Mukuru Promotion Center (MPC)

Mukuru Promotion Center (MPC)

By Juliah Atieno Mukuru Promotion Centre (MPC) is a church based charitable organisation domiciled in Nairobi, Kenya. It is headquartered in South B, Nairobi, situated along Likoni Road 1.5 Km off Mombasa road, bordering Mukuru Kayaba slum on the far end. It was founded by Catholic Sisters of Mercy in […]

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Back to School Puzzle

Back to School Puzzle

By Sally Kivaya The Kenyan government announced the closure of schools on March 15,2020 following the first  two confirmed cases of  Coronavirus. ‘We have suspended learning in all our educational institutions with immediate effect.’ said President Uhuru Kenyatta in his address. “For those in boarding schools, the school administration should […]

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Long Way to Go

Long Way to Go

By Linneah Lijodi COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic going across the world right now as gender based violence continues  to infiltrate our communities and households. The 16 days of activism against gender based violence was an opportunity for individuals and organizations to call for the prevention and elimination of  violence […]

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2020 Struggles

2020 Struggles

By Timothy Ivusah 2020 has been a tough year for all both locally and internationally but no matter how difficult it has been, it has only made people stronger. Many people did lose their livelihoods, others sunk into depression while others resulted in to violence and crime. A few who […]

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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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