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My Voter Story: Steve Biko

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has been conducting what it calls a mass voter registration exercise from the 19th of January and will run until Tuesday the 14th of February 2017. Millions of Kenyans are expected to register as new voters while others are likely to transfer their vote to other polling stations. Does […]

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My Voter Story: Joy Kirigia

What determines the winner in an election is the number of voters who cast their ballot in favour of him or her. This is common at least in all major democracies and as Kenyans go to the polls on the 8th of August 2017, the winner will have to garner at least 50% of all […]

 
 
 
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Famine May Rear Its Head In Somalia

Somalia just like most other parts of the Eastern Africa region has experienced failed rains in 2016 and the drought situation is threatening lives and livelihoods. Dead animals and malnourished children are a common sight in some parts of the country. According to Richard Trenchard, the Somalia representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the […]

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Murder At The Airstrip

At the crack of dawn on the 10th February 1984, Kenya security forces raided Wagalla in Wajir County, North Eastern region and allegedly killed hundreds of people from the Somali Degodia clan. The massacre lasted for four days in a disarmament exercise that remains one of the worst cases of human rights violation in the […]

 
 
 
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Seven Kenyan Doctors Freed by Court of Appeal

Seven Kenyan doctors jailed for contempt of court have today walked to freedom after the Court of Appeal released them unconditionally. The appellate court overturned an earlier one-month jail term handed to them by the High Court on 13th February 2017. This paves way for resumption of negotiations  this time led jointly by the Law […]

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Lakipia Land Invasions

Hundreds of heavily armed herdsmen have in the recent past pushed thousands of cattle into conservancies and ranches in Laikipia County in Kenya’s Central Rift region. At least one person has been killed in the ensuing clashes between rangers protecting wildlife in these ranches and the herders. Millions of dollars worth of property has also […]

 
 
 
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The Empty Incubators

On an ordinary day, Thika Level 5 Hospital in Kiambu County has all of ten of its baby incubators in use, but by yesterday, only one was occupied. The nurse who was present attributed this to the doctors’ strike which has entered its 59th day worsening the plight of patients. The fate of pre-term babies […]

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Four Days to Avoid Jail Term

A Kenyan judge has given the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union officials five more days to end the nationwide strike or risk prison term. The clock is ticking towards Judge Hellen Wasilwa’s ultimatum, however, the doctors aren’t softening their stance just yet. The medics have told Africa uncensored they would rather be in jail […]

 
 
 
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Painting the Dead: How artists are using the brush to address extra-judicial killings

The American sculptor, Duane Hanson once said, “Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.” Although its interpretation depends on the mind of the viewer, art is indeed a powerful tool. In Kenya, cases of extra-judicial killings carried out allegedly by the security agencies have been on the rise but the government […]

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