What to do in case you are caught up in a terror attack

“Any act of terror is an eye opener to all of us that terrorism can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone. As much as it seems almost impossible to guarantee your safety in such...

Assessing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Second Term record

President Uhuru Kenyatta has been at the forefront in driving forward his agenda for the country almost a year after he was re-elected with a lot of emphasis on the Big4Agenda. He has since...

The killer waters of Solai

The site of fresh graves in the fields is a sombre reminder of the Solai Dam tragedy that happened two months ago in Nakuru. Shoes, children's clothes and other personal belonging are strewn across the...

Unpaid care work affects women more according to study

There are numerous projects and interventions tailored towards empowering a woman in the society and especially in the low income areas. Nairobi’s slums have a lion’s share of women struggling on a daily basis...

Fighting corruption

Early 2003, upon election of Mwai Kibaki as president, unarmed citizens stood up to police corruption, especially in traffic department, and made arrests. It was an awakening. A period of renewal. It was a time...

The ‘Matatu Hostesses of Nakuru’

The entry of young and educated women in the often chaotic matatu sector is slowly transforming the attitude of the public who view the sector as a preserve for the outlawed and bullies. Prestige Shuttle...

Optimism as Kenya’s new education system kicks off

It’s a chilly morning in St. Joseph’s area of Kangemi, Nairobi. Tabitha Wandia is up early as routine dictates preparing her three year old daughter Chloe Nanjala for school. After bathing and hurriedly dressing...

Achieving an African Continental Free Trade Area with Content

As Africa launches its massive Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) on 21 March 2018 in Kigali at an extra-ordinary Summit of the African Union to be hosted by President Paul Kagame, the most important...

A foster mothers’ tale of parenting a traumatized child

The small frail looking boy seated on the couch at the corner of the house is fully engrossed in what appears to be his favorite daytime activity - watching cartoons. His eyes fixated on...

Include women in forest management: African policy makers urged

African policy makers have been urged to consider partnerships with local communities, especially women in the implementation of policies on forest management. The scientists and policy makers, who converged in Kampala to share outcomes of...
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