· October, 2006

Stories about Kenya from October, 2006

Kenya: a photo with Michael Johnson

  31 October 2006

“A random guy walks over, sits next to me, insists that I’m a hero and asks if I would honour him by taking a photo with him. Despite my tiredness and hunger I agree to the photo, mainly because this guy looked pretty desperate.” Who is this guy?

Kenya: recognize gay and lesbian citizens

  30 October 2006

A statement in support of gay and lesbian citizens of Kenya, “It is time to scrap the laws that the British imposed upon us and left us with, laws that the colonizers themselves scrapped long ago. Let Kenya move out from the shadows of her colonial past and recognise the...

Kenya: the art of positioning in Kenyan politics

  30 October 2006

You Missed This explains why the president of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki, has already won re-election, “Two gentlemen by the name of Al Ries and Jack Trout wrote what in my view is the most important marketing book ever written in the 60s called Positioning. This book changed marketing forever and...

Kenya: Nairobi in October

  30 October 2006

“I have not been in Nairobi in October in a long time and the explosion of colour has caught me by surprise. Well it isn’t really an explosion of colour but an explosion of purple,” writes Mental Acrobatics.

Kenya: website in memory of Dr. Wanjiru Kihoro

  26 October 2006

Mental Acrobatics announces that there is a site dedicated to the Kenyan political and social activist, Dr. Wanjiru Kihoro, who passed away recently, “The tribute website for Dr. Wanjiru Kihoro is now up. Thanks to Mshairi and Mich.”

Kenya: badge of endorsement for MPs

  25 October 2006

Alexcia has a simple proposal for Mzalendo, “My proposal is simple enough. Why don’t you introduce a badge of endorsement/ recommendation that you would include with the biographies of MPs that have signed up to some 5 or so core values?”

Kenya: how to beat the stock market in Kenya

  25 October 2006

Odegle Nyang Investment knows how last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, can help you beat the stock market, “a friend of mine has just told me how the great lady can help you beat the NSE fair and square. here is the deal….”

Kenya: former Attorney General should shut up

  23 October 2006

You Missed This thinks the former Kenya's Attorney General, Charles Njonjo, should shut up!: “This was the kind of behaviour going on in Kenya when Charles Njonjo was the powerful AG and a member of Kenyatta’s kitchen cabinet. Njonjo more than anybody else promoted the propaganda politics against the Luo...

Kenya: is presidential poll a fraud?

  22 October 2006

You Missed This writes about the Presidential race in Kenya, “Somebody somewhere is very determined to push forward Kalonzo Musyoka's candidature for President. Poll after poll has put him way ahead of all other candidates. The strange thing about these polls is that they contradict what we all know about...

Kenya: government must protect citizens

  20 October 2006

The Xposer wonders if the government of Kenya adheres to its constitutional mandate to provide security for its people, “The Issue of which party or candidate to vote for is no longer a big problem to some. But some questions remain unanswered: Have they (politicians) educated the public to love...

Kenya: the collector of worlds

  20 October 2006

Kikumuyumoja's Realm writes about a book reading event in Nairobi, Kenya: “There was this public reading (organized by the German Cultural Centre (Goethe-Institut) & the German Department @ University of Nairobi) by Ilija Trojanow and Binyavanga Wainaina at the Goethe Auditorium (@ Maendeleo ya Wanawake House – used to be...

Kenya: Kenyan blogger passes away

  19 October 2006

The Kenyan blogger, Kachumbari, who wrote from a village in Central Kenya has passed away: “I just found out from Ndesanjo that Kachumbari was killed in a car accident several weeks ago. His cousin Samuel offered an obituary and explanation of his death on the blog – Kachumbari had travelled...

Kenya: Oil as a gift?

  17 October 2006

Afromusing comments on the news that Kenya gave China six oil blocks as a gift: “What. The. Fuzz. Since when did start ‘gifting’ natural resources to other countries, something’s off, either the article misrepresents the agreement and creates the impression that Kenya is just giving stuff away…what is in it...

Kenya: MP responds to a question online

  17 October 2006

A small step in the journey of Mzalendo, “It seems that our faith and non-cynicism has been rewarded. Over the weekend, MP Ukur Yatani (North Horr) became the first MP to respond to a constituent’s question via the comment page on Mzalendo. He also updated his profile.”

East Africa: is the East African Union a joke?

  16 October 2006

Rants, Raves, and Reviews asks whether the East Africa Federation is an April 1st joke, “Why bother with a political union between countries when Kenya & Uganda have massive internal political problems….”

Kenya: spotlight on Kenyan music

  16 October 2006

Kikuyumoja's Realm attends a special musical event, the Spotlight on Kenyan Music Vol.2: “Spotlight on Kenyan Music Vol. 1 has already been a success – my friend Mbuzimoja had sent me a compilation last year, so this time I didn’t want to miss it and catch the spirit for myself....

Kenya: L’État, c’est Moi

  13 October 2006

“You are telling me Kibaki could not find one other worthy Kenyan, preferably one who didnt take a multi million dollar bribe, to appoint as a Special Envoy?,” writes Mental Acrobatics after the former Kenyan president, Daniel Arap Moi, was named a special regional peace envoy.