By Peter Kimeu Before the 2007 Kenyan elections we joked about politics amongst colleagues and neighbors in this most famous of East African nations....
There has been a sea change in the mindsets of ordinary Kenyans that in large part is the result of government reforms and transformation of its media. We are heartened that Kenya's next election is unlikely to provoke the extreme levels of ethnic violence that followed the last contest.
Although hate speech may have been curtailed, campaigning along ethnic lines remains the standard operating procedure of Kenyan politics.
Does my world perspective help me raise globally conscious kids? Or does my travel across the world mean that they miss out on something essential in what a mother promises her child?
1.6 billion people on earth lack affordable light. Imagine the virtual release of human energy if we truly lit the world together.
The war tore their hearts open, their bodies open, their families open. But they learned to create a wheel with their human presence for each other: what they lose through those gaps, they transform into performance, and enacting it with one another gives nourishment back.
The unknown is generally thrilling in any form. It's the feeling that all your past experiences have been rendered irrelevant by what's now in front of you.
A universal quality education must be inclusive of pre-primary, primary and secondary education to successfully create a skilled workforce ready to take on the jobs available in our current and future economies.
Valentine's Day is upon us, and those little candy hearts pervasively sugaring the public sphere with the words "Be Mine!" got me thinking recently about the possessive language we use to describe love.
This is a rough place. One thing that was striking to me was how skinny these kids are. Legs like sticks.
There are a lot of crazy choices you can make in this life, but education is not one of them. Education is the most rationale choice of all. There are times when we choose education for ourselves, and there are times when we have the opportunity to help others make that choice.
I am in the Mukuru Kwa Reuben slum, one of the largest in Nairobi. No-one knows how many people live here. But rough estimates put it at over 600,000 people, across 13 sections, the majority living in corrugated iron shacks measuring 10X10 feet.
Warrior athletes from Mbirikani Group Ranch were the overall winners, receiving a grand prize of a stud Borana bull.
Researchers are trying to build an "alarm collar." It's a new kind of collar that can show if an elephant is up, down, or running. They hope to eventually use that information to more quickly dispatch rangers to try to catch poachers before they get too far.
Nairobi is a thriving metropolis that unfortunately suffers from high levels of inequality and violence. Sixty-five percent of the city's population of 4 million lives in the highly marginalized densely populated slums of the city. In 2007, something remarkable happened.
Anthony Adero granted me the privilege and the honor of discussing with him his redemptive experience following the trauma of being gang raped. We delved into his "afterlife" and his journey through fear, denial and social resistance.