Archive | October 5th, 2012

Dr Joyce Nyairo

POLITICS, POPULAR MUSIC AND HATE SPEECH IN KENYA: WHAT ABOUT ‘BITCHES AIN’T SHIT’ AND ‘FUCK DA CITY UP’?

Dr Joyce Nyairo, writing in The Daily Nation in July this year, drew attention to the changing times since the election of 2007 and the dilemma of what is ‘hate speech’ in a political song. It’s worth considering but then so is the question of the violent, sexual explicit, misogynistic and inciting lyrics of popular […]

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LIFE IN KENYA: WHEN THE POLICE START SHOOTING NO ONE ASKS THE QUESTION – NOT EVEN THE PRESS

It is estimated that the police in the United States shoot about 400 people per year (just over one-a-day) in a country of 312 million people, in what are termed incidents of ‘justifiable homicide’. Nairobi police have shot dead at least nine people in two days of this week: Kenya has a population of about […]

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