Technology-Assisted Violence Against Women may soon end in Kenya

Cyber bullies will soon suffer great consequences if recommendations by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) are adopted and implemented in kenya. The policy brief titled Ending Technology-Assisted Violence Against Women (TAVAW) in Kenya seeks to reduce and if possible end the growing trend of women being constantly abused over the internet. According to Elsy Sainna,…

Controversial bill to lower age for sex consent rejected

When the Sexual Offences Act was enacted in 2006, it was considered a landmark law that would reduce cases of sexual abuses, harassment and violence as well as early and forced child marriages. However, come 2016, the Kenyan National Assembly introduced an amendment to the Act seeking to reduce the age of consent from 18…

24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear

Originally posted on Warning:Curves Ahead:
This morning, as I was perusing my Facebook timeline, I happened upon an article that a lovely friend shared. It was entitled “24 Things Women Should Stop Wearing After Age 30”, and it triggered Maximum Eye-Rolling from everyone who took the time out to read it. Written by Kallie Provencher…

Precious Patient Story #1: When the Best Medicine Is a Cheeseburger!

For a doctor, every patient visit is unique, and every patient is precious. What is good for one patient may be detrimental for another patient, even when the two patients have the same medical pro… Source: Precious Patient Story #1: When the Best Medicine Is a Cheeseburger!

Stop using dressing as an excuse for promiscuity and sexual abuse

Its been a while since  I last blogged so let me start by saying Happy New Year!!! Finally I get to comment about this issue that has been bothering me for years .Last month there was an article by a local newspaper alleging that President John Pombe Magufuli of Tanzania had banned wearing of miniskirt…

Let the girls’ breasts grow !

I am not of the habit of listening to people’s conversations in the matatu (Public transport in Kenya) because I am mostly wearing head phones listening to music or radio. However on this particular day my phone’s battery was low and so I had to save it for more important uses. So as the matatu…

Children are no longer safe at home

A boy in Kibera slum, Nairobi waiting to use a public toilet.Picture:George Ngesa When Ruth Adoyo got married six years ago, she thought she had been saved from miseries that defined her life. The first born child in a family of six, Adoyo always experienced hostility from her father and the situation forced her to…

Men should also worry about breast cancer

Imagine you and your wife dedicating your lives doing research about cancer almost all your lives then both of you get breast cancer at the age of 46. That is what happened to Oliver Bogler, PHD , a senior vice president of Academic Affairs and professor of neurosurgery research at MD Anderson and his wife…

The spirit of the great Gor Mahia lives on

Most Kenyans and the world over only know Gor Mahia as a Kenyan Premier League football team. What many do not know is the origin of this name. According to Luo oral tradition, when a child is named after someone, he or she is expected to live up to that name. If you are named…

Do gays have a right in Kenya ?

Last month Kenya’s High Court ordered the government to register a gay rights group that the government had earlier refused to recognize on moral and religious grounds. The court said that the Kenyan constitution recognizes and protects the rights of minorities and does not allow limitations on moral grounds. “In Kenya, the constitution is supreme,”…

Weka condom mpangoni- let us stop being hypocrites

If I was to summaries my comments then I would simply say ‘Kenyans are a batch of hypocrites’. I know you have all crucified me by now but let’s be sober minded and be true to ourselves for once. When I first watched this advert I asked myself why would someone put such an advert…