Author: John Obiero

Why are Kenyan men not embracing polygamy law?

Reading Time: 3 minutes When President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law the controversial marriage bill , legalising polygamy on April 19, 2014, the “civilised […]

Demystify math by teaching it in mother tongue

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2007, I joined a German class because it was a pre-requisite for my studies and learnt first-hand how confusing […]

Tokenism won’t help in the pursuit of gender parity

Reading Time: 3 minutes Activists and women’s rights advocates have trolled Speaker Justin Muturi for saying “You cannot compel citizens to elect either men […]

Is Bongo music suffocating Genge brand in Kenya?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sibling rivalry between Kenya and Tanzania has invaded the music scene. Competition between Genge (Kenyan hip hop music) and Bongo […]

Why it’s hard to agree about time, space in the village

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently had the pleasant occasion to bewilder an old fellow together with three middle-aged men I found at a […]

Which African city will Africities Summit exhibit?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Those who have visited Israel can attest to the strong cultural divide that separates the old and the new Jerusalem. […]

Is there balance of leadership in our universities?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Top management roles in university education in Kenya are usually reserved for distinguished scholars with demonstrated leadership potential. This is […]

Nothing kills folklore like loss of vital biodiversity

Reading Time: 2 minutes With all this modernity around, nothing could be as threatened as biological diversity of plant and animal life on earth. […]