Progressive gains made under the government of President Mwai Kibaki, such as the freedom of press and speech, have disintegrated. The men overseeing Kenya’s cultural landscape have rolled back artistic freedom.
There needs to be a new generation of leaders in Africa that are untied to the complicated histories of their countries’ pasts
To argue that Kenya’s Supreme Court ruled against a presidential election because it is “independent” is the same as saying eggs come from the supermarket. The story is more complex.
Kenya mainstream media’s escape into “peace journalism” has turned it into a bystander, creating a vacuum that has now been filled by fake news.
Even if the political rhetoric in this Kenya election was angry and divisive, it still did not fall to the ethnic-filled bile of 2007 and 2013.