Explainers


Kenya’s Debt Trap

21 July 2021
It goes without saying that development institutions and aid agencies are here to stay, and their business is to keep loaning and giving grants. This will carry on despite the fact that loans and grants may not be used for ...
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti: Africa’s Top Medic

19 July 2021
The first woman elected as the Regional Director for Africa for the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Matshidiso was born in the late ‘50s in Johannesburg, ...
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The Doctor Alleviating Sexual Violence in DRC

27 May 2021
Dr. Mukwege’s initial goal was to set up a maternity wing, which came complete with surgical rooms. ...
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Kenya’s Mounting Crisis of Unemployment

12 November 2020
Between April and June 2020, 1.7 million Kenyans lost their jobs. ...
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Policing The Virus

30 July 2020
In the first weeks of Kenya’s dusk-to-dawn curfew against Coronavirus, police killed more people than the virus, and by the time we inched towards the second month marker the killings and brutality had become so brazen that President Uhuru Kenyatta ...
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Caring for a COVID 19 patient at home

22 July 2020
Kenyan hospitals are overwhelmed and the state of the economy is not looking good. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging on, are you prepared to care for yourself or someone sick at home? ...
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How Kenyan medics are contracting COVID-19

22 July 2020
More than 200 Kenyan health workers have contracted COVID-19. Medics want the government to do more to protect those on the frontline of fighting the disease. What needs to be done to protect these essential workers? ...
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Is Kenya Ready to Open Her Skies Again?

22 July 2020
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that international air travel would resume on August 1st. We wondered, has Kenya taken enough measures to ensure that the lives of it's people and that of the visitors coming in are safe? ...
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Who Created the Mask?

22 July 2020
Have you ever wondered who created the mask and why it's important during health pandemics? 😷 Patrick Gatua explores. ...
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