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Zahid Rajan is a printer by profession. He has participated in civil society activism since 1992. He has been involved in the publishing of South Asian history in Kenya and is the Executive Editor of AwaaZ.

Zahid is the moderator of Solidarity Network Kenya which publicises material on South South Solidarity.

He was a PR consultant with the Kenya Human Rights Commission on the Mau Mau Reparations Suit filed against the British Government and continues to work around issues of the Mau Mau in Kenya.

Presently he is the Chairman of the Eastern Action Club for Africa, a lobby group for minority rights and whose motto is ‘Equity and Equality for all’.


Zarina Patel is an author and historian as well as a human rights activist and environmentalist with a long term interest in Kenyan South Asian affairs. She is the granddaughter of Alibhai Mulla Jeevanjee known as the father of South Asian politics in Kenya.

She is also known for her almost single handed effort in saving Jeevanjee Gardens in Nairobi from land grabbers in 1991. She was one of the founding members of the Asian African Heritage Trust and a member of the Ufungamano initiative for Constitutional Change in Kenya.

In April 2003 the NARC Government appointed her to serve on the task force for the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission. She is the author of 3 books and a multitude of writings in main stream media on politics, culture and gender mainstreaming. She is the managing Editor of AwaaZ.



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  • Comment Link Ramnik Shah Friday, 11 November 2011 18:19 posted by Ramnik Shah

    I am afraid for my part I have to register a serious concern, in that the various articles by a whole range of contributors are being described as "Written by Administrator"? Even delving deeper into and navigating the site further, there is a blank as far as the real authors names are concerned. That simply is not right, and you must take immediate steps to remedy this please. It would seem that you have overlooked this important question of attribution in your enthusiasm to put the new-look site out, which does otherwise look promising. So it looks as if more work is needed to get all the elements in place.

  • Comment Link Kersi Rustomji Thursday, 10 November 2011 00:05 posted by Kersi Rustomji

    Zahid & Zarina,
    congratulations on the new look Awaaz. Wishing you the best for a long and continued success.
    Kwaheri for now.
    Kersi Rustomji.
    ex-Kenya. Australia

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