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Entrepreneurship Opportunities Help Youth in Kenyan Slums Succeed

Each year in Kenya, many youth migrate to cities like Nairobi, Kisumu, and Mombasa from rural settlements in search of “the urban dream.” Employment opportunities, electricity […]

Children's Rights, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Kenya, Teaching & Learning, The WIP Talk

Kenyan Women Embrace Table Banking to Break Out of Poverty

by Moraa Obiria –Kenya– A proverb of the Kisii community in Western Kenya says Bakungu bange bana, which means ‘women are like children’. The elders in […]

Business & Economy, Development, Feature Articles, Kenya, Poverty, Women's Empowerment

Water, Dignity and Sustainable Livelihoods for Women in Kenya

by Gemma Bulos –USA– “The human right to water is indispensable for leading a life in human dignity. It is a prerequisite for the realization of […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Kenya, Natural Resources, Poverty, Technology, The World, Water, Women's Empowerment

Religious Beliefs Prevent Kenyan Parents from Seeking Conventional Medicine for Children

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– In a bid to keep their religious faith, some Kenyan parents do not take their children to hospitals, even for the most […]

Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Laws & Legislation, Religion, The World

Kenya: Poverty, Alcoholism Blamed for Rising Domestic Violence Against Men

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– Cases of domestic violence are on the rise in Kenya. While in the past women were known to receive beatings from their […]

Domestic Violence, Family, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Kenya, The World

Inflation in Kenya Drives Women to Commercial Sex Work

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- With the current inflation in Kenya, the number of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Nakuru, the capital of the most populated Rift […]

Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Poverty, Prostitution, Sex Work, Violence Against Women

Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro, Anti-FGM Crusader, Liberates Maasai Women and Girls

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Though the name Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro may not mean much to those in Nairobi where she is based, in a small […]

Feature Articles, FGM, Human Rights, Kenya, Nairobi, NGO's, Politics & Democracy, Women in Leadership, Women's Empowerment

With No Money, Kenyan Farmers Find Way to Feed Hungry

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– When they hear cries of their fellow countrymen hit by acute food shortage, Kenyan peasant farmers in more productive areas have no […]

Agriculture, Business & Economy, Feature Articles, Food & Nutrition, Hunger, Kenya, Poverty, The World

Cancer in Kenya Should Not Be A Death Certificate

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Biopsy, mammogram, and chemotherapy are words all too familiar with cancer patients. Death is another word often at the tip of […]

Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Healthcare, Kenya, Science & Technology

Outlawed Female Genital Mutilation Persists in Kenya

by Rachel Muthoni –Kenya– In a bid to retain culture and due to the greed of men who profit by marrying off their daughters, some communities […]

Feature Articles, FGM, Indigenous Culture, Kenya, The World

Kenya in a Dilemma Over Women Representation

Kenya is considering carrying out the first constitutional amendment to fix the provision requiring that composition of women in parliament must be one third of the […]

Kenya, The WIP Talk

Pursuit of Greener Pastures in Saudi Arabia Spells Doom for Kenyan Immigrants

by Joyce J. Wangui –Kenya– As the quest for working abroad heightens for many skilled and semi-skilled Kenyans, only a handful understand the implications of working […]

Business & Economy, Employment, Feature Articles, Kenya, Labor Issues