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Kenyan media has been filled by many reports of children being abused around the country. The abuses range from sexual, physical and psychological. In some extreme cases they have died in the hands of those who are supposed to protect them despite the laws and policies that have been put in place both at national and international levels.

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Mbwana Bwatah, Msambweni children officer during the interview. Many children in Msambweni still do not enjoy the free primary education. Picture: Omar MwalagoCases of girls who get pregnant while in have been high in Msambweni. However, most of them have lacked encouragement to go back to school. Recently however, about 14 out 16 who fell pregnant are going back to school with the help of the head teachers, children’s officers and non-governmental organisations in Kikoneni Location, Msambweni District.

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The Kenyan political scene should brace itself for a dramatic overhaul if the Two Thirds Gender Principle Bill becomes law.

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Some success in reducing the abuses, but obstacles to their elimination remain

From right Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, Kiambu County Women Representative Gathoni Wamchomba, UN Women Country Representative Zebib Kavuma and Kiambu MP Jude Jomo. Picture Jane Godia

Although Kenya has attempted to address rising incidents of violence against women by enacting specific laws and policies, huge challenges have limited the success of these laws and policies. Recent statistics received by the State Department of Gender Affairs are worrying. 

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Kenya is among nine African countries that are benefiting from a sweet potato project to boost nutrition especially among children. 

 

Read the rest of this story in the Reject Newspaper Issue 105

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A new analysis of an HIV prevention trial previously known to have poor outcomes has now revealed that

behavioural measures used for assessing adherence were inaccurate.

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Malachi Motano tells the story of how women in Turkana County are today embracing simple solutions to the hunger situation.

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Communities in Kinna area of Isiolo County are faced with a dilemma as to how to respond to early warning signs as drough in the county escalates.

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Fidel Rutayisire, the Rwanda Man who rallied the world to sign the petition against Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Kenya  during the post election violence

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Consider this: Nashiru, a practitioner of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Maasai community in Kenya, says, "Cutting girls is something our people have done for hundreds of years. No one can convince us that it is wrong."

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As the globe marked the World Press Freedom Day in early month of May, Kenya’s media had no much to celebrate about this day. The safety of journalists covering sensitive stories and unearthing it to the public remains a big challenge in Kenya.

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Experts have developed a management measure that includes the application of biopesticide that helps keep off fruit flies that damage crops in Africa.

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About 99 per cent women in the Southern 

Sudan State of Jonglei have got no idea, or just have a little information about the forthcoming general election due to be held in July.Issues of governance and democratic principles continue to dog women in certain areas of Southern Sudan.

About 99 per cent women in the Southern Sudan State of Jonglei have got no idea, or just have a little information about the forthcoming general election due to be held in July.

This concern was raised by a female SPLM Member of Parliament in the Jonglei State Legislative Assembly Hon June Malet Kuol.

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A girl in high school loses 156 learning days which is equivalent to almost 24 weeks out of 144 weeks of school.

Nationally, a UNICEF report reveals that a girl in primary school between Standard 6 and Standard 8 loses approximately 18 weeks out of 108 school weeks.

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Bandits, Hyenas, scotching heat and the rough bushy terrain, did not deter her from participating in a 176 km trek, aimed at sensitising communities on the importance of Conserving Ewaso Nyiro River.

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