Tag: Kenya

Turning Sh*t Into Gold

Flushing for a cause! Here’s how one company is turning sh*t into gold for people and the environment.

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Where’s The Money? Kenyan Artists Pester Government In Video

Did you know that only 17% of Kenyans have access to clean drinking water? Me neither, until I watched “Mteja,” a collaborative rap video by Kenya artists Wahu, Juliani, Roba (Kalamashaka), Lyn, Wenyeji, Kanjii Mbugua, and ICJ. Where, asks the Swahili-English track, are the millions of dollars budgeted for rural development as part of Kenya’s…

Posted in Music and Activism

Who Can Stop Extrajudicial Killings?

I recently attended a talk by New York University professor Philip Alston, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings. While his stories were horrifyingly compelling, and his experiences important, I was left truly disheartened about the inability of the UN (or any other international body for that matter) to stop