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Published: 6 days ago

The Elephant in Kenya’s Room

We, the people of Kenya, claim to recognize the aspirations of all Kenyans for a government based on the essential values of human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, social justice and the rule of law. We also claim to promote the values that underlie an …

Published: 4 weeks ago

Devolution and The Shisha Ban

by Elizabeth Kabari On 28th December 2017, the Public Health (Control of Shisha Smoking) Rules were gazetted and came into force. These rules effectively banned the manufacture, importation, sale, and use of shisha by criminalising these acts. Anyone found doing any of the above …

Published: 1 month ago

How is This Even a Discussion?

“Disposability is a long word. It speaks about the value of an object within a certain space. Say, for example, the wrapper of the chewing gum that you just had. That is very disposable. Unless  you collect chewing gum wrappers. The idea of disposability …

Published: 1 year ago

The #LipaKamaTender Movement

by Dr. Judy Karagania Kenyan doctors have been on strike since 5 December 2016. That is 79 days. This strike has historical parallels to what is considered the longest strike by medical practitioners in 1994 that lasted 105 days. Three thousand doctors were sacked …

Published: 2 years ago

It’s all in Your Mind

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Kevin Rigathi In Kenya, we want the best for the mentally ill. …

Published: 2 years ago

A Madness Foretold

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Awuor Onyango Part 2 Location: Nairobi, Kenya. April 2013 and beyond Dad …

Published: 3 years ago

My Funk

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Maryanne Nderitu The simplicity of my 12 years of age ensures …

Published: 3 years ago

Mollis and the Troubling Attitude Towards Sex in Kenya

Two weeks ago, an audio surfaced on WhatsApp, and later on Soundcloud/Twitter/Facebook of a man named Morris (pronounced Mollis by the woman in the clip due to the influence of mother tongue) having sex with a woman despite her repeated pleas for him to …

Published: 3 years ago

The Unbearably Slippery Nature of Reality

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Aleya Kassam A heart attack is supposed to loudly announce its …

Published: 3 years ago

This is Kenya

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s third e-book, (In)Sanity, What Crazy Looks Like: Security in Kenya, which is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. Editor’s note: I’m thinking about what it is to read this essay and think of the several …

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