Kenyans protest over Nairobi miniskirt attack

Kenyans protest over Nairobi miniskirt attack

BBC Africa – Monday November 17, 2015 At least 200 people have protested in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, after a group of men tore off a woman’s clothes for wearing a miniskirt. The protesters chanted “Shame on you” and handed out flowers at a bus rank where the attack took place, the BBC’s Anne Soy reports […]

Garden screens making life easier for Kenyan women

Garden screens making life easier for Kenyan women

TC Media – Guardian Charlottetown – Thursday, 04 June 2014 (originally published 02 Jun) For women in eastern Kenya, a screen around their garden is helping to make life better. The women started to grow more appropriate varieties of maize and beans that matured in a shorter season and with less rain. Farmers Helping Farmers […]

Kenyan women receive $2m fistula boost

Kenyan women receive $2m fistula boost

Katy Migiro – Guardian – Tuesday, 27 May 2014 (originally published 24 May) A $2m (£1.2m) donation will help Kenyan surgeons give more than 1,000 women life-transforming surgery to cure incontinence caused by fistula and will train more specialists to perform the operation. Two million women worldwide live with fistula, a devastating childbirth injury caused […]

[Kenya] Women in Solar: SunnyMoney's Linda Wamune

[Kenya] Women in Solar: SunnyMoney's Linda Wamune

Solar Aid – Business Green Plus – Monday, 24, March 2014 (originally 18 Mar) Linda Wamune is operations director of SunnyMoney’s Kenya office. Owned by Solar Aid, SunnyMoney is currently the largest distributor of Solar Lights in Africa, aiming to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Linda tells us about being a business […]

Canadian woman recounts harrowing ordeal of hiding during Kenya attack

Canadian woman recounts harrowing ordeal of hiding during Kenya attack

Josh Wingrove – Globe and Mail – Tuesday, 24 September 2013 (originally published 23 Sept) As the gunfire began in Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, Joanne Ball-Burgess hid. The Canadian was among the shoppers targeted by Saturday’s attack, and first heard the gunshots as she left the washroom. “I started screaming, and some people ran back to […]

Farm Africa: the women digging their daughters’ future

Farm Africa: the women digging their daughters’ future

Rosie Boycott for The Telegraph – Wednesday June 19, 2013 (originally published 17 June) “The beef is at the slaughterhouse, it will be 20 minutes.” Not something you hear every day, but then it’s not every day that one is charged with preparing a feast for 20 African women, assorted villagers, children and a handful […]

Maternal care free, [Kenya] President Kenyatta announces

Maternal care free, [Kenya] President Kenyatta announces

Daily Nation (Kenya) – Wednesday 5 June, 2013 (originally published June 1) The government has rolled out free maternal healthcare countrywide. President Kenyatta said Saturday that women will access maternal services in public hospitals for free starting June 1. “With respect to health, my government has made adequate budgetary arrangements to enable all pregnant mothers […]

A Future Fortified by [Kenya] Women

A Future Fortified by [Kenya] Women

Adrianna Logalbo – Diplomatic Courier – Friday, 15 March 2013 (originally published 12 Mar) On a recent trip to Kenya, I was fortunate to meet several women who are, in their own ways, combating the urgent yet often hidden problem of malnutrition, and I was reminded once again of the power women have to truly […]

Kenyan Women Create Their Own ‘Geek Culture’

Kenyan Women Create Their Own ‘Geek Culture’

Gregory Warner – NPR – Thursday, 27 December 2012 (originally published 24 Dec) When a collective of female computer programmers in Kenya needed a name for their ladies-only club, they took their inspiration from the Japanese cult film Akira. “So akira is a Japanese word. It means energy and intelligence. And we are energetic and […]

From flying toilets to fertiliser, slum sanitation in Nairobi is changing

From flying toilets to fertiliser, slum sanitation in Nairobi is changing

Clar Ni Chonghaile –Guardian – Tuesday, 20 November 2012 (originally published 19 Nov) Dennis Ochieng balances precariously with one leg on either side of a narrow trench running through a small alleyway in Mukuru, a network of slums around Nairobi’s industrial area. “Before, this place was a mess,” he says, explaining that the trench used […]