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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By Africa Uncensored — 2 years ago
USD 11.5 million. It’s a staggering figure. That’s enough to pay the school fees of 811,000 Kenyan Primary School Children for one year… Yet this is what is extorted from hundreds of thousands of hawkers and informal traders in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, every year. Many of these people earn 100 dollars or less every month. Behind this extortion are officers working for Nairobi City’s government. Officers who operate with impunity, and often use deadly violence against the hawkers. This is part two of an Africa Uncensored documentary, ‘Kanjo Kingdom’.Post Views: 25
By Africa Uncensored — 11 months ago
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.Post Views: 24
By Michael Onsando — 2 years ago
Kenyans are incurring medical expenses which are 30-300% higher than market prices due to the government’s skewed procurement mechanism. The mechanism, known as the Market Price Index model, is not informed by market prices. This has facilitated regular leakage of funds through purchases made at significantly inflated prices.
As a result, there have been exorbitant regional price discrepancies for medical equipment and drugs in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.Post Views: 103