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From Countdown to Kenya
Posts about an Irish girl volunteering in Nairobi. Topics include Kenyan politics, society and culture, my travels around the country and my personal experiences as an 'expat'.
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  • Diary of an Election Nerd 1 year ago I love elections on the best of days. I love watching counts trickle in. I love the tallies, the speculation. The fact that everyone becomes an expert on election. I love being able to use the word psephologist authoritatively. This love of elections has only grown/been more easily facilitated...
  • Watching from the Dug-Out/Being Benched 1 year ago I spent a good chunk of today, March 4th, in a hipster-like cafe in the Kisimenti district of Kampala. The appeal of the place was more it's decent wi-fi, rather than a strong desire for a chai latte. Why? I wanted to do some work for a few hours out of the office but I also wanted to follow the...
  • Women in Politics - The Irish and Kenyan cases 1 year ago Women in Politics - Global TrendsWomen make up less than 10% of the world's leaders. Out of the 193 countries that are members of the UN, only 21 have either a female Head of State or Government. Globally fewer than one in five members of parliament is a woman. And the 30 percent critical mass mark...
  • #kenyadecides 1 year ago 2007/8Elections are due to take place here in just under three weeks, on March 4th. The last time that Kenya went to the polls in a general election - in December 2007 - the resulting dispute over the results led to violence in which 1,500 people were killed and a further 200,000 displaced from...
  • Thoughts about the diaspora - comparing African and Irish experiences 1 year ago Last week there was an article in the Daily Nation about the fact that remittances to Kenya from Kenyans living abroad were up by over 30% on last year and it got me thinking about the Irish diaspora and whether or not they send remittances back.So this led me to ask lots of questions. We hear... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Kenya Silver Award!

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