Press Release: KGWA Commends Uhuru's Handling Of Land Issue

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 18:15, by Patrick Gathara
Nairobi 21 January, 2015 The Kenya Ghost Worker Alliance has applauded the Government of Kenya's handling of the land crisis affecting the country saying that this should serve as a model for dealing with the public wage crisis.

KGWA Secretary General, Casper Mwakazi, said he was encouraged by the fact that while President Uhuru Kenyatta had rightly condemned the practice of land grabbing, he had also elected not to victimize innocent land grabbers. "We commend the President for upholding this country's long tradition of tolerance for souls whose only crime is to be on the wrong side of the… ( Read on! )

Kenya's War On Its Kids

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 14:59, by Patrick Gathara

Today’s teargassing by police of pupils from the Langata Rd Primary School protesting the grabbing of their school playground, has drawn condemnation from across the political divide. At least it has on Twitter. If there is one thing around which Kenyans can be relied on to congregate, it is their kids. The welfare of the young ones is routinely trundled out as a justification of governmental action and societal outrage at everything from corruption to homosexuality. However, it is all a charade.

In truth, Kenya is a country at war with its own children. Children are the denizens of the… ( Read on! )

Kenyatta II Takes The Wrong Lesson From France on Free Speech

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 18:01, by Patrick Gathara

This Cartoonist's Take On Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Expression

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 18:38, by Patrick Gathara
A week, after the despicable attack on its office that killed 12 people, the Parisian satirical Charlie Hebdo, has declared its defiant new edition will feature a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover. Though the cartoon itself is innocuous, simply featuring the Prophet holding up a sign proclaiming “Je Suis Charlie” with the words “All is Forgiven” above it, doubtless the cover will lend more fire to the raging debate over the limits of satire and the freedom of expression.

Many have seen the attack which killed some of France’s most prominent cartoonists, as primarily an… ( Read on! )

Je Suis Charlie!

Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 19:25, by Patrick Gathara

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