Policing in postcolonial Kenya is at an impasse. What is needed is disinvestment from this system of repression and reinvestment in communities.
The lesson from political economist Rok Ajulu’s academic work and activism: it’s not enough to change the “tenants,” but fight to change both the “state” and all of its houses.
Urban displacements greatly diminish the living conditions of already desperate populations living on the brink of poverty in Kenya’s capital.
The Mathare Social Justice Centre mounts a photography exhibition on police brutality and extrajudicial killings in Kenya’s capital.
Re-visiting Nairobi’s urban history offers a glimpse into the forces that shaped modern life.
This crisis has further emphasized the neglect of Kenya’s poor by the government, and is therefore “a wake up call that we are on our own.”
Poor Nairobi residents pay close to four times more for water that is much less clean, adequate or consistent.
Is emigrating to Africa an option for Black Brazilians in the time of Jair Bolsonaro’s toxic, racist, rightwing regime?
Invisible City [Kakuma], a film about Kenya’s largest refugee camps, seems keen on making a point but is anchored on unsteady ground (with some shitty translation).
What characterizes daily life in Kenya: a seemingly simultaneous flagrant zest for life and hesitant fascination with death.
The vivid cinematography of “Waithira,” a film about Kenya, aside, the author would have preferred more knots to be tied and a little less untethering.
Ordinary Kenyans are tired of the drama of party politics, and are hungry, job insecure and live under the threat of police bullets.
The many extra-judicial executions that happen in the poor, and predominantly, eastern urban settlements of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
The Mathare Social Justice Center’s activists work to shake off the menacing insults of forced evictions, tenure insecurity, police violence and increasing precarity.
Kenyans choose to forget that the Kenya Land and Freedom army (also known as Mau Mau) did not fight for a monument. They fought for land.
A complete run-down of all the craziness going down in Kenya ahead of Barack Obama’s visit.