Amka Blogs


What one brings to the table has been a common conversation lately in the dating scene. The question that has however been litigated on over and over is on what one leaves with from that table upon the dissolution of a marriage. Some courts have ruled that all properties should be shared equally, others have […]

Unsafe in Somalia, Unwanted in Kakuma, Unwelcome in Nairobi: The Nightmares of Intersex Children Refugees

The sound of gunshots and blasts of bombs ring the air. A house burns here, a village scatters there. A woman clutches her child to her breast and runs, but the hem of her bui-bui catches flame. She puts it out with a repeated slap of the hand. But she cannot put out the fire […]

Debunking the Notion that Non-conforming Gender Identities are Un-African

Oftentimes, we shun discussions on the acceptance and inclusion of transgender and gender non-conforming persons and strongly reiterate that such identities are foreign to the African culture. Is this really the case? Historical evidence shows that such identities not only existed but were also accepted and respected. In Senegal for instance such gender identities were […]

ITGNC Refugees & Asylum Seekers: A forgotten people

The lives of intersex, trans gender and gender non-conforming refugees residing in the country has been one that has been characterized by many life-threatening challenges. Whether in the camps or in the urban areas, these persons live in constant fear and distress. The 2006 Refugee Act read together with its regulations requires refugees and asylum […]

The Effect of Tax Laws on Quality Education in Kenya

Although the government has introduced and implemented free primary education and free secondary education for children in public primary and day secondary schools, the costs for other education related essentials high. Going to school often comes with a large price tag in the form of explicit and hidden fees eg, on tuition, textbooks, uniforms, supplies […]


Heeding the outcries of many Kenyans, the president recently refused to sign the controversial ICT Bill 2022. In 2016, the first ICT Practitioner’s bill was introduced into parliament. However, it did not go far and was rejected due to repetitiveness. Again in 2018, the bill resurfaced but without success. It seems that the third time’s […]