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A future in crisis

[caption id="attachment_299" align="aligncenter" width="660"] The writer at Mandera Township Primary School[/caption] Story originally appeared in the Standard on Sunday on Feb 22nd To an old woman who is sitting down under the shade of a stunted acacia tree, wrestling might seem to be the simples...

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The fall of a sugar giant

[caption id="attachment_287" align="aligncenter" width="660"] A shot of the main gate at Mumias Company Limited.[/caption] BY DANIEL WESANGULA On June 29, 2012, as the rest of the country was whipped up in political emotion, something was happening in Nucleus Estate in Kakamega. Within the estate ...

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Traditional rivalries, modern bloodbaths and an army major’s boot.

BY DANIEL WESANGULA Originally published in the Standard on Sunday on 30th November Joyce Losute will never give her daughter’s hand in marriage to a Pokot. Even if cupid traverses all the hills and valleys that surround her small homestead in Kapedo and eventually strike her daughter’s heart....

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Tea farm evictees brace for legal battles as colonialists blamed for forceful evictions.

BY DANIEL WESANGULA (Article originally ran in two parts in the Standard on Sunday on October 12 2014) Kericho, unlike the rest of the greater Rift Valley does not pride itself of having the best athletes. Neither does it pride itself of having the world’s best fresh water lake destinations. I...

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