Just in time for the election in Uganda, the Star in Nairobi has launched its website. The Star began as a competing daily to the Nation and Standard and to the other tabloids during my time in Nairobi. It quickly became a necessary political news read. Its launch on the web is a big step forward for Nairobi and Kenya as a regional media and communications hub, and a step forward toward a future of more accountability and better governance through greater openness. And a better media through competition.
The more outlets, the harder it will be for the Government of Kenya to suppress the news.
Upcoming–the new attempt to revive draconian regulation of the Kenyan media before the 2012 campaign.
Here are three columns that deserve your attention in understanding the current state of play in Kenya: