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EXAM SECURITY or EXAM TENSION?

November 6, 2018
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EXAM SECURITY or EXAM TENSION?

Education system in Kenya has always been like a competition at both the Primary and Secondary students. For instance, if you are a secondary school student and you happen to get Grade “A” in Mathematics, “B” Plus in Agriculture, “B” Plain in Biology, “E” in Physics and “E” in English, your mean Grade is...

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WASTED TALENTS

October 24, 2018
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WASTED TALENTS

”We are the dictators of our own lives. We’ve killed our past and we are busy killing our future”. Those are the words that I read from The late Francis Imbuga’s book Betrayal In The City. On 23rd October 2018, Primary School Pupils, Secondary School Students and members of the community took to the streets...

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WRONG DETAILS. WILL I.E.B.C SOLVE THIS?

August 7, 2017
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As people were busy confirming their names from the Independent Electorate and Boundaries Commission (I.E.B.C) register which has been put to public for confirmation, Christine Adhiambo Okwero who is a registered voter in Mathare Constituency Mabatini Ward was  surprised this monday morning (7th August 2017) to find out that her registration details show that...

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WHY THIS DEATHS/ABDUCTION?

August 2, 2017
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I once read The Late Ken Saro Wiwa’s story “AFRICA KILLS HER SUN”. The story is of great provocation and teachings to many because, The Kenya of today is not the Kenya of 1990’s. Why am I saying this? Am saying this because nowadays people are so much enlightened and informed through social media...

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SAD CHRISTMAS FOR RESIDENTS OF MATHARE

December 28, 2016
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SAD CHRISTMAS FOR RESIDENTS OF MATHARE

      Indeed it was a sad festive mood for the people of Mathare Constituency “MASHIMONI area” in Mabatini Ward. More than five hundred (500) houses were brought down by fire which is said to have been caused by explosion of a cooking gas. Many people lost their properties as some are said...

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MATHARE NYS COHORTS DEMONSTRATION

March 9, 2016
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MATHARE NYS COHORTS DEMONSTRATION

    Today morning (9th march 2016), The Mathare National Youth Service (NYS) Cohorts held a demonstration along Juja Road demanding for the immediate release of their “SACCO SAVINGS” since there is no NYS project that is ongoing in Mathare Constituency. The youths brought businesses and other activities to standstill along Juja Road. “Hawa...

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MATHARE HEROES AWARDS 2015

December 29, 2015
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MATHARE HEROES AWARDS 2015

The name Mathare creates a lot of shivers in people’s mind. To some people, it is a place known to be associated with so many vices but that’s not the case as it is. Mathare Slum has got so many great talents and people who are willing to transform the community and it’s environs...

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TEACHERS STRIKE

September 29, 2015
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TEACHERS STRIKE

Take a walk along the streets of Mathare and be sure of seeing a lot of children around, possibly not in school because of the teacher strike that took off as soon as schools opened for the 3rd term. Ever since the strike started most of the children are forced to remain at home,...

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Monthly Period Causes Girls to Drop out of School in Mathare

August 12, 2014
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Monthly Period Causes Girls to Drop out of School in Mathare

If you meet a young girl during class time and ask them why they are not in school, the reason they will give will differ. Some of the reasons people have cited to cause drop out from schools include high school fees, early/unwanted pregnancy, irresponsible parents and many more. But during my field visit...

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KIAMAIKO AGAIN

May 16, 2014
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KIAMAIKO AGAIN

Kiamaiko is known by many to host many refugees from Ethiopia and Somali both registered and unregistered. On the other hand a day will not end without seeing Lorries flocking in from different parts of the country carrying goats and sheep that are to be slaughtered. Kiamaiko is said to be the biggest goat/sheep...

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