Justus Wanzala
Justus Wanzala is a Kenyan journalist who writes on the environment, climate change, agriculture and practical technologies as well as sustainable development and social issues. Currently, he works for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and as a freelancer/contributor for various publications across the globe.
Bamboo plays an important role in regenerating East African transboundary wetlands

Bamboo plays an important role in regenerating East African transboundary wetlands

Benedict Omondi, a farmer at Siteko Village, Busia County, western Kenya, is a bamboo farmer and a stakeholder in the Sio-Siteko transboundary wetland that traverses the Kenya-Uganda border. The wetland covers an estimated ​​415 km2 and thousands of people live within its basin. According to global not-for profit Wetlands International, the once papyrus laden watershed […]

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COVID job losses force East Africans back to their rural homes

COVID job losses force East Africans back to their rural homes

  It is a hive of activity on Enock Musembe’s farm, which is part of his homestead on the outskirts of Busia town in western Kenya. Immersed in his chores, Musembe appears unbothered by the deafening cacophony of noise from the various domestic animals – pigs, cows, poultry, and goats – on the farm. He […]

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East African food forests

East African food forests

Agro-ecology enterprises are helping to cushion African farmers and smallholders against climate change, improve nutrition and generate income. Chirping birds welcome you to Bio Gardening Innovations (BIOGI) a local not-for-profit organisation and demonstration centre in Vihiga county, western Kenya. The centre is a mass of fruit trees, other exotic and indigenous tree species and vegetables, […]

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The art of war

The art of war

Africa and wars: traditional weapons The advent of the machine gun at the end of the 19th century irrevocably changed the way wars were waged in Africa “Whatever happens, we have got the Maxim gun, and they have not,” wrote Hilaire Belloc, British writer and poet, in his essay, ‘The Modern Traveller’ in 1898. He […]

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The view from Kariobangi

The view from Kariobangi

SDG 11: inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities More citizen engagement will be needed to drive greater political transparency and accountability in implementing development projects By Justus Wanzala It is midday and in Nairobi’s low income settlement of Kariobangi the April sun is intense, courtesy of an unusually long dry spell. This hasn’t gone unnoticed […]

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Justus Wanzala
Justus Wanzala is a Kenyan journalist who writes on the environment, climate change, agriculture and practical technologies as well as sustainable development and social issues. Currently, he works for the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation and as a freelancer/contributor for various publications across the globe.
East African food forests

East African food forests

Agro-ecology enterprises are helping to cushion African farmers and smallholders against climate change, improve nutrition and generate income. Chirping birds welcome you to Bio Gardening Innovations (BIOGI) a local not-for-profit organisation and demonstration centre...

The art of war

The art of war

Africa and wars: traditional weapons The advent of the machine gun at the end of the 19th century irrevocably changed the way wars were waged in Africa “Whatever happens, we have got the Maxim gun, and they have not,” wrote Hilaire Belloc, British writer and poet, in...

The view from Kariobangi

The view from Kariobangi

SDG 11: inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities More citizen engagement will be needed to drive greater political transparency and accountability in implementing development projects By Justus Wanzala It is midday and in Nairobi’s low income settlement of...