Stories centred around happenings in Kenya
Critics of Kenya’s education system have been unanimous in calling it out for its failure to address critical aspects of growth from a tender age to being in tune with the present. Now that Kenya has rolled out a new curriculum, are things going to be any better? Does the new system address all the concerns raised about the system it is replacing? Africa Uncensored’s Joy Kirigia sought to find out in third installment of our education series focusing on the new curriculum.
In the third episode of End of the River, Africa Uncensored’s John-Allan Namu explores the expansive Laikipia county looking for answers to the perennial conflict pitting owners of large ranches and conservancies, the government of Kenya and the pastoralist communities neighbouring them who keep on invading the ranches and conservancies in search of water and pasture. In 2017, the conflict came to a head with the murder of one of the shareholders of the larger ranches, Tristan Voorspuy and the injuring of another, renowned rancher-turned-conservationist, Kuki Gallman.
In the second part of our series on Kenya’s new education curriculum, Africa Uncensored‘s Joy Kirigia looks at the preparedness of the country.
Bernard, who we featured in #InTribeWeTrust, is a diehard supporter of opposition coalition NASA and its leader Raila Odinga. Africa Uncensored‘s John-Allan Namu followed Bernard Ochieng as he joined other supporters to witness Mr Odinga being “sworn in” on 30th January 2018, at Nairobi’s historic Uhuru Park.
Beginning this month, learners across Kenya’s 28,000 primary schools are witnessing the rollout of a new education system after a successful pilot that ran from May 2017. The 2-6-3-3 system replaces the 32-year-old 8-4-4 system of education that was inaugurated under the government of then President Daniel Moi.
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?
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.
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.