A key part of Maathai's work was how she creatively engaged with religious traditions, including Christianity and the Bible. Admittedly, her stance was somewhat complex.
Cities will continue to exist and grow despite the coronavirus crisis because of the distinctly human need for social interaction, physical contact, and collaboration.
Drug use among young people in Nairobi's slums is on the rise. Youth also face arbitrary arrests by the police, resulting in jail time which turns them into hardcore criminals in a vicious cycle.
Tracing the music, from 1978 to the 2000s, that defined the rule of former Kenyan president Daniel Torotich Arap Moi.
I’ve lived a good part of my life in Mathare 4A, part of the larger Mathare slum in Nairobi. Decent housing remains a pipe dream for the majority of the city's residents.
The 60s, 70s, and 80s are often described as the Golden Age of Indian cinema and Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu had a large number of cinemas devoted to showing films made in Bombay.
How is it that water flows freely and cheaply in Nairobi's wealthy neighborhoods, but thousands of people in informal settlements are denied access to it?
How pesticides banned in the European Union continue to be sold in Kenya, and with devastating impact.
Re-visiting Nairobi's urban history offers a glimpse into the forces that shaped modern life.
Members of the Capitalism In My City project reflect on the commodification of education in Kenya.
With Kenya in the grip of a global pandemic and grappling with an ailing economy, is constitutional reform really a priority?
At a time when Evangelical Christianity frequently goes against the interests of African people, is it time for us to re-make Christianity?
In a Kenya coping with COVID-19 restrictions, circumcision season presents an impossible choice between tradition and civil obedience.
To those who did not know Emma Gama Pinto, she was just “the wife of Pio Gama Pinto,” the Kenyan anticolonial fighter, but to those who knew her, she was fearless in her own right.
Borders and camps across Africa are using biometrics to track refugees. For those who are stateless, “fraud” can allow for the smuggling of truths into administrative lies.
Kenya's Deputy President, William Ruto, wants to be president. He projects himself as a go-getter. But there is a more sinister story behind his hustler narrative.
New biographies reveal Wangari Maathai as a reflective scholar and critical thinker.
What could or should full decolonization in Kenya look like?
The current leadership in Kenya is made up of individuals whose personal interests run through virtually every sector of Kenya’s economy. Including when they negotiate trade deals.
Kenya's 2010 Constitution put limits on men's dominance of public institutions, including parliament. Since then, men have done everything to sabotage it, but also to scrap it altogether.