Ngugi Wa Thiong'o reads a play at the University of Hawaii. 

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s famously banned play returns to Kenya

“I Will Marry When I Want,” the once-banned play, is finally getting its national debut after more than 30 years.

Schoolchildren joke around and play at the Olympic Primary School in Kibera, Kenya, on Oct. 12, 2020.

After months of closure, Kenya’s schools adjust to sudden reopening

A man sits under a graffiti depicting African American man George Floyd, who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya.

Police killing of George Floyd strikes a chord in Kenya

Two women wearing long colorful robes and hijab walk down a street in the Eastleigh area of Nairobi, Kenya.

Under lockdown, mosques in Kenya offer virtual prayers for Ramadan


The group behind Nairobi’s recent terror attack recruits young people from many faiths. Officials can’t stop it.

An opposition supporter returns a teargas canister fired by police during clashes in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Oct. 26, 2017.

Kenya’s disputed election re-run turns violent


At least one person was shot dead Thursday during clashes over Kenya’s re-run election, which has been boycotted by the opposition and shunned by many voters, sparking a crisis that has polarised the east African hub.

Kenyan rapper Octopizzo grew up in the Kibera slum and still has a house there. He has been speaking out against police violence he witnessed against protestors who congregated in the slum the day after the results of Kenya's election were announced.

After witnessing police shoot protesters, Kenyan rapper Octopizzo says ‘who will speak out if I don’t?’


Kenyan hip-hop artist Octopizzo says he witnessed police officers firing live bullets on protesters and bystanders in Kibera. Kenyan authorities deny that police used disproportionate force, but Octopizzo says he saw it for himself.

Ben and Salma are Kenyan students studying journalism at the Nairobi community news hub, Habari Kibra. They are looking out over their home town, Kibera, one of the largest slums in the world.

Student journalists in Kenya’s largest slum have their own stories about the country’s elections

Global Politics

Student journalists in Kenya’s sprawling Kibera slum have been covering their country’s elections. But on Tuesday, the day of the vote, many residents are leaving. Kibera has gotten violent during the past elections.

Animal populations plummeting at Nairobi National Park

The growth of Nairobi is choking a big piece of African wilderness, The Nairobi National Park, where thousands of wild migrating animals call home.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama signs a guest book as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi July 24, 2015.

President Obama talks gay rights ahead of Kenya visit

Global Politics

It’s his first visit to the homeland of his father — but President Barack Obama has already caused controversy ahead of his Kenya trip over his support for gay rights.