Cover Story: Women in Pandemic and other stories

SGBV - A Virus For Which There No Vaccine by Oby Obyerodhyambo

SGBV - A Virus For Which There No Vaccine by Oby Obyerodhyambo

A most virulent pathogen than the recent Coronavirus, and worse than HIV has been wreaking havoc, causing mass mortality among women for years, but surprisingly one does not hear of any efforts...

It's Boom And Bust For Women Journalists In The Covid-19 Pandemic Era by Rose Lukalo-Owino

It's Boom And Bust For Women Journalists In The Covid-19 Pandemic Era by Rose Lukalo-Owino

Everything that Mildred Kaguhia Makaya had planned was derailed once the first coronavirus case was identified in Kenya. So, the irony is not lost on her that she has benefitted from some really...

Back To The Future – The Plague And COVID by Neera Kapur-Dromsom

Back To The Future – The Plague And COVID by Neera Kapur-Dromsom

THE PLAGUE PANDEMIC - Nairobi, Early 1900s Hardei was well into another pregnancy. Some women, not much older, had already given birth to seven or eight children. By the time they were...

Beauty Saved Us, My Book Club During The Corona Pandemic By Lucy Mulli

Beauty Saved Us, My Book Club During The Corona Pandemic By Lucy Mulli

In his speech on receiving the Nobel Prize for literature in 1970, Alexander Solzhenitsyn said, ‘One day Dostoevsky threw out the enigmatic remark: “Beauty will save the world”. What sort of a...

Regular Column

Editorial

‘Women in the Pandemic’ is our cover story for this issue which focusses on Women. It is globally accepted that women are bearing the worst brunt as the Covid-19 virus continues to ravage humanity. We...

Pandemic Fallout

Pandemic Fallout

London Calling So a whole year of Covid-19 has passed and we are still mired in the thick of it. This is what I wrote at the outset, in March last year (Issue 1/2020):  ` …...

Special Feature

‘It's The Birthright Of Every Child To Have An Education’ by Farah Qureshi

‘It's The Birthright Of Every Child To Have An Education’ by Farah Qureshi

The women of AMARA empowering thousands of disempowered children through education and training. My research led me to explore technology and business advancements in Kenya over recent years, a process encouraged by the sharing of ideas in entrepreneurial innovation across cities...

The President Who Burned Kenya’s Heritage, Humiliated Girls And Elderly Women by Sultan F Somjee

The President Who Burned Kenya’s Heritage, Humiliated Girls And Elderly Women by Sultan F Somjee

One of the barbarities of Moi I will remember most is of a president who burned material culture, humiliated girls and elderly women. He held the dreaded club considered a weapon among many nationalities, and had a red rose bud...

In tribute to Kuldip Sondhi 1942-2021

The Titan of the Reef by Jarat Chopra

 

On sanded shore the palm trees wilt,
Each grove by grove in grief;
In turns and churns the sea surf beats
The beach drum for their chief,
And breezes breathe the legend of
That Titan of the Reef.


Upon the reef that up and down
The storied coast engraves
A tempest’s line where wrecks still lie
And rest in sunken graves,
By dint of wit and will he built
His temple to the waves.

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Footsteps

Bhushan Vidyarthi 1937-2021

Bhushan Vidyarthi 1937-2021

It was eight decades ago that a journalist in colonial Kenya devoted his newspaper, the Colonial Times, to exposing the...

Josaphat L Kanywanyi 1938 – 2021

Josaphat L Kanywanyi 1938 – 2021

Professor Josaphat L Kanywanyi, simply Joe to his close compatriots, was perhaps the longest serving academic in Tanzania. He grew...