Women who make a difference

The death of Dr Margaret Atieno Ogola marks a loss for the literary world and the medical fraternity. Ogola lived a full life as a nationalist, writer, mother, wife and friend to many. Thus, she is moaned by the Kenyan nation.

As the curtains fell on Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai’s illustrious career and accomplished life, her legacy will be felt far and wide in the environment, thanks to the over 45 million trees, more than the population of Kenya, from the Green Belt Movement that have been planted in Kenya and parts of Africa to provide fuel, food, shelter, and income to support the members’ children’s education and household needs.

Thursday, 26 May 2011 11:15

From being jobless to an employer

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Rebecca Otieno proves that shattered dreams can be picked to make life worth living

Few people live up to their dreams; they wear out and give up before accomplishing them.

Thursday, 17 June 2010 14:03

Scoring in Politics

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Maimuna Mwidau raises pertinent issues on how to play the political game ball

Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

Woman of courage

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Anne Njogu feted for spiritedly putting human rights on the spotlight

As Ms Ann Njogu received the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award in Washington DC on International Women’s Day, many other women from all over the world were gathered in New York to mark the 15 years since the Beijing Platform for Action.

Friday, 28 May 2010 11:10

Mama Beijing

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Gertrude Mongella personifies Platform for Action

Sitting pensively among the audience at the two day Global NGO Forum which took place prior to the UN conference on Beijing Platform for Action in New York in March, she is inconspicuous among the many participants.

Sunday, 01 August 2010 00:00

Deka Abdi, Ambassador of Peace

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Deka Abdi leads women in the art of preaching calm

Conflict in the Horn of Africa is greater than in any other region within the continent. It has had disproportionate effects on the communities with women being the greatest victims.

March, London – Hon Phoebe Asiyo this month joined the world leaders who were brought together by the aid agency Concern Worldwide’s Women Can’t Wait campaign, which is calling on the UN and world leaders to act now to support poor women across the developing world in their fight against hunger before it is too late.

The campaign was launched at a VIP reception in the House of Lords to mark International Women’s Day, with moving speeches from Mrs Phoebe Asiyo, UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador from Kenya and Baroness Nuala O’Loan DBE, highlighted the plight of women in Africa where poverty wears a woman face.

Kenya in an election year is never short of surprises. This is evident in the voter trends and in the numerous factors constantly at play that make it extremely difficult to hazard an early guess at the outcomes.
In 2007, nowhere is this more evident than in the Rift Valley, Kenya’s most expansive and populous province, divided up into 46 constituencies. The province is also responsible for producing the highest number of women nominees this time. 

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