Kenya Pundit provides a link to the Africa Confidential summarising the Kenya National Commission of Human Rights Report which names some politicians and government Ministers linked to December's post-election violence. Click HERE.
"The issues that we are focussing on are not unrelated to the political crisis that hit Kenya at the turn of the year. We are reminded frequently that there are unresolved issues of land. The displacement of many farming families and uncertainty over the future has reduced the acreage planted to food crops. Fertilizer application has been reduced due to the huge increase in prices. The so called “long rains” have been shorter than usual in some parts of the country. Shortage of food in the local market, together with rising prices globally, presents a serious challenge to the Government of Kenya. If Kenya is to come through this crisis, narrow interests of politicians have to be set aside and the coalition between ODM and PNU must be made to work"
(Donald Thomas, Issue Editor)
Interview with Dr. Richard Leakey Environmental Crises: a Christian View (Prof Jesse Mugambi) Mau Forest: Reflections of Sir Mohinder Dhillon Renewable Energy in Kenya (Mark Hankins)
And much more... WAJIBU can be obtained for Ksh. 100/= at the following outlets: Stanley Kiosk, Simply Books, University of Nairobi Bookshop, Catholic Bookshop, LISS library at the Rahimtulla Trust Building on Mfangano Street, Books First (Yaya Centre) and Monty's (Sarit Centre).
The Berkman's own initiative for Internet & Society produced this video, which investigates the tools, strategies, and effects of digital activism while also moving towards crafting a definition of the emergent social movement.
An award-winning documentary by Judy Kibinge About the Film This coming of age story depicts the three ages and stages of democracy as seen through the eyes of a girl growing up. The Kenyatta era, a time of great optimism and post-independence euphoria is reflected in the innocence and naivety of the young girl. As Kenya enters its next era, of dictatorship under Daniel arap Moi, the gloom of oppression and confusion is reflected by teenage turmoil and finally, all grown up, we find ourselves in Kenyas third stage of democracy under Mwai Kibaki and wondering if democracy, with all its free speech and openness can ever really come of age. About the Director
Judy Kibinge is a writer and Director. She began her career as a copywriter in advertising, resigning as Creative Director at McCann Erickson Kenya in 1999 to pursue a career in film. Film credits include: The Aftermath (MNET New Directions 2002) Dangerous Affair (Baraka Films 2002) And Project Daddy (Baraka Films 2004) She has directed numerous documentaries, such as A Voice In The Dark (The Story of a Whistleblower) in 2005 and Bless This Land in 2005, a countrywide exploration of Kenya's land policy issues for the Kenya Human Rights Commission as well as numerous advertisements for television.
Kenyan Civil Society calls on the global progressive community to join its struggle against police brutality. See details in statement below, issued by the International Center for Transitional Justice.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1) Send a text message TODAY, to Kenya's President and Prime Minister. Use the one below, or craft your own.
"Mr. Kibaki / Mr. Odinga - we hold u accountable 4 police violence n sexual assault against Ann Njogu n other civil society activists. Act NOW 2 uphold human rights 4 all Kenyans!"
To President Mwai Kibaki (via his spokesperson, Alfred Mutua): Cellphone number + 254 721 240 443
To Prime Minister Raila Odinga Cellphone + 254 733 620 736
2) Send an email to Prime Minister Raila Odinga firstname.lastname@example.org
No email contact is available for President Mwai Kibaki or his office.
Forward the press statement from ICTJ below, with the opening line:
"Mr Odinga, I urge you to act immediately and decisively to address police violence and sexual assault on Kenyan civil society activists. Please see the statement below from the International Center for Transitional Justice."
Signed: Name, Organization / Affiliation (if any), City, Country