Society

Gas Imeisha? Tales of Kenya’s LPG Price Hikes

by Lilian Mutinda
Unlike super petrol, diesel and kerosene, the price of LPG is not regulated. The retail price of cooking gas is at the whims of importers, who often adjust the prices based on ...
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People

The Nine Lives of Kiamaiko Slaughterhouses

by Kanyi Wyban 
Bayana maintains that Nema has become too hasty and radical in its approach. He tells me that the deadline issued demonstrates a government whose priorities are reversed. Unsettling a whole community’s economy, ...
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People

Uko na Borehole? House (and Water) Hunting in Nairobi

by Eddy Ashioya 
And yet the jerrican-syndrome is a familiar site in Nairobi, and not just in the sprawling Eastlands where I lived after campus. I stayed in the infamous Pipeline Estate, aka Pipu, that ...
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The Presidential Series




Society

Kenya’s Scrap Metal Survivalists

by Lilian Mutinda
Back in October 2007, Kenya amended the Scrap Metal Act of 1959 abolishing the requirement for a licence for one to deal in scrap metal. As a result, the industry was buffeted ...
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People

Sellebrity: Fame Versus Electability

by Eddy Ashioya 
The celebrity as a politician is officially a thing (preceded by the bizarre the-politician-as-a-celebrity epoch of bling bling hookah smoking honourables). And so many are abandoning the mic as they seek to ...
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Politics

Russia, Ukraine and Kenya’s Chapati Woes

by Lilian Mutinda
Should Ukraine be driven to its knees, Kenya is bound to suffer major setbacks. The Cost of bread and wheat flour goes up. Kenya relies on imported wheat from Ukraine and Russia to ...
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Society

Kenya’s Leaking Debt Ceiling 

by Lilian Mutinda
According to the treasury, the increase in public debt is attributable to external loan disbursements, exchange rate fluctuations, and an uptake of domestic debt. And although the increasing debt has raised alarm, ...
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People

Mukuru’s Wars and Woes 

by Kanyi Wyban
The case of forced evictions - or threats of the same - in informal settlements isn’t new to Mukuru or Nairobi. In August 1996, the eviction of 20,000 people from the Mukuru ...
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People

The Perils of Pandemic Travel

by Asha Ahmed ...
Despite the many hoops that we’ve had to jump through during the trip to Brussels, we’re lucky that as journalists travelling on the invitation of an international organisation, our visas, COVID tests ...
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People

Alcohol Enemas: The Dangerous Way to Get Drunk 

by Eddy Ashioya 
Vodka tampons or butt chugging (used by men to introduce alcohol into the rectum via the anus i.e. as an enema)—depending on what you call it—allows the alcohol to bypass the liver’s ...
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People

How Journaling Saved Me 

by Steffany Ndei
Certainly, different people have different ways of journaling. Understandably, some people may bemoan the task of writing down how they feel or what they want to achieve. But in the new media ...
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Pop Culture

Your Guide To Kick-Ass Decluttering 

by Khui Karanja
A simpler wardrobe will cut down your dress-up time significantly because when you have a collection of clothes that fit your style and work together, then deciding what to wear every morning ...
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