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.
Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is the most high profile person to come out as gay in Africa, earning a place at the centre of the emotionally fraught debate over homosexuality. This is Part II of a far-ranging interview with Mr. Wainaina.
In February, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina earned a place at the centre of the emotionally fraught debate over homosexuality in Africa. In this far-ranging interview, Mr. Wainaina offers a provocative critique of some of the cultural objections to homosexuality.
The son of a camel herder, Hassan Bashir knows how tough traditional life in Kenya’s arid north is, where pastoralists rely on livestock herds surviving boom and bust cycles of drought.
World Bank has approved a Sh17.5 billion ($203.5 million) loan geared towards the reconstruction of Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) arrivals terminal which was destroyed by a fire disaster in August last year. The fire left thousands of travellers […]