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Kibra Member of Parliament, Kenneth Okoth, (checkered jacket) with officials, parents and a pupil, at the recent launch of  Asante Shule Campaign  at Olympic Primary School, in Nairobi. [Photo: Thomas Bwire] 0

Giving back to the community through “Asante Shule” initiative

Students who dropped out of school in Kibra Constituency in Nairobi County now have a golden opportunity to resume classes, thanks to a new initiative dubbed Asante Shule campaign.                                                                                                                             Spearheaded by Kibra Member...

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No excuse for messing up in voting in 2017

Book Review: Kenya’s 2013 General Election – Stakes, Practices and Outcomes. Editors: Prof Kimani Njogu and Dr Peter Wafula Wekesa. Publisher: Twaweza Communications Reviewer: Odhiambo Orlale   Kenyan voters will have no excuse in...

Grace Wanjohi explains to Nakuru County Commissioner Joseph Nkanatha, [Picture: Bernard Ogembo] 0

Technological app to fight crime

A mother of three has developed a text based policing portal that enables whistle blowers to inform security agencies of brewing dens and any crime as it occurs. The community based crime monitoring and...

Business Integrity Africa Chief Executive Ms Grace Wanjohi explains to a
client how the conduct database works. Ms Grace has also come up with a
crime reduction software dubbed 'Mulika Uhalifu' launched in Nakuru
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Local firm seeks to block fraud through new technology

A software company has delved into the multibillion data security business in organisations specifically targeting to monitor employee behaviour online. Business Integrity Africa has developed the ethics database mainly targeting financial institutions who are...

Some of the girls who live in a rescue centre in Baringo so as to avoid FGM. [Picture: Henry Wahinya] 0

Student rallies community to abandon FGM

When in primary school, Beatrice Leparen was a loner for many years. She could not come to terms with the declining number of girls as progression to the upper single stream class approached at...

How Nandi County is charting the anti-FGM cause 0

How Nandi County is charting the anti-FGM cause

For the past four years, Dinah Keter, has been busy saving the lives of many schoolgirls whose future was bleak because off Female Genital Mutilation. Despite the vice being outlawed it’s still practiced secretly...

Primary school pupils in Embu County awaiting to participate in a walk against FGM, which is being done secretly despite major  campaigns against the vice. [Picture: Robert Nyagah] 0

Girls in Embu County find ways of evading the cut

Hundreds of girls in Embu County spend the climax of the Christmas and New Year festive season away from home to escape impending forced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Some are sneaked away by well-wishers...

Children playing after school in Iten, Elgeyo -Marakwet County. [Picture: Henry Wahinya] 0

Elgeyo Marakwet County using education to tame FGM

Five-year old Diana Koskei was among 20 children shielded from the scorching heat by leaves of a tree at the school located below the imposing Kipchongo Hills. To catch the attention of the teacher...

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Medicalization delays end of FGM

There is a mythical story among the Igembe people of Kenya, that female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) originated thousands of years ago when Igembe men went to war and returned to their village to...