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Kenyan policemen in Kibera. The media stands accused of refusing to cover post-election tensions comprehensively. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Media handling of Kenya’s election protests calls for some soul-searching

Kenya’s press has admitted to self-censorship after the August 8th poll to avoid a repeat of 2008’s post-election violence. But by refusing to inform the public has the media lost credibility?
Former President Mwai Kibaki (bottom left) and opposition leader Raila Odinga (bottom right) sign a power-sharing agreement in February 2008. Antony Njuguna/Reuters

How Kenya could move away from the politics of ethnicity

Kenya must address the problem of tribalism and ethnic violence. To do this leaders must critically examine the concept of political ideology.
A prison officer stands guard outside the Chief Magistrate’s court in Nairobi. Safeguarding reforms is key mandate for the in-coming Chief Justice. Noor Khamis/Reuters

Kenya’s new Chief Justice must press on with cleaning up the judiciary

Despite some criticism, the screening of 50-odd judges and nearly 300 magistrates was a remarkable achievement. But Kenya’s new Chief Justice has some cleaning up left to do.

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