Author: Clifford Akumu

Wildlife conservationist on mission to save sea turtles

Reading Time: 4 minutes Wildlife conservationist and climate activist Neville Agesa recently won the Kwale Environmentalist of the Year Award for his work to […]

Near-death experiences of girls forced to undergo the cut

Reading Time: 5 minutes The plan was clear. Angela Naserian*, was to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) on that chilly morning, heal from the […]

Cleft lip and nutrition double burden for Kenyan mothers

Reading Time: 6 minutes Catherine Mwende sits patiently waiting at the Nairobi Hospital, Nairobi County, as the nurses at the facility examine her son, […]

Digitising Kenya’s informal workforce 

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 2017, Alex Kamanga Liwali had just transitioned from working as a paralegal intern in a law firm to a […]

Forced marriage, sexually abused and overcoming the pain

Reading Time: 5 minutes As the annual global campaign towards elimination of violence against women and girls commences on Friday, Peninah Somoire reflects on […]

Life-saving work of one Pokot midwife

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mary Kebyatich Loriama, 67, first performed her maiden duty as a midwife 22 years ago, albeit, by chance. Today, the […]

Working without salary pays off for wildlife ranger

Reading Time: 4 minutes Undertaking nature conservation in hostile environment, and at times, without salary and supporting game ranger teams using own resources, is […]

My battle and triumph over trickster disease – Kala azar 

Reading Time: 6 minutes At 7am, the sun rises over Kongelai village in Rairiwo Ward, West Pokot county.  The soft light seeps through the […]