We look back to the golden era of the Kenya National football team. At the 1987 4th All Africa Games, the team overcame low expectations to reach the finals where Kenya narrowly lost to Egypt. In fact, 1987 turned out to be a great year for Kenya Football at both the national and club levels.
Many heralded works of Kenyan literature were written by prisoners-of-conscience who found themselves in trouble with the government-of-the-day for one reason or the other.
A Fulbright Scholar, Prof. ES Atieno Odhiambo authored and edited many Kenyan history and sociology books of consequence that will be read for a long time.
Girdhari Lal Vidyarthi (1907-1985, pictured right) is best remembered as a journalist and newspaperman and printer who fought for press freedom on behalf of native Kenyans against the colonial government.
In the early 1900s the Somali people mounted resistance against the British, Italians and Menelik II of Ethiopia before the Italians and the British partitioned Somaliland for themselves. In the 1940’s local branches of the Somalia Youth League ensured continuous resistance to colonial occupation and rule.