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Laikipia

For almost a year now, lawlessness has visited the once serene plains of Laikipia. Farm invasions, shootings and even deaths. What really ails Laikipia and what possible solutions can be found? Please listen in to a podcast between Melanie Rice of Cape Radio South Africa and myself as we try to u...

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At what cost development?

On the morning of August 22nd, Samia Omar woke up with a divided conscience. She spent the whole morning trying to reconcile the two sides into one. But by 2pm she had given up the fight and she submitted in her resignation as the Lamu County Trade, Tourism, Culture and Natural Resources Executiv...

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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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