Days for Girls

Days for Girls

By Linneah Lijodi  Girls from slum areas tend to indulge in risky sexual behaviour in a bid to provide for themselves  sanitary towels. Our young girls have taken it upon themselves to ensure that they get the sanitary  towels even if it means using their own young bodies. This risky […]

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Hope at Last

Hope at Last

By Linneah Lijodi The recent health workers strike saw the people in the informal settlements heavily affected  as they are dependent on public hospitals for treatment. When these hospitals were not in service,  most mothers with sick children were devastated. All services were paralysed at the nearest public   hospitals and […]

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Inadequate Schools in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

Inadequate Schools in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

By Juliah Atieno Education, being a key aspect in the society, requires keen consideration. However, that has not been the case in Nairobi’s Embakasi South. Being one of the densely populated slums in Nairobi, Mukuru requires adequate and affordable public schools due to the fact that people living here suffer […]

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Living as an Intersex in Kenya

Living as an Intersex in Kenya

By Lillian Mutheu Intersex is a gender, just like male and female. Talking to  Kwamboka Kibagendi, intersex program officer at Jinsiangu, she explains that intersex is a person whose body cannot be easily put into a category of either male or female. Being intersex is rather difficult to identify as […]

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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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