Killed by father’s goat

I sat down, digging my eyes into the agreement as my stepfather dredged his fist on the rough table surface on which the title deed and agreement lay. 20 acres for two million, read the agreement. Next to it was a lawyer’s stamp. A stench of cash and an air of distrust wafted across the […]

Corona: What’s new Locally and Internationally

Over the past few days, you might have watched some videos (below) I created, helping people to better stay away from the virus. Today, at 5:30PM East African Time, we have a conversation on Facebook about where we are at in combating it. Watch and participate below. Tip: Click videos to enter fullscreen )

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 […]