Fionah Mbogo: Depression Drove Me Into Fitness Craze, I Have Never Looked Back

Fionah Mbogo, a fitness enthusiast. PHOTO: UGC Like many people, I must admit that I keep aspiring to adopt some fitness plan. I make resolutions every year to start keeping fit, but I never keep any. My attempts to stay fit have not been very successful. On most occasions, they are sporadic and occasional. Sometimes … Continue reading Fionah Mbogo: Depression Drove Me Into Fitness Craze, I Have Never Looked Back

Meaningful Connectivity Key to Unlocking Potential of ICTs in Kenya

A young man makes a call in Akiriamet, West Pokot County, after the area was connected to mobile network services, by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA). PHOTO: Chiimbiru Gimode. By Chiimbiru Gimode, Communications for Development (C4D) Expert & Nancy Marangu, Communication and Public Policy Analyst. Connectivity holds the promise of empowering citizens to leverage … Continue reading Meaningful Connectivity Key to Unlocking Potential of ICTs in Kenya

With Cerebral Palsy, Kenyan Matthew Karungu Has Shattered Barriers and Excelled

Mr.Matthew Kamuyu during the interview with the writer.He has lived with Cerebral Palsy for the past 37 years, and overcome personal obstacles to succeed. PHOTO: Matthew Karungu. Whenever you engage Mr. Matthew Karungu, who has lived with Cerebral Palsy for the past 37 years, there is always one thing he wants to make clear. ‘‘Most … Continue reading With Cerebral Palsy, Kenyan Matthew Karungu Has Shattered Barriers and Excelled

Kenyan Teacher Breaking Technology Biases and Shaping Future Innovators

Ms. Rebecca Kisilu, a teacher at the General Mulinge High School in Machakos County. PHOTO: Courtesy. As the world marks International Women’s Day, at the General Mulinge High School in Machakos County, Ms. Rebecca Kisilu is a teacher on a mission. As a Computer Studies teacher at the mixed day school, Becky, as she is … Continue reading Kenyan Teacher Breaking Technology Biases and Shaping Future Innovators

David Omollo Missed his Engineering Dream But now ‘‘Engineers’’ Lasting Impressions as a Painter

David Omollo, a painter based in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO: Courtesy While growing up, David Omollo, 35, like any other child, had grand dreams. He dreamt big. He wanted to be an engineer when he grew up, he always told himself. Well, he never realized his dream. But that doesn’t mean he lost focus. Throughout his … Continue reading David Omollo Missed his Engineering Dream But now ‘‘Engineers’’ Lasting Impressions as a Painter

How the Maragoli Clashed With Neighbouring Bunyore Rainmakers Over ‘‘Selective’’ Hailstorm

The Maragoli Hills. PHOTO: National Education Network. My ancestors emigrated from the then Vihiga district (present day Vihiga County) in the 1940s to take up land in Kisii. This move from the area which was part of the North Kavirondo (with headquarters in Kakamega) during the colonial period was a consequential one. Vihiga County is … Continue reading How the Maragoli Clashed With Neighbouring Bunyore Rainmakers Over ‘‘Selective’’ Hailstorm

Strengthening the ‘‘Office of the Citizen’’ Key to Kenya’s Democracy

Former US President Barack Obama during his farewell address on 10th January 2017 in Illinois, Chicago.In his speech he underscored the importance of the citizen in democratic growth. PHOTO: AP In his farewell address in 2017, US President Barack Obama said that the most important office in a democracy is the citizen. ‘‘It needs you. … Continue reading Strengthening the ‘‘Office of the Citizen’’ Key to Kenya’s Democracy

Kenyan Women Shaping the Safety and Security Agenda

Ms.Monicah Kimeu, the Secretary General of Women in Safety Excellence (WISE). The question of the role of women in peace and security has dominated global discourses over time. But one thing has been clear all along, that to sustain global peace and security, women must make their voices heard, and heard clearly on this important … Continue reading Kenyan Women Shaping the Safety and Security Agenda

Achieving Career Goals is no Easy Task, Here’s What Worked For Me

Choosing the right career path is no easy task. Making the right decision can make a whole world of difference on how you fair on. PHOTO: Chiimbiru Gimode Each one of us, (if you are lucky enough) gets asked what they would like to be in life. This oftentimes happens particularly during our formative stages … Continue reading Achieving Career Goals is no Easy Task, Here’s What Worked For Me

Kissing Frogs Can Be Dangerous, But We Need to Care for Them, Says Expert

Mr. Joash Nyamache Mogaka holds a monitor lizard in the field. PHOTO: Courtesy Mr. Joash Nyamache Mogaka is a man on a mission. A glance at his social media posts gives a glimpse about what is at his heart and soul. The images and videos that dominate his personal space revolve around wildlife, in its … Continue reading Kissing Frogs Can Be Dangerous, But We Need to Care for Them, Says Expert