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Kenya@50 or Sick@50 – Kenyatta’s Promise

As Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence, has the country lived up to the promises of its founding father? Fifty years ago, Kenya’s founding father and first president Jomo Kenyatta made a promise to his new-born nation that has since been ingrained into the head of every bored schoolchild in every dusty classroom across the […]

Britain should issue a “public and unconditional apology” to Kenya for injustices committed during the colonial era, the country’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission has said. The government-funded commission, in a long-awaited report, found that “the British Colonial administration in Kenya was responsible for unspeakable and horrific gross violations of human rights”, including “massacres, torture […]

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Kenya and Britain enjoy cyclical relations: fight, patch up, and continue normally. They are now patching up through President Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister David Cameron, who met in London recently to discuss Somalia, but the issue runs deep. Britain used to rule Kenya, would not mind doing it again. Kenyans insist on resisting external […]

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