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Uber Driver Almost Raped Me

The growing number of taxis in Kenya’s capital has made it easier and cheaper for Nairobians to move around. But this has come with a hidden cost. Sheila Mutheu shares her ordeal in the hands of an Uber driver who turned her ride home into a nightmare.

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I Am Not Okay: Manifestations and Triggers of Mental Health

In our ongoing focus on mental health, Joy Kirigia focuses on the triggers of mental health in the second episode of “I Am Not Okay”.

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David Ndii on the Economy and Debt

In President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first term in office, his government pursued several multi-billion shilling infrastructure projects, something that is continuing in his second and final term. In the process, the country has racked up a lot of foreign debt since most, if not all, of these projects are funded through loans and concessions from foreign banks and governments.

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David Ndii on Kenya’s Politics

In the third installment of our new series in collaboration with The Elephant, John-Allan Namu talks with renowned economist Dr David Ndii on Kenya’s politics.

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David Ndii on Wizi na Uporaji

In the second installment of our new series in collaboration with The Elephant, John-Allan Namu talks with renowned economist Dr David Ndii on the war on corruption in the wake of the famous handshake between NASA leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta and how it plays out in the larger context of Kenya’s politics.

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David Ndii on the Handshake

In the first installment of our new series in collaboration with The Elephant, John-Allan Namu talks with renowned economist Dr David Ndii on the famous handshake between NASA leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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I Am Not Okay: Dealing With Mental Illness

For a long time in African societies, mental health problems were not considered as medical issues but rather as the results of witchcraft that, more often than not, required spiritual intervention. However, times have changed and today, after numerous cases of suicide and slumps into depression by people we know, we are slowly coming alive to the fact that this is as serious an illness as any other and we can seek help and be helped.

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Madaraka Day: Self-rule or Self Misrule?

On June 1st of every year Kenyans celebrate Madaraka Day, a day set aside to commemorate the moment when Kenya attained self-rule after decades of British colonization. But as the East African nation marks 55 years of independence in 2018, have the lives of its citizens improved? What is there to celebrate?

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Kitui’s Stalled Umaa Dam

As Masinga dam continues to spill excess water following heavy rainfall, Umaa dam in Kitui County lies empty and incomplete. For the seven years that it has been so, County residents have experienced drought in dry seasons and floods in rainy seasons. Water shortage, their greatest need, has however persisted throughout all seasons. When will this end?

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Lake Ol Bolossat: Kenya’s Dying Lake

Lake Ol Bolossat is Central Kenya’s only natural lake. Thanks to increased human activity and encroachment, it is constantly at a risk of drying up for good. Can anything be done to save this lake?

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