Sacrificing Human Rights for Development

Narissa Allibhai Environment, Voices 1 Comment

“Whoever is cutting off the source of water to the lake is being selfish and wants to benefit alone. We [in Turkana] will die of starvation.”             Selina Akiru Pastoralist and firewood seller . The hot sun rises on another long day in scorching Turkana county. Meanwhile the rays graze over the greener, but also marginalized, Marsabit county. These two …

Overcoming Discrimination in Kenya – by Laura Maina

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Discrimination is treating someone differently in a negative way simply because of who they are or what they believe. Discrimination is usually expressed in terms of race, ethnicity, nationality, weight, class, caste, religion, belief, political affiliation, language, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and health. In Kenya today, this vice is seemingly gaining ground in our societal interactions: Ethnicity/nationality: People …

On Corruption (3rd Place winner of My Corruption-Free Africa competition)

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Look beyond corruption. What do you see? Why does corruption exist? Are all people who partake in corruption really evil? Let’s take a look at the stereotypical small-scale corruption scenario. Say I am a policeman and I take a bribe – why? I am not paid enough, and, well, everyone does it. Say I am a driver and I pay …