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How East Africa lost its innocence. Jun 1, 2014 3330
The business of terrorism. Jun 1, 2014 1560
Kenya: bad move by the police. May 1, 2014 1123
Can Africa industralise? Interview May 1, 2014 2417
East Africa becomes a petrol-dollar region. Apr 1, 2014 1584
Africa loses out on oceans. Cover story Feb 1, 2014 1941
Reclaiming the Indian Ocean: in Africa's discourse today, oceans are rarely on the agenda. The main reason for the apparent disinterest in the sea seems to stem from cultural beliefs and the political neglect of coastal communities. Sadly this trend has stuck to this day and has led to the coastal communities featuring less in the economic and political decision-making on the continent, writes Wanjohi Kabukuru. Feb 1, 2014 1196
When Mandela clashed with Moi over the Mau Mau. Jan 1, 2014 1140
Kenya celebrates! ...5O years of hard work pays off: Kenya celebrates 50 years of independence this month (December). On the podium to lead the celebrations will be President Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the country's founding father Jomo Kenyatta, who was born as his father was on the cusp of winning independence from Britain in 1963, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru from Nairobi, with additional reporting by Tom Mbakwe in London. Dec 1, 2013 4563
Lessons from the ICC and Westgate. Nov 1, 2013 1720
A fishy business: African coastal and small land states cry foul over distant fishing nations in Europe and elsewhere abusing access to fishing rights in their territorial waters. Nov 1, 2013 1280
Raila Odinga fights for relevance: Raila Odinga, the former Kenyan prime minister has sent mixed signals about his intention to be in the Kenyan presidential race of 2018. Attempting to untangle the puzzle. Aug 1, 2013 1345
Kenya to exploit mineral wealth: a treasure trove of resources is being discovered in Kenya as deposits of niobium, rare earth metals, titanium sands, ilmenite, zircon, coal, oil, gas and rutile are being discovered and exploited. As the government puts in place measures to ensure the whole nation benefits from the extractive industries sector, Kenya's economy, primarily agriculturally based, will see significant growth. Aug 1, 2013 1290
The truth behind Britain's Mau Mau payout. Jul 1, 2013 2084
The ICC: out of steam, and losing credibility fast! Jul 1, 2013 2511
Uhuru and the Catholic connection: Kenya's new president was born a Catholic, grew up a Catholic, and was helped by the Catholic Church behind the scenes to win the 4 March presidential election, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru. Essay Apr 1, 2013 927
The 10 mistakes that Odinga made: Wanjohi Kabukuru analyses some of the mistakes that lost Raila Odinga the presidential race. Viewpoint essay Apr 1, 2013 1236
The battle of the sons: Kenya goes to the polls to elect a new president and new parliamentarians on 4 March. Interestingly, the race is turning out to be a battle of the sons of Kenya's ex-political kingpins. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Feb 1, 2013 1179
ICC's long shadow over impending elections: Two months to Kenya's next elections in March 2013, foreign diplomats, alarmed that two International Criminal Court "indictees", Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto, might become president and vice-president, have started talking down the pair's chances. But voters are not listening as the pair's popularity is on the rise. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Jan 1, 2013 1684
Good tidings in Turkana: in Kenya's far north-western county of Turkana, celebrated worldwide for its prehistoric human origins findings, the backwater town of Lodwar, set in dry, sandy and intensely humid semi-desert, is steeped in memories of Kenya's independence struggle. But the discovery of oil in the county is set to change it for good. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports why. Nov 1, 2012 1114
Forgetting the "big man syndrome": just how did traditional Kenyan allies, the US and the EU lose the Kenyan plot and fail to see a new dispensation which is emerging in the East African country? Asks Wanjohi Kabukuru from Nairobi. Essay Oct 1, 2012 1341
The travails of Raila Odinga: just when he is so close to the prize--of becoming Kenya's next president--Prime Minister Raila Odinga's ranks are being depleted by the desertion of his heavyweight political allies. What, in the name of politics, is happening to the man heavily tipped to become Kenya's fourth president? Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Jul 1, 2012 1271
They came they saw they stayed! Jun 1, 2012 2634
Kenya after Kibaki. May 1, 2012 2988
Why Kenya is fighting in Somalia: there is more to Kenya's incursion into Southern Somalia than meets the eye. From Nairobi, Wanjohi Kabukuru reports that Kenya has long planned to create a Jubaland enclave in Southern Somalia for its own security and economic interests. "Dislodging Al Shabaab extremists," as Kenya explained its military push, appears just a convenient excuse. Apr 1, 2012 1541
Kenya waiting for godot. Feb 1, 2012 1491
Kenya's lady of grace: in Africa's rich list, you will not find her. Yet she is fabulously wealthy. Few Kenyan women enjoy her status. Her name is Mama Ngina Kenyatta, Kenya's first First Lady. From Nairobi, Wanjohi Kabukuru reports on the exploits of the "no ordinary woman" of Kenya. Jan 1, 2012 1247
Hunt for malaria vaccine raises a storm: malaria kills more people in Africa than HIV-Aids. Therefore attempts to produce a vaccine against the disease should normally be received with joy. But no. The trial stages of a new vaccine, RTS, S, have raised a storm in Africa. Our Kenyan correspondent, Wanjohi Kabukuru, went to find out. Oct 1, 2011 2222
