Six Months of Silence: No Answer Yet About the El Adde Debacle

Words: Africa Uncensored Team Audio: Andrew Franklin, Security Analyst Images: File Today marks six months since the Somali based militant group Al-Shabaab killed dozens of Kenyan Defense Forces troops.  Striking at the crack of dawn, the militant group overran the camp and brutally massacred men in uniform who were mostly in …

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The Officially Sanctioned Procurement Fraud in Kenya

by Dennis Mbae and Michael Onsando Kenyans are incurring medical expenses which are 30-300% higher than market prices due to the government’s skewed procurement mechanism. The mechanism, known as the Market Price Index model, is not informed by market prices. This has facilitated regular leakage of funds through purchases made …

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Three armed gangsters shot dead in Nairobi, Kenya

by Dennis Mbae Three armed gangsters were gunned down by police Friday morning in Westlands, Nairobi. One pistol, four rounds of ammunition, and a Kenyan national identification card were found at the scene. Few hours earlier, the trio had robbed a civilian at James Gichuru road and was on the …

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Nairobi’s Hard Life Turns Prostitute into a Dreaded Gangster

Nairobi, Kenya. Words: Dennis Mbae The first time Anita resolved to start robbing her clients, prostitution had become a nightmare to her. She had been abused and beaten up on many occasions, often by rich but stingy punters. At times, they had declined to pay her. But if they agreed …

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A Game of Woes: The Kanjo Kingdom

Words: Michael Onsando Image: Africa Uncensored   “To report to who? … This is Kenya my friend.” – Kanjo Kingdom These are the questions that we encounter in #KanjoKingdom. Over the next four weeks Africa Uncensored explores what it is like to be a hawker in Kenya. Kenya has an …

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No Country for Cartoonists – The Exit of GADO Mwapembwa.

Words: John-Allan Namu Images Courtesy: GADO JAN: “If you could draw a picture of what you felt the moment you received the news, what would it be?” GADO: “I don’t know!” (Chuckles) “ I was blank!” It takes a very powerful moment to make a man who has spent almost …

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Killing Asnina: The trouble with investigating murder in Northern Kenya.

Words: John-Allan Namu Pictures: Sam Munia & John-Allan Namu Video: Sam Munia 12:15 PM: It was the kind of heat that should have darkened the complexions of the many brown faces clumped in small groups in the middle of a hot Mandera afternoon. The sun, though, wasn’t responsible for their …

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The (No) Numbers Game – AMISOM’s Cagey Casualty Record

by Dennis Mbae Next year, AMISOM forces will have spent a decade in Somalia; the longest that any foreign force has spent on Somali soil in its independent history. That, in itself, is an achievement. Many forces have come and gone away, defeated by the enormity of the task of …

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