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A List of Bloggers Covering the Kenyan Elections and Its Aftermath

Here is a running list of blogs to keep updated on. If you have another one, send it in and I’ll add it to the list.

Kenyan Pundit
Joseph Karoki ***(new picture blog)
Thinker’s Room
Gerald Baraza

Police Escort a Family out of the Slums

Images from Joseph Karoki’s blog

African Path
Nick Wadhams

Jesse Masai
Chris Blattman
Cold Tusker
What an African Woman Thinks

Kenyan Jurist
Panda Shuka
Gathara’s World

Lovely Money
Ryan Sheely
Jesse Masai

Shashank Bengali
Crystal Balls
Kenya Imagine
Rob Rooker

African Rhetoric
Kenya Patriot
Africa News
8 Months in Nairobi

Toxic Tribalism
Lost White Kenyan Chick
Amani Kenya

Eyes on Kenya
Jewels in the Jungle
Shailja Patel
Paza Sauti
Concerned Kenyan

Breaking News Kenya
Updates on Kenya
Sukuma Kenya
Siasa Duni
Kwani Blog

MamaMikes Blog
A Future Minded Kenyan

A couple of Facebook groups have popped up:
Peace for Kenya – Videos and Pictures
Praying for Peace in Kenya
Kenya’s Post-‘Election’ humanitarian crisis

Global Voices – Excellent overviews from the Kenyan blogosphere by Ndesanjo: (1) (2)

Africa News – Newsletter with an overview of the movies that were made by their mobile phone reporters in Nairobi.

[hattip hajjzak]


  1. I wonder if Jesse Makai should be Jesse Masai http://www.jessemasai.com/ ?

    Many thanks to the Kenyan bloggers, your voices are so important now and always.

  2. Hash,

    We are also covering the whole thing on African Path. Some of the above blogs have given us access to us but we also have a number of our own stuff coming through.


  3. I’m posting what I can, but it is mainly info I get from other sites or what little news is coming through on the television. Not sure if you want to add to the list: http://www.robrooker.com

  4. I am blogging on the Kenyan crisis from New York City, where I plan to attend the solidarity rally for democracy in front of the Kenyan Mission to the United Nations.


  5. Webloggers and mobile reporters reporting from different parts of Kenya on http://www.africanews.com

  6. I am taking reports from people around the country. Please feel free to add.


  7. Hash:

    As always Hash, you have come through in a big way for Africa’s bloggers. I wish it were under better circumstances.

    I do believe that media, bloggers especially have played a huge role in helping to change public perception of this situation-given the shortage of on the ground media on the unfolding events in Kenya.

  8. The Revolution Will Be Blogged.
    Than you all for blogging your thoughts. I just hope we can take the next step in helping our fellow Kenyans. It is true the hate we see has to be dealt with face to face.

    Chuki baina ya Wakikuyu na Wajaluo lazima iangaliwe ama watachoma Kenya yetu. Umasikini is not a joke. Let Raila and Kibaki spend a night in Mathare or Kibera.

  9. The Link Jesse Makai is really Jesse Masai and URL is http://www.jessemasai.com

  10. I’m not in Nairobi anymore, but you might appreciate some of my perspectives.

  11. Your insights helped me alot on this post. Thanks!

    Blogs, SMS and the Kenyan Election

  12. I’m happy this list is being linked to so much. There are so many blogs, perhaps too many to mention. Today I came across http://lostwhitekenyan.blogspot.com/ via Harry Karanja’s http://startupkenya.blogspot.com/ I think it’s worth adding to the list because it’s explicitly a blog to explore ways of building peace.

  13. The wide array of issues covered here is of interest as it makes one think beyond the surface.


  14. Jewels in the Jungle is covering the crisis from Germany (auf Englisch). Sorry I’m late but news and events were breaking so fast. Thanks for list Hash, much appreciated.

  15. At our Minciu Sodas laboratory we are passionately helping our Kenyan colleagues http://www.ms.lt especially at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mendenyo/

  16. We would appreciate if you would publish our site in your Blogspots. It is a group on Facebook where we are constantly airing our views, updates and information on the situation in Kenya.

    Moreover, we are looking to increase the international exposure to the crisis in Kenya, and push for Peace through petitions to be presented via membership on the group as well as signing the petitions available on the group.


  17. Chaos in East Africa’s most stable country?!! Hard to believe.
    Thanks for keeping us updated!

  18. I have created a facebook group to raise awareness about the situation as well as money for orphans. Please join and invite others. We need to act FAST.


    Hussein Fazal

  19. kenyanobserver is covering the event from Texas

  20. Hello,

    The Kenyan Literary Journal is now running opinion pieces from Concerned Kenyan writers as part of a media campaign aimed at ‘giving the Kenyan crisis a human face’ that has managed to place commentary world wide.


  21. Thanks for adding Sukuma on to the list and glad you came across the site. We are having an amazing response from donors around the world, mostly friends or friends of friends who have a link to Kenya.

  22. The situation in Kenya is a shock to the world. I’ve just read a book – DARKEST EUROPE AND AFRICA’S NIGHTMARE – that came out last month and found it very apocalyptic and interesting for the African continent and the rest of the world. Thought I should share the knowledge with everybody.
    Here’s the publisher’s description:

    In an incisive view of the relationship between Africa and the West, the author, who holds diplomas from the London School of Economics and the London School of Journalism, suggests that the aid machinery hurts Africa more than it assists and that Westerners (and successful Africans) perpetuate the negative image of Africa to assuage their consciences as they continue to rip off a rich continent while deploring the poverty they themselves help to keep in place.

    “I seriously doubt that the Good Carpenter is happy with those vainly calling themselves Christians but acting like wolves set loose on a flock of new-born lambs,” asserts the author. Her principle is that on which the United States of America was based: All men are created equal. Why, then, she argues, does the West preach democracy but behave very undemocratically when their “interests” are at stake?

    The truth, the author maintains, is that they are rich because they have robbed and still rob their wealth from the rest of the world, creating “poor countries” precisely where the greatest natural wealth is found. American and European corporations, and now Chinese as well, whisk away Africa’s resources to enrich their own economies and peoples. The author looks at contemporary political, humanitarian and economic trends, assessing the World Bank, WTO, G8 and the IMF to be the long arms of the world oligarchies, primarily the USA. She considers NGOs a menace to Africa while serving as a job-creation blessing to the rich nations. She suggests the aid industry does more harm than good, dissuading Africans from defending their turf while foreign corporations scoop up all the resources. At the same time, the author equally reprimands not only the predator politicians and elite of the African continent but all Africans for their passive resignation to a fate they can change through affirmative actions.

    Akinyi Princess of K’Orinda-Yimbo was born on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu, the capital city of Luoland, Kenya; at a very young age she was sent to private school in Yorkshire, England. She is a graduate journalist of the Nairobi and the London Schools of Journalism as well as an economics graduate of the London School of Economics (1981-1987). She moved to Bavaria, Germany, where she studied Germanistics and Germanspecific economics (1993 to 1997). She has been writing as a freelance journalist since 1980, serving as a columnist with various dailies and monthly magazines in Africa and Europe. She gives lectures and seminars in various German universities, colleges and high schools on topics ranging from socio-economy in Africa, Business English, African literature and the socio-ethnological conflicts in the traditions of Africans and Europeans in particular, and the West in general. She is the CEO of her companies Eur-AfrAsia Association for Quality Management & Intercultural Communications Training, and PAKY Investment Holdings Ltd. She has written and published articles, papers, and a novel in German: Khiras Traum. She speaks seven languages and lives in Bavaria.

  23. another blogspot for election aftermath

  24. Hey man,
    I took your list and posted it up on my site. Should you have a problem with this, please let me know.

  25. does anybody in kenya have DVD format bleach season 1. tell me on madkenyanboy.blogspot.com

  26. Hi,

    I just wanted to give you one more link to add to your list of bloggers covering Kenya after the elections. You can find the blog of the journalists of the Common Language project who are covering the region here: http://pulitzercenter.typepad.com/untold_stories/

    I hope you’ll take a look at this site. You can find additional reporting from this group at http://pulitzercenter.org/showproject.cfm?id=55

    Thanks for your time!

    Bethany Whitfield

  27. I think the post election violence was mostly caused by ignorance among the people of Kenya. This was something that started a long time ago but people and especially our leaders failed to acknowledge it with the urgency it deserved. It had bottled up within only to come out with full force after the electoral polls were announced. Everything seem to be okey now but is it really okey? were the internally displced people taken care of? people should know that fighting and killing your neighbour is never the solution but instead the solution should start from within you.

  28. For the first time, the Kenyan chicken thief may see justice meted on the other Kenyan big time thief. Hats off Koffi!

  29. We, Africans really need to make our own decisions to leave behind barbaric and unprofitable idiotic choices of behaviour and start reproducing sense.Its not hard, and we are responsible.

  30. I have notice many positive things happening in Kenya in the last few years and also lots of improvements.

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