#Greetings from Kenya which is celebrating Mashujaa Day in honour of its national heroes, and heroines who took part in the fight for independence and for those who contributed in various ways in post independent Kenya.
Elias Mungora a young Kenyan painter has been featured on a popular HBO series. Through his artwork he seeks to take his audience on a journey. “Let me walk you through the world as I see it, a brush, some paint, a pencil and lets share ideas,” he says.
In an unprecedented, rare and bold move, the Supreme Court of Kenya has nullified fraudulent presidential elections and sent the country back to the ballot in 60 days.
As Kenyans head to the polls on 8 August 2017, they are once again poised at the cusp of history, where old battles and the possibility of new beginnings merge. Yet the most salient feature of this election has been the cloud of propaganda hovering above the unsaintly mix of the hopes and fears of a nation.
A number of factors contribute to the potential for an explosion of violence in the period immediately after any Kenyan presidential election, says Muga Wycliffe.
Kenyans of Asian heritage have been granted official recognition as the 44th tribe. The country is now witnessing the cementing of an intermingling with the Asian community that has existed since the 17th Century.
There have been many calls for a secret ballot in the impending vote of no confidence in South Africa’s president. However, is secrecy really what the country wants at this time, and would it not be setting a lasting, damaging precedent? asks Brent Meersman.
Five Kenyan high school girls will be at the Technovation competition in California U.S. after they created an app, I-cut which seeks to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The girls are the only African team going to California to participate in this year’s international Technovation competition where they hope to win $15,000.
In 2002 Kenyans went to the polls. A united front was formed promising to fight corruption, and defeat the Kenya African National Union’s (KANU) led by Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi. Moi and his party was kicked out of power to chants of Kibaki tosha. With elections looming, and the same players in 2002 participating in 2017, will the new coalition defeat the present day government?