DJ B and the comic book inspire

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Jan 3 2013, 08:21:05

A project born out of 2007's post-electoral chaos is empowering and educating young Kenyans ahead of the 2013 poll

DJ B has a dilemma. The big-haired pirate radio star and school dropout has just seen two women slinging tribal insults at each other in the street. Should he inform the authorities, or mind his own business?

In the end, DJ B, whose real name is Boyie, decides that inaction would lead to disaster, while calling a hotline to report the hate speech might help prevent another bout of politically motivated violence in his neighbourhood.

That is the storyline in December's, a free comic distributed monthly through Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper and produced in Sheng, the brash mix of Swahili and English that is the lingua franca for millions of mainly young Kenyans.

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