Dr. Jacinta Mwende Maweu is a lecturer in philosophy and media studies at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. She holds a PhD in political economy of the mass media from Rhodes University, South Africa, as well as a Master of Arts in communication and a Master of Arts in philosophy from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Her key research interests include peace journalism, mass media and human rights, media and conflict, and socio-political philosophy. She has researched, presented papers in international conferences, and been published in refereed journals and edited book volumes in her areas of interest. She is a recipient of an APN Individual Research Grant (2015).

Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

The Ethnicity Factor and Risk of Conflict in the 2017 Kenyan Elections

Kenya has held elections every five years since it obtained independence in 1963. The August 8, 2017, elections will be the country’s sixth since the end of one-party rule in 1991, and the second since the introduction of a new constitution in 2010. The elections also mark a decade since the worst political violence ever […]

Woman speaking at a forum on Reducing Inter-ethnic Violence through Dialogue in Kenya with a wall of illustrations behind her.
Statebuilding & Security | February 17, 2016

“Kill Us Together or Leave Us Alone”: The Beginning of the End of Al-Shabaab Menace in Kenya

“The media in Kenya need to take their public interest role seriously and stop behaving as fear mongers or as cheerleaders for militants’ heinous acts. Instead, they should cheer on and celebrate the acts more worthy of attention—like those of the Muslims on that ambushed bus—to help bring the Al-Shabaab menace in Kenya to an end.”

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Street scene in Hamar Weyne market in the Somali capital Mogadishu.