Uncensored Mtaani

Ghetto Rescue

For Kenyans living in informal settlements and low-income areas, help when a disaster strikes or in the wake of an emergency, can be elusive and, where available, limited to one’s ability to raise sums of money beyond them in minutes in order to save lives. Read More

My Cancer Story

With over 30,000 Kenyans succumbing to cancer every year, 10 times the number of deaths caused by road accidents, the dreaded ailment has proven to be a thorn in the flesh of many a Kenyan family. Many deplete all their resources while seeking treatment, which doesn’t come cheap thanks to the facilities required which are hard to come by in public health institutions. Read More

The Burning Question: Will Nairobi’s Never-ending Fires End?

In what has become something short of an odd tradition, every year, traders at one of the region’s largest markets, Gikomba, and residents of low-income areas across the city of Nairobi brace themselves for what appears to be an endless occurrence of unexplained fires. Read More

Built to Break: Nairobi’s Collapsing Buildings

Kenya is enjoying a moment of relative calm. But, for how long? Every once in a while, the country is nudged back to the reality of the dangers posed by numerous residential blocks in urban centres, the most affected being the capital, Nairobi. Read More

Uncensored Mtaani: Burden of Bullets

Kenya is almost synonymous with extra-judicial killings in Africa with an Amnesty International report indicating that by October 2016, the country had 122 extra-judicial killings recorded, out of the 177 recorded continent-wide. If anything, according to Amnesty, the numbers could be higher were local police figures availed. So, where does that leave us? Read More

Uncensored Mtaani: Young and Pregnant

Over 370,000 people aged between 10 and 19 years became pregnant between July 2016 and June 2018 in Kenya, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). While the situation is much dire in largely rural counties like Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River, Homa Bay, Samburu and others, the high rate of teenage pregnancies bears its ugly head even in urban areas like Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Read More

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