The Eccentric Photography of Osborne Macharia

Two days after shooting Mengo, Osborne texts to say he lost the images he took. So he called in the models and started all over again.

The Complex Legacy of Lucy Kibaki

Lucy Kibaki was many things, and one of the most important was violent and entitled. She saw herself as co-president, a role that gave her insurmountable powers to even engage in public acts of violence. One of her victims had to go on exile, and several ended up without jobs.

Why Nicholas Biwott was Nicknamed “The Bull of Auckland”

Nicholas Biwott, the Total Man, was also known as the "Bull of Auckland." Were his fellow legislators cheering him on or trying to publicly ridicule him?

The Ageless Defiance of Muthoni Nyanjiru

Muthoni Nyanjiru rose to her feet, exasperated. She was done waiting. She was done hoping. She was out of chills to give. Today was her day to be badass. 94 years later, her courage remains one of the greatest acts of sacrifice to a Kenyan cause.

Nyeusi: The Next Alek Wek

Before we left Turkana, we met someone. The image you have of a Turkana woman is wrong. She is skinny, yes, but she is gorgeous. You don’t need a camera to tell she is gorgeous. She has dark, flawless skin, and eyes with gorgeous, thick set eyes. She doesnt always wear her tribal garb, the …

Gichigi & Sons Photography Ltd.

A photograph freezes a moment in time. Even a bad photograph. It is one of the few forms of art that can tell stories without moving across lines upon lines of detail. Yet good photos have so much detail that the human eye instinctively takes in, and the brain understands and translates, that beauty is …

AM Jeevanjee: The Man Who Built Nairobi

Although the only thing that still bears his name in Nairobi today is a public park, Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee’s (AMJ) story is closely interwoven with the story of Nairobi’s beginnings. Jeevanjee was a businessman, politician, and philanthropist all packed into one stocky, curious, and illustrious immigrant who made Kenya his home.

Monica Njeri’s Killer Killed Again

In August 1980, Kenya arrested a US sailor for the murder of Monica Njeri in a drunken brawl. 32 years later, he killed three more women.

In McMillan’s Underbelly: The Quest for Kenya’s History

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 …