Latest from Patrick Gathara
The government is used to demanding obedience rather than seeking consent.
  • May 7, 2020
It is imperative that the state start treating its citizens as partners rather than problems.
  • Mar 25, 2020
Kenyans have a long history of fighting against oppression.
  • Jun 6, 2019
For now, the system that kept dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir in power might be experiencing some strain — but it is still very much in control.
  • Apr 12, 2019
As the dust settles on Nigeria’s elections amid reports of technology failures and violence, it is clear that digital elections are no panacea.
  • Mar 19, 2019
The Kenyan state still has trouble recognizing, let alone honoring, the humanity of ordinary Kenyans.
  • Feb 13, 2019
Kenya’s government is notoriously unreliable when it comes to issuing information about terrorist attacks.
  • Jan 16, 2019
There has been very little discussion of the government’s and the military’s mendacity and incompetence throughout the crisis.
  • Sep 27, 2018
For both men, the Kenyatta-Trump summit will be a welcome distraction from corruption accusations at home.
  • Aug 27, 2018