It's All Political

There’s a heaven for a G

Christmas means different things to different people. Some people look at it from a Christ perspective, and others view it from a distinctly human perspective. The first group is trying to do what Jesus did, and the second is down…

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Talking Gender

Living in a black man’s head

Africa is the cradle of mankind. The beginning of all things. The continent that was once overrun by greatness; with kings, queens, and empires from Egypt, to Mali, Uganda, South Africa and every place in between. Africa was the envy…

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Nairobae

‘Rafiki’ is making enemies of people everywhere

I’ve met Ezekiel Mutua a couple of times, and you know what? He’s far less annoying in person. He’s not the intolerant ogre that he seems to be. He just has a funny way with words. Even if he’s saying…

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Guest Blog, Talking Gender

Why attitudes towards sexual violence in Kenya need a major refresh

It’s estimated that 14% of Kenyan women and 6% of men aged 15-49 have experienced sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. In Kenya women and girls experience sexual violence more than men and boys. In my research I…

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Nairobae

Just go with your gut

I was running late. If I didn’t leave by 10.30am, I was going to be behind schedule. At 10.28, just in the nick of time, I started the car. Two minutes later, I hit the accelerator. As I turned towards…

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It's All Political

Mo’ money, mo’ problems

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the Turkish presidential elections, extending his 16-year stretch in power by five more years. The president gave a gushing acceptance speech even before all the votes were counted. “The message is clear,” he said.  “With…

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It's All Political

No Joshua, no Jesus, no joke

What a grand production these corruption scandals are turning out to be! I can’t remember a period in my lifetime when information flowed so freely from the vaults of Government. Because there is no doubt in my mind that the…

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