Kenya 'Blue miracle worker' to the rescue: the "largest water purification project in the world without government or private sector funding" has been launched in the Western Province of Kenya to provide safe water at no cost for the next 10 years for 4 million people, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru. Jun 1, 2011 966
The Kibaki succession: in 21 months' time, Kenya's third president, Mwai Kibaki, will be calling it a day. To many Kenyans, the man who took over as president in 2003 is not the same man about to retire. Wanjohi Kabukuru looks at why the Kibaki of 2003 is a different kettle of fish in 2011. Apr 1, 2011 1599
Is Raila Odinga losing friends fast? Hyped as Kenya's most flamboyant politician, Kenya's prime minister Raila Odinga enjoys a huge following at the grassroots. His personality both excites and elicits cultish personification. But 2011 hasn't started very well for him. From Nairobi, Wanjohi Kabukuru, reports why. Mar 1, 2011 1245
Bad for America, good for East Africa. Dec 1, 2010 2098
A second rebirth! At last, after a 20-year-long hard struggle that saw scores of political activists, university dons and human rights defenders bludgeoned and maimed, Kenya now has a new constitution. And what excitement took over Nairobi when the new supreme law was promulgated on 27 August. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports. Oct 1, 2010 1238
Kenya in space exploration. Aug 1, 2010 931
Will Kenya get a new constitution? Is 2010 the year Kenya gets a new constitution? This question will be firmly answered in June when, for the second time in their history, Kenyans will vote in a referendum to decide whether they should get a new constitution or stick to the current one negotiated at Lancaster house in london 47 years ago. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. May 1, 2010 1159
African airlines angry over EU ban: every March since 2006 the European Union has issued a list of airlines banned from its airspace. This year the list affected a whopping 111 African airlines, some of whom exist only on paper, and caused huge alarm in the corridors of the Nairobi-based African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Wanjohi Kabukuru went to AFRAA headquarters to find out why the EU has been so draconian. May 1, 2010 1313
Mobile banking Kenya leading a new revolution. Apr 1, 2010 883
Africa dares science to reap fortunes. Apr 1, 2010 1316
The scramble for Kenya: China, India, Brazil and other emerging economies are investing heavily in Kenya and received further encouragement recently with a World Bank report that gave Kenya's economy a clean bill of health. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Mar 1, 2010 1105
Kenya finally lands a land policy: after 46 years of waiting, Kenya has finally got it right. Or has it? Braving much opposition from interest groups, the Kenyan Parliament took a cue from the cabinet and quietly passed the much-awaited Sessional Paper No. 3 on National Land Policy in mid-December. The proposals are now the subject of hot debate, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru from Nairobi. Jan 1, 2010 1177
ICC's long arms reach Kenya: "crimes committed in Kenya [after the 2007 elections], are crimes against humanity," says the ICC chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo. "In December 2009, I will request the judges of the ICC to open an investigation." His words have created jitters in Nairobi, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru. Dec 1, 2009 973
Ancestral land-grab. Nov 1, 2009 1963
Politics VS climate change: a biting drought, a gruesome famine, and a gnawing power-rationing schedule are some of the harsh effects of climate change battering Kenya today, thanks in part to corruption and the degeneration of the Mau Forest Complex, a vital ecosystem serving Kenya and neighbouring countries. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Oct 1, 2009 1485
The island of trouble: a tiny rocky island situated just where Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania meet in lake Victoria has become a bone of contention between Kenya and Uganda. "The island is in Kenya but the water is in Uganda. They want to fish here, but this is Uganda," says Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni. But old colonial maps say otherwise. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports. Jul 1, 2009 1397
The wealth of ashes: the Maasai of Kenya, like their brothers in Tanzania (see NA, April, pp. 56-60) are not happy with colonial agreements signed with the British that handed their land over to commercial operators, without an equitable share of the benefits. Our Kenyan correspondent, Wanjohi Kabukuru, has just been to one such operation and he reports Maasai frustration coming to boiling point. Jun 1, 2009 990
When Kenya sneezes ... despite its strategic importance, Kenya maintains a moderate profile in international politics. This "silent diplomacy" approach has enabled Kenyan businesses to expand all over the region without any trouble. May 1, 2009 1189
Kenya's example. Mar 1, 2009 2244
And Obama came along: it is no longer their athletes who give them a sense of pride, nor is it their world-stunning touristic sites and features, nay, it is one of their sons who has become the president of the United States of America! Joy oh joy! Wanjohi Kabukuru reports on the "Obama phenomenon" still sweeping Kenya. Mar 1, 2009 955
The Zanzibar question: recent pronouncements by leaders in the Zanzibari island of Pemba to the effect that they want to be autonomous and free have ruffled feathers in Dar es Salaam. Should this happen, it will be the end of the Union of Tanzania as we know it and the rebirth of Tanganyika. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports. Jan 1, 2009 1119
Kenya spare us the agony and bias: Kenya's post-election troubles have taught the people why their media should not imitate the "yellow journalism" of the West, reports. Jun 1, 2008 1145
