Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Non-academic writing

'The Fire Next Time: Why Memories of the 2007-8 Post-Election Violence Still Remain Alive,' The Elephant, 29 July 2017.

'Don't Preach Silence to Preserve Peace: Kenya Election 2017,' The Elephant, 14 July 2017.

'Imperial Presidency will be a Big Win for Al-Shabaab', Saturday Nation, 27 December 2014.

'Kenya Sacrificing Human RIghts for Security,' Saturday Nation, 13 December 2014.

'Security Bosses Should be Fired but that Must Go with Change of Tack,' Saturday Nation, 28 November 2014.

'Tetanus Vaccine Debate Echoes ICC Narrative,' Saturday Nation, 15 November 2014.

'Africa Should Oppose EU Migrants' Law as it did Uhuru Case,' Saturday Nation, 1 November 2014.

'To Move On, Kenya Must Confront Past Demons,' Saturday Nation, 25 October 2014.

'There was Nothing Professorial but Brute Force in Daniel arap Moi's Wield of Power,' Saturday Nation, 6 September 2014.

'Consensus, the Elusive Word in our Politics,' Saturday Nation23 August 2014.

'Without Access to Documents, Land Debate will Get Nowhere,' Saturday Nation, 8 August 2014.

'Why East Africa's Borders are Blowing Up (co-authored with Jason Mosley),' Foreign Policy website, 6 August 2014.

'Why We Need Online State Critics More Than a Tired CORD,' Saturday Nation, 12 July 2014.

'Political Frenzy Blinds Us to Real Security Threats,' Saturday Nation, 28 June 2014.

'Diverse Identities Find Platform in the World Cup,' Saturday Nation, 14 June 2014.

'Why Jubilee Should be Confident, Not Paranoid,Saturday Nation, 1 June 2014.

'A Litany of Rules Alone will not End Insecurity,' Saturday Nation, 17 May 2014.

'Budget Promises Growth, but that Alone Won't Help,' Saturday Nation, 3 May 2014.

'A Case for Liberal Policies Towards the Somali,' Saturday Nation, 19 April 2014.

'EU Budget Cuts Mean Kenya Needs Urgent Exit Strategy from Somalia,' Saturday Nation, 5 April 2014.

'Kenyans Are Better Placed to Write on Local Politics,' Saturday Nation, 22 March 2014.

'Local Languages: How Minister Got it Wrong Citing 1976 Report,' Saturday Nation, 8 March 2014.

'After Mijikenda Artefacts, Nairobi Must Now Act to Protect its Own Heritage,' Saturday Nation, 22 February 2014.

'Why African Opposition Parties are in Turmoil,' Saturday Nation, 8 February 2014.

'Reformers of the Past 20 Years are Losing the Argument about Freedom,' Saturday Nation, 25 January 2014.

'To Keep Peace, IGAD needs Teeth to Bite,' Saturday Nation, 11 January 2014.

'It's in Kenya's Interests to Stop Clashes in Juba,' Saturday Nation, 21 December 2013.

'Waking Up to Harsh Realities of Next 50 Years (co-authored with Nic Cheeseman),' Saturday Nation, 14 December 2013.

'Foreign Policy Isn't About Freedom of Two Men,Saturday Nation, 30 November 2013.

'Kenya's Politicians Cannot Claim the Credit for its Best Achievements,' Financial Times, 25 November 2013.

'EAC's Success Needs More than Pipelines,' Saturday Nation, 2 November 2013.

'Uhuru Kenyatta Confronts Devolution Half a Century After his Father (co-authored with Nic Cheeseman), Sunday Nation, 20 October 2013.

'Reforms: Spare Baby and Throw Bath Water,' Saturday Nation, 19 October 2013.

'We Should Not Sacrifice Our Hard Won Liberties to Security Agencies,' Saturday Nation, 5 October 2013.

'Why Civil Society is Taking a Back Seat in Political Debates,' Saturday Nation, 21 September 2013.

'Hague Cases Offer Us Time to Reflect on the Kenya We Have,' Saturday Nation, 6 September 2013.

'Before Exploiting Oil Wealth, Put Equality Debate on Table,' Saturday Nation, 24 August 2013.

'The Whole of Eastern Africa is in a Flux (co-authored with Nic Cheeseman),' Saturday Nation, 10 August 2013.

'Sticking Together is the Right Formula for Kenya,' Saturday Nation, 27 July 2013.

'Why We Stand Tall Among Nations (co-authored with Nic Cheeseman), Sunday Nation, 2 June 2013.

'From Cold War to M-Pesa, Events that Shaped Our History' (co-authored with Nic Cheeseman), Saturday Nation, 1 June 2013.

'Kenya Between Hope and Despair. Again,' African Arguments, 28 February 2013.

'The Kenya Puzzle', Foreign Policy website, 28 Feburary 2013.

'Why Kenya Invaded Somalia,' Foreign Affairs website, 15 November 2011.

'Kenya and Somalia: Landscape of Tension', OpenDemocracy and Yale Books blog, 27 October 2011.

'ICC and Kenya's 2012 Elections: 'The Half Made Place", African Arguments, 31 August 2011.

'Kenya's Referendum: "In the Name of God, No!"', OpenDemocracy, 17 August 2010.

'Kenya: The Normalisation of Violence,' African Arguments, 17 July 2009.

'At the Polling Station in Kibera', London Review of Books, 24 January 2008.

'A Very British Massacre', History Today, 8 August 2006.