International symbol of impunity

Social media is catching up very fast in Kenya to an extent that it has even raised concerns within the government. Some commissions like the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) which is mainly known to monitor hate speech has now shifted its focus from SMS to facebook, twitter and blogs. A number of people…

My trip to Namibia, ‘The land of the brave’

Before setting out for the trip , I did the usual, google a few details about this country in the desert. I needed to find out about a few details that any traveler would want to know like what language do they speak, what food do they eat, how is the weather etc. I found…

Reasons why Americans should know Kenya.

Every time I hear a foreign journalists refer to Kenya as Africa or a remote part of Africa I get offended. Others even say they are visiting Africa,really! Africa is so big with so many countries that you can not be going to visit Africa.It is very annoying that a learned adult who I presume…

Living Water

Originally posted on heather m. newell:
Fact: A blender could easily be the most utilitarian and useful kitchen tool yet. Case Study: Strawberries, banana, chocolate chip ice cream, yoghurt, milk, whey protein, and peanut butter can go in one mixer and voila! Food! And not only food, but an easy-to-drink, flavorful meal. Caveat: You can…

Is it a curse to be a woman?

After going through the worst  menstrual period this month It got me thinking that being a woman is so hard. God created us with a very complicated biological challenges. First you have to deal with the periods then the nine months of carrying pregnancy ( neusea , back ache ,and the climax is the labour…

Slashing grass is not Punishment for rape

When Liz, a 16 years old girl was gang raped by six men in Bungoma they hoped she had died and so they threw her in a six feet latrine. Fortunately neighbours heard her and rescued her from death. The sad part of the story is this girl was able to identify three of them…

Is vasectomy the answer to family planning?

By Carolyne Oyugi When Kenya got independence 50 years ago, the population stood at 8.1million people only. The population has however grown by 432 percent over the years. According to World Bank, from 1960 until 2012, Kenya Population averaged 22.1 Million reaching an all time high of 43.2 Million in December of 2012 and a…

How free is free maternal delivery program in Kenya?

Picture Courtesy With effect from June 2013, all expectant mothers in Kenya are entitled to free deliveries in government facilities through the Free Maternal Delivery Programme. The programme has been established by the Government in a bid to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the country and also follows its election promise of providing free primary healthcare for all Kenyans. According to Kenya Demographic Health…

Mwai Kibaki does not carry around a begging bowl

By Kipkoech Tanui Kenya: As far we know, retired President Kibaki isn’t walking around with begging bowl in hand. He is also richer than most of us. He owns buildings and businesses, especially our capital. There are farms and other properties that publicly are known to be his. So to placate him with a home worth…

Call me Audrey not Andrew

I started watching Oprah Winfrey Talk show at a very tender age. At that time there were no talk shows in Kenya and if there were then they were not as interesting. In one of the many episodes I saw a ‘pregnant man’ and I told myself that these white people must be very confused….

Beautiful Malindi. The sun ,sand and water…lovely

Every time I’m in Malindi I get a different feeling from all the places I have been in the world. It is simple, natural and amazing. Don’t  forget the lovely ever smiling people. Here are some photos just to share my love. Brain Corals Red female star fish one of the beautiful swahili doors beautiful sunset wadding…

St Francis Xavier Chapel still stands 514 years on

The 514 years old church as it looks now. The alter where the priest would stand facing away from the congregation. The security hole through the wall to see enemies from the ocean. Masha the caretaker showing me where offerings were kept.The palm tree trunk seats. My minute of fame in front of the church…