Cover Story: Elections 2017 - Did Your Vote Count?

Elections 2017

Elections 2017

Editorial cartoons

#Decision2017: Political Parties and Electoral Integrity the weakest links in Kenya’s nascent democracy

#Decision2017: Political Parties and Electoral Integrity the weakest links in Kenya’s nascent democracy

Post-colonial Kenya has had four key moments of democratic renewal and optimism. The repeal of Section 2A of the old ...

In our election: ‘Money talks. Integrity and ideas walk’

In our election: ‘Money talks. Integrity and ideas walk’

By Caroline Lukalo who was an Aspirant for the Dagoretti North Seat in the 2017 Elections.  I have always felt that...

Regular Columns

Does Philanthropy Have Limitations?

Does Philanthropy Have Limitations?

From 12th to 14th August this year, Kenya’s Asian Foundation organised Stawisha Maisha – Support Lives - the first exhibition of its kind dedicated to philanthropy, an activity in...

Geo-Politics At Play

Geo-Politics At Play

As Kenyans recover from the aftermath of the election, what to write that may relieve the tension and yet seem relevant to the well-being of the country?  There is...

Special Feature

A tribe, a nation, a people – or just Kenyans?

A tribe, a nation, a people – or just Ke...

A funny thing happened on Friday, 21 July 2017 (funny peculiar not funny ha ha!) The President issued something called a Gazette Notice (it was number 7245, supposedly issued as Gazette Number 102 for...

Poems

Awaaz Magazine

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The In-Between World of Kenya’s Media

About Awaaz

Awaaz is a magazine published tri-annually out of Nairobi, Kenya. It aims to provide a broad platform for debate and reflection on issues of both contemporary and historical interest. What started off in 2002 as a focus on the role of the South Asian community in the historical, political and socio-economic spheres of Kenya; has now broadened to cover the larger debates on diversity, democracy, human rights and social justice. The magazine also critically examines the role of minorities both as communities in Kenya and East Africa; as well as a concept of human rights in a society be they ethnic, racial, gender based, sexual or political.

Supported [in part] by a grant

Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa of the Open Society Foundations

Friends of Awaaz

Yash and Jill Ghai, Mohez Karmali, Gijsbert Oonk, Vijoo Rattansi, Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust, I& M Bank, Willy Mutunga, Chandaria Foundation, Asian Foundation

Other Articles and Footsteps

Letters to the Editor - Re: Awaaz Issue 1/2017

Letters to the Editor - Re: Awaaz Issue 1/2017

I appreciated most especially, Tandon’s points about the intact neocolonial state which is Kenya. I would love to hear more on the possibilities for a vanguard political party in E...

Letters to the Editor - Issa Shivji comments

Letters to the Editor - Issa Shivji comments

Dear Jill and Zarina I just read your piece on the Presidential Proclamation proclaiming "Asians" in Kenya as the 44th tribe. Shameful! It is a shame on those who petiti...

Picture from the past

Picture from the past

Back Row standing from left: H Patel, P Sullivan, M. Berners- Price, R. Solanki, A. Ghadially, B. Patel, D. Oakes

Sharad Ghai (1952-2017)

Sharad Ghai (1952-2017)

Sharad Ghai died at the Aga Khan University Hospital on 20 May 2017