The Fund for Investigative Journalism

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  • Next Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018 (11:59 pm Eastern)

  • JOHN KAMAU

    Seeds of Discord2010 JOHN KAMAU – Kenyan Journalist John Kamau unearthed archival documents that for the first time revealed just how land initially occupied by white settlers in colonial Kenya was transferred to politicians and their allies shortly after the country became independent. These unjust land practices have had a lasting impact in Kenya, contributing to political violence after the 2007 elections. Kamau details how funds from both the World Bank and UK Government – meant to settle the landless in the 1960s – were squandered. The series of 22 articles, published by both Daily Nation and Business Daily, collected evidence, named those who masterminded this land-grabbing in Kenya, and demonstrated how this history informs current politics.

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