Food right protests in Kenya

This is a timeline of protests related to food prices and the cost of living that occurred in Kenya between December 2008 and November 2013.

2008-10-18 12:00:00

Empty promises won't fill our barns

A critique of the government response to a food crisis in Northern Kenya

2008-11-24 12:00:00

Food shortage: Is the next global crisis coming to Kenya?

The Standard's Dan Okoth asks whether Kenya will be the site of the next food riot.

2008-12-04 12:00:00

Get ready for anger of the hungry

The next stream of mass action and street demonstrations in Kenya could be over food - riot over right to sukuma wiki and ugali, writes Okech Kendo in the Standard.

2008-12-08 12:00:00

Varsity students threaten to strike over food prices

University and college students have threatened to disrupt Jamhuri Day celebrations should the Government fail to zero-rate prices of food.

2008-12-10 12:00:00

Jamhuri Day food protests will go ahead, says civil society

Members of the civil society have planned a series of street demonstrations to protest against high cost of essential commodities starting today.

2008-12-12 00:00:00

Demonstrations on Jamhuri day

Activists are arrested at a protest on Jamhuri day against the allowances MPs are receiving amid escalating cost of living.

2008-12-12 12:00:00

Where is the 'unga'?

Still no sign of the promised subsidized unga flour, writes the Standard

2008-12-14 12:00:00

How Wahome Mutahi predicted the "unga" crisis

Tom Odhiambo writes in the Standard that the food crisis is a moral crisis.

2008-12-15 12:00:00

Development hampered by food insecurity

With mention of Kenya, this short article looks at food insecurity as a problem for the African continent.

2008-12-24 12:00:00

Prisoners' diet and unga prices

The writer wonders whether the country is returning to a time of "yellow unga"

2009-01-11 12:00:00

Find lasting solution to food crisis

Another call to action by the government, citing the specter of food riots.

2009-04-01 00:00:00

2009-2010 price spike

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2009-04-24 12:00:00

US firm to fight malnutrition

The International Organisation for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition begins operations in Siaya district.

2009-05-01 12:00:00

The day Kenya workers' anger boiled over

Protests against the rising cost of living, job losses, low pay and failed leadership came to the boil on Friday when frustrated workers disrupted the presidential Labour Day address delivered by Labour minister John Munyes, the Nation reports.

2009-05-05 12:00:00

Malnutrition alarming, says survey

A survey by International Rescue Committee (IRC) showed that 22 per cent of children below five years are malnourished in areas worst hit by famine, writes the Standard.

2010-05-05 00:00:00

Kenya cited as case study at food price talks

Kenya was cited as a case study where prices of maize increased by over eight per cent between March 2007 and March 2008, the Standard reports.

2010-10-10 12:00:00

Politics of relief food get worse as famine strikes

Amid raging politics of relief food distribution in Northern Kenya over the last one week, experts say the Government should come up with a clear long-term working policy with the World Food Programmes (WFP) during emergencies.

2011-01-01 00:00:00

2011 price spike

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2011-02-02 12:00:00

Small-scale farming answer to food insecurity

African governments must encourage small-scale farming to protect citizens from food insecurity, experts have said, the Standard reports.

2011-04-16 12:00:00

Don't expect endless patience as prices soar

This Nation editorial warns of growing public discontent about the rising cost of living.

2011-04-17 12:00:00

Tread carefully around food, fuel minefield

Pushed to the wall, some Kenyans are now planning to hold peaceful protests in all major towns this week to remind the Government of the escalating cost of living. This is a political minefield, warns the Standard.

2011-04-17 12:00:00

Consumer group calls for protest against rising prices

Cofek calls for a protest against the rising cost of fuel and food in Kenya.

2011-04-19 12:00:00

Kalonzo urges patience over cost of living

This story leads on the VP's comments on the day that Cofek and other civil society organizations held a protest against rising prices.

2011-04-19 12:00:00

COFEK holds cost of living protest

Consumer Federation of Kenya organizes protest march against the rising cost of fuel and food, and calls for government action to alleviate the plight of the poor.

2011-04-20 12:00:00

Commodity prices spark protests in Kenya

Protests over the skyrocketing cost of fuel kicked off with organisers vowing to adopt mass action until the Government cushions Kenyans against the rising cost of living.

2011-04-20 12:00:00

MPs lost a golden chance to show solidarity with hungry Kenyans

In this reader's letter to the Nation, MPs are taken to task for failing to debate the rising cost of living.

