How Kenya replaced the ‘baton with the pen’ and transformed prisoners’ lives

When Peter Ouko was sentenced to death for murder 20 years ago, he was sent to Kenya’s Kamiti maximum security prison, notorious for being one of the worst jails in the world. The prison was modeled on an old-style colonial system, torture was widespread, and inmates were forced to sleep on the floor amid squalor and unsanitary, overcrowded conditions. Ouko was sometimes locked up in a small cell with 13 other men for 23 and a half hours a day. Food was not guaranteed, and beatings were frequent. “When I…

Companies that Pay Writers $400+ Per Article

The following is a list of 7 magazines that accept pitches from freelance writers in a variety of categories, including aviation, Catholicism, fly fishing, personal health, travel, and boat building. According to our research, all of these publishers pay at least $400 for some of the writing they publish. Keep in mind that you may need to negotiate payment, as we can’t guarantee rates. .  Jacob Jans, with research by Fatima Saif Flight Journal is an aviation magazine that covers “the world of flight from its simple beginnings to its high-tech, no-holds…

Longhorn Publishers appoints new boss

Longhorn Publishers appointed Maxwell Wahome its new Acting Group managing director effective Thursday last week. The move follows the resignation of Simon Ngigi, who the firm’s board says will continue serving the book-maker for the next three months as it undergoes the leadership transition. “The board takes this opportunity to thank Ngigi for his dedicated service to the group during his tenure as the Group Managing Director and wishes him well in his future endeavours,” the company said in a statement from chairman Francis Nyammo. Mr Wahome is faced with the…

Kenya Power changes leadership

Jared Omondi Otieno has been appointed the new acting Kenya Power Chief Executive Officer taking over from Ken Tarus who stays suspended pending the determination of the ongoing court case against top managers of the utility company. Othieno’s appointment is among 12 others announced on Monday by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter announced a new team that will replace suspended Kenya Power top managers on an interim basis. Also appointed in acting capacities are: Thagichu Kiiru –General Manager Business Strategy Imelda Bore – General Manager…