This week Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Continue reading… “Kenya to generate a fifth of its power with Africa’s biggest wind energy farm”
This Chinese fishing vessel was attacked by Somali pirates on November 16.
The pirate is sitting in the backseat of my car. We are parked in the basement lot of a Nairobi mall; the Muzak version of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” echoes across the concrete. The man, who calls himself Ahmad, tells me he helped hijack six ships off Somalia before he quit the trade in November because his wife left him for another pirate. He starts to cry and hides his face with his hands. “I felt that I could murder that man,” Ahmad says. “My town was dominated by him. I thought the best thing was to run away from that place before I killed someone.”
Kenyan women ban sex
Thousands of Kenyan women are to go on a week-long sex strike in a bid to force an end to the country’s ongoing political bickering.