The Saba Saba day: A Kenyan story and an African moment


What you need to know:

  • It brought together a motley of the old, progressive nationalist elements and a newer generation of democracy activists.
  • Eventually, it forced then-President Daniel arap Moi o announce the repeal of Section 2A of the Constitution.
  • Saba Saba arose during some of the most far-reaching political events of Africa.
  • Next week, we shall examine why, because of that, the Saba Saba “revolution” is unfinished.

Tuesday was Saba Saba day in Kenya and there were marches to mark this historically significant event — and the usual running battles with riot police, and tear gas-filled air in Nairobi.


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