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Mariam Mwakombo ( in yellow) with her mother-in-law Chizi Ndune at their home at Mreroni area in Jomvu, Mombasa County. Mwakombo gave birth to a baby girl with a rare condition. Picture: Atieno Akumu 0

Baby born without eyes buried in grandmother’s hut

Heavy breathing and a struggling choke is what welcomes us to 22-year-old Mariam Mwakombo’s house at Mreroni Village, Jomvu Constituency. A close look reveals a small bundle wrapped in lesso struggling to breathe from...

A girl at Karanda Primary School finds out what rights she has as a child Photo Joyce Chimbi.jpg 0

There is a remedy to the significant gender gap in education sector

Numbers Speak

Research shows that each year of secondary education may reduce the likelihood of marrying before the age of 18 by at least five percent.

Child brides are much more likely to drop out of school and complete fewer years of education than their peers who marry early.  

World Bank statistics show that a child marriage is likely the cause of three to four girls having children before age 18, greatly reducing the likelihood of girls completing secondary school.

Child marriages further reduce future earnings of child brides by nine percent.

Educated girls are more likely than uneducated to use contraception and have fewer children, and a child whose mother can read is 50 percent more likely to live past age five.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), if every girl completed secondary education, sub-Saharan Africa would see 60 percent fewer pregnancies in girls under age 17.

United Nation’s education agency states that one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their monthly period. As a result, these girls lose approximately 20 percent of their education and are more likely to eventually drop out of school.

Some of the drugs sold in Kenya are fake . This leads to death of many unsuspecting patients. Picture :David Mbewa 0

Red flag raised over rise in fake drug deaths

Over 100,000 people die daily as a result of consuming counterfeit medicine. According to the Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM) “fake drugs kill more people than terrorism”. Speaking recently during the operational...

A woman carries her baby as she votes.Many people shared babies in order to avoid  queues.Picture:Andrew Kilonzi 0

Babies for hire during General Election

A look at the long queues during the just concluded General Election was evidence of the determination of many Kenyans who wanted to exercise their democratic right. Despite the determination, long queues and delays,...

Residents of Kibra slum in Kibra constituency going about their business. The area was more peaceful compared to some past election periods. Picture: Odhiambo Orlale 0

Women’s peace initiative pays dividends

Informal settlements in Nairobi and parts of Nyanza region felt the full brunt of the recent post elections running battles between protesting youth and armed riot squad officers. Ironically, Kibra and Mathare constituencies had...

Electorates listening to their leaders in a political party campaign.Picture:Henry Owino 0

Youth hold the card to 2017 polls

As the clock ticks to the August 8 date of the General Election in Kenya, thousands of Kenyans are waiting to cast their votes as a democratic way of electing their political leaders. Each...

Evans Odenyo has taken initiative to bring safe sex messages closer to the youths. Photo Joyce Chimbi 0

Youth Football Dribble for Safe Sex

When youths drawn from the Mathare Youth Sports Association took to the field recently for one of their major football tournaments, the teams were not playing for money or a trophy. In an attempt...

Thomas Musabire 45 years-year-old Boda Boda rider/ night guard in a Nakuru court where he is facing charges of drugging and molesting twenty-two boys and eight girls in his house and later threatening them not to disclose the ordeal to anyone.Photos by Ben Ali 0

Shock as man accused of 30 defilement cases

With busy working lives and hectic schedules, most parents are increasingly running out of time to take their children to and back from school hence obligating boda boda operators the responsibility. Though to many...