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PRIDE

On one rainy afternoon during the April holidays when I was 16, I was sitting at oursitting room at home, bored and upset at the fact that we only had one more week left before wereturned to school for our second term. So, to ease my boredom, I decided to watch TV. I begunswiping through …

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HAVE THE POLICE BEEN EFFECTIVE IN COMBATING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE?

 Gender-Based Violence refers to the harmful acts perpetrated against an individual based on their gender. This includes; physical, mental, sexual or economic harm inflicted on an individual. According to the report of the Gender-Based Violence Recovery Centre, 1 in 3 females has experienced sexual violence before the age of 18 years. Furthermore, between 39% and …

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Should the Refugee Camps in Kenya be closed?

The fate of thousands of refugees lies unknown following the government initiative to close down Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps. A similar directive was issued in 2016 due to the government’s position that the camps were breeding grounds for terrorists. The government blamed the Mpeketoni, Lamu, Westgate, and Garissa University attacks on the camps. A …

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VIOLATION OF RIGHT TO HEALTH IN KENYA THROUGH THE ARVs SHORTAGE.

Article 43(1) of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya recognises the right to the highest attainable standard of health. Kenya has the largest number of HIV cases in the world alongside Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda.[i]  Until recently, the Kenyan government provided free ARVs to 1.5 million Kenyans with donor assistance.[ii]  As of 2020, the access to …

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Inclusion of Transgender Persons in Sports

Generally, sports have always been segregated by sex. This is because of the perceived difference in athletic performance between cisgender men and women. This segregation is meant to achieve fair competition by ensuring that all athletes are in a level playing field. The difference in athletic performance between males and females is predominantly due to …

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