No doubt that Kenya is an extremely political nation. Visitors coming into the country at anytime may be forgiven to think that we’re in an election year.
Every single day, politicians are holding rallies and talking lots of divisive politics. You’re left to wonder when we do any actual work. What you may not realize is that the mainstream media is one of the biggest contributors to our political nature.
Nation and Standard regularly exploit our tribalism or party affiliations to sell more copies. Take for instance these three headlines from yesterday’s Standard on Sunday.
One was on sale in Central, one in Nyanza and the other in the Rift Valley.