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The Nine Lives of Kiamaiko Slaughterhouses

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, he explains, will come at a great cost – it is Nema’s job to provide more options, not less. He further insists that ...

opinion

47 Random Thoughts on Bandana Ya E-Sir

Bandana Ya E-Sir is a let-down. There is nothing about E-Sir in this song. The lyrics are dirty. Disappointing, even. E-Sir was more than a bandana. Sure, it was his signature look, in the same ...

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

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 place where Breeder ...


Did pollution reduce during the restrictions?

Remember when Osman Siddiqi took the famous photo capturing Mt. Kenya from Westlands, Nairobi? Everyone wondered whether the landmark was clear because of reduced air pollution during Covid-19 restrictions. Debunk Producer and data ...

Culture in the midst of a pandemic: Lessons from Ja Chiga’s chaotic funeral

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 ...

Truckers, Sex Workers & Coronavirus

Thousands of truck drivers working in East Africa were stranded for weeks at the Kenya - Uganda border. Traffic stretched more than 70 kilometers, making Busia county a Coronavirus hotspot. It’s what happened when poor ...

Fake News Still Menace in Kenya’s Digital Space

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors across the globe economically and socially, including the media. Legacy media houses, especially, have been forced to review how they interact with their audiences and the ways in ...

Protecting those fighting the coronavirus

As the coronavirus subsided in China and spread around the world, a global shortage of masks and other protective equipment emerged. Frontline medical staff are still clamouring for the items needed to keep them safe ...

Coronavirus shocks to fuel years of unrest and hunger in poorest economies

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic shocks caused by the new coronavirus are set to fuel poverty

The Toughest Triage

When medical resources are limited, who should get care first?



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