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Update Jan 22

One thing that has really been bothering me is lately is how the Kenyan media has just rolled over and played dead during this whole crisis. No contextual reporting, no investigative journalism, not even daring to reprint the chronicle of events that has been compiled by Kenyan election observers…or is my perspective very skewed from […]

Ushahidi – Local SMS number 6007

Ushahidi now has a local number where you can SMS incidents of violence or report on peace efforts. The number is 6007 (normal SMS costs apply).

Please help us publicize this number locally – it’s part of our effort to make sure that we are reaching as many people as possible on the ground.


Anatomy of a rigging

BY Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ)

Kenyan Elections Observers’ Log: December 29-30, 2007

The following account is drawn from the statements of four of the five domestic election observers1 allowed into the verification process the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) afforded political party representatives the night before the announcement of the […]

Count Down to Deception: 30 Hours that Destroyed Kenya


Friday January 18, 2007

Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya is today on the brink of disintegration. At least 500 people have been killed, 6,100 have fled into exile in Uganda and another 250,000 plus are living as internally displaced persons in their own country.

This is not the end […]

End of week goodness…

IMG_1005 Originally uploaded by ateka.

For the fellow mama’s – a mummy post.

I didn’t coordinate the “b” block. For real.

She’s eleven months next week. Cruising along furniture now and still very desperate to walk, but balance not there. We’re both bored of baby food so I think she starts eating […]

Some commentary on the post-election situation

I’m sure you all know by now that Parliament has been prorogued. No word on when it will resume. At the rate Kibaki is going…probably not any time soon in order to kill ODM’s perceived momentum within Parliament.

On to the links:

– Get Africa right dammit (OK, those are my words).

– […]

Diary 21 – Observations (from the ground as it were)


1. i have been in kenya since early september 2007. i am finding it a tad bit intellectually dishonest when people here express shock at the aftermath of saturday bloody saturday (december 29th, 2007). i find their expressions a bit rich in that the one thing i quickly realized when i arrived […]

Diary 20 – The present, the future


The more things change, the more the stay the same.

My take on the situation will be short.I found this interesting video on you tube. It was on Tom Mboya’s death. I am struck by the differences and the similarities to the situation today.

Most striking, is the much bandied about and […]