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West Pokot

Katuko has an easy smile and smooth skin. He is lean, all traces of fat melted off by the unforgiving West Pokot sun. His eyes are kind and playful. A complete opposite to those of Selemoi Rionongura’s Lokoureng’s. Selemoi’s show no sign of softness. (adsbygoogle = window.ads...

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To heal a school girl

Sometime in October, I was seated under the shade of fully matured palm trees admiring the lush vegetation beneath me. So thick was the grass and the assortment of weeds that my shoes disappeared underneath it all. I was lost in thought. Next to me,  members of the secessionist group Mombasa Republ...

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|Pedo’s paradise|

  Story originally ran in the Standard on Sunday on Jun 5 2016 Kenya’s Coast is famed for its white sandy beaches and sky blue waters. But underneath the glitz and glamour lies an ugliness of epic proportions. Every day, and repeatedly, children who can hardly tell their right hand from t...

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|Mr. Bigs: Juma and the other big man|

 < p > < /p > Story originally ran in the Standard on Sunday on July 3rd 2016 Jacob Juma was planning to flee Kenya and settle abroad in the weeks leading to his murder, new evidence shows. He was also in constant communication with businessman Jimmy Wanjigi about the Eurobon...

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The Maasais’ land question

Story originally appeared in the Standard on September 27 2015 [caption id="attachment_375" align="alignnone" width="300"] Maasai[/caption] In early September 2015, business was disrupted in Kitengela town on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi as a section of traders protested allocation of ...

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