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Proud Kenyan 🇰🇪 wearing multiple hijabs: Artist @swahilidecors, Curator @halalsafaris, Tree hugger @decoalonize, Entrepreneur @alilamu_, Writing @vitabuks
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Nov 30, 2021 15 tweets 8 min read
KDF and Uchumi land scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many sketchy land acquisitions made over the years. Other people to watch are @KenyaMeat, especially now that Kenya Meat Commission falls under KDF with the pretext of national security interests...A THREAD 2,900 acres in Kajiado Naretunoi Community Conservancy: “KDF has embarked on a project to extend the Kenya Meat Commission on a disputed piece of land amid protests from the locals. The military wants to construct cow sheds for holding livestock"
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Feb 17, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
The hate by Kenyans against Somalia after this diplomatic issue is heart breaking. Let’s remember it takes decades to end a war, but seconds to start one #KenyaVsSomalia #Somalia #Kenya THREAD —->> Before independence Kenyans sought refuge in Somalia which was a stable State. All refugees were given a monthly stipend my father has taught me that history, because he was one of those refugees
Jan 17, 2019 5 tweets 2 min read
There were many heroes at Riverside all are worthy of praise, but Omar Muchiris interview really resonated with me. The way he recounts it with calmness but then you compare the look on his face after the attack, the trauma in his eyes after he faced death!! Very sad... My highlight of the interview is when Omar said he lost his gun at Riverside and attackers were shooting. He thought it was the end of him so he decided to pray. He quotes the Quran saying that everyone must die in the end to say he had no fear to face the terrorists...
Jan 16, 2019 4 tweets 3 min read
Glad he found his daughter but really? “Islamic fundamentalism”? I thought ALL terrorism has no place in the modern world, why only focus on one religion. What a way to cause division instead of unity!! #riversideattacks It’s a shame to hear some attack “Islamic fundamentalism” for Riverside instead of terrorism like from @KBonimtetezi, especially considering Muslims died in the attacks were part of the rescue @AbbasGullet. Blame the attackers not the religion and its adherents! #riversideattack
Jun 17, 2018 30 tweets 35 min read
The most inaccurate article on the Swahili I have ever read!! A thread soon following!!! On what #BeingSwahili means #IamSwahili I promised a thread on this but since I submitted a letter to the editor to @nytimes, I couldn’t post it elsewhere till after the review period. Since they didn’t publish it, here it goes...”#SomeoneTellNYTimes Swahili people exist” #BeingSwahili nytimes.com/2018/06/14/art…
May 6, 2018 16 tweets 13 min read
My thread on “Whitewashing African History”... I have always been disappointed at the whitewashing of African history especially when you see how some of our famous heroes are transformed to look more white in popular culture. (1) #AfricanHistory I also remember during my high school curriculum in Kenya, I was required to learn about the Industrial revolution, Christopher Colombus, Greek History etc, but Google taught me in my adulthood about Mansa Musa, the richest African man in history!!! #AfricanHistory (2)