On Greece and the Kenyan economy (well sort of)

I’ve just finished reading a fascinating article in Open Democracy about the collapse of the Greek economy and what it will take to fix it. While Greece and Kenya are fundamentally different countries, I was struck by how well the author unpacked the underlying dysfunction of Greece as a country and an economy and how [...]

Generation Firimbi – Theater in the Park

When: December 12th and 13th, 2009

Where: August 7 Memorial Park near Railways

What: “We are presenting a piece of work Generation Firimbi that will redefine theatre in East Africa. The project dubbed Theatre in the Park is a new non conventional theatre production. The production is a devised work on generation Firimbi (Whistles). [...]

Piga Picha

Piga Picha

Event: A Century of Portrait Photography in Kenya Starts: July 24, 2009 6:00 pm – runs until July 24, 2010 Entrance: Free (though museum charges apply) Location: National Gallery (former PC’s office, next to Nyayo House off Uhuru Highway)

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New (proposed?) Nairobi City by-laws

I know people have been looking for the electronic version, so here you go. Haven’t had a chance to peruse, but according to the twitterverse there’s lots of things that make you go hhmmm (and worse).

Animal-Control By-laws

Derelict-Vehicle By-Laws

Ground-rent

Traffic-management

Instant-ticketing

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Supplementary Budget Scandal

The supplementary budget scandal continues with reports from Marsgroup (who broke the initial scandal) that the even the “revised” budget numbers don’t add up. Meanwhile, the House Committee has given the revised numbers a clean bill, Uhuru has taken to cracking jokes about the issue, and the usual suspects are looking for the bogeyman (read [...]

Kenyan MP’s Version of the National Anthem

Author Unknown

Politicians of all persuasions Strip this our land and nation. Fortunes motivate us and keep us. May we steal with impunity Dodge taxes in unity; Plenty be sourced within our dockets.

Let all politicians arise With scams both wily and foolproof. Eating be our earnest endeavour, And our cake-stand of Kenya, [...]

On the teachers’ strike

So I have been following the news about the teachers’ strike because it is an interesting (and rare) test of the coalition government as far as a section of Kenyans saying enough is enough and demanding their dues. The government’s initial knee-jerk reaction and tear gassing of peaceful protestors suggested that it is business as [...]

Quick Hits Jan 21

I’ve lots of blog posts churning in my brain – the media law, one year since the election/Ushahidi, the shameless coalition “eating” (yes Raila is behind the disappearing maize), Obama’s inauguration (yeah!)…just have to find the time to write them. In the meantime, I’ll start my foray back to blogging with light posts. On the [...]