Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Our Money. Where's It Gone?

"In Kenya, members of parliament receive approximately one million dollars per year to spend on development projects in their constituencies through a scheme called the Constituency Development Fund. The MPs are able to spend this money with no meaningful oversight, so the CDF has been plagued with mismanagement and corruption. This documentary presents the powerful story of a civil society organization, MUHURI, that helps a local community in a Mombasa slum investigate their local CDF and take on the challenge of holding them accountable."

For more information, visit the International Budget Partnership at

Monday, October 26, 2009

Peace Wanted Alive

(Via NairobiLiving)

Screens at National Museums on Tuesday 27th October 10.00 a.m.

Director: by Judy Kibinge

Producers: Peter Kariuki, Judy Kibinge

DOP / Cameraman: Edvine Maloba

Editor: Raphael Kamuz

A Seven Productions Documentary / Produced in association with Twaweza Communications with the kind support of the Ford Foundation

About Peace Wanted Alive

On December 27th 2007, 11 million Kenyans queued peacefully to vote for president. The results were bitterly disputed and two days later, the country was on fire. Most badly affected were Nairobi’s informal settlements. The capital city ground to a halt and it seemed as though peace had died.

But as we follow the journeys of a handful of young Nairobians and their struggles during and after the violent post-election violence conflicts in this powerful documentary containing never before seen archive footage , we will find new reason to hope and believe in Kenya.

Friday, October 16, 2009

So UNEP, did you Kick The Habit (Just for today)?

Ok, so I am one day late for Blog Action Day which was all about taking action against Climate Change. There was a lot of noise in the blogosphere and even that chap Gordon Brown had something to blog about

Global Voices reports that there were more than 9000 bloggers who devoted a post to Climate Change. I am wondering what our friends at the UNEP Headquarters were up to yesterday. Do you think they Kicked the Habit for just one day? Wonder what sort of car they drove to work in. Did it look like this?

Or was it one of these ones?

Dear friends at UNEP, Just For Today, did you manage to get the log out of your ass?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009