Three years on, the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), initiated by Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta, with former opposition leader, Raila Odinga, feels like an elite pact with no popular support.
How is Kenya's "new middle class" contributing to a pervasive low-quality oppression that leaves Kenyans feeling hopeless?
Many of Nairobi's apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents' lives.
2020 has given us an archive of heart-breaking examples of the politically transformative power of care.
Cities will continue to exist and grow despite the coronavirus crisis because of the distinctly human need for social interaction, physical contact, and collaboration.
Tracing the music, from 1978 to the 2000s, that defined the rule of former Kenyan president Daniel Torotich Arap Moi.
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 pesticides banned in the European Union continue to be sold in Kenya, and with devastating impact.
The United States must make the choice to side with the majority of Ugandans who would like to see democracy take root in Uganda.
With Kenya in the grip of a global pandemic and grappling with an ailing economy, is constitutional reform really a priority?
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.
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.
At the largest gathering of black people he had ever seen together in Amsterdam, the author, originally from Kenya, wonder why they knew so little of each other.
Why the World Food Program doesn't deserve the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
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.
Arresting and jailing Kenya's poor isn't working to cut crime or protect people's rights. We need something else.
Kenya needs to understand the Oromo cause and what is happening across the border in Ethiopia.
How climate change is threatening lives in Kenya.
Regular Kenyans try to survive the economic fallout from the coronavirus.