Fear and a dash of hope – Kenyan Elections

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Nairobi, Kenya. Six days to the national elections. There is a cloud of fear and dread casting a dark shadow over the whole country. Murky and sticky shadows swirl into every household keeping people awake with worry at night trying to plan the next move. The future is uncertain. You wake up with a spinning head, heavy to lift, and continue with …

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

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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 …

On Corruption (3rd Place winner of My Corruption-Free Africa competition)

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Look beyond corruption. What do you see? Why does corruption exist? Are all people who partake in corruption really evil? Let’s take a look at the stereotypical small-scale corruption scenario. Say I am a policeman and I take a bribe – why? I am not paid enough, and, well, everyone does it. Say I am a driver and I pay …