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Kenya’s High Court rules anti FGM law is constitutional: A jubilant day for girls and women in Kenya!

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 17 – A three-judge bench of the High Court in Nairobi has upheld and validated the constitutionality of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act, 2011, advancing the rights of women and girls to a positive cultural context and to protection against harmful practices. The remarkable judgment …

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How Marsabit was represented since 1963

By Eng. Mohamed Tache Dida In the first parliamentary elections, held in 1963 (shortly before independence), Marsabit district was divided into 2 constituencies: Marsabit-Moyale Constituency and Rendille Constituency. Each to be represented by an MP and a Senator to represent the District. Rendille boycotted the elections and Elisha Daniel Godana—a …

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Why Isaac Lenaola should be next CJ

By Salad Malicha Coming from a marginalised and nearly ‘forgotten’ sleepy Samburu county, Isaac Lenaola beat all odds to attain outstanding academic credentials and become Kenya’s top jurist. His journey to the top has not been an easy ride. Born in late 1967 in Maralal now Samburu County, his passion …

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Refreshing African Proverbs

Top 20 African Proverbs and their meaning. Only a fool tests the depth of a river with both feet. Meaning: Don’t jump into any situation without thinking about it first. The strength of the crocodile is in the water. Meaning: You are stronger in your environment than anywhere else Knowledge …

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How Borana community uses traditional ways to predict weather

By Jacob Walter– Courtesy of the “Nation Media Group” The Borana, like many other pastoralist communities, have gone through a significant number of drought cycles that negatively impacted their lives and livelihoods. Due to the severe droughts, the community has over the years developed various mitigation and coping strategies. The …

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Not Yet Kenyan | Al Jazeera Correspondent

Film by Mohammed Adow (Courtesy Al Jazeera) Kenya’s ethnic Somalis have faced massacres and systematic intimidation, but can they now survive al-Shabab? Kenya’s North Eastern Province, the country’s third-largest region, borders Somalia and is exclusively inhabited by ethnic Somalis. Following Kenya’s independence 50 years ago, it emerged as a distinctive …

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My Memories of Ireecha, 2016

By Johnsay M Feyisa I grew up in Bishoftu, the beautiful small town located some 40 kilometres southeast of the capital, Finfinne (Addis Ababa). Her evergreen forest, breath-taking mountains, moderate weather, and seven—yes, seven! — volcanic lakes make Bishoftu one of the best places to live in Oromia. To us …

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Ethiopia’s Oromo Celebrate Tense Ireecha Festival amid Tight Security 

BISHOFTU – Thousands of people from the Oromo, Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, celebrated their thanksgiving festival in Bishoftu city amid tight security on Sunday after the authorities said they had seized weapons and foiled attacks in previous days. Irreecha (also called Irreessa or Dhibaayyuu), is thanksgiving holiday of the Oromo …

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Insights On Acrimonious Rules in Marsabit From Colonial Times To Date

By Gufu Jattani One may vehemently deny that the Borana and colonial government dwelt in a somewhat passive sour relationship for years, but the mere fact that the Borana outstandingly resisted colonial rule, downplayed its ideologies and made in vain do-or-die attempt to flash them out, makes the denial hollow. …

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