2011-04-20 12:00:00

Maybe we are hungry because we have too much, not too little, food

Nation columnist Charles Obbo writes about the "technical" problems behind rising food prices in the region.

2011-04-24 12:00:00

More food protests expected in Kenya

Journalist Kenfrey Kiberenge writes that people pressure is forcing the government to curtail key prices.

2011-04-25 12:00:00

Consumer federation chief warned over food protests

onsumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) secretary general Mr Stephen Mutoro on Monday recorded a statement with the police about threats to his life, following protests against the rising cost of living, the Nation reported.

2011-04-26 12:00:00

Turkana residents feeding on carcasses due to drought, says Kenya Red Cross

This was one of the key articles in the coverage of the Turkana crisis.

2011-05-01 12:00:00

Hunger-driven drama at workers' fete

A march-past of workers that lasted an hour, scenes of anger-and-hunger-inspired theatrics and disappointment. These were what this year’s Labour Day celebrations at Uhuru Park on Sunday were all about, the Nation reports.

2011-05-10 12:00:00

Improved economy, not wage increase, will solve problems of Kenyan workers

This is a response to Mr Francis Atwoli, the secretary-general of Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu), call for a strike to demand wage increases.

2011-05-10 12:00:00

COTU calls strike to demand higher wages

The Central Organization of Trade Workers (COTU) issues a 21-day strike notice to demand higher wages and to protest the rising cost of living.

2011-05-30 12:00:00

Ministers sued over rising food and fuel prices

A consumer lobby has sued the government over rising food and fuel prices, the Nation reports.

2011-05-31 12:00:00

Photos from the 31 May Unga Revolution protest

Photo coverage from the 31 May Unga Revolution protest.

2011-05-31 12:00:00

Unga Revolution stages 1st major demonstration

Unga Revolution holds protest march against the rising cost of living to Harambee Avenue; PM Raila Odinga addressed the crowd, which later disperses peacefully.

2011-05-31 12:00:00

NTV coverage of Unga Revolution protest

NTV's coverage of the Unga Revolution's first major demonstration downtown.

2011-06-01 12:00:00

What does not kill Africa will make it a free and very prosperous land

Amid the Unga Revolution protests, Nation columnist Charles Obbo writes about the food price problem.

2011-06-16 12:00:00

Unga rising beyond reach of Kenyans

The Standard writes about the fast-rising cost of unga.

2011-06-19 12:00:00

Surge in unga price jolts Kenyans

This Standard article cites the concerns of experts and politicians on rising unga prices; PM Odinga warns millers and farmers working in "cahoots" to hoard maize and flour.

2011-07-02 12:00:00

Hunger crisis rekindles debate over GM maize

The deepening food crisis in Kenya that is fuelled by poor harvests and the rising cost of the staple maize meal has revived debate over whether the country should embrace genetically modified imports, the Nation reports.

2011-07-07 12:00:00

Nairobi demo turns chaotic, 10 people arrested

Ten people were on Thursday arrested as protests against the high cost of living and graft at the Ministry of Education turned chaotic, the Nation reports.

2011-07-07 12:00:00

Unga Revolution holds 2nd major demonstration

Unga Revolution holds its second major demonstration, attempting to deliver petition to the President and Prime Minister; protesters are tear gassed and arrested by police.

2011-07-07 12:00:00

NTV covers Unga protest

NTV's coverage of the second major Unga Revolution protest downtown.

2011-07-07 12:00:00

Citizen covers Unga protest

Citizen's coverage of the Unga Revolution's second major demonstration downtown.

2011-07-17 12:00:00

Food insecurity: Why Kenya may be on the brink of a bloody revolution

Nation columnist Rasna Warah argues that food insecurity in Kenya could spark a "revolution."

2011-07-22 12:00:00

Read the signs and be war of such activism

An opinion piece about one of the leaders of the Unga Revolution

2011-07-29 12:00:00

Kenyans in diaspora respond to famine

The Standard writes how Kenyans in the diaspora respond to the Kenyans for Kenya campaign to alleviate the famine in Turkana.

2011-08-02 12:00:00

Malnutrition cases overwhelm Turkana hospital

The Standard writes about the rising toll of the Turkana drought.

2011-10-16 12:00:00

UoN students protest hiked food prices

Tension is rising in UoN owing to a move by the administration to increase the price of meals in the students mess, the Nation reports.

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