Black skin, white media – Kasarani (Nairobi)

If we’re allowing Western media to dictate who deserves our attention, we probably wouldn’t know about Kasarani. When it comes to the mass arrest and detainment of approximately 1.000 documented and undocumented Nairobi-based Somali in what is dubbed #KasaraniConcentrationcamp, broadcasters like BBC, CNN and the Dutch NOS couldn’t care less.

Check the following to get a better idea of the horrors that are unfolding (List updated on April 10, 10:09h)
1. Twitterati whose timelines are filled with updated:
– Haru Mutasa’s (@harumutasa),
– Mohammed Yusuf (@Moyusef)
– Binyavanga Wainaina (@BinyavangaW)

2. Interesting articles 
Kenyan Somali, Somali in Kenya, Kenya in Somalia
Footage of #Kenya police arresting women in children in what is dubbed “The crackdown on terror”
What’s it like to be Somali in Kenya

Social Media Reactions to Kenya’s Security Crackdown in Nairobi
Rights groups slam Kenya refugee crackdown
SOMALIA: Kenyan police keep more than 1,000 Somalis in Kasarani Stadium in the third day.
Kenyans question mass arrests of Eastleigh Somalis
Nairobi: A city under siege


About Zeefuik

Zeefuik is an Amsterdam based writer and organizer whose work focuses on imagery, representation, anti-Black racism, (digital) archives and the undocumented members of the Black communities in the Netherlands.

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