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Published on March 12, 2012 No Comment
The pitfalls of ODM presidential nomination

The ongoing debate within the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) regarding the nomination of its candidates, especially at the presidential level is intriguing in many respects.

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Published on November 30, 2011 No Comment
Poor state of mental healthcare

A shortage of mental health specialists and facilities, ignorance and stigma, are among the challenges facing the provision of quality psycho-social care in Kenya, say specialists.

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Published on November 18, 2011 No Comment

Kenyans are faced with not only the mother of all elections, but also uncertainty as to when to elect our president, senators, governors, MPs, kanjoras, and a whole caboodle of elective posts.

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Published on November 16, 2011 No Comment
Rape cases soar in Galkayo camps

Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the central Somali town of Galkayo, Mudug region, have resulted in a sharp increase in rape cases

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Published on August 18, 2011 No Comment
A refugee’s story

Having lived in a refugee camp in northeastern Kenya since he was 10 years old, Moulid Iftin Hujale, now 24, has struggled with his identity for most of his life.

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Published on May 24, 2011 No Comment
Truth and consequences in Kenya

Almost three years after it was created as part of efforts to avert the kind of violence that rocked Kenya after elections in 2007, a landmark truth commission has only recently got off the ground. But some activists fear it is a paper tiger.


Published on May 9, 2011 No Comment
Stigma, insecurity hold back HIV fight in Mogadishu

Residents of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, are understandably more concerned with dodging bullets than avoiding HIV, but this lack of knowledge means widespread ignorance about HIV prevention, while people who are HIV-positive are often ostracized by their communities.


Published on April 26, 2011 No Comment
Displaced women in Bujumbura risk HIV rather than hunger

Desperate and displaced, some Burundian women will do anything, including have unprotected sex for money, to escape the dreadful living conditions in the Bujumbura suburb of Sabe, where more than 480 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) have lived for several years.


Published on April 22, 2011 No Comment
Consumers, traders feel the burn as prices skyrocket

Low- and middle-income earners across eastern and central Africa are reeling from the mounting cost of living brought on by a sharp increase in commodity prices in the past few months.


Published on April 20, 2011 No Comment

William Ruto is better off shaping his career as a money launderer and fraudster than a country’s executive. He is neck dip in dirt. How he shakes that off will be refreshing to watch. If anything Ruto has amassed enough wealth to buy the current legal setup as it is.


Published on April 18, 2011 No Comment
Slum fires highlight urban preparedness gap

When fires swept through three Nairobi slums from January to March this year, leaving an estimated 25,000 people homeless, authorities and agencies were slow to respond.

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Published on April 15, 2011 No Comment

What begs answers in the acquittal of William Ruto, Sammy Mwaita and Joshua Kulei is not the inability of the judges to find them guilty but whether Kenyans will get justice in addressing this matter that sits uneasily on taxpayers’ money. Also disconcerting is the fact that five of the witnesses died during the trials.



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