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Kenya Yetu edition 4 Cover
March 1, 2013

Filmmakers, footballers, politicians, Paralympians… 2013: the year Kenya must stand up and be counted. It’s here: Kenya’s 50th anniversary year. In December 2013 we will celebrate a half-century of independence. …


Film Special: Back to the future

March 1, 2013

If 2012 ended in triumph for our movie industry, with the global success of Nairobi Half Life and Leo, this year could be even better. As Kenya rides ...

Nairobi Half Life

Charmed 1/2 life

March 1, 2013

The runaway success of Nairobi Half Life has brought Kenyan cinema to the world’s attention – and shone the spotlight on its director, Tosh Gitong ...


Cashing in on the campaigns

March 1, 2013

Elections, as we know only too well, can be costly, disrupting our lives, our transport, and worse. But they also present opportunities – and not on ...

  • Film-trainees
    Screen Tests
    March 1, 2013 ,4 Comments

    Kenya needs more directors, editors, camerapeople and sound engineers – but how do you get the training to start your career? Kibera Film School student Khanali Kombo investigates the options. ...

  • Football-2
    Kicking for Kenya
    March 1, 2013

    Could Victor Wanyama – Celtic’s midfield dynamo and newest hero of Europe – be the player to put Kenyan football on the world stage? Chris Hatherall grills the Harambee Star. ...

  • Land of riches
    Land of riches
    March 1, 2013 ,1 Comment

    As we move into 2013, and the 50th anniversary of Independence approaches, a new project – 50 Treasures of Kenya – aims to celebrate the best of our nation. On ...

  • Celestine Buluti
    Unsung heroes – top of the class
    March 1, 2013

    Special School teacher, Paralympic coach, mature student, motivator, mother – is Celestine Buluti a superwoman? wonders Carol Gachiengo. Celestine Buluti just exudes positive energy. This inspirational 40-year-old – who seems ...

  • Flower power
    Homegrown – flower power
    March 1, 2013

    They look great, smell even better and can put a smile on your loved one’s face. But did you know Kenyan blooms are also among the best in the world? ...

  • Glass-house
    A peace of glass
    March 1, 2013

    With floors made of beer bottles and a bed that dangles in the sky, the Eco-Tower at Watamu is no ordinary beach-house hideaway, as Jackson Biko discovers. The normal Nairobian ...

  • He-says
    He says… is bald best?
    March 1, 2013

    Horrified to find he’s thinning on top, Jackson Biko wonders if there are benefits to being bereft of hair. When you Google ‘premature balding’, the search throws up a paltry ...

  • She-says
    She says… Ladies, love thyself first
    March 1, 2013

    Another 14 February has been and gone, and the patron saint of love doesn’t seem to be doing his job, laments Rose Odengo. If St Valentine were alive and keeping ...

  • Kenya_63972508
    A Kenyan abroad: Love vs fear
    March 1, 2013 ,2 Comments

    The view of Kenya from outside the country is markedly different to the feeling on the street – but which will prevail? wonders Mukoma Wa Ngugi. I have a tendency ...

  • Bible
    Sawa… a churchianity nation?
    March 1, 2013

    When Jesus charged his disciples to preach the gospel globally, he couldn’t have imagined how church would pan out in Kenya, says Josaya Wasonga. A God-fearing nation. A Christian nation. ...