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Wangari Maathai’s legacy lives on through Bungoma environmentalist

Weboya waters some of the seedlings he produces. He has sold millions of seedlings since he started five years ago. [Photo: Njenga Hakeenah]

His passion for environmental conservation led him to delve into a tree nursery project, which five years later has attracted several organizations. This is to further sensitize other youths to engage in activities that safeguard the environment. Peter Wafula Weboya from Sikata, Bungoma County narrates how he started engaging the youth at Mechimeru sub location on several ways on how ...

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As the world dithers on climate change, hotter weather could extinct Africa

From left, France Foreign affairs minister Laurent Fabius, France President Fracois Hollande, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon at the COP21 talks. Photo courtesy of www.theguardian.com

As the Climate Change Summit concluded in Paris, the resolution was a pleasing one if it is carried through and implemented. For the first time, the world gathered to agree on cutting carbon emissions and to discuss cutting-edge production technologies to keep average global temperatures below two degrees. Africa, a continent which is among the poorest of continents, has its ...

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Schooling under the gun common in Turkana

A makeshift classroom. Children have to learn under the watchful eyes of police reservists due to bandit attacks. [Photo: Malachi Motano]

By Malachi Motano As many different school motto’s read; Education is the Key to success, Knowledge is light, profession is power and the general belief that it is education that transforms young boys and girls into useful men and women in the society, learning in the pastoral communities in Kenya continue to face many hurdles. This writer traveled to Turkana ...

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Cassava farmers in Makueni County to benefit from solar power plant

Close to 300 cassava farmers under the Mbuvo Commercial Village Cassava plant in Kathonzweni, Makueni County are set to benefit from a solar power project funded by the World Bank through the Kenya Agricultural Productivity and Agribusiness Project (KAPAP). The off grid solar power project constructed at the cost of Sh8.7 million at Mbuvo trading center will operate the high ...

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Indigenous poultry farmers in Makueni receive farming equipment from KAPAP

  By Daniel Kituku Members of the Makueni Indigenous Poultry Farmers’ Cooperative Society have received a major boost after the Kenya Agricultural Productivity Program (KAPAP) a five- year project funded by World Bank, donated to the farmers poultry equipment worth Sh5M. The equipment included six incubators for each sub county, six power generators, one food mixer, one posho mill, 172 ...

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