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

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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.
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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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