Kakenya TED

Episode 69: Kakenya Ntaiya

When Kakenya Ntaiya was a teenager in her small Kenyan village, she made a deal with her father. She would undergo a public circumcision ceremony if he let her stay in school. 25 years later, Ntaiya holds advanced degrees from universities in the USA an...
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John Kerry in Kenya+ Somalia

The Secretary of State is in the midst of a visit to Kenya to lay the groundwork for President Obama’s visit in July. There are many issues on the table, including terrorism, human rights issues and Kenya’s decision to shut down the Dadaab refugee camp. On tha...
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Why #147notjustanumber is Such an Important Hashtag

A powerful social media campaign is underway to humanize the victims of the Garissa University attack in Kenya. This campaign is a powerful rejoinder to al Shebaab. “Ory Okolloh Mwangi, also known as @KenyanPundit, started the campaign on Sunday before the off...
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The Kenyan Shilling Takes a Beating

Al Shebaab’s terror campaign is starting to have a deleterious economy-wide consequence. “The sell-off that’s driven the Kenyan shilling to the lowest against the dollar in more than three years is poised to extend after the country’s deadliest attack by Islam...