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The current dominant agricultural model has run out of steam. It’s high time to replace it with one that is not only sustainable, but also efficient, inclusive and respectful of the planet and the...

The Kenyan food system is broken. It’s a venal and extremely predatory system that is both ‘child and aide’ of the society that produced it, including our system of governance. In that way, one...

On 2 April 2018, I went to bed a very furious person. This was after I watched a clip where the Woman Representative of Kenya's Kiambu County, Gathoni Wa Muchomba, did what I consider...

In my six years as a writer in one of the newspapers in Kenya, I did not write any stories related to the environment or climate for that matter. It did not interest me....

The promulgation of the constitution of Kenya 2010 was received with a lot of excitement and expectations from all Kenyans. It was seen to address all problems experienced in the preceding eras that were...

While her intention was to save Kitui South Game Reserve currently threatened to extinction by illegal logging and charcoal production. Charity Ngilu, the Governor of Kitui County instead unleashed a violent storm by banning production,...

From drought to floods, the impact of the global climate change has extended its tentacles to Africa. Notably, Kenya has felt the scourge of erratic rain patterns and extreme weather events. In the months...

Day two

On day one at the Sustainable Energy Forum for East Africa (In Kigali, Rwanda) there was a lot of chat about challenges facing the energy sector including of course, the money....

Day 1

“We’re at a point where there is much to be excited about – we’re at a point where the energy future is going to look very different to the past.” – Rachel...

Ketumbeine and Komolo villages are two distant communities in the Northern Zone of Tanzania. They did not have access to energy before Power Corner and Rafiki Power arrived on the scene and installed solar...

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