It was World Malaria day this week. The desease remains one of the biggest killers in Sub-Sahara Africa. Sadly we are seeing malaria spreading in Africa. I travelled with my colleague Anne Soy to Kisumu on the banks of Lake Victoria, a traditional malaria hotspot and home to Kemri, Kenya’s main research centre into the [...]
These photos were taken on my iphone outside the Supreme Court of Kenya on the day of it’s ruling on the validity of the country’s presidential elections. The decision came late at 5pm. At first light a large exclusion zone was set up around the court. As the day wore on more and more supporters [...]
This is my favourite image from the day that Kenyans voted in the 2013 elections. I took it on the streets of Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum. The guy in question is a local artist, Solomon Muyundo, aka SOLO 7. He took to the streets during the 2008 violence that followed Kenya’s last election, painting slogans [...]
This is James Ole Lesaloi, the man behind an ambitious project in Kenya to help the local Maasai community finally begin to benefit from the many tourists that come to Africa’s most famous safari destination, the Maasai Mara game reserve.
I spent a few days this week living with the Maasai near the Mara, through a community run project called Semadepcamp that aims to help the local community benefit from the many tourists who flock to this part of Kenya. The two guys in this photo, Denis and Tubula, looked after us during our stay. [...]
I came across this young lady, sitting all on her own on an active railway line, in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums. I asked around and soon discovered her mother was not far away and keeping a close eye on her. The railway line is where she spends her time while her mom runs [...]
Mombasa’s main beach, hardly a tourist in sight during what should be a busy period. Local traders say the recent riots in Kenya’s coastal city, following the killing of a Muslim cleric, has scared away many foreign visitors. It’s feared there could be more unrest, as support for Islamic extremism grows.
Kilelengwani village in Kenya’s Tana Delta, the site of a massacre on the 10th of Sept 2012, which left 38 people dead. The village was completely destroyed. Only the mosque was left standing.
Graffiti on a downtown wall in Nairobi, summing up how some Kenyans feel about their politicians. Kenya’s elections are still more than six months away, but judging by the daily media coverage, you would think they were happening next month. This is a crucial election for the country as it will be the first time [...]
Earlier this month I had the privilege of going on assignment for the BBC to Dadaab in Kenya to film a story about how British aid is being spent in the world’s largest refugee camp. We followed a consignment of water and sanitation equipment paid for by the British public from start to finish, beginning [...]
I’m travelling to the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya this week to film a story for the BBC with world affairs correspondent, Mike Wooldridge. We’ll be looking at how the millions of pounds donated by the British public is being spent on the ground to help those affected by the region’s worst drought [...]