‘The Failure of Satire in Campaign-period Kenya’

My friend Stephen Derwent Partington asked me to post this on my blog (Squatting has taken on a new meaning I think – you heard it coined here first: Blog-Squatting) and since he’s so smart and I have to increase the intellectual value of this blog, I thought it a bargain to publish his work.  BY …

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WE PROTEST: #KOT Against Mps Bonus

Today, Kenyans on Twitter (#KOT) staged a protest in Nairobi, which was against the Members of Parliament awarding themselves a Kshs. 10 million per person bonus (!) At a time,when teachers struggle to live and hospitals in Kenya have no services to treat our children, the Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga is the third highest …

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WSF: great talk, no walk

A follow up article by Al Kags. A little more than a week ago, I asked a question – or a series of questions that left me castigated left right and centre by the online socialist community. My question was specifically related to the World Social Forum but generally to all other conferences. I asked …

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The Races: The start of a series

Kenyans are for the next two years in for a veritable treat as far as entertainment is concerned. For eons, competition has been the surest form of entertaainment for the average human – and the two years 2007 and 2008 are going to be highly entertaining years for Kenyans. The entertainment on schedule is the …

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