Communities in Kinna area of Isiolo County are faced with a dilemma as to how to respond to early warning signs as drough in the county escalates.
The outbreak of armed conflict in South Sudan, Africa's youngest nation has led to massive displacement, suffering and death of thousands of innocent civilians especially women and children. Amidst desperation and suffering, the women of South Sudan have refused to remain victims but survivors and are committed not to rest until their voices and concerns are included in the peace process taking place in Addis Ababa.
Violence against women and peace and security for women and girls are topics that could not have been left out during discussions in the just concluded 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York at the United Nations headquarters.
More than 500 survivors of Gender Based Violence within Nyanza and beyond are set to benefit from an established Gender Based Violence Recovery Centre in Kisumu.
The Centre based at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) is the first in Nyanza and Western region and will provide comprehensive care services to the victims.
At the height of the Tana Delta violence which left over 100 people dead when the Pokomos and the Ormas clashed, some daring women stepped in to promote peace and dialogue between the warring communities.
Residents of North Eastern Province and Isiolo County in particular have been crying out for justice 50 years after independence.
When conflict occurs, no one is spared. Everybody will in one way or another get affected by the violence and disturbance. This is why public and private universities in Kenya have realised that they cannot be left out in calling for a peaceful time in the coming General Elections.
Women from pastoralist communities are not usually peace negotiators but not so for Abdia Mohamed who has defied all odds to fit into the shoes of the late Dekha Ibrahim.