February 2016

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...