Kenya: the soul-searching begins; As Kenyans begin to reconstruct their lives after the disastrous post-election violence, many questions have emerged that need urgent answers. A leaked ODM strategy paper appears to incriminate the opposition, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru from Nairobi. Mar 1, 2008 2133
Kenya: what went wrong. Feb 1, 2008 1983
Kenya: election campaign in full throttle; With the general election date firmly set for 27 December, Kenya is in a frenzy. As we went to press, the three main candidates for the presidency were frantically roving the country to convince the electorate on why they deserve their votes. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports on how the tables have turned. Dec 1, 2007 1192
Kenya: the race is truly on; After over a dozen presidential aspirants expressed interest in the December elections, the wheat has now been separated from the chaff and only three remain standing. Wanjohi Kabukuru gives some insight into the issues at stake and what the top three contenders have to offer. Nov 1, 2007 1108
The rise and rise of agriculture: once upon a time, agriculture was a dying sector of Kenya's economy. Now no more. For the past few years, it has been the wheel behind the country's economic turnaround, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru. Jul 1, 2007 1569
Kenya Airways: more questions than answers; What actually happened to Kenyan Airways Flight 507, which disappeared soon after takeoff from Douala airport in Cameroon on 5 May? There are still more questions than answers, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru. Jul 1, 2007 513
Kenya: from 'terrorist' to national hero. Mar 1, 2007 1446
It's no longer a job, it's a calling: to penetrate into NA was not easy. It has never been easy. Each and every sentence of the copy submitted must be qualified. This simply means to be on top of your subject, extensive research, reading, highly-honed analytical abilities, a knack for history, a refined worldview and an appreciation of cultures. Dec 1, 2006 1092
Kenya: look east my son; Kenya is the latest African country to fall for the charms of the world's emergent superpower, China. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi on what this portends for the East African country. Jul 1, 2006 1215
Is the Kenya media its own worst enemy? "Kenya is the only country where the media censors the government instead of the government censoring the media", says Koigi wa Wamwere, Kenya's assistant information minister and a veteran journalist himself. Wamwere insists that "the Kenyan media is its own worst enemy", but others beg to differ. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Jun 1, 2006 2172
Kenya: 'everyone knows NARC is dead'; With the unveiling of a new splinter party, NARC-Kenya, by President Mwai Kibaki's supporters, the opposition insists the ruling NARC coalition is dead, and the president should dissolve parliament and call fresh elections, writes Wanjohi Kabukuru. May 1, 2006 773
Kenya: has Kibaki delivered? On 27 December 2002, Kenyans elected a new government, headed by President Mwai Kibaki, amidst euphoria and optimism. Three years on, what is the score? Has Kibaki's government fulfilled its electoral promises? Or has it been more of the same? From Nairobi, Wanjohi Kabukuru takes an indepth look. Cover story Mar 1, 2006 1939
Kenya: old vs new corruption; Nairobi is abuzz with corruption talk. Politicians, the media, donors, civil society and diplomats are baying for the blood of those accused of graft. The finance, energy and education ministers have already resigned, and more heads are expected to roll. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports. Mar 1, 2006 1563
Kenya: post-referendum blues; Although the government lost the referendum on the new constitution back in November, political normality is yet to return. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Feb 1, 2006 765
Kenya: the poachers are back, but for a different victim; The illegal harvesting for sale of a rare tree species, the East African Sandalwood, has left wildlife experts in alarm. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Dec 1, 2005 1082
Kenya: athletes for sale? No one ever thought of them as exports. For decades, patriotism had been the hallmark of their art. But in the last five years, Kenyan athletes have managed to give "patriotism" a new meaning. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Jul 1, 2005 679
Kenya: Sir Edward's crusade has clay feet. May 1, 2005 1870
Kenya: Robert Ouko back on the prowl; The ghost of Dr Robert Ouko, Kenya's foreign minister who was murdered in cold blood in February 1990, has returned to haunt the suspects. A parliamentary select committee charged with investigating the case is making waves in the capital Nairobi, reports Wanjohi Kabukuru. Apr 1, 2005 1191
The Maasai vs the Crown: exactly 100 years ago, the British moved the Maasai people from their rich pasturelands in Kenya. Now they want their land back. And they are very uncompromising about it. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Oct 1, 2004 1498
Kenya: the mweri tree scandal; Dr Newton Kulundu, Kenya's environment minister, is not happy that the cash benefit from the medicinal properties of the Prunus Africana tree, has been monopolised by individuals. And he wants it stopped. Wanjohi Kabukuru reports from Nairobi. Jun 1, 2004 1442
Kenya: the Hola massacre: on 3 March 1959, 11 Kenyas were bludgeoned to death and many more were maimed by British colonial forces at a camp in Hola in the East Coast province. President Mwai Kibaki's government has now cleared the way for the British government to be sued for reparations. Wanjohi Kabukuru traces the systematic torture that was the hallmakr of British rule during the Mau Mau years. Dec 1, 2003 2480
Speed Genes? (Athletics). Apr 1, 2001 1534

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