Cover Story: Protest to Liberation in Music

Music and Protest Then, Music and Protest Now: An Evolution Since The Independence Years

Music and Protest Then, Music and Protest Now: An Evolution Since The Independence Years

If there are two types of rulers in every society, that is, those who use physical force to subdue men, and those that employ beautiful things, sweet songs and funny stories, rhythm, shape and colour,...

The Anthem of Our Popular Struggle: Wimbo wa Mapambano Ya Umma

The Anthem of Our Popular Struggle: Wimbo wa Mapambano Ya Umma

1. Kupigwa na Kupokonywa Maisha      Hakutatuzuia sisi Wananchi      Kunyakua Uhuru wetu      Na haki ya jasho letu... Jasho letu X2

Cover Story: Determining the Destiny of Kenya - Elections 2017

What is democracy and what is it for?

What is democracy and what is it for?

Demise of democracy. As we move rapidly towards the general elections, it important to reflect on the values of elections and democracy. Kenya became democratic at independence but Democracy did not ...

Much to worry about as Kenya goes into elections again

Much to worry about as Kenya goes into elections again

In December 2016, Mkenya Daima, an entity of Kenya’s private sector, convened a conference in Kwale to which they invited all the leading political actors in the country to sign a pledge that they wou...

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What now?

What now?

Come the end of the year and we start thinking about the next.  At the turning point of the midnight hour, the cry goes out `Happy New Year`! We dance and hug and kiss and wish each other well.  Beneath all the bonhomie lies a mix of emotions - of relief, regret, anticipation, fear, uncertainty – be...

CHAI in GENEVA

CHAI in GENEVA

Allow me to share a chance experience in Switzerland which led me to profound musings about the influence of South Asian culture on our day to day lives. 

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Love, Justice and Elections

Love, Justice and Elections

`Loving` is the title of a 2016 American film about the real-life story of, yes, a Mr Mrs Loving, where the metaphor did match the reality. Love was indeed the driving force of their extraordinary struggle to gain recognition of their interracial marriage that took them all the way to the US Supre...

TRIBE number 44, please

TRIBE number 44, please

In mid-January this year, I came across an article in The Star, a local newspaper, with the following headline: Asians petition Uhuru to recognise them as Kenya’s 44th tribe. The article went on to reveal that a petition, signed by Hindus, Sunni and Shia Muslims, Sikhs and Goans had been sent to the...

Special Feature

Special Feature

Living Memories in our midst

Living Memories in our midst

THE SECOND WORLD WAR - REASONS AND LIFE AFTER. Tucked away in villages in various Kenyan counties are old men in their sunset years. Some are grandfathers and some are grand uncles who fought in the ...

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