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Safaricom: The Company That Will Run Kenya?

Safaricom had yet another year of jaw-dropping profits, so big that few people noticed that for the first time in six years, It had less than six billion shillings in its account? Does that mean the mobile service provider is in trouble? Quite the opposite. Less cash now likely means that Safaricom is looking to make billions later, and it will do so by becoming everything but a mobile service provider.

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Safaricom: The Company That Will Run Kenya?

Safaricom had yet another year of jaw-dropping profits, so big that few people noticed that for the first time in six years, It had less than six billion shillings in its account? Does that mean the mobile service provider is in trouble? Quite the opposite. Less cash now likely means that Safaricom is looking to make billions later, and it will do so by becoming everything but a mobile service provider.

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My Voter Story: Jane Mbithe

For Jane Mbithe, a Mathare resident, the rising cost of living which has seen the price of the commodities she sells at her small business rise, has convinced her that her vote is her ultimate weapon; the one thing she can hold on to and use to be heard by the government of the day. She’s taken bribes before but in this upcoming election, like in 2013, she won’t be taking anybody’s bribe in order to vote.

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Kanjo Kingdom – Part 4

How does money extorted from informal traders on the streets of Nairobi wind up in the formal economy? The answer lies in one of Kenya’s most cherished inventions; mobile money transfer service, M-pesa. The final episode of Kanjo Kingdom tracks the liquid cash that corrupt City Inspectorate officers have taken from hawkers, and has a lesson from one of the whistle-blowers who have filmed these men and women for over a year.

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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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