All posts tagged with: Kenya

#mydressmychoice Protest

Publié 18 novembre 2014 Avatar Grace Kiunga

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As I walked through the streets of Nairobi yesterday, I met a mob of people who most of them were women holding a demonstration. This was a peaceful demonstration in protest of incidences where last week three women were stripped naked by men for wearing miniskirts. Most of the people wore short skirts and some of the men in the protest wore skirts and dresses in solidarity to the women. Celebrities too joined the protest including major prominent leaders. The social media and the...


Say NO to violence against women

Publié 18 novembre 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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A woman is a human being who can be your mother, sister, child, aunt, cousin, grandmother, employer, wife and not an animal or stone. It is very sad that at this day and age women are getting stripped naked on the streets of Nairobi by men who accuse them dressing indecently. Not one but four cases in a span of two weeks that have been reported without those reported still anonymous . The same men who are supposed to be protecting women are taking violence against women to...


I am the change I want

Publié 24 septembre 2014 no picture diana kagwiria

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I first set foot in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, in 2008 when I came to begin my college education. Life in the city was quite different from what I was used to in the village. For me, a city was supposed to be a better place than my village but then the reality on the ground was opposite. Heavy human and vehicle traffic pissed me off; but the worst was to come from garbage that lay along the roads and the estates. When the rain fell, the wastage would block the drainage s...


A heroine gone too soon

Publié 25 août 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?

Publié 9 juillet 2014 Avatar Christopher Onoka

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  • Age 20

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

Publié 17 juin 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

Publié 16 juin 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?

Publié 5 juin 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

Publié 30 mai 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...


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