Friday Night in Purgatory

A front row view of the action (or inaction) in Kenyatta Hospital’s ER on a Friday night.

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The Hellraisers of Nairobi

By Edith Honan The only thing that made it different when this 15-year-old girl went to the Huruma Police Station to report that her neighbor had raped her was the presence of a brigade of local female hellraisers. She had come alone to this same station a few weeks earlier to report the rape. Nothing…

36 Hours in Nairobi: An Insider’s Guide

By Nanjala Nyabola With a reputation for grit and glamour, Nairobi is an African city whose outsize reputation precedes it. It’s a heavy and earned reputation — at its worst the city can be a tough and unforgiving place. In order to avoid much of the grime, most travellers opt to remain in what locals call the…

Burundians in Nairobi

Davy Ngarukiye explores his Burundian heritage through the lens of fellow expats in Nairobi.

The Gospel Car

Ride Nairobi’s commuter train with photographer Tobin Bryce Jones

The Vinyl Guru

Jimmy’s is the go-to place for new and vintage records right in the middle of Kenyatta Market.