Sacrificing Human Rights for Development

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“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 …

The Jade Sea – a Miracle in the Desert – In Danger

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The scorching sun beats down as I trek across the hot, dry sand. Streams of sweat snake down my back and I fan myself to cool my complaining body. Looking around, I see scattered thorn trees and dry grass clumps peppering the landscape. To my left is a manyatta (family compound) with grass huts and to my right are some …