Latest from Patrick Gathara

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

The much-feted road-building binge has displaced many of the country's least fortunate citizens.

  • Jul 31, 2018

Africa would be better served looking to its own failures.

  • Jul 17, 2018

Kenyans may finally be waking up to the fact that citizens are the ultimate check on the behavior of their elites.

  • Mar 29, 2018

When it comes to 'pacts' between political foes, Kenyans have been down this road before.

  • Mar 15, 2018

The Afrofuturism of black America, it seems, has little to offer the people of Africa.

  • Feb 26, 2018

Democracy isn't working, and that's storing up huge problems for the future.

  • Dec 1, 2017
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