Guest Blog, Talking Gender

Why attitudes towards sexual violence in Kenya need a major refresh

It’s estimated that 14% of Kenyan women and 6% of men aged 15-49 have experienced sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. In Kenya women and girls experience sexual violence more than men and boys. In my research I…

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Nairobae

Just go with your gut

I was running late. If I didn’t leave by 10.30am, I was going to be behind schedule. At 10.28, just in the nick of time, I started the car. Two minutes later, I hit the accelerator. As I turned towards…

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It's All Political

Mo’ money, mo’ problems

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won the Turkish presidential elections, extending his 16-year stretch in power by five more years. The president gave a gushing acceptance speech even before all the votes were counted. “The message is clear,” he said.  “With…

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No Joshua, no Jesus, no joke

What a grand production these corruption scandals are turning out to be! I can’t remember a period in my lifetime when information flowed so freely from the vaults of Government. Because there is no doubt in my mind that the…

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Nairobae

Baby, you get no love

There’s a guy I often see at the neighbourhood gym, and I use the word ‘see’ with much consideration. I see him often, but I have never once spoken to him. Not because he’s an elderly gentleman – I’d say…

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The world needs more Winnies

Women can be their own worst enemies. That’s a fact and it is indisputable. The good news is that rivalries in the sisterhood can be resolved. Life offers every individual the opportunity to grow and change, and any mature woman…

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Talking Gender

Legalize FGM? #FOH

Warning: If you’re squeamish, conservative or non-progressive, look away now because this is going to be a discussion about the female anatomy; specifically, her genitalia. See, Dr (Ms) Tatu Kamau has petitioned a Machakos court to legalise female genital mutilation…

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