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Some Kenyan laws still in use were designed by colonialists to control the people. Shutterstock

Kenyans are still oppressed by archaic colonial laws

The idea behind much of Kenya’s legislation enacted by the colonialists was to separate whites from other races. So why are these laws still on the books?
Girls head home from school in a Kenyan slum. Many parents believe private schooling will help their children get ahead in a tough economy. Noor Khamis/Reuters

Kenya’s government is throttling the growth of private schools

Kenya's public schools are scoring a failing grade. Now several pieces of government policy are threatening low-cost private schools' ability to fill the gap.
Private primary kids are being squeezed out of public secondary schools. Dai Kurokawa/EPA

For-profit education has a bright future in Kenya

Kenya’s education sector is in crisis. Reasoned planning and concerted efforts from the government and the private sector will be required to save it. Despite more than a decade of free primary school…
Adding up the costs of a free education. Greg Westfall

Free education in Kenya is a failed promise

During the run up to Kenya’s 2002 general elections, presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki promised to make primary education free for all Kenyans. True to his word, when his coalition won the election and…

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