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 …

Sex Worker Heroes

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She was a prostitute.  Famous on the streets of Naivasha at night. To me, she is a true hero. Why did she ‘choose’ such a risky lifestyle? Abandoned by the man who impregnated her, without a solid education, but with 4 young children dependent on her, she had no choice if her children were to survive. She was raped 7 …