All posts tagged with: Kenya

A heroine gone too soon

Posted August 25, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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She signed the consent forms and went to the operating room not to save her own life but of someone else. She never made it to live to see her dream come true. This is the sad story of a 29 year old Kenyan girl who accompanied her uncle to India for a kidney transplant so as to save his life. Three days after the transplant Rehema passed on after developing complications. According to the Nairobi star, mid last year Rehema’s uncle was diagnosed with a kidney malfunction tha...


What’s great about my community?

Posted July 9, 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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Member since November 14, 2013
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Seeing as this is my first blog post, I will start with a short introduction so that we can get to know ourselves a little better. My name is Christopher Onoka and I am a 19 year old Kenyan currently studying civil engineering in Germany. I love basketball and I am a proud foodie. So now let’s get down to business. Over the course of the next 6 months I am going to upload a blog post weekly, talking about a wide range of topics that all have to do with the youth. Discourse is...


Educate Not Mutilate in KENYA

Posted June 17, 2014 no picture DivinityFoundation

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It's hard being a Maasai girl living in Oloitoktok, when our fathers want us to marry old men for cows, when our mothers want us to undergo FGM (female genital mutilation). Who can we turn to? Who will help us? We are helpless in this world while they torture our bodies and our sell our lives. Yesterday in my town of Oloitoktok we celebrated "Day of the African Child". A day when all the children in my town marched strongly chanting "Education is Power" .." Teachers we say NO to...


Satao, the biggest elephant in Africa is dead

Posted June 16, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Animal conservationists in Kenya are in tears. Kenya has again lost one of its treasures to poachers. Satao, is the name of the elephant whose carcass was found tusk less a few days after it was shot dead by poisoned arrows. According to Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) Satao was shot dead by poisoned arrow on 30th May 2014. ‘The arrow had entered his left flank and he stood no chance of survival. We spotted his carcass on 2nd June but to avoid any potential false alarms, we first...


Who shall finally bridge the development gap In Kenya?

Posted June 5, 2014 no picture CARITAS MARALAL

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50 years after independence some counties in Kenya are marginalized and far from mainstream development. Article 204 of the Kenyan constitution provides for an equalization fund of 0.5% of the national budget to cover service provision and infrastructure development in marginalized areas. However, the rift of development between counties in Kenya is still wide, and this begs the question; who is to blame for the cases of insecurity, food insecurity, poverty levels of up to 84%, poo...


Grasping in the darkness-the hopes of a refugee in Kenya

Posted May 30, 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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Michael Deng was born in Panyagoor Village in South Sudan in 1989 at the height of the civil war between the North and South. At the tender age of 5, Deng unlike other children who play with toys, already knew how to hold and use an AK47 gun (Kalachnikov) that he was supposed to use to help protect his family and his father’s livestock from the enemy. The war that lasted decades in Sudan before the South successfully seceded from the North left him scarred just like many Sout...


Youth Unemployment: Kenyan intervention

Posted March 5, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Of late, I have been deeply interested in two fundamental development issues in my country; one of them is the commitment of my government to addressing youth unemployment and the other is in conventional development approaches, especially on their effectiveness and whether there is need for us to shift to other more innovative models like say, cash transfer or social entrepreneurship. A policy analyst who I respect a lot named Kwame Owino once said that our government had a la...


YOUTH Innovation: Cheap, green solar bottles light up Kenyan slum

Posted February 21, 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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When I came across this article I was so glad that youth are actually taking it upon themselves to provide a sustainable and renewable energy source in Kenya. NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s a hot afternoon in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, but 32-year-old Michael Matare is comfortable in his tiny room. The house is brightly lit by two plastic water bottles jutting out of the ceiling. Between them hangs a 100-watt bulb, but it isn’t needed. "Since I got these sola...


I have always had a thing for South Africa!

Posted January 18, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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What can I say, South Africa has always been that country for me. I want to go there so badly. After I read the very well written article by Aulia (http://bit.ly/LlBZjH) from Indonesia who was talking about her love for India, I thought to myself, "hey, why not pen down something about my most favorite destination as well." This thought brought back all those wonderful reasons I have for South Africa. Have you ever heard someone speak zulu? They have this thing where they do...


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