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Kenya: The monster under the house

At the end of my first term in high school, I watched a screening of Steven Spielberg’s Poltergeist, the tale of an ordinary family unknowingly living in a house built…..

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The “legacy” of Mwai Kibaki

We know journalists will soon begin to obsess over what is the legacy of Mwai Kibaki, Kenya’s 3rd President since Independence. Kibaki has to stand down next March (when elections…..

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The Strategic Kinship of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto

Blogger Kweli of Bring me the African Guy writes for us on the relationship of Kenyan politicians Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto. “Although they are facing charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the two have been busy convening prayer-cum-political rallies across the country in their campaign for the presidency. At almost every rally Uhuru and Ruto have knelt on the dais, been anointed with oil and prayed for, and they’ve delivered campaign speeches that double as sermons about their persecution and martyrdom at the hands of the ICC.”

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The Gay Judges in Kenya*

South Africa has an openly gay Judge serving on its highest court, The Constitutional Court. The Judge, Edwin Cameron, who has written a book about his sexual orientation also happens…..

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Links

It’s Friday so here’s some links and stories I have managed not to give the proper treatment to this week. * What’s Jeffrey Gettleman problem? This week he has a…..

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VIDEO: NGUGI WA THIONG'O SPEAKS ON EVERYTHING

Above part one of four of a brand-new interview by Kenyan K24TV show “Capital Talk,” Jeff Koinange‘s with novelist, academic and activist Ngugi wa Thiong’o. The interview covers a range…..