Africa Uncensored

In Tribe We Trust

Sometimes, the most difficult thing to do, is to look into a mirror. Yet for almost all of the 55 years that Kenya has been independent, we have yet to collectively search our conscience and ask ourselves why it is that every five years, Kenyans have died during the country’s heated political season. The 2017 electoral period may have ended, but the bitter undertones of tribalism still swim beneath the skin of millions, in a country that is, let’s face it, deeply divided. Why?

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Kabila Kwanza

Ukabila nchini Kenya umeathiri kwa muda mrefu jinsi Wakenya wamekuwa wakipiga kura kwenye uchaguzi mkuu. Hii ni kutokana na imani kuwa kiongozi wa kabila la mtu akitawala basi mtu huyo atafaidi kwa njia moja au nyingine. Lakini mara nyingi hili huwa si kweli. Mwanahabari wa Africa Uncensored, Dennis Mbae, anaangazia athari za siasa za ukabila hapa nchini na suluhu yake kwenye makala yafuatayo.

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Electricity at all costs

It is another hot day in Kribi, a booming coastal city of 80,000 people that’s located 300 kilometres from the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé. Kribi sits on a road that stretches along a rainforest, one of the largest in Africa, before it begins to follow the coastline. Off the coast lie the gas reserves of Sanaga South.

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The forgotten struggle of Kenyan indigenous people

In the Rift Valley region of Kenya, Simon Sencho looks at the mountains that surround the village which used to be his home. He’s one of a thousand Maasai people who had to move, to give way to the Olkaria geothermal plant.

Meanwhile, 380 kilometres north, in Marsabit County, a separate group of about 1,200 indigenous people have been resettled to a different part of the Lake Turkana region to make way for a wind farm.

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Siasa. Pesa. Propaganda

In this election, what is true and what isn’t changes everyday. The amount of propaganda that Kenyans have been exposed to from fake opinion polls, cleverly edited news clips and plain lies is unprecedented. What many Kenyans will find is that whether their side wins or loses, there are 3 winners in this election already; Money, Politics and Propaganda.

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Chris Msando: The Man at the Heart of an Election

A month before his untimely demise, Acting IEBC ICT Manager Chris Msando sat down with Africa Uncensored‘s John-Allan Namu to share the preparedness of the electoral body for the upcoming General Elections.

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Murky Medics

A technician walks into a hospital to see a doctor but comes out blind. An expectant mother walks in to check on her foetus health but comes out with an empty womb. A mother, who is a doctor, watches helplessly as a medical procedure performed on her daughter leaves her bed-ridden. Each one of these nightmare scenarios happened to Kenyans, and are part of a growing list of complaints against Kenya’s medical fraternity over misdiagnosis, and possible medical negligence. Their stories are tragic, but equally sad are their individual searches for justice. In this documentary, Africa Uncensored’s Dennis Mbae looks into cases of possible misdiagnosis through the lens of these tragic human stories, revealing a heartbreaking thread of problems within Kenya’s healthcare system, with no one to hold accountable at the end.

Edwin Kuria: We’ll Be Watching You

It is every Kenyan’s expectation and hope that the leaders they elect in the upcoming General Elections will live up to a certain set of values and deliver on the promises they made during the campaigns. Edwin Kuria, a first-time voter, is hoping that his vote will bring about change in the tide of what’s been happening in the country. For him, it’s about zero tolerance towards corruption, fairness and equity.

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Caroline Aoko: My Silent Cry As A Deaf

The hearing community in Kenya has long been deaf to the needs of deaf people. Among the most neglected is the need to give the deaf priority to vote during elections. Caroline Aoko has experienced this first hand. As Kenyans go the polls on 8th August 2017, she plans to use her vote to amplify the voice of the deaf and create more awareness about their plight.

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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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