The natural hair movement has opened up a myriad of business opportunities for local entrepreneurs in Kenya as more and more women make the transition from relaxed to natural hair.
In the web series Tuko Macho, a vigilante group sets out to clean up the city of Nairobi. This doesn’t augur well for them because they are now in competition with the police. What is worse, they have no regard for human rights. Will the ‘seekers of justice’ win the hearts of the people or will the police hunt them down?
Mark Namaswa journeys to Koobi Fora, an archaeological site in northern Kenya where archaeologists recently discovered a set of footprints dating back about 1,4 million years.
Mark Zuckerberg has posted some pictures on his Facebook page having a whale of a time, experiencing Kenya’s “amazing natural beauty and wildlife”. The little bit of advertising from one of the world’s most recognizable faces could help boost Kenya’s tourism.
Turns out Kenya’s ruling coalition is not completely sold on democracy. The Jubilee coalition, which is aiming to turn itself into a political party in September, has started a tawdry romance with the Communist Party of China (CPC). Many Kenyans are worried that Jubilee sees an “ideological ally” in China’s all-powerful, unelected, inscrutable party machine that is basically living every dictator’s wet dream. But there’s perhaps a simpler explanation for the new courtship. Jubilee just wants “Uncle Sugar” to pump in more cash. New roads and railways don’t just build themselves you know
Margaretta wa Gacheru spends time at an exhibition in Nairobi showcasing clay pots, some thousands of years old, and is surprised by what she learns about the movement of people, social practices and early Kenyan history.
What happens when the people who are supposed to protect you turn into your killers? That’s the question many Kenyans are grappling with after a well-regarded lawyer and two other individuals were killed last week. All the evidence points to a corrupt clique of police officers. On Monday there were protests across Kenya against extrajudicial Killings by the police. But many Kenyans say the issue is bigger and point to a culture in which executions have become the new normal
The Kenyan father of the most powerful man in the world forgot to mention he had a son and a wife while applying for scholarships and grants to study at Harvard in the 1960s. Newly released letters written by President Barack Obama’s father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr, paint the portrait of man a ready to cast his young family aside in pursuit of his ambitions. Perhaps that is the reason the president hasn’t read the letters yet.
With just over a year to go before Kenya holds its next general elections, the political climate in the country seems to be reaching a peak.