How a coffee estate turned to tourism to keep afloat amid COVID-19

Kenyan coffee bares a premium tag world over and is among the most sought after by international buyers due to its high quality, rich taste and aroma. However, 2020 has been a challenging year for...

Saving 200-year-old Mutunguru tree in Tharaka Nithi

An icon tree at Mutunguruni village, Karingani location in Tharaka Nithi county, standing at 84 metres high and believed to be over 200 years old is a sight to behold. The owner of the land...

Progress to net zero not fast enough, Mary Kinyua tells world leaders

Fairtrade Africa’s Mary Kinyua says progress to net zero is not fast enough, and called for governments to work harder to bring down supply chain emissions. Speaking to world leaders at the Climate Ambition Summit,...

Conservancy partners with KWS to conserve endangered hirola antelope

The Ishaqbini Hirola Sanctuary in Garissa County has collared 5 critically endangered Hirola antelope as it seeks to conserve the world’s most endangered antelope. The exercise was done in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service...

Toxic and invasive cactus plant now money spinner

Whenever the cactus plant is mentioned to Kenyans, it conjures up images of an invasive species of plant that has colonized thousands of hectares of land in arid and semi-arid parts of the country. So...
Small-scale farmers turn to silage making to boost returns

Small-scale farmers turn to silage making to boost returns

Dairy farming is turning out to be a profitable venture for both small and large-scale farmers in Trans Nzoia County as more farmers venture into the practice. The need to have quality feeds is also...
Gem elders seek to appease Odera Akang'o's spirit after cell is demolished

Gem elders seek to appease Odera Akang’o’s spirit after cell is demolished

If Odera Akang’o was alive today, several people in Gem constituency and Siaya County at large would now be doing time in lonely cells, nursing injuries after receiving several strokes of the cane.  Known for...

To have and to hold

Twenty-three years old Martha grew up in Majengo, a low-income neighborhood in the county of Mombasa, Kenya. Her mother sold groceries at Kongowea market while her father was doing odd jobs to fend for...
Intersex student seeks help after childhood corrective surgery goes awry

Intersex student seeks help after corrective surgery goes awry

Bewildered, traumatized, terrified, these are words that come close to describing the turmoil facing Ezekiel Mwaleghu, a 19-year old form-one student at a secondary school in Voi Sub-County. Mwaleghu spends most of his days holed...
Fear of the Coronavirus pandemic fizzling out

Fear of the Coronavirus pandemic fizzling out

The fear of the novel Coronavirus pandemic seems to be fizzling out in Nakuru County. It appears as if the tsunami people were waiting for, receded and faded quietly, albeit in their minds. The talk and...
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