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Published: 1 day 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 …

Published: 1 week ago

The Wrath of the Gods

“You could hear women lamenting, children crying, men shouting. Some were calling for parents, others for children or spouses; they could only recognize them by their voices. Some bemoaned their own lot, others that of their near and dear. There were some so afraid …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Creating Others: A Two Story Dialogue

This essay was taken from Brainstorm’s third e-book, Ha!Kuna Matata, which is on security in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. Ed: Today we are running two essays. Both of these essays are from the same book and …

Published: 3 weeks ago

The Blindspots of STEM-Focused Education Reform

by Laila Le Guen Curriculum reform is a hot button topic in any part of the world but the stakes are particularly high in Kenya, where the 8-4-4 system has been so consistently criticised since its implementation. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics – known …

Published: 4 weeks ago

Divided We Fall

by Gragory Nyauchi The Kenya Sevens team recently won the Singapore Sevens title. In Kenya only 3 sports have ever taken an international stage and as a result captured the national imagination. Cricket, rugby and athletics. Cricket has been slowly creaking off it, in …

Published: 1 month ago

Of Men In Checked Shirts and Little Children

  This essay was taken from Brainstorm’s third e-book, Ha!Kuna Matata, which is on security in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Murugi Kagotho I met him the other day, this man. He was dressed in …

Published: 1 month ago

Listen to the Students

Imagine a country. This country has an election. During the election it becomes clear to the voters that the processes that are being followed are flawed and that the result might be neither free nor fair. They stay silent. Eventually the electoral body makes …

Published: 2 months ago

And Then There Were None

The evolution of man has seen us explore various ways of existing – from hunting and gathering to feudalism, to capitalism as supported by democracy, which is where we currently linger, wondering what comes next, because this no longer seems to be working. According …

Published: 2 months ago

Voice of Kenya(tta)

“If this can happen to GADO, who can’t they go after?” Patrick Gathara as quoted in No Country for Cartoonists I’m worried. So we’re going to talk about media freedom again. Now, I understand that, given digital media and the many changing ways news …

Published: 2 months ago

What About The Girl Child?

Two weeks ago in Bungoma County, twenty girls from Chelebei Secondary Schoolgirls in Mt Elgon were confirmed pregnant after a routine check by the school when they returned from the December holidays. Their deputy principal, David Emachar, blamed the girls’ parents for not closely …

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