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Obabi, poll violence, and elusive justice

By David Njagi Gladys Nanjala Obabi is pleased with the growing calls for a peaceful General Election in August this year. S he would like the message to be taken a step further. Obabi is a survivor of sexual violence … Continue reading

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Farmers battle crop failure by harvesting premature maize

By David Njagi NGOLIBA, Kenya – Until a maize crop has gone through the eight month cycle of maturity, hardly can farmers claim a harvest. John Mwema does. But the 34-year-old’s maize crop at the one acre farm in Ngoliba … Continue reading

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Laziness is killing African women, report says

By David Njagi Laziness is a leading cause of lifestyle diseases in Africa, a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has established. The report on the status of major health risk factors for noncommunicable diseases says women are … Continue reading

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Nairobi’s leopard is threatened by human encroachment, scientists say

By David Njagi The leopard population in Kenya’s Nairobi National Park is on the decline due to what scientists link to disturbance of their migratory corridors. A seven year study has found out that encroachment of the leopard’s migration corridor … Continue reading

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Drought is breeding new pests, scientists warn

By David Njagi Farmers should brace for tougher times ahead following a surge of new generation pests, scientists have warned. Destructive pests like the white fly, thrips and spider mites are evolving into new bugs for every slight increase in … Continue reading

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Love children with mental disabilities

By David Njagi Parents who react negatively to children with psychosocial disorders may discourage them from seeking treatment. Case studies shared during a Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in Kenya (USP Kenya) media workshop reveal that children who are shown … Continue reading

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Tusk power: No end in sight

By David Njagi It could be a game changer, but Nairobi’s recent ivory burn will need more than stoking to save Kenya’s decade long struggle with the poaching fix. The event, held at Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) at the end … Continue reading

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