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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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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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Boran Proverbs with English translation

  Borana Proverbs with English translation (part 1) 1. Obsan qalomani.  English: Patience leads to an honorable position. 2. Chubbun tok daqabi, tok ordofi. English: You can be punished as you do sin on the spot. But for others it can come later. Meaning: As for the punishment of sin, …

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