sibuor, descendant of Kenyan soil!

  By Judy Amunga-Ndibo Mheshimiwa, Jakom, Jatelo, Sibuor! All these names in our national Kiswahili language and your native Dholuo tribe simply mean that you are great! No ordinary man! No mere mortal! Bulls are being slaughtered in your honour! A brew has been made in your honour! Government budgets are being broken to meet […]

Discussing ‘Peace and Security Co-operation’ in Central Africa

  By Anant Mishra International Geography The United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) comprises of ten countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe. Each of these sovereign nations is also part of the Economic Community for Central African […]

Nobody’s Children By Hana Hindráková: A Review

© 2015  Hana Hindráková Review By Valda Organ Kenya is a country of extreme contrasts: a culturally vibrant land always on the brink of social/political tumult. However, to many western people Africa itself is still shrouded in mystique, a sort of wild place that can never be tamed or fully understood by white culture.

Africa looks forward to scaling agricultural innovations

  By Alpha Jallow Experts believe that well conceptualised technologies can yield immense social economic benefits and impacts.

By second guessing on the Anti-Terror law, could the US be interfering in Kenya’s internal affairs?

  By Joe Khamisi The usually friendly but fragile relations between the United States and Kenya turned lukewarm this past week when the two countries appeared to differ on matters of security.

Kibera slum constituency in Nairobi now a political game changer

  By Joe Khamisi Kibera, the sprawling slum town on the outskirts of Nairobi, has had the notorious reputation as a crime ridden neighbourhood with one of the highest youth unemployment rates and one of the most decrepit environments in the country.

Tensions rise between DRC and Rwanda as the M23 Movement elsewhere denounce the government as a sham

  By Sylvain Muyali Last week in the Gashizi area of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, military forces (FARDC) fired a rocket shell landing in the Mount Hehu region along the DRC / Rwanda border.

Kenya: Where is the evidence of extrajudicial killings of Muslim clerics?

  By Joe Khamisi Heads should and must roll following the highly damaging documentary this week by the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network.

MONUSCO: 15 years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  By Sylvain Muyali On 30th November 2014, the United Nations peacekeeping mission reached its fifteenth anniversary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Leave our women alone to wear what they want

  By Joe Khamisi One would have expected that two weeks after the first shameful act of woman-stripping in Nairobi, scores of people would be cooling their heels at Kamiti Maximum Security Prison. But no!


  By Joe Khamisi Irish-born English novelist and humorist Laurence Sterne once said respect for ourselves guides our morals and respect for others guides our manners. In other words, morals and manners determine who we are, how we treat others and how we like to be treated.