No more IDPs

A look at the condition of women and children in the Kenyan IDP camps. Advertisements

Weka condom mpangoni-stop being hypocrites

Weka condom mpangoni-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…

Women boycott Valentines Day to stop GBV -One billion rising

As people all over the world were busy celebrating Valentines Day this year, women and those who support them boycotted the lovers day to stand and talk against Gender Based Violence. In Kenya, women from different organizations and communities met at Central park to stand, strike and dance. This event comes at a time when…

My trip to Burkina Faso ‘the land of upright people’

The night to my journey I was very excited. I could not sleep and I kept waking up in the night. One was because I kept imagining how the place looked like and what I should expect from that country that I have only seen in the map but have not heard much about. Second…

How militia raped and tore me apart

The first V-Day Africa summit was held in Nairobi in September 2012 to launch a major campaign to protect victims of gender violence. The forum was attended by 47 women representatives from different African countries, Dr Dennis Mukwege of Panzi hospital in Bokavu DRC and five teenagers from South Africa. During one of the sessions…

Vending food besides a corpse

If you have read my post tittled My interesting journey to work then you have a rough idea of what happens as between my home and my work place. However, this will shock you because I was even more shocked.It was on 27th July, that is last week friday as I was going to work….

In Suba pupils do domestic chores for teachers

Teachers in Suba District have for a long time been using their pupils to do their farm work and domestic chores. The sight of pupils carrying empty water containers on their way home and full containers on their way back is a normal thing and no one apart from the pupils seems to be bothered….

Government puts paedophiles and other child abusers on notice

Although reports of child abuse have continued to infiltrate the media, it has done little toimprove the plight of a significant number of children. Those who have suffered sexual abuse are forced to live quietly with the scars as justice continues to elude them. It is against this backdrop that Professor Jacqueline Oduol, Secretary for…

Richard Turere-Innovative teenager keeps lions at bay

Have you ever done a a story and about someone doing a small thing in a big way and you can see the person succeeding. Then before you know it walaa!!!!! it has happened. this is the story. African children are known to beinnovative and adapt to situationsthat fate offers. Richard Turere, a13-year old Kenyan…

My body is not a battle field

Whenever, conflict happens, women remain scared of one major thing. Not the bullets or the panga cuts, they fear being victims of rape and sexual abuse. This is because many of the people fighting try to use rape as a weapon of war and punishment for their enemy. The situation is compounded by the fact…

Hawking weapons in the streets contributing to insecurity

As we mark the World Population Day we must appreciate the fact that thenumber of people on earth is increasing while the natural resources are eitherconstant or reducing at an alarming rate. This situation has led to conflict since everyone wants to get a share ofthe precious natural yet scarce resources like land and water.It…

Project Prevention capitalises on women’s desperation

Even as we celebrate women’s empowerment and advancement, a certaincategory of women still suffer. This is the group that has been unable tomake choices over what form of contraceptive to use as other people takeadvantage of their status. These are the women who are livingwith HIV and below the poverty line. They remain captives of…