I am a Kenya-based American correspondent covering piracy, politics, wildlife conservation, and eccentrics in East Africa.
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Occupational Hazards – thoughts on Kenya and Somalia, Post-Garissa Attack Demands for the removal of Kenyan troops from Somalia are usually heard from Al-Shabaab, most vociferously in the wake of attacks carried out in retaliation for the… Read More ›
McCarthy Tactics by Kenya in Response to Garissa University Massacre, some say The state announced Wednesday that it has frozen the accounts of 86 individuals, businesses, and non-government organizations with alleged financial links to Al Shabaab. A list, released yesterday by… Read More ›
MONSTERS CHRISTIANS WARNED, THEN KILLED IN KENYAN UNIVERSITY MASSACRE BY MARGOT KISER 04.02.15 Around 5:30 Thursday morning, when Hassan Osman, a 35-year-old newlywed and an employee with Kenya’s Ministry of Health in Garissa, was in the mosque praying, he heard… Read More ›
A Proper Response to the Massacre at Kenya’s Garissa University College Sobering article by Jonathan Horowitz, activist and legal officer for National Security and Counterterrorism, with the New York City-based Open Society Justice Initiative. I found Jonathan Horowitz’s work a year ago in… Read More ›
According to sources on the ground in Garissa, the death toll will easily exceed the last official count of 147. Those helping remove bodies say at least 286 died at the scene. It’s unclear how many died later of injuries. Witnesses say the attackers… Read More ›
Those who live in Kenya are known to have a short memory. Violence – especially of the political sort – has increased recently. Eventually you become a fatalist; life goes on. However, it’s difficult to imagine anyone forgetting what happened… Read More ›
NAIROBI – Last week, China, the world’s largest ivory-consuming nation, imposed a one-year ban on ivory imports and announced it would no longer handle ivory import requests. (However, Hong Kong, where ivory stockpiles are housed, is not included in the ban)… Read More ›