Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rain troubles in Kenya: Blackout,jam and floods

A man wades through flooding water in Kenya,rain has become a source of curse than blessing destroying infrastructure and cutting power lines

Rains, the adage  goes is a blessing. But in Kenya it must be a curse. I curse every time when am about to leave my house in the morning and from a seemingly clears skies the torrents of raindrops fall.

And in the evening when I want to leave for home  the lull in the weather ends and it starts again.

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When Uganda women stripped to protest police harrassment

Uganda women in topless demonstration against police brutality in Kampala. Photo posted on Twitter

This photo is a testimony of how bad things have become at the Pearl of Africa. By the time a woman decide to throw caution to the air and strip to protest then you know she is indeed angry.

Uganda women, after days of verbal protest to Uganda Police  following the harassment of FDC Women League leader Ingrid Turinawe, failed to yield results ,today they stripped and went to camp at police station in full glare of the camera.

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Kenya oil: Inside Tullow oil Ngamia 1 rig in Turkana

An aerial view of Ngamia 1 oil rig in Turkana,Northern Kenya owned by Tullow Oil Photo/Joseph Kariuki

It was an anxious moment for all of us as we waited to board a flight to Turkana for a tour of Ngamia 1 oil exploration site. It was a maiden tour by the media to the Tullow oil rig (a rig is an apparatus for on-land oil drilling) at block 10BB. The oil discovery had made headlines on March 26. Ngamia and Turkana oil was then trending on social media. But in a few days the usual negative publicity,Kenyan style, set in.

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