How dad dishonoured my mother

Recently, I met a neighbour in the village where my mother lived. This neighbour told me how one day, a long time after my father had left my mother and… Read more »

Treatments for Cancer

In India, an estimated 8.8 lakh cancer related deaths are expected by 2020. These numbers are terrifying, and therefore it is important for us to learn about the little things… Read more »

Controversial CS with gift of the gab who relishes taking on Uhuru critics

After three years in the political cold, Devolution and Planning secretary Festus Mwangi Kiunjuri has made up for lost time by using his oratory prowess as a Jubilee Coalition defender…. Read more »

Those who disparage mega projects overlook how economies grow

Two Rivers, a mega project that is one of the largest shopping malls in Africa, finally opened last week. This giant piece of infrastructure cost $274 million or about Sh28… Read more »

Why half of Kenyan men should be in jail for sexual offences

In May 2013, a 16-year-old boy – let’s call him Calvin – invited his girlfriend to his house. It was a Sunday and his parents were out. His girlfriend –… Read more »

The Role of the State in Shrinking Political Spaces for CSOs in Kenya

Kenya’s civil society has faced a myriad of challenges but it has grown resilient and vibrant over the decades. Njeri Kabeberi explores the role of the state in shrinking political… Read more »

What porn can do to your relationship

The first time Debra heard it, she thought she had imagined the whole thing. Did her husband moan another woman’s name during their lovemaking? Part of her was convinced Tony… Read more »

Trump’s America could look a lot like Kenya

Trevor Noah, the South African comedian and host of “The Daily Show,” a popular late-night news satire and talk show in the United States, once described Donald Trump as America’s… Read more »

Uhuru’s re-election chances undented despite graft spiral

In the face of the Eurobond, National Youth Service (NYS) and Afya House corruption scandals, to name just a few — and amidst claims that devolution has led to the… Read more »

Nowhere to hide illegal wealth in Kenya

Kenya has over the years witnessed a high level of grabbing of public property, with the perpetrators going about it with impunity. There have been some instances where illegally-acquired properties… Read more »

Does Peter Kenneth stand a better chance in Murang’a governor race?

With only two candidates to face off, Murang’a residents believe former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth stands a better chance to be governor if he runs in the county and not… Read more »

Cows for a Dowry: My Conflicted Feelings About Respecting Kenyan Wedding Traditions in Canada

Growing up Kenyan, I regularly ran into cultural traditions so deeply rooted in history and largely rural lifestyles that they didn’t square with my very Canadian life. Half-joking and yet… Read more »

Weird extents city women go to have firm grip on their men and make them happy

When a woman suspects or discovers that her man is cheating on her, one common fear or question they always ask themselves is, ‘Do I really satisfy him in bed?’… Read more »

Class One laptops plan sets Kenya on course to future tech-savvy generation

The next decade 2016-2025 promises to be the decade of Africa’s development through an ICT-propelled transformation. The launch of the Smart Africa Initiative at the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali… Read more »

Why foreign workers in Kenya earn more money

There has been a lot of talk lately about the differences in earnings between expatriates and local employees, especially in the NGO sector. Is there an issue, and if there… Read more »