Nairobi Forum: ‘Other’ Kenya – Conversation w/ AlJazeera’ Mohammed Adow, Dec. 18 2013 @ KICC – Aberdares Room
Date: December 18, 2013
Venue: KICC Aberdares Room, Harambee Ave
Time: 6 – 8:30 pm
Entry: Prior RSVP here
Mohammed Adow’s documentary, Not Yet Kenyan, which aired on Al Jazeera English Channel on 14 November this year brought to the fore the divide in Kenyan society, revealing a history of institutionalised discrimination against ethnic Somalis of North Eastern Kenya since independence.
Born and raised in Garissa County of northeast Kenya, Mohammed Adow has lived through and witnessed at first hand the political and economic marginalisation of this part of Kenya. For Not Yet Kenyan he went back to see how the region and its people had survived and started to prosper, only to find that Kenya’s intervention in Somalia and the actions of al-Shabaab are threatening to throw the region into turmoil.
Event while we celebrate Kenya at 50
During this meeting organised by the RVI Nairobi Forum, Gabriel Gatehouse of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will talk with fellow journalist Mohammed Adow about his experiences and the story behind this documentary. Dr Ekuru Aukot, a Constitutional Lawyer, who hails from Turkana in northwest Kenya will discuss the issues raised by Adow.
Mohammed Adow, Al Jazeera English
Gabriel Gatehouse, BBC
Dr Ekuru Aukot, Constitutional Lawyer