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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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Your Story: I Thought Having A Lot Of Sex Would Cure My Depression

For Onyango Otieno’s friends, depression was something new to them and they did not know how to handle it when he was going through it. Read More

The Gambia After Yahya Jammeh: The Journey Towards Healing

On January 21st, 2017, with mounting pressure from the international community and regional body ECOWAS, Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh announced on state television that he was stepping down. Read More

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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