Thursday, April 25, 2019

From Barwessa in Baringo to Toronto Canada

Anthony Roktok Cherop was born on 4th July 1996 as the second born in a family of five. He was raised in Torr village in Baringo County in Kenya, a place bordering the Pokot community. Together with his siblings, they were raised by a...

Fighting The Cut in Tana River County-Kenya

Sadia Sango Hussein hails from Tana River County in Coastal Kenya. At the age of 10 she underwent the cut and to date she remembers the pain she experienced, coupled up with the trauma and other complications that followed. Today, she is an anti-FGM advocate...

Tackling FGM in Eritrea and Sweden

Fatma Naib is a journalist, producer, film maker and anti-FGM advocate, formerly with Al Jazeera English. She is based in Stockholm Sweden and has worked from the Middle East for over ten years. Being a journalist she has reported from across the Middle East,...

Fighting the cut in Nigeria

Female genital mutilation FGM is widely practiced in Nigeria, a country which, with its large population has the highest absolute number of cases of FGM in the world. The number of FGM cases in Nigeria accounts for one-quarter of the estimated 115-130 million circumcised...

Fighting The Cut in Kenya

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated. Furthermore, there are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation...

One on one with Eric Wainaina

At the mention of his name, the song Daima Mkenya immediately comes to mind. Eric wainaina continues to be an inspiration to many as his messages in his songs have in Kenya’s recent past been used to unify people and reinstate the sense of...

UNICEF Generation 2030; What you need to know

Cynthia Nyongesa is the founder of http://cynthiauntamed.com  a blog that highlights the stories of young Africans using life and leadership skills to positively impact their communities. She also interviews game changers and influencers in various fields as a way of mentoring the youth. Cynthia is...

Investigative Journalism; John-Allan Namu’s take

When listing the few investigative journalists in Kenya, John-Allan Namu’s name comes at the top. John-Allan Namu is a former Features’ Editor and Investigative Reporter at KTN. Upon leaving mainstream media, he, together with Kassim Mohammed, Mohammed Ali and Wanjala Were co-founded Africa Uncensored...

This man Muthiora Kariara

Having vied for the presidential seat in the hotly contested 2017 general election, Eliud Muthiora Kariara will forever be etched in the memory of Kenyans as the youngest ever presidential aspirant. At the age of 35, he sought election into the country’s top job...

Share, Connect, Love

Meet Sallinder Nyawira, 28, a single mother to a one year old boy and key Accounts Manager for SAFISHA. You must have seen her tweets, but if not, here is her story. Salinder Nyawira is the founder and marketer of RescueBnB, a collaborative organization...

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