KWS ranger shoots Mahawk the lion

Where is the hashtag #LionLivesMatter after Mohalk was murdered?

Yesterday, Mohawk the lion was shot down at Isinya, in the outskirts of Nairobi after sneaking out of the National Park and attacking a passerby. Immediately, Kenyans took to social media to condemn the Kenya Wildlife Service officer for fatally shooting the dark maned king of the jungle. They wondered why the KWS didn’t simply tranquilize 

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media freedom

Restricting Parliament reporting a threat to freedom of the media

The amendment to the Standing Orders regarding media-related activities within the precincts of Parliament is the latest assault on the freedom and independence of the media. If the proposals by the joint Parliamentary Committee on Broadcasting and Library are adopted, all requests to conduct media activity will now be exclusively channelled through the Speaker of 

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kenyans-who-are

David Ndii’s article a ‘call to thought’ rather than a ‘call to arms and secession’

On Easter Saturday, Dr. David Ndii landed a bombshell in his article titled ‘Kenya is a cruel marriage, it’s time we talk divorce’. In his piece, he argued that Kenya had turned into a tribal and parochial amalgamation of disgruntled ‘nations’ (read tribes) that would much rather cut their respective losses and go it alone 

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Land

Proposed amendments roll back gains made in land reform

Throughout Kenya’s history, land has been an emotive issue, blamed for most of the deadly conflicts between clans, races, ethnic groups, multi-nationals, and  land buying companies. The violence witnessed in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 General Election was the wake-up call that amalgamated Kenya’s collective conscience that something needs to be done urgently to reform 

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xenophobia

Xenophobia, tribalism and Kenya

In the past few weeks, Kenyans have taken to social media to condemn the odious xenophobic attacks that have recently engulfed South Africa. The reactions elicited by Kenyans paints a picture of a civilised, united and enlightened citizenry that appreciates that xenophobia in any form has no place in the 21st century. The discussions revealed 

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