The [non]Sense of [in]Justice in Kenya – by Yule Mbois Mndialala

Narissa Allibhai Politics & Society 2 Comments

A young Dutch man challenged a group of us with a couple of questions, after listening to a debate on extra-judicial killings in Kenya. The questions he asked, which needed answering but got little owing to lack of time, were these: What do we, as Kenyans, consider just? Should morality influence our sense of justice? This got me thinking, as the …

Does Democracy Require a Patriotic Education?

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Democracy. What most states these days strive for. It is supposed to mean political equality of citizens and majority rule. How can this work in an individualistic culture where each is concerned with self-advancement, with a lack of regard for the greater good? And how can one even participate in an informed manner if basic education does not include understanding …