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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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