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Women small scale farmers in Kenya are the backbone of Agricultural Production. Photo by Eyeris Communication.
It was not a particularly brilliant day, but the sun was out just enough to stir the gloom of a cloudy day in Sagana, Kenya. Oxfam in Kenya and the Institute for Public Finance-Kenya had invited about thirty women from across the country to attend a training on the budget-making process and gender-...
Jalinga Nyakaa sitted inside at her hut.
Reverence for the elders is the one thing that you expect to find in any corner of the African continent; and such is the case of elders in the Turkana community that form a vital structure for decision making on any issues affecting the community. However, there is a gender imbalance as women are...
Lokwamusing, a village in Turkana county of Kenya. Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
I am Lokwamusing, a village in Turkana county of Kenya. Long ago, some pastoralists