Obama is here: Kenyans better watch your behavior

A fairy tale is told of a poor woodcutter who lived for ages with his miserable wife devoid of any shred of wealth or fortune.  The destitute man lamented bitterly to Jupiter (the fairy). “Some men have only to make known their desires, and straightaway these are granted, and their every wish fulfilled; but it… Continue reading…

OpEd: Complaining about CNN’s coverage of Kenya is ‘plain stupid’

I have no idea what Kenyans are complaining about. Incidents of violence, whether politically motivated or just criminally driven, happen with abandon. Worse, most are being forgotten without any resolution; who instigated them, who was involved, where are they, dead, alive, inside the country, outside of it. Cases of insecurity just come and go. Westgate?… Continue reading…

Kenyans are furious at CNN for calling Kenya ‘terror hotbed’ ahead of Obama visit

On the eve of President Obama’s trip to Kenya on Thursday, CNN aired a report in which it called Kenya a “region that’s a hotbed of terror.”

OpEd: Obama, come to Kenya; Rotberg, take a hike

In an influential political website, Robert I. Rotberg, a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, recently wrote an article urging President Obama to cancel his planned trip to Kenya, calling the visit a “dumb idea.” I always fear the worst when “think tank” people from powerful countries talk about a country and a culture… Continue reading…

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