An MTSU professor presented his honest views on controversies facing the African nation of Kenya on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Jeremiah Asaka, a lecturer in MTSU’s Department of Global Studies and Human Geography, first aired Oct. 30 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and online at www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
In a series of commentaries posted at www.theconversation.com, Asaka took on some of his native land’s thorniest issues.
The topics included Kenya’s 2017 presidential election, the nation’s new wildlife task force and a controversial proposal to execute convicted poachers. (You can read each of Asaka’s articles by clicking on the links.)
“It’s almost ridiculous to propose that you would execute a human being for killing an animal, not that I’m diminishing the lives of animals. From my end, I think this proposal is actually a nonstarter.”
Asaka is an interdisciplinary scholar researching conservation governance and the biodiversity-security nexus in sub-Saharan Africa with particular focus on Kenya.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.