Social Shifts That Mark the Present State of Kenya

by Wangari Kibanya Conversations around the word millennial make me wonder, why would we need to contextualize our social and economic shifts from a very US American lens yet our nation is only 53 years old and did not undergo some of the shifts that mark the demographic markers on that end? What happens when…

The Babylon System

We refuse to be what you wanted us to be We are what we are That’s the way it’s going to be. You don’t know You can’t educate I for no equal opportunity: Talking ’bout my freedom, people freedom and liberty Yeah, we’ve been trodding on the winepress much too long Rebel, rebel! Yes, we’ve been…

Kenya: The Indigenous Homeland

by Ngala Chome According to my national registration document, I ‘come’ from a sub-location called Murimani, in a location called Kayafungo, in a division called Kaloleni, which is in a district called Kilifi. I have never lived in all these places. However, in Kenya, home is not necessarily where one lives, where one learns how…

Did You Mean Beatification?

by Otieno Sumba The newly beatified Sister Irene Nyaatha Stefani may hold a Gikuyu name dearly given to her by the community she lived and worked in, but she is not Gikuyu, Kenyan, African or Black. This holds true for many of the other Catholic saints, blesseds, and venerables that earned their halos by the…

The Development Agenda in Africa

by Shillah Memusi For as long as I can remember, there has always been conversation about development on the African continent, where the terms “African Development” and “Development in Africa” were used interchangeably, as though they mean the same thing. I believe that the two are completely different concepts, distinguished mainly by their drivers, and…