Entries by Andrew Kamoche

“Revisiting” Kenya’s Judiciary.  

The close of last year (2019) saw the Judiciary revolt against what it termed as ‘control by the executive’ due to budgetary cuts from treasury. Chief Justice David Maraga lashed out at the executive and the current finance Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani and sought answers as to why the judiciary was the main target of […]

Susan Wavinya: Bringing Back Hope in her society

Being a mother at 17 was the turning point for Susan Wavinya Wairimu. She didn’t let her dreams and visions to be daunted. Susan, who is currently her cohort’s president decided to try a hand at ELF to see feed her curiosity on everything that goes on in the organization and understand herself in a […]

My Turban and I

Today I wore a headwrap; A colleague asks me, Why are you wearing a headscarf, And yet your hair is so neatly done? Why are you covering it ? Because I want to, I said. Because I can. Because wearing a headwrap, Is fashion too. It’s my Tuesday morning style, is that okay ? It’s […]

Dr. Njuguna: Seeing my mentees reach their highest potential is my joy.

Our mentor of the week is Dr. Christine Wambui Njuguna. She currently works as a lecturer at Kenyatta University in the Population, Reproductive Health and Community Resource Management department. Dr. Christine has a great interest in Youth and Development, Sustainable Livelihoods, Poverty and Gender Based Violence. In addition, she has managed to make several presentations […]

My Co-driver

I have already experienced what yesterday had in store for me. The only thing on my table currently is an opportunity. A large opportunity which is anonymous. Am I too blind to see it? Tomorrow is still a mystery, it’s a journey to an unknown destination. Much has been said by others about this journey […]

Oliver Barasa,”Embrace any small opportunity that comes your way.”

A Christian of strong faith, a liberal thinker, a biomedical laboratory scientist by profession working with Gertrude’s Children Hospital at Muthaiga. Besides my profession as a medic, I also actively engage in different projects with young people who are like-minded and ready to champion change in their area of influence.  I am passionate about matters […]

Failed Public Policies: A Result of Historical Marginalization

In traditional African set-up, children and women were relegated to herding and kitchen duties, while serious decisions concerning the family and community were a preserve of men, older men for that matter. One was considered a child until marriage and even then, the number of children (especially male children) and livestock, determined how much say […]