Category political processes

Saying “NO!” to US Imperialism: Part 2

Two months ago, I wrote about how it was exciting and liberating for me to attend IDAHOT 2012 and how I enjoyed it because it created a queer space that didn’t really have to rely on the main event taking place at the GoDown Arts Centre (though many people did attend the event to commemorate […]

Saying “NO!” to US Imperialism: Part 1

This is a statement against the LGBT Pride event, attended by local LGBT activists and organisations, that took place this morning at the United States Embassy in Nairobi. The statement was drafted by a group of we who wanted to create a dissenting opinion to linkages between US Imperialism and LGBTIQ/MSM initiatives in Kenya. A […]

Thoughts on Queer Space and IDAHOT 2012

I attended the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia event in Nairobi, held at the GoDown Arts Centre and was there before it even started at 2 PM! On of the main reasons I was so excited about going was that I look forward to any opportunity where I might get the chance to be […]


This rant is about the airing of the NTV news feature #TheTrend last night during the 9 PM news. The “gay debate”, if you can call it that, was between Lawrence Mute who is a commissioner of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and Charles Kanjama who is Vice Chair of the Kenya  Christian […]

After Kato: A Year Later

Six months ago, to the day, my friend, Amil, and I did a convo over email where we tried to situate David Kato’s life in our individual thoughts, personal beliefs and our sense of activisms extending to the general activist culture in East Africa at the time of his death and a while after that. […]

A new face to protest?

First we have this: Kieni MP Nemesyus Warugongo has decided to go on hunger strike for a week after the ICC confirmed the charges of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta. The MP who is a friend of Uhuru says the cases were politicized. Before that, Esther Murugi threaten to strip naked if Uhuru Kenyatta was […]

Operation Linda Nchi

Sorry for the belatedness of this post, and that it doesn’t have any links. The word “nchi” operates diversely in the current discourses on the army operation in Somalia which is ostensibly aimed at counteracting the security threat of Al-Shabab to not only Kenya’s coastline, a hub for tourism which contributes much to Kenya’s annual […]


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