E24 The Human Library and Language in Ending FGM, with Dr. Leyla Hussein

Dr. Leyla Hussein is a Somalia-born activist who has established the Dahlia project, a support group for End FGM survivors. She is a psychotherapist and believes in the power of words in ending FGM. Twitter:@LeylaHussein Leyla’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial […]

E23 Becoming a better End FGM advocate, with Ebony Riddell Bamber

Ebony Riddell Bamber is Head of Advocacy & Policy, Orchid Project. In this podcast, she speaks about her policy and advocacy journey; and has a few pieces of advice to budding change-makers. Twitter:@ebonyrb Ebony’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total […]

E22 Being a man ending FGM in Tana River, With Abdulmalik Abdi

Abdulmalik is a blogger and uses the internet to change perceptions on social issues as well as influencing policy in his native predominantly Muslim community in Tana River. He believes in leading by example and he says that he will marry an uncut girl. Twitter:@MarwanBlogger Marwan’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health […]

E21 FGM in Uganda, With Kasiita Mark

Kasiita is a Ugandan Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights expert who uses the media to influence perceptions and policies for the protection of women and girls. He speaks about FGM in Uganda, and what can be done to better address Harmful cultural Practices. Twitter:@@KasiitaMark Kasiita’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, […]

E20 Her school depended on her in Athletics but FGM removed her from the racecourse, with Caroline Letuya

Her school depended on her in Athletics but FGM removed her from the racecourse. Today, Caroline is fearlessly talking about FGM. Twitter:@CLetuya CAroline’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or another injury to the […]

E19 Ending FGM in Kuria, with Vincent Ogallo

Meet Vincent Ogallo. He is an activist based in Kuria, South Western Kenya. He engages communities on SRHR and FGM. Twitter:@VinnieveeB Vincent’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or another injury to the female […]

Matatu lies – Hatusimami njiani

HATUSIMAMI NJIANI #KitengelaChronicles A wise man will tell you that it is a fallacy when the conductor tells you that the shuttle will ABSOLUTELY NOT STOP, especially when it is leaving for town from Kitengela. Open your ears and glean the destinations they are mentioning. If it is “TAO! TAO! TAO!” jump in, even if […]

What matatu to board, according to mood

Matatu Marketing #KitengelaChronicles Zusha! Angukia Chapaa! Zephania 3:17, JayZ, Obama, Malcolm X… These are some of the culture establishing pieces of art in minibuses that take me to town. I remember a time when Maina and King’ang’i awarded matatu drivers for simply tuning in to their morning show. It’s a small, intimate space in a […]

I’m sorry about what I said about Kitengela

I’m sorry for what I said about Kitengela… 2 years ago. I chided about the dust and sprawling polyethene bags. I spoke of sewers and booming Wamasaa shutles. I spoke of choking winds and deadly fumes. I spoke of a stinking slaughterhouse and 6 by 6 potholes. I spoke about a swampy market and rowdy […]

We hate dust, we hate rain

We hate dust, we hate rain #KitengelaChronicles 4:30 PM and I was riding through Kyang’ombe in Kitengela, hoping to make it safely to the main road (They say it’s a”lil” dangerous here.) The sun has been unusually hot today. Mum insinuated rain yet there were no sign of rain clouds. Anyways, I still wore my […]

E18, a young girl changing the FGM Narrative in Samburu, with Deborah Nabiki

Meet Deborah Nabiki. Born and raised in Wamba, this girl is reaching out to enlighten her community on the harmful effects of the cut, and why they should abandon it. Facebook: Mcdebby Sanchez Deborah’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total […]

E17 I took myself to be cut but my experiences are helping girls avoid FGM, with Caroline Lanoi Nampaso

Caroline was born and raised among the Maasai people in Narok County. She underwent the cut willingly, not knowing the repercussions. Today, she shares her experiences to help other girls avoid the procedure. Twitter: @nampaso Caroline’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial […]

E16 Why survivors need counselling and Psychosocial support in the End FGM campaign, with Jedidah Lemaron

Jedidah Lemaron is the Founder and Executive Director of Malkia Initiative. She provides mentorship, counselling and Psycho-social support to young girls in Maasailand. Twitter: @MalkiaJeddy Elias’ #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or another […]

E15 Coordinating End FGM networks, and why it is important to do it right, with Elias Muindi

Elias is an activist and coordinator, the Kenya Men Engage Alliance, a network of organizations which uses contemporary channels to reach out to boys and men to fight FGM. Twitter: @EliasMuindi Elias’ #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of […]

This End FGM moment will make you want to visit your grandmother

“Koko,” I said to my only surviving grandmother, “do you think we should stop circumcising girls?” She said, “NO! Girls should be circumcised!” She then kept quiet as if deciding whether or not to get vivid with me, a step-grandson and progeny of a lady she has fond memories with. “In the past, when we […]