Effects of Early Marriage

Effects of Early Marriage

By Susan Lumumba Sylvia Akinyi is a 19-year-old who got married when she was only 15 years. In 2016, she got into her first marriage with an underage boy Otieno who was only 17 years by then. She narrated how her first marriage was never a bed of roses. She […]

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Forced Eviction

Forced Eviction

By Susan Lumumba Geoffrey Opiyo Opondo is a resident of Dandora ward 4. Charity Lydia Akinyi is his wife and they are blessed with 3 kids, 1 girl and 2 boys. Juliet Adhiambo 5 years, Joel Ochieng 3 years and Jayden Odhiambo 3 months old. In February 2020 Geoffrey had […]

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Mukuru Youth Dream Shut Down By Kenya Power

Mukuru Youth Dream Shut Down By Kenya Power

By Juliah Atieno Mukuru Integrated Waste Management was formed in 2017 as an umbrella of Mukuru Garbage collectors, meant to streamline the system of at least 300 garbage collectors in Mukuru at large who relied on waste collection to earn a living. In 2019, Kuboresha Maisha East Africa (KUMEA), in […]

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Hope At Last For Children In Mukuru

Hope At Last For Children In Mukuru

By Juliah Atieno The children of Mukuru kwa-Njenga can finally smile at last as they are assured of a plate of rice and beans every once a week. The economic effects of COVID-19 have hit particularly heavy in Mukuru, one of the biggest slums in Kenya. The job opportunities are […]

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Effects Of Covid-19 On Small Scale Traders

Effects Of Covid-19 On Small Scale Traders

By Sally Kivaya. Most people ushered in 2020 with the great optimism that comes with a new year. Business people were not exempt. Having great plans for their businesses, some applied for loans, renovated their shops, employed more workers, added stock and opened more shops, all in a bid to […]

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Effects Of Covid -19 On Education

Effects Of Covid -19 On Education

By Sally Kivaya. The government of Kenya announced closure of all educational institutions immediately after the first case of Corona virus was reported. Parents, students, teachers, lectures and other workers in these institutions found this announcement to be convenient at the time since they all feared for the spread of […]

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Wait For Tomorrow

Wait For Tomorrow

By Sally Kivaya Margaret Sanger once said “Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” But most young women living in kayole have been taught or […]

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Insecurity in Dandora During Covid-19 Pandemic

Insecurity in Dandora During Covid-19 Pandemic

By Andrew Myendo Over the years, residents of Dandora have had to battle with insecurity on a daily basis. Many of them have lost their family members, neighbours and even childhood friends. Everyone has in one way or another been affected by insecurity, either as victim or a parent of […]

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Stop Killing Us

Stop Killing Us

By Andrew Myendo Dandora has a population of 110,164, with  a land area of four kilometers having approximately 27,541 persons per square kilometer.  About half of this population are young people between the ages 10 and 35 years of age, a majority of whom do not have anything to do. […]

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