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Published: 5 days ago

Why the World is on Fire

“When the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth of output and income, as it did in the nineteenth century and seems quite likely to do again in the twenty-first, capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine the …

Published: 2 weeks ago

The Silent Forgotten

by Gragory Nyauchi On June 23rd 2016 Josephat Mwenda left a courtroom in Mavoko. He had been in court defending himself against criminal charges . He was with his lawyer Willie Kimani, who dealt in human rights cases. There was a concurrent case, a …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Even in the Churches

by Aisha I do not want to write this. I do not want to open myself to criticism, my church to criticism; I am, thankfully, not worried about my God – He can take care of himself. I do not want to write this …

Published: 4 weeks ago

Notes from the Shadows

People can only see you as you appear to be. Which, if you think about it, is not really their fault. And you, as a person, can only see people as they appear to be. The outside will always be a projection. So we …

Published: 1 month ago

The Dangers of Speech

In the aftermath of the 2007 general election that ended in violence and the death of over 1,000 Kenyans, we decided “never again” and set up the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), to promote ethnic harmony and investigate complaints of ethnic or racial …

Published: 1 month ago

(Class)Room For All

Ed: This essay is part of a series of essays on education policy in the country. Read part one and part two. by Nyambura Mutanyi We have made some progress in making education available to all Kenyan children. In the years since Free Primary Education was …

Published: 2 months ago

Masilahi ya Nyasi

It’s been 4 hours. Since all the research was done and I was ready to put this piece together. Four hours of staring at the computer – looking for an angle. Is there a new way to put old truths together so that they …

Published: 2 months ago

Entrepreneurship is Not for Everyone

by Alan Ong’ang’a Many young Kenyans today yearn to be entrepreneurs. They long to attain financial freedom. They want to influence things and attract fame. They want to make lots of money. With money comes the easy life and social recognition. How we so hate living …

Published: 2 months ago

Kenya: The Indigenous Homeland

by Ngala Chome According to my national registration document, I ‘come’ from a sub-location called Murimani, in a location called Kayafungo, in a division called Kaloleni, which is in a district called Kilifi. I have never lived in all these places. However, in Kenya, …

Published: 2 months ago

The Language-in-Education Policy Conundrum

Ed: This essay is part of a series of essays on education policy in the country. Find part one here. by Laila Le Guen The gap between language policy and actual implementation across educational institutions isn’t given the attention it deserves, and children’s learning …

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