As Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport this morning, he was seen with only his family and a smaller-than-usual security detail ahead of his departure for the Netherlands to attend his International Criminal Court trial status conference scheduled for Wednesday
US ambassador to Uganda, has urged President Yoweri Museveni’s government to crack down hard on corruption because it is turning away foreign investment and compared it to the country’s AIDS epidemic
If the State can no longer guarantee your safety and security, what do you do? Well, if you’re middle class and live in Kenya, you get yourself a gun.
The recent terrorist attack in Mpeketoni was merely the last in a long line of similar attacks on Kenyan soil since Kenyan troops were first deployed in Somalia 3 years ago. As insecurity rises with each new attack, some are starting to ask if Kenya should withdraw.
Oba of Benin Omonoba Erediauwa has received two bronze works of art looted by British soldiers when they ransacked the city in 1897 in what was the most brutal massacre of the colonial era
Last week, the first of Kenya Airways’ recently-purchased fleet of nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners took its maiden voyage between Nairobi and Paris. In the captain’s seat was Captain Koki Mutungi, Kenya’s first black female Dreamliner pilot
9/11 was but a dim memory of a TV spectacle until terrorists attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi and we all went crazy about ‘insecurity.’ Now it’s a fact of life. So what’s it like to live under siege? And how are we handling the Somali question?
By scapegoating an entire ethnicity with the arrest and detention of thousands of Somali Kenyans, the Kenyan government is doing what the British did to us under colonialism. This and the continued invasion that opens old historical wounds will not bring peace.
The Kenyan government has thrown a security cordon over a part of the city of Nairobi most populated by the Somali. Why? Because al Shabaab operates from Somalia and therefore its face in Kenya is Somali-like. The Kenya state really has no reason to take the country back to 1984 by profiling such an integral community in the country.