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Kenyan Links

These sites are of interest. The Woyingi Blogger does not endorse the content of these sites. Please inform me if any of the links do not work.

Generation Kenya: Celebrating the anniversary of Kenya’s independance by  initiating a countrywide project to search for and identify Kenyans from all walks of life, born since 1963, who have contributed significantly to creating a better Kenya. The categories of selection are varied – from sport to architecture to commerce to charity. The aim is to cover as comprehensively as possible, through our selection of individuals, the sort of pursuits Kenyans are undertaking

Kwani Trust was established in 2003. It is dedicated to nurturing and developing Kenya’s and Africa’s intellectual, creative and imagination resources through strategic literary interventions. Kwani Trust houses and distributes literary products and services globally and since inception, has been at the forefront in publishing contemporary creative fiction, non fiction and poetry

24 Nairobi: The 24 Nairobi project is intended as a showcase of a modern African city through the eyes of its own photographers. A lot of times cities in Africa are viewed through the narrow lenses and stories of missionaries, career war photographers and aid workers. 24 Nairobi brings together local, regional and international creative professionals to evolve powerful and realistic images and narratives that would reflect the working-life diversity, cultures, energy and dimensions of cities in Africa. This is an alternative, innovative, realistic and professional African perspective. All the photographers reside in Nairobi and grew up or now call Nairobi “home”. This aesthetic has now been captured.

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (the Commission) is an autonomous National Human Rights Institution established by an Act of Parliament in 2002. Its core mandate is to further the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya. Many countries have similar bodies. The United Nations encourages Governments to create National Human Rights Institutions as a strategy towards better protection and promotion of human rights

The Abasuba Community Peace Museum is among the first community museums in Kenya, thanks to the initiative of its Founding Curator, Jack Obonyo. Upon marriage to his wife, Lilly, Jack’s father gave him a plot of land on which to build and settle his new family. Instead, Jack’s burning desire to protect and promote the unique culture of his people, the Abasuba,  led him to build a small community museum. He began to collect artefacts, and carry out research on Abasuba culture; he also liaised with local edlers and the youth to encourage the protection of the nearby rock art sites. Jack officially transferred ownership of his plot to the Suba County Council in 2007, thereby confirming his commitment to the community

Awaaz Magazine

Daily Nation: Kenyan Online Newspaper owned by the Aga Khan’s Nation Media Group

Maasai Education Discovery (MED) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization located in Boston, Massachusetts, London, England and Narok, Kenya. MED was founded in 1999 by Ledama Olekina, a Maasai from Kenya to promote education for the Maasai people. From the start, MED was designed to use technology to promote bicultural education between the Maasai and people of Western nations. Since it was established, MED has increased Maasai access to education, empowered Maasai women and girls as well created economic development opportunities. MED’s activities encompass human rights, education, health, and community development. In total there are five core aspects that make up MED all of which operated from MED center in Narok, Kenya.

Independent Lens Website: Taking Root The Vision of Wangari Maathai

Kenyan Writers’ Websites

Moraa Gitaa’s Website

Ali Mazrui’s Website

Meja Mwangi’s Website

Mark Obama Ndesanjo’s Website

Mukoma wa Ngugi’s Website

Ngugi Wa Thiongo’s Website

Koigi wa Wamwere’s  Website

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