News & Updates

When Ageing Becomes Sinister

Aging has since time immemorial been likened to gold. In traditional African societies, aging symbolised wisdom, it symbolised long life and skills amassed over the years. In the past, children were being taken to grandparents to learn about culture, to listen to folklores, told while sitting around a fire. From the elders’ children were told… Continue Reading »

Changing the minds of anti-vaxxers is the next arduous task in the fight against COVID

At last hope is in the horizon. Showing like the cloud that was the size of a man’s hand that led to a heavy downpour thus ending years of drought in the times of Elijah the Tishbite prophet, the mass vaccinations against COVID 19 have begun though it will be a while before everyone gets… Continue Reading »

Realizing affordable housing in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic; an arduous yet achievable fete

The Third Midterm Plan (TMP) for the attainment of the Kenya Vision 2030 that runs from 2017 to 2022 seeks to prioritize issues that will be greatly impactful to the wellbeing of Kenyans. Its endgame is to ensure that food security is achieved, universal healthcare coverage is attained, housing is made affordable and jobs are… Continue Reading »

University Students and Human Rights Advocacy

People go to universities for a variety of reasons. For some is to get new knowledge, for others are to get a job promotion and others is to earn more. Universities play the role of building knowledge among students through exposing them to diverse world-views. In some cases, university students have gone ahead and become… Continue Reading »

Building Back Better: Rural Women and Covid 19

Women make up more than 50% of Africa’s population and 80% of them reside in rural areas. Over 60% are employed in rural areas in the agriculture sector.[1]Rural communities in Africa are endowed with natural resources, however, rural women continue to face differing realities and challenges across the continent[2].The challenges faced by rural women are… Continue Reading »

Shrinking Civic Spaces and Institutions of Higher Learning

Civic space continues to shrink on daily basis. The more the world is advancing in terms of technology and globalisation, the more states and institutions are devising new methods of restricting civic spaces. Within institutions of higher learning, civic spaces shrinks through a variety of ways. In some instances vocal students become targets of intimidation… Continue Reading »

Covid 19, Back to School and Leaving No One Behind

At least a third of the world’s schoolchildren – 463 million children globally – were unable to access remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered their schools, according to a new UNICEF report. [1]Across different African countries, schools are re-opening; children including university students are resuming school. The response to Covid 19 in Africa varied from country to country, with total lockdown in a country… Continue Reading »

Education Under Siege

Education is a right granted by many constitutions across Africa. The Constitution of Kenya, in Article 53 (1) (b) state that every child has a right to free and compulsory basic education and Article 55 (a) the State shall take measures, including affirmative action. Sadly this right continues to be curtailed from primary school, secondary school, colleges and other institutions of higher… Continue Reading »