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.

The Freemasons Who Built Kenya

The White House Lodge was burnt down in 1905. But another one was quickly built, this time further downtown, on the very spot that Central Bank is today.

The Women Who Went to War

Of all the women who fought in the Mau Mau war, only a few are known, and even fewer remembered.

Sex, Ed and Dread

How did you first learn about sex and family planning?

A Nairobi Pedestrian Goes to Archives

Stuck in Nairobi on a random Saturday waiting for her mum, Gloria Mari explores Kenya National Archives and meets Ferdinand.

How Kenya Lost Its Way

Dealing with corruption means admitting that the founding ideals of this country includes the creation of an elite through looting coffers and grabbing land. That corruption in Kenya, just like racism in America, it isn't an anomaly, but an inbuilt founding ideal of the country.

7 More Absurd Stories from Kenyan History

In the original draft of this listicle, this entry was specifically about that time Fai Amario, in 2000, placed an ad in the dailies that he was searching for a wife. But every single story about this highly intelligent psychopath and brewer is just batshit crazy.

7 Most Bizarre Things Banned By African Dictators

The most subversive thing you can do in Burundi today is jog without a permit. You might also not want to rough up the president, who's a striker, in a football match. Unless you don't value your freedom.

7 ‘Lost’ African Countries

In the last fifty years alone, the independence of the Republic of Ambazonia has been declared thrice. The fight to get it recognised is still ongoing.