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Social Inclusion for Environmental Conservation First of all, access to the outdoors should be a human right. If the connection with nature is important for the human soul and mind, we need to ask what structural problems prevent the underprivileged from…
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Original Post: Is Journalism in Kenya Sinking to the Dregs? In recent times, when I turn on the television, I am not sure whether I am watching the news or a travesty of the same in the name of a glorified cat-walk of beautiful men & women dressed up in…
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Menstruation Tales: #Menstruationtale A few weeks ago at work we had no internet – no it wasn’t slow we hadn’t paid – so my colleague told us a story of how her period just showed up and she needed to buy pads. She went into a supermarket picked a packet…
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Feminism:  A conversation about Equity and Gender Justice The right to vote and stand for office had been given to European women in Kenya in 1919; in 1956, those rights were extended to African men and women under certain conditions related to…
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Industrial Revolution: The African Civilization Question by Joel Okwemba While our ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago. The Civilized man is only about 6,000 years old-…
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Nobody can apologize enough for RAPING you, as he did two years later when they met at a wedding. Her body froze. With that one apology, she was to put that night behind her, all the anger and disgust. But this is not how it goes. It is the soreness of…
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What Kenya needs to learn from Rwanda’s Silence Rwanda is beautiful and the views! But the silence in this country reminds me of the silence I encountered in Singapore (peaceful silence). While Singapore lacks personality Rwanda has character and culture.…
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Robert Mũnũku: My Letter to the President Dear Mr. President, My name is Robert Mũnũku, an ordinary Kenyan who humbly writes this letter in candor hoping that you will read and act on it.  I write this to you – the incumbent President – and do so…
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Environmental Conservation: How can we increase Youth Engagement? Environmental conservation or degradation is the cumulation of daily choices made by individuals. Despite the reality staring right at us, not so many people understand the depth and impact…
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Women and Youth in Africa: Is your Silence and Self Censorship Increasing? According to survey findings by Afrobarometer, civic engagement by African youth is decreasing, especially among young women. Interest in public affairs has declined substantially,…
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