An old cultural custom against marrying uncircumcised women is blamed for the rampant FGM cases, especially in Tharaka Nithi one of the many counties that still continues to practice the outdated culture of female circumcision. Our reporter Ursula Akinyi tells us of the intensified campaigns on FGM.
Collecting human waste in the slums is a daily challenge for slum people. The government is not providing good sanitation solutions. Every day the collectors push their carts through the muddy streets, unprotected. They can only dump the waste straight into the sewers coming in Nairobi river. It is causing a great health risk. Recently there […]
Clean cooking stoves are build in Amboseli in the south of Kenya. Maasai women learn to build these clean cooking stoves from their neighbors from Tanzania. No more dangerous smoke and soot in the poorly ventilated houses. This causes a lot of pneumonia and eye diseases especially to children. A chimney attached to the stoves pushes […]
In Quarry slums in Nairobi, Kenya, we visit a traditional doctor who claims he can cure diseases such as diarrhea, stomach aches, respiratory diseases to mention but a few via traditional herbs. Can these herbs really cure you next to modern medicines or is it something from the old days? Decide for yourself, you be the judge! Your […]
Poison or medicine? Illicit brew or chang’aa has led to many deaths or loss of eyesight. But can it also cure? Consepter claims her chang’aa is unique. It comes from a village, has no chemicals and even can cure you from diseases like the flu, typhoid or a wound in the mouth. Can that be true? […]
Beatrice wishes she were dead because she feels she has become a burden for her children and husband. Diabetes has made her invalid, depending on other people to move around, including going to the bathroom. She wishes she had a wheelchair to be at least autonomous. But at the same time, she’s lucky. Her husband […]
‘I was taking my stock at Burma market, along Jogoo road, when a motorcyclist hit me!’ tells Abraham Masuud Kaburu, who was a victim of a hit and run from a speeding motorcyclist. Many people suffer from traffic accidents nowadays in Nairobi. Careless driving, ignoring traffic rules, speeding are the biggest causes of accidents in […]