africa / celebration / Opinion

Jamhuri Day Celebrations Are Meaningless: Kenyans Are Yet To Be Free!

by Capt. (Rtd) COLLINS WANDERI In 1888 the Imperial British East Africa Company (IBEA) was granted the royal charter to administer and commercially exploit the British territory in East Africa on behalf the British monarch. The company was responsible for managing the production and exportation of raw materials and the construction of the Kenya-Uganda Railway … Continue reading

africa / celebration / Opinion / Politics

Kenya at 45; So far from where we began, yet so far from where we should be.

by Nelima Happy Jamhuri (Independence) Day to all my fellow Kenyans! What a great day this is as Kenyans all over are celebrating their freedom from the clutches of British colonial rule 45 years ago. A sketch of my family’s colonial background goes something like this; my mom was seven at the time of Kenya’s … Continue reading