Africa Uncensored

I Vied And Lost But Will Vote Anyway

In 2013, Africa Uncensored’s cameraman Elijah Kanyi​ vied for the parliamentary seat in Mathare Constituency, Nairobi but lost. His decision was informed by the desire to transform the place he was born and raised. In his #MyVoterStory, he explains why he is not seeking any elective post this time round but will still cast the ballot nonetheless on 8th August 2017.

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End of the River – Part 2

Your mother and your son are murdered in cold blood in one evening, all because of where you live. Would you forgive their killers? That’s a question we put to one family that went through that exact experience. Theirs is the trauma of many families in Northern Kenya, thrust into the forefront of conflicts over pasture. In this second part of Africa Uncensored’s series, The End of The River, we continue our journey through Isiolo County, and find that Kenya’s worst drought in ten years is tearing community relations apart.

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End of the River – Part 1

A severe dry spell in Kenya’s northern rangelands is rapidly consuming the livelihoods of inhabitants as natural resources become scarcer. This has resulted into frequent deadly conflicts amongst pastoralist communities. In this first episode of The End of the River, Africa Uncensored’s John-Allan Namu​ documents how the drying up of the heavily relied upon Ewaso Ng’iro River has affected the residents.

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Peris Wairimu: I Won’t Let Politicians Use Me

It is less than five months before Kenyans go to the polls. With the electoral management system yet to be put in place, some registered voters feel that the country is not adequately prepared to hold free, fair and credible polls. One such voter is Peris Wairimu, a media student who will be casting her ballot for the first time. She states in her #MyVoterStory that she will vote only if the electoral system will be infallible. She also vows not to be manipulated by politicians.

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Michael Ng’ang’a: I Will Be Voting For Change

The countdown is on. Kenyans have exactly 136 days to the General Election that will be held on 8th August 2017. Who you vote for and where you vote is a personal choice but who comes to power will have ramifications on how the country is governed. Today on the #MyVoterStory segment, we feature Michael Ng’ang’a, a registered voter in Dagoretti, Nairobi County.

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Lillian Mbuthia: I Won’t Elect “Miracle Workers”

A number of Kenyan registered voters are still undecided on whether to take part in the 7th August General Election or not, and if they do, who to vote for. Lillian Mbuthia, a registered voter in Nakuru County, is one of them but hopes to have made up her mind by the time of casting the ballot. In her #MyVoterStory, she highlights what she will be expecting from the elected leaders.

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Godfrey Ouma: Sitachagua Vyama Bali Viongozi Waadilifu

Katika historia ya Uchaguzi Mkuu nchini Kenya, idadi kubwa ya wapiga kura imekuwa ikizingatia vyama au mirengo ya kisiasa kuliko sifa za watafutao uongozi.   Hii leo kwenye makala ya #UpigajiKuraWangu, Godfrey Ouma anaeleza kwa nini hataegemea vyama vya siasa atakapokuwa akichagua viongozi tarehe 8 Agosti 2017.

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I’ll Be Voting For The “Lesser Evil”

As Kenya’s General Election approaches, the pool of candidates from which voters will choose keeps widening. This week on #MyVoterStory, Lillian Ng’ang’a, a 22-year old University student, explains why she has resigned to there being bad leaders in Kenya. She will be voting for the “lesser” evil leaders on 8th August 2017.

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My Voter Story: Philip Murgor

Ethnicity is a major factor in Kenyan politics. Tribes are seen more as singular voting blocs than as communities of people with diverse political views and interests, and politicians do not seem keen on changing this. Will Kenya outgrow this? In #MyVoterStory segment this week, we feature Philip Murgor, a Kenyan lawyer who says he will run for President in this year’s election. He equates democracy in the East African nation to Cancer.

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My Voter Story: Dennis Mbae

Africa Uncensored reporter Dennis Mbae will be voting in a General Election in Kenya for the first time on 8th August 2017. He is among millions of young people who hope their vote will count in the 50+1 arithmetic. In his #MyVoterStory, he explains why the value of a single vote is inestimable.

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