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By Henix Obuchunju
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Holding Health Decision Makers Accountable

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Crisis Communications Workshop
Tweet United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism in partnership with IGAD Centre of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa held a Joint Strategic and Crisis Communications Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Officials from Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Somalia were in attendance
June 04, 2022
Access to Information Podcast
Should youths care about access to Information?
March 29, 2022
Afya Chachu
The Kenya Pharmaceutical Association (KPA) has in the past alluded that quacks are behind the stealing of drugs in public hospitals which they later sell to their private chemists. I sought to find out whether such allegations of Medicine disappearing are true. 
April 30, 2021
Tujijenge Tujilinde
Economic challenges during the covid19 pandemic pose a serious threat to women’s work and business activities and expose them to an increased risk of exploitation and abuse. Girls and young women facing severe economic shocks are more likely to take on high-risk work for their economic survival.  Listen to this podcast and hear what a group of young women in Kibra is doing to remedy the imbalance.
April 27, 2021
Wanawake na Mitandao ya Kijamii
Tafiti zinasema kuwa wanawake ndio watumiaji wakubwa wa mitandao ya kijamii kuliko wanaume. Lakini baadhi ya wanawake hao wamesali kushambuliwa kwenye mitandao. 
April 16, 2021
Holding Health Decision Makers Accountable
A section of CSOs in Nairobi county is holding decision-makers accountable by analyzing the health budget with an intention to produce evidence briefs and scorecards. They do so by tracking health allocations and utilization.
April 09, 2021
Exclusive interview with ~United Nations Climate Change Conference president Alok Sharma
What we want all governments around the world to do is to ensure they are setting ambitious targets to cut their carbon emissions so that we can keep the 1.5-degree goal within reach~United Nations Climate Change Conference president Alok Sharma
April 02, 2021
Teenage mothers creating solutions for themselves (By Henix Obuchunju)
That almost one in five Kenyan teenage girls is a mother represents not only a huge cost to the health sector but also a betrayal of potential on a shocking scale. But look, A group of teenage mothers in Kibra slums is approaching life differently.
March 30, 2021
Accessing Information Podcast
Are you a Kenyan journalist struggling to get story ideas and further data to build your story? This is your podcast!
February 23, 2021
Countering Violent Extremism
A look at how a family in Kibra was left depressed as one of their members is suspected to have joined Al Shabaab. In order to fully and efficiently respond to the challenges and threats that terrorism and violent extremism pose to nations, regions, and communities today have adopted various techniques to ensure extremism is a thing of the past.
January 06, 2021
Students, Environmentalists Combining Efforts to Reclaim Dangerous Abandoned Quarries in Western Kenya
Illegally mined stones and Murram quarries in Western Kenya have left locals scratching their heads due to an increase in Malaria infections and risks of drowning they pose to locals, especially children. But a group of residents and students seemingly has a solution to that
December 19, 2020
Roles of leaders at the grass root level
Does the ordinary citizen understand the role of leaders at the grass-root level?
November 30, 2020
The Gender Card
The entrenched gender inequality in the country where women feel marginalized in elective politics and decision making could finally find a solution if the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Constitutional Amendment Bill (2020) is passed. But how far have we come to the realization that women are under-represented in Kenya?
November 30, 2020
Criminal Gangs
Urban growth, political patronage of gangs, and the criminalization of urban municipal services are inextricably linked in many instances. This has created lucrative profit-making opportunities for gangs and other criminal groups in areas characterized by high unemployment, especially among the youth. Certain criminal gangs have become wealthy by providing informal services or taxing residents for transport, waste removal, electricity, and water provision. As a result, they have become deeply embedded in the everyday lives of citizens in Nairobi and Mombasa.
November 18, 2020
Siku ya mtoto wa kike duniani.
Octoba 11 nisiku ya mtoto wa kike duniani. Wasichana wengi duniani wanakabiliwa na vikwazo katika safari yao ya kuelekea utuuzima, huku mimba na ndoa za utotoni zikiwalazimisha mamilioni kuacha shule na kukatisha ndoto zao. Hivyo umewadia wakati wa dunia kuchukua hatua na kuwapa fursa ya maisha bora wasichana hawa. Naanda kikao na wasichana baadhi ya wasichana hao mtaani kibra.
October 13, 2020
Tenants Unable to Pay Rent due to Covid19
Nearly 30.5 percent of Kenyan households were unable to pay their rents in May within the stipulated deadline, according to a report published by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).
October 10, 2020
wanawake waelimishwa kuhusu Uongozi , biashara na maswala kadhaa
Kipengele cha 27 cha katiba ya kenya ya mwaka 2010 kinaliagiza bunge kupitisha mswada wa sheria unaohakikisha kwamba angalau theluthi moja ya nafasi za ajira zinakwenda kwa jinsia moja - aidha ya kike au ya kiume - na kwamba hakuna jinsia inyofaa kuchukua zaidi ya theluthi mbili ya nafasi hizo.
September 22, 2020
The church and the Referendum Quandary
The church in Kenya seems to be divided on whether to support the call for a referendum of not
September 05, 2020
Cabbing Teen Pregnancies in Kibra
With schools closed, teen girls exposed to unplanned pregnancies, early marriages. I sought to find out how the girls are managing in Kibra.
August 10, 2020
Maternity services
How have maternity services been affected by the ongoing pandemic?
July 30, 2020
Antenatal And Postnatal visits in the wake of Covid19
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently affecting over 200 countries and territories across all regions, including children. This includes the availability and accessibility of life-saving supplies such as medicines, vaccines, sanitation, and education supplies.
July 30, 2020