Have You Ever Been to a Private Hospital?

Everything bad about the global finance system has been happening in Nairobi, and you've been paying for it with your money, and lives.

The Man Who Sold a Country

...and the people who stood by while it happened (simply, us).

How Scientific Racism Shaped Kenya

In the 1930s, a group of scientists set about trying to use science to prove that Kenyans couldn't handle European ideas.

The Assassination of Chief Waruhiu

At quarter to 1 on 7th October 1952, Senior Chief Waruhiu Kung'u was shot and killed. This is the story of the two men who hanged for it.

The Kamba of Paraguay

How did a group of Kamba soldiers find their way to the heart of South America?

Anatomy of a Health Crisis: A Photo Essay

What happens when a public healthcare system is designed to fail?

Rusinga Festival: A Photo Essay

The Rusinga Festival celebrates the colorful history of the Subanese, descendants of a dynastic war for the Buganda throne.

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 First Computers in East Africa –and what became of them

One of them ended up at the bottom of the ocean, because of a snake, a gun, and bureaucracy. Another ended up in China, somehow.

SIX HOURS ON FIGHT NIGHT: Makmende vs Wikipedia

Makmende had returned, and he was here to stay. Not that he reads books and Wikipedia anyway. He just beats them up to get the information he wants.

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.

Why You Need Travel Papers

Wars might have an end-date in history, but the havoc they reap in the social fabric of humanity have a tenacious will to survive.

Why Landlocked Countries Have Navies

Although these countries do not have coastlines, and especially because they do not, they protect the water bodies they have with a degree of seriousness.

New Moscow: The Rise, and Quick Fall of Russia’s colonial experiment

For Alexander, who considered this proposal seriously, Achinov and his Cossack’s were the perfect cat’s paw.

Butterflies and the Sea

At Serena Beach Resort & Spa, M.’s date waddles like a duck, a monkey organizes a banana heist, and then we cradle butterflies.

The Rise and Fall of the State House Boys

Inside the intrigues that built and destroyed the President’s comms team. A story of blind ambition, unfettered ego, and utter destruction. And a brothel.

What Happened to Kenya’s Moon Rocks?

The idea though was that they would mark the successes of space exploration, and be displayed to the public. Very few countries ever did that.

The Sister Right

‘I’m pregnant,’ she answered. It was supposed to be the end of ends. I didn’t get the seriousness of it. ‘Congratulations.’ I rushed to hug her.