Sex education in Kenya has been considered taboo and the responsibility to teach children and teenagers has been passed from parents to the church, to teachers back to parents and so on. This could set a dangerous precedent, considering the level at which teenagers are engaging in sex. A report by the Guttmacher and African…Details
Passionate about words and stories, Nduta Waweru is a reader who writes. Based in Nairobi, she is an editorial manager of a local magazine. She is also the author of a poetry collection, Nostalgia.
At the age of three, Sam* was severely emaciated and could not walk or stand. He was living with his elder siblings, who, upon discovering Sam’s HIV status, neglected him. The little boy only survived on mandazi (Swahili Coconut Doughnut) and tea, resulting in severe malnutrition and tuberculosis. His case was referred to Childline Kenya,…Details
The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines trauma as an emotional upset or a behavioural state resulting from severe mental and emotional stress or physical injury. It has also been known in psychology, that trauma can induce behavioural disorders that are passed down from one generation to the other. This aspect is what Yaa Gyasi’s debut novel…Details