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TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES

Quiet battles of hustlers, survivors and slumlords

Some stories read like a movie as they relay the grief and grit of ordinary Kenyans

In Summary

• 2021 features review looks beyond viral stories involving leaders or bedroom thrills 

• Editor’s picks range from sob stories to inspiring ones, with focus on narrative skills

A girl chased home for school fees runs into a rally in which a politician spots her in uniform, summons her and vows to clear her arrears.

You could forgive her for doubting his promise in ...