The December 27th General election in Kenya resulted in a massive defeat
of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and the rise to power of the
National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) which brought together sixteen
opposition parties. The defeat of KANU was historic because it brought
to an end 39 years of KANU’s iron...
WHILE THE US and British governments relentlessly prepare to attack Iraq
as part of their ’war on terrorism’, a suspected al-Qa’ida cell blew up
a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, packed with Israeli tourists. Most of the
fatalities were from a Kenyan dance troupe.
In Kenya 240,000 teachers have entered into their second week of a
national strike action to demand an outstanding salary increment which
they won in 1997 after the teachers paralysed the education system by
going on a nationwide strike. Henry Kosgey, the Minister of Education,
has responded by legally revoking the...