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Nairobi’s Insatiable Appetite For Gossip

February 24, 2021
by Whitney Muhadi
Over time, certain blogs and social media pages have distinguished themselves as the default gossip mills, getting the most traffic whenever they spill the periodic tea. But beyond the substance of their gossip, these purveyors of gist have perfected the ...
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A Sentimental (Mis)education

February 14, 2021
by Barbara Wanjala
I remember writing my earnest missives in painstaking cursive on perfumed stationery, a skill that I honed to perfection over the years. Unfortunately, I would receive only abysmal penmanship and plagiarised poetry. ...
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TikTok Challenges: A Gateway To Our Inner Ratchet?

February 12, 2021
by Whitney Muhadi
The #silhouettechallenge has been dropping jaws and clothes in equal measure. Many say it’s a way of promoting body positivity. ...
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Rock Me Not Kanairo: Reminiscing The Nairobi Rock Scene

January 27, 2021
by Whitney Muhadi
Tuesdays were extra special at The Blues, especially for Nairobi’s dated Rock community. The veterans show up and you can tell of their frequent attendance from the number of people they greet. ...
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Black Tax is Killing Me

January 26, 2021
by Whitney Muhadi
I head home feeling all pretty, enjoying the throwback R&B classics blaring from the speakers of the 111 Ngong nganya. I get a text notification from my brother, ‘please call me thank you’ it reads. Didn’t I send mother enough ...
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Thriving Through a Pandemic

January 7, 2021
by By Whitney Muhadi

How Kenyan Workers are Trafficked Abroad.

September 28, 2020
Kenya is a country of origin, transit and destination for human trafficking. There have been many reports over the years about Kenyans migrant workers being mistreated in the Gulf States, especially those in the domestic sector. Debunk takes a look ...
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Edgar Obare and the Era of Doxing

August 17, 2020
Kenyan vlogger Edgar Obare, popularly known as the ‘TeaMaster’ recently found himself on the receiving end of law enforcement after he shared travel visa details of Natalie Tewa, another vlogger. We explore this habit of sharing private information maliciously, referred ...
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Culture in the midst of a pandemic: Lessons from Ja Chiga’s chaotic funeral

July 7, 2020
by Daniel Ominde
On the morning of June 11, 2020, Benard Obonyo breathed his last at St. Jairus Hospital in Kisumu. Were it not for who he was and the kind of following he commanded, his funeral would have been just like any ...
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Breaking Women’s Backs

March 8, 2021
by By Juliet Atellah and Mary Muoki

Nairobi’s Insatiable Appetite For Gossip

February 24, 2021
by Whitney Muhadi

A Sentimental (Mis)education

February 14, 2021
by Barbara Wanjala

TikTok Challenges: A Gateway To Our Inner Ratchet?

February 12, 2021
by Whitney Muhadi


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