This story was published in Flyway. A water pump hums in the pre-dawn dark at the wells of Wajir, where a convoy of tanker trucks is lined up. They are […]
This essay appeared in the October 28th Issue of High Country News. “User wars.” That’s what I have heard them called before, and every season a different battle seems to […]
This article appeard in The National following the attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya. As Kenya begins its final day of national mourning and tries to come to terms with […]
In Kenya, a month of suspense and uncertainty has come to an end. The supreme court has upheld Uhuru Kenyatta’s March 4th victory and with that voters can start putting […]
The news: upwards of 30,000 African elephants were slaughtered last year for their ivory; notorious armed groups like the Janjaweed militia and Lord’s Resistance Army are preying on the dwindling […]
Along a dry riverbed in Kenya’s northern desert, about a hundred Samburu pastoralists are spread out in the shade of a grove of acacia trees, watching their herds of cattle […]
Read my opinion-editorial about conflict and the environment at The National.
It’s autumn. I am sitting at my desk under the glow of a yellow lamp, and outside leaves are falling from an aspen tree. I watch them out the window, […]