#WorkInProgress: A decade in Kenyan politics from a journalist’s notebook


In Naivasha, holed up in cottages at different corners of the Great Rift Valley lodge were teams of technocrats who tried the best never to appear in public. Their brief was simple. Do as much research as possible and control reportage of the closed door deliberations by the media.

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Beyond Direct Benefits of Digital Broadcasting


On January 1, Kenya made the first step in digital migration that marked the analogue switch off in Nairobi way ahead of the June 17 global deadline. The second phase shall be implemented on February 2, and shall cover Mombasa, Malindi, Nyeri, Meru, Kisumu, Webuye, Kakamega, Kisii, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyahururu, Machakos, Narok and Loldiani. Many…

Kenya 2013: What Do Our Presidential Hopefuls Stand For?


Last night as Americans voted, I was engaged in a Twitter debate with another Tweep on the policies of the two Presidential candidates. Though limited by the 140 characters, the debate was interesting and made me question what policies from Kenya’s 2013 Presidential hopefuls were worth debating on. It is rather unfortunate that we, Kenyans,…

The Road to Kenya’s ICC Trials:


September 3, 2012: First joint prosecution/defence filing on agreed facts about non-contentious issues. October 16, 2012: Prosecution to file ex parte (Chamber and Victims and Witnesses Unit only) provisional list of witnesses to be relied on at trial and list of evidence. October 31, 2012: Prosecution report on joint instruction of experts. January 9, 2013:…