Waiyaki wa Hinga

Waiyaki wa Hinga

Waiyaki wa Hinga was a leading personality in people’s resistance against the British invasion and occupation of Southern Gikuyuland – Kabete. He was one of the several chiefs who had acquired feudal lordship in Gikuyuland in the nineteenth century. It is on Waiyaki’s...
Though wishing to, why I do not write

Though wishing to, why I do not write

Beginnings I turned sixty on 8th July 2021. Though I believe that I have never transitioned emotionally beyond age 21, I must also acknowledge that the more days I have lived on this earth, I have gathered more experiences, more knowledge, and perchance for wisdom....
Kenya’s Judiciary’s Struggle to Transform

Kenya’s Judiciary’s Struggle to Transform

The transformational component of Dr. Willy Mutunga’s tenure as Chief Justice was visible to the public. The red and black robes which judges hitherto adorned, introduced by our British colonial masters, were replaced with green laced and yellow robes. It was also...
Resistance Poetry in occupied Palestine

Resistance Poetry in occupied Palestine

Introduction “The responsibility of an artist representing an oppressed people is to make revolution irresistible.” – Toni Cade Bambara “Poetry Forgive me for having helped you understand You’re not made of words alone.” Roque Dalton, Resistance Poet...
I shall never surrender

I shall never surrender

Lewis Maghanga gives us a timely reminder of how jails and other state institutions have historically been used and continue to be used to repress and break Kenyans who are struggling to change the status quo. He draws similarities between the colonial administration...