Reaping Gold out of Sewage

Reaping Gold out of Sewage

By Lillian Mutheu It’s been years now, since I first set eyes on him. The mystery man, the hard-working sewage man: at least, that is what I named him. I sit down in my apartment as I think about him. People say he is crazy, and to some extent, I […]

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Growing Unemployment Rate

Growing Unemployment Rate

By Sally Kivaya According to a report by the Kenya National Bureau of statistics  (KNBS) ,the unemployment rate in Kenya has increased, with 1.7 million Kenyans losing their jobs between the months of April and June due to the effects caused by the pandemic. Businesses have experienced major financial difficulties […]

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The Issue of Kayole 1 Social Hall

The Issue of Kayole 1 Social Hall

By Sally Kivaya. The Kenyan constitution, under article 62, clearly states that, “Public  land shall not be disposed of or otherwise used except in terms of an Act of parliament specifying the nature and terms of that disposal or use.” But some of the community members in Kayole feel this […]

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Extrajudicial Killings Persist

Extrajudicial Killings Persist

By Moses Okoth Odo (not his real name)  was arrested early in December by police in Mathare slums for a crime his close friends don’t understand. He was then driven to Githurai along Thika Road where his other friend lived and then to a third friend residing in Kariobangi North […]

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Mentorship for a Better Future

Mentorship for a Better Future

By Calvin Onyango Ndoto zetu was started by John Mwangi famously known as Dash Johnte on 22nd June 2016 as a program under Dandora Hip-hop City and a project for children in Dandora. He was driven by the desire to change the world through children, who he believes are the […]

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Water Scarcity in Dandora

Water Scarcity in Dandora

By Calvin Onyango I recently had a chat with Mary Njeri, a 36-year-old single mother, on  her experience during this COVID-19 period. Mary suffers from respiratory illness that keeps her confined to her house most times. She relies on her children for food and other daily necessities. She has a […]

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16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism

By Calvin Onyango November 25th was the  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and a 16 day activism challenge against the same ran till 10th  December, which marks International Human Rights day. The sixteen days were an opportunity to encourage communities to reflect and bring change on […]

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Changing Faces in the Time of a Pandemic

Changing Faces in the Time of a Pandemic

By Calvin Onyango The 2020 festive season was hit by the pandemic and it was evident in Dandora that things were not the same.  Unlike normal times, there were no church celebrations to be  heard on the streets and there was not much holiday activity observed from many. People were […]

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Dwindling Drops of Life

Dwindling Drops of Life

By Davis Otieno  For many years, the water crisis has been affecting most parts of Nairobi, especially the Eastlands side where most of the slums and ghettos are located. Till now, some areas have never seen water running through their taps. It has been a struggle for them lacking water […]

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Dandora Green Park

Dandora Green Park

By Davis Otieno  Located just next to Dandora PAG Children’s Home is the Dandora Holy Green Park, only a few meters away from Mowlem Police Post and Dandora Railways Station. Most of the people call it the Holy grounds, as it is the only place in Dandora where all different […]

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