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Water is life: How sand dams have emancipated Ukambani

In many parts of Ukambani region, water scarcity has led to untold sufferings for many residents, some who are forced to spend inordinate time wandering in the fields.

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Church leaders turn against Ruto amid economic crisis

"When politicians want to propagate their agenda, they say the church and politics are one. When the church becomes tough on them, they say do the church thing and leave politics to us,”

Recalling the silent humiliations of British colonialism

The examples of white people humiliating and beating Africans are extensive in the writings of these Gikuyu men, as well as in the writings of white people who lived in colonial Kenya.

Gikuyu culture at crossroads over claims of extremism

The criminalisation of a people’s culture is inimical to national security. Criminals who hide behind culture should be arrested and arraigned before a court. Culture is innocent here.

No hope for street families as tough economy bites

His Christmas has always been spiced up by well-wishers who offer him food and clothes but this year, he has noted a drastic drop of support due to the tough economy

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Bishop Kiuna: God provided Sh460 million for my cancer treatment

Kiuna said he incurred a staggering cost of Sh460 million during his treatment. Despite the astronomical amount, the entire cost was miraculously covered, requiring no personal contribution.

Triple burden: Challenges older HIVAids survivors have to grapple with

UNAIDS estimates that the number of people aged 50 years or older living with HIV infection globally increased from 5.2 million in 2015 to 8.1 million in 2020.

How Ongata Rongai boom destroyed two vital rivers

Ongata Rongai is not special. It can be seen as a microcosm of a wider issue: that of rapid urban development at the expense of the environment.

Women in politics suffer brunt of GBV

Hired goons ambushed her after articulating the need for gender mainstreaming, debunking myths about women and advocating against Female Genital Mutilation.

Audit reveals how courts, police are failing GBV survivors

The report noted that the timely completion of GBV cases was a challenge as a result of adjournment due to various reasons occasioned by all parties in the criminal justice system.

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Same sex unions are evil and against our culture and Constitution, says clergy

LGBTQ is a foreign culture which some people want to impose on us. The church is on record condemning the ruling by the court. We have asked them, again and again, to reconsider their ruling.

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Car theft syndicate targeting Prados crops up in Nairobi

Within the same five days, other vehicles were stolen across the country, forming part of a syndicate where tracking systems are disabled, and the cars are sold both locally and abroad.

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Car theft syndicate targeting Prados crops up in Nairobi

Within the same five days, other vehicles were stolen across the country, forming part of a syndicate where tracking systems are disabled, and the cars are sold both locally and abroad.

Nurse who takes pride in embracing children with HIV, sickle cell disease

When I started, we only had two centres where HIV patients could get treatment. It was a big challenge and stigma and discrimination being rife, victims opted to stay away.

Planned sale of KLB a boon to private educational publishers

This might come as a surprise but the rest of the publishers cannot wait to see the back of Sirkal, only they cannot say it aloud for that would be bad manners.

Navigating the holiday storm: Families struggle amid tough economic times

Behind the festive decorations and the anticipation of family gatherings lies a feeling of despair as many families grapple with economic challenges that threaten to dim their holiday spirit.

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Court hands 45-year-sentence to man who killed Eldoret student

Mustafa was found with her laptop and phone. He killed her by hitting her with a blunt object on her head, then raped her before chopping off her legs after she rejected his sexual advances.

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How Ali Kiba's transgressions expose the intricacies of cheating in marriage

Amina criticized the father of her two sons. She accused him of keeping her trapped in a loveless marriage while he continues to engage with other women on the side.

African diaspora is the "third country" after China and India

The African diaspora is the 'third country' in the world in terms of population. Africans intermarried with other races over time leading to varied definitions of Africans in the diaspora.

AGOA must be extended to boost US-Africa trade relationships

Given the prevailing global economic disparities, if African countries are to develop, they need trade concessions like Agoa, not bilateral reciprocal free trade agreements.