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Nakuru residents urged to Guard the constitution

Nakuru residents have been urged to develop an interest towards the implementation of the constitution. During the launch of the Jukumu Letu initiative held on Saturday residents were urged to unite with the government in order to make that happens. “We have a role in defending the constitution,” urged Nyambura Gathumbi of HIVOS, one of the organizations that supports the ...

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Jukumu Letu Nakuru launch in pictures

On Saturday April 25, the Jukumu Letu initiative which aims at sensitizing Kenyans on the need to follow up on the implementation of the constitution was launched in Nakuru. The event took place at the Nyayo gardens. Here is a pictorial story of what happened. The event did not start on time due to a power failure: So the Jukumu ...

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SwahiliBox arts initiative launched

SwahiliBox the Technology Open Space in Mombasa, Kenya which focuses on socio-economic technology empowerment has been launched. The initiative is geared towards the propagation of arts, heritage and culture within Mombasa and Coastal Kenya, by means of using technology as a tool. This initiative will encapsulate various key players and artists in the arts and heritage sector. This will therefore include ...

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Nakuru residents to laugh at themselves at the Jukumu Letu launch

Nakuru residents will be reflecting at the issues that concern them most today at the Jukumu Letu campaign launch. The event will take place at the Nyayo gardens and is free for all. There will be performances from various art groups among them cartoonists and musicians. But it’s the nature of the performances that will leave the residents laughing at themselves ...

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Of government funds that never benefit the target population

The Ugandan playwright John Ruganda talks of situations in life when “you bleed the leech to fatten a heifer.” A leach is a parasite such as a tick, and thinking of how its blood can be used to fatten a heifer is classic irony. Yet this is what happens in many situations in Kenya when funds meant for development end ...

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Nakuru cartoonists replay ‘choices have consequences’ refrain

When in 2013 an American diplomat cautioned Kenyans against electing the Jubilee duo because of the crimes they were facing at the International Criminal Court (ICC), he did not know his statement would go viral. The three words sentence ‘choices have consequences’ not only became a common statement during the March 2013 campaign period but stuck among Kenyans. Today it ...

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Jukumu Letu cartoonists caricature Nakuru County’s ills

Nakuru County has its own share of the fame that comes with prostitution. Like Nairobi it also has a ‘K Street’ – which is some sort of an informal designated region for prostitution. It is called Kanu Street and it is down town along a road that branches as you head to the Lake Nakuru National Park. But there are ...

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Kenyan photography blogger Msingi Sasis arrested as a terror suspect

Kenyan Photographer and Msingi Sasis currently in Police Custody as terror suspect

Kenyan blogger and photographer Msingi Sasis Bekko was yesterday arrested at the Galleria Mall in Karen for taking pictures and taken to Langata Police station where he was booked in as a terror Suspect. Msingi Sasis runs www.nairobinoir.com, a photography blog on Nairobi at night capturing the many different activities that take on in most parts of Nairobi after dark. ...

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The ‘Joseph factor’ in Kenya’s security docket

What is in a name, asked William Shakespeare once. A rose in another name may smell as sweet he posed. But what is in a name when all key people picked for a particular job share a name? Could there be something more to that name? That is what we might need to ask about Kenya’s security docket which only ...

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Jukumu Letu heads to Nakuru

Nakuru artists will this coming week converge to discuss their issues and ways in which they will highlight and inform their residents about the Constitution. Jukumu Letu, an initiative that seeks to inform Kenyans about the Constitution through art, will be in Nakuru, after holding successful events in Mathare, Nairobi County and Wote, Makueni County. Some of the types of ...

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THE TUM CULTURAL WEEK

The Technical University of Mombasa just concluded cultural week is an annual affair meant to showcase the diversity of the institution’s members and their various cultural backgrounds. Far from encouraging negative ethnicity, the events carried out throughout the week are geared towards uniting the many communities at the university by encouraging each to learn about and understand other cultures. The ...

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Negative stereotypes are the cancer eating Kenya

Every time I think about the challenges we face as a country in pushing for a culture of ethnic diversity, I cannot help but conclude that it lies in the negative stereotypes we peddle against communities. Negative stereotypes are to me the main reason why we fought each other in 2007/2008 and are still the reason we still fight each ...

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Pictorial: A peek into Lamu

Lamu County is an important cultural and heritage place in Kenya. Due to it’s importance, the entire Lamu Island is a protected UNESCO heritage site. During the Easter Weekend, Lamu held its inaugural Food Festival. An event that drew visitors from far and wide to sample Lamu’s culture through its food. This unique event comes at a time when Lamu’s ...

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Mombasa residents throng Mshikaki Street Festival

The fifth edition of the Mshikaki Street Festival took place on Saturday 6th of April at the Tusks on Moi Avenue, against a backdrop of fears of another attack by militant terrorist group,  Al-Shabaab. Some people were of the view that the fete should have been postponed. After all, the nation was in mourning after the terrorist attack in Garissa ...

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Swahili Box, new tech hub in Mombasa taking shape

  In about 4 months, Kenya will have a new tech hub in Swahili Box. A place to bootstrap start-ups, work, share knowledge and create. Here technology, networking, business and art will thrive. Swahili Box looks out to the Indian Ocean in the vicinity of Fort Jesus and Seacom’s landing point. An old building at the Swahili Cultural Centre will ...

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