It’s simple, because it was the result of the first “Kenya’s Got Talent.” Continue reading…
Tagged in: Kenya History
By Amol Awuor
Long before the word ‘Kyuk’ or ‘Kiuk’ became a cool word to make reference to the Kikuyu community; it was a racist slur popularized by the colonial officers and settlers to demoralize and demonize members of the Kikuyu community. Continue reading…
If you have ever been to the Kenya Railways Museum, chances are you have walked right past an unassuming dining set. Unknown to many a viewer, that is the Wardroom Dining Set that was salvaged from a German warship that lost the Battle of the Rufiji Delta.
The ownership of Kenya’s coastline has been a matter of contention since the Sultan of Zanzibar officially signed it away in 1963. The claims for secession are often accompanied by the history of the great Zanzibar sultanate which once stretched to what is today the Kenyan coastline.
Unsolved murders mean that out there, a murderer who walks free. Sometimes, the murderers walk free because the system is rigged in their favor.
This list focuses on seven murders of young women in Kenya, including a tantalizing story of foreign spies who were made in Kenya. Two of these entries are solved, or at least the murderers are known.
[This piece was originally published on the Medium Blog here.]
I hadn’t planned to spend my entire afternoon like this. At least not at first. I was in town, with a few hours to kill and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I always know, but I never get round to doing it. Instead of window shopping or sitting in a cafe trying to figure out whether the man next to me is just fidgety or is busy masturbating. (This happened once, in Java Capital Centre).
In July-August 1999, Mashreq Bank at the imposing ICEA building on Kenyatta Avenue was robbed twice.
The first time was on July 1, 1999 when robbers stormed the branch at midday and made away with 0.5 million bob. The second time was on the morning of August 17, 1999. This time the six robbers took their time and robbed the bank of KShs. 9 million bob-or 7.5 million, depending on whether you believe the bank or the police.
But that is the boring part of the story. Continue reading…