The visit will acknowledge the more painful aspects of the UK and Kenya’s colonial history.
Jomo Kenyatta and his successor Daniel arap Moi set the tone for ethnic and authoritarian politics which Kenya has wrestled to free itself from in recent decades.
You can count on Mama Ngina Kenyattta to defend the family name, in good times and bad.
The fluidity of the country’s short-lived coalitions is a major cause of instability in Kenya.
Political protests in Kenya have become insular, sectarian, tribal and unashamedly personality driven.
As Nairobi grows ever taller, and as newer suburbs take over from the central business district as the city’s commercial centres, the Hilton stands as a landmark to a different era.
Music has often been used as a political tool to urge Kenyans to forget the sins of colonial and post-colonial regimes.
Nyachae always served at the intersection of politics and administration. Nevertheless, he was more of a firm manager than a politician.
Kenya’s constitution-making process has exhibited a gyration pattern that often starts with a belief that governance reforms can rectify the country’s problems, but ends up as a power struggle.
Far from the myth of the omnipotent father of the nation, big man or dictator, the Kenyan presidential system was built on divisions and uncertainty.
The resilient Mau Mau freedom fighters failed to maintain revolutionary action after independence.
The crisis at Nairobi University falls within an established pattern of government intervention in universities going back decades
In the last two decades, neglect of traditional medicine has been replaced by renewed focus and a raft of policies and new laws.
Questions are being raised about the Kenyatta and Odinga relationship.
Kenyans believe that fixing education is not someone else’s task or someone else’s failure.
Kenya’s history of electoral problems is interwoven with a political drama which pits one dynasty against another in a rivalry that goes back more than 50 years.
Although some complain that the differences between Kenyatta and Odinga are more rhetorical than real, one thing is clear: Kenyans have a real choice to make at the ballot box.
South African-Jamaican intellectual, activist and author Peter Abrahams died in January 2017. He will be revered for his contributions to the anti-colonial struggles in Africa and the Caribbean.