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Runaway corruption is increasing poverty in Kenya

By James Wakibia Corruption remains one of Kenya’s biggest threat to development. Every successive year Transparency International lists our beloved nation amongst the most corrupt nations on the face of the earth. It’s not something to be proud of. It is not like marathons and javelin that we should be proud of. No, it’s something every sane person should be ...

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Nakuru activist launches campaign to ban plastics

By Njoki Maina James Waikibia, a social media activist based in Nakuru is leading a campaign seeking to ban plastic bags nationwide. The campaign which is running on twitter and facebook aims at sensitizing Kenyans against use of plastic bags that are below 100 microns. “I am targeting policy makers because they are the ones who bring change,” he told ...

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How I missed a moment of fame with Auma Obama

By Njeri Mwangi I first saw and met Auma Obama during the Nakuru Story Moja Festival an event that took place towards the end of the month of May at the Kenya National Library in the county. As a journalist, then attached at Egerton Radio, I had been sent to cover the event in which Auma would address Kenyans and ...

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A faux start turned out to be a passion for photography and activism reveals Nakuru DW hero James Wakibia

By Lorna Abuga. When Egerton University student Jonathan Masongo won the Deutche Welle ‘Local Heroes’ media competition about two weeks ago, James Wakibia, was made a hero. While awarding Masongo the main prize in the competition that had sought to recognize persons who do mundane but extra ordinary things in their communities, judges pointed out the skill in which Masongo’s ...

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Egerton University student shortlisted for DW heroes awards

By Lorna Abuga. Egerton University’s Jonathan Masongo is among three journalists who have been shortlisted in the video category of the local heroes’ Journalism Competition awards organized by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. The competition that attracted journalists from various parts of the country required participants to come up with a three minutes video project of a local unsung hero whose ...

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