Debunk Speaks To John Sibi-Okumu

JOHN SIBI-OKUMU has had a long and illustrious career as an actor, director and playwright. He has played more than 40 characters on stage, including Shakespeare’s Romeo, Shylock and Oedipus, and has acted in films, including the Hollywood production, The Constant Gardener, where he…



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Schizophrenia, Depression and Pill Fatigue

I was diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression on 17 January 2020. The first two drugs…

Colonel Mustapha and the Case for Universal Healthcare

If there’s one thing that Kenyans love it’s gossip, especially when that gossip is around…

Shakahola Is The Kenyan Jonestown

Guyana, 1974. Nearly a thousand worshippers at the People’s Temple Of The Disciples of Christ…

Surviving Nairobi As An African Immigrant  

I slide and lean back on the leather seat watching my feet soak in a…


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The Mirage of Bipartisan Talks

By now, anyone who lives in Kenya and is well appraised with the goings-on in…

Blog: Ufungamano Multi-Sectoral Leaders Meeting 

The stage is set for a civil-society-led meeting at Ufungamano House today following Raila Odinga’s…

Please Protect Ufungamano, Mr Odinga 

Yesterday morning, we published an editorial titled “Time’s Ripe for an Ufungamano Initiative”, in which…

Time’s Ripe For An Ufungamano Initiative

Following the 2007/2008 post election violence, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) released…

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Kenya’s Debt Trap

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 the intended purposes. At the same time, African governments will continue insisting on their financial distress in perpetuity, as even those led by autocrats continue to receiving loans and grants. And much as national debt in and of itself is not a terrible idea, Kenya and others like her will continue struggling to breathe, until a radical fiscal shift happens.

Kenya’s Leaking Debt Ceiling 
You’ve Seen The Two SGR Contracts. Now What?
Lending by the rules - Illustration
Sinking in the Abyss of Loan Apps
Russia, Ukraine and Kenya’s Chapati Woes



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If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It: Everything You Need to Know About Keeping Your Vagina Healthy

“When the body is healthy, the vagina is healthy,” Dr Muthembwa explained. This means that maintaining your overall bodily health helps to maintain your vaginal health.

The Choice Of Motherhood
The Choice Of Motherhood

Few things elicit sharp reactions like discussing a woman’s body and what she can or cannot do with it.

Cervical Cancer, The Female Killer

The World Health Organization reported in 2018 that every two minutes a woman dies of this preventable cancer…

Traditional Medicine and Vaginal Health: Facts From Fiction 

Tea made from specific plants has traditionally been given to women for various vaginal ailments, and these same herbs are…

Gender Based Violence: A Shadow Pandemic

Gender-Based Violence is one of the most persistent violations of human rights across the globe and has been reported to be much higher within marginalized populations.


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