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Alika: The Girl They Didn’t Love

For the last one year, Africa Uncensored has followed the story of a little girl from the Oshwal community, Alika (not her real name), who has suffered under the hands of her biological parents. Here is her story in brief. Read More

How Football Changed the Future of Mathare Youth

For Bob Munro, placing faith, trust and resources in tens of thousands of youth based in Kenya’s informal settlements 3 decades ago has borne fruit and left him a happy father as he has watched the likes of Read More

That Time Kenya Had Two Nobel Peace Prize Nominees: The Bob Munro Story

Bob Munro, a towering figure in Kenya’s sports scene thanks to his work with the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA), a community sports development organization he founded 30 years ago, shares his story. Read More

The Girl They Didn’t Love – Part 5: Justice Denied

On the 27th of July 2018, Mr. and Mrs. J*, the parents of now seven-year-old *Alika, walked into the warm morning sunshine outside the Milimani law courts. If only briefly, both their emotionless masks slipped, revealing shy smiles.  It had been three years since the start of a case, pitting them against their daughter. They were accused of perpetrating grievous bodily harm against her,  a charge carrying a maximum life-imprisonment sentence. Read More

No Country for the Poor: The Reality of the Kibra Demolitions

Despite having agreed with human rights bodies, the National Land Commission and area residents to resettle the latter, the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) went ahead with its planned demolition of structures occupying land meant for a road in Kibra without offering the residents alternative shelter or compensation leaving tens of thousands of residents, including children, with no homes or schools. Read More

Suicide Was An Option

On June 20th this year at exactly 10:29am, Gerald Mwangi a Kenyan actor, penned what would be his penultimate Facebook post before his death. It read: “Keep pushing until something happens. Don’t die heart.” Read More

2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens: Shujaa Look to Conquer the World

The exploits of the Kenya national rugby sevens team in the annual World Sevens Series are well documented. At the World Cup, Kenya has reached the semi finals in the last two editions. Will this be the year when they get to the finals? Read More

Drug of Passion: Sports Betting in Kenya

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has brought to fore what most Kenyans already know and have been looking to capitalize throughout football’s most prized tournament: betting. Read More

Before Saba Saba: The Nyayo House Torture Chambers

The journey to the day in 1990 when opposition politicians and their supporters gathered in Nairobi’s historic Kamukuni grounds despite police orders not to do so and prior arrests of opposition figures Kenneth Matiba, Raila Odinga and Charles Rubia started earlier on and central to it is the role of the imposing building at the corner of Nairobi’s Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway. Read More

I Am Not Okay: Mental Illness in Children

Mental health is not limited to adults alone. Even children are affected.

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