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El Nino expected from Thursday

By Cyrus Kioko Kenya is expecting El Nino rains as from Thursday October, 7 as reported by Meteorological Department. In a move to sensitize people about the phenomena, the department has issued alerts and direction on how residents in various places should prepare. However, across the country, residents in vulnerable areas have despised the call to migrate as the rains ...

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Sexual abuse rampant in Mukuru

Sexual abuse and exploitation especially defilement and rape continues to be one of the most life-threatening acts committed in Mukuru kwa Njenga slum. Young girls and boys as well as women continue to face the challenge of being raped or sodomized in their daily life as they seek food, water or even in search of a place to relief themselves. ...

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Child labor a sore in Mukuru kwa Njenga

  Child labor in Mukuru kwa Njenga/Reuben has become a plague that cannot be ignored! As the evening sets in, children as young as 6-14 years both girls and boys start flocking the roads in Mukuru kwa Njenga slum to hawk all kind s of items. On the roadside they stand next to “their” stalls. With roasted peanuts on their ...

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Mixed reactions greet slum upgrading program in Mukuru kwa Njenga

The face of Mukuru kwa Njenga informal settlement is gradually changing to a better place from insecurity related issues, poor sanitation to youth and women employment. This new developments can be greatly attributed to absorption of many youths/women into the National Youth Service (NYS) programme of cleaning the slum. According to area chief of Mukuru kwa Njenga, this new project ...

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Young women in mukuru turn to male dominated jobs to earn a living

By Sylvester Makato Young women of Mukuru kwa Njenga are slowly penetrating into male dominated works in a move to provide for their families. With those involved being single mothers or married women who are struggling with hard economic times, any job which can put food on the table for their family and ensure their children attend school is worth ...

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