Kenya

Overeager voters, faulty biometrics and arrests as #KenyaDecides

Long queues were the order of the day as Kenyans took to the polls Tuesday to vote in a hotly contested national election, pitting...

#KenyaDecides: What you need to know

Tuesday, August 8 marks Kenya’s 12th elections since independence. The Daily Vox rounds up all you need to know.1. Who are the main contenders? While...

Kenyan election commission under scrutiny as poll day looms

Kenya’s Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has faced unprecedented hurdles over the past few months, causing concerns over its preparedness for Tuesday’s elections....

Kenyan youth: We want peaceful and credible elections

In a country in which half of registered voters are below 35 years old, not only do the youth have a role in choosing...

Propaganda, security and democracy: Kenyan female journalists take on the elections

On Tuesday August 1, the Association of Media Women in Kenya, held a forum on the online harassment of women journalists in Kenya leading...

Young Kenyans are using Twitter to help them find jobs

Loise Wanjiku (23) was sure she would be employed as soon as she finished her internship but after days and months of using traditional...

How technology is changing elections in Kenya

With its thriving IT industry and net savvy population, Kenya has been touted as Africa's “silicon savannah”. This has manifested itself in several ways...

Kenyan women live in fear of election violence

Women peace builders representing more than 10 informal settlements in Nairobi have raised their concerns over the impending violence ahead of the August 8...

Stigma contributes to Kenyan teens quitting HIV treatment

The United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) has revealed that Kenyan teenagers are most likely to quit HIV treatment, thus undermining the fight against...

What you need to know about extrajudicial killings in Kenya

When a Kenyan police officer shot and injured a young woman after a Wizkid concert on Saturday in Nairobi, it sparked anger among Kenyans....

These young Kenyans are vying for MP positions in the 2017...

Kenya’s national elections in August will feature some of the youngest aspirant politicians seen yet in Kenya. The country has a large youth population, with...

Kenya rushes to contain cholera outbreak

On Monday Kenya’s ministry of health launched a 21-day plan to contain an outbreak of cholera in Nairobi. More than 336 cases of cholera...

Kenyan authorities are cracking down on social media ahead of elections

Ahead of the general election on August 8, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) announced on Monday that it would hold the administrators of...

The top five issues Kenyan youth want addressed now

Acording to statistics from thinktank youthpolicy.org, 75% of the Kenyan population is below 30 years old. They are considered the future of the country,...

Africa Votes: these are the elections to look out for on...

With no less than five national elections taking place this year, 2017 is going to be an important one for electoral politics in Africa....

Kenya’s Save Lamu and deCOALonize campaign powers climate change resistance

Stemming from the latest conflicts around South Africa's pending nuclear power expansion programme, said to be one of the largest government tenders in post-Apartheid...

Children block main road in Kenya to protest their school’s demolition

Land disputes and a lack of schooling infrastructure have led primary school pupils in Kenya to disrupt Nairobi’s traffic. We’ve come a long way...

The Westgate Mall attack: One year later, no less senseless or...

It was Saturday, 21 September 2013, and I had just finished presenting the midday bulletin at our Nairobi studios when I read the first...

A survivor remembers the Westgate Mall attack

The morning of 21 September 2013 was strange. It was cold.The radio station I work for, East FM, was hosting their first ever Junior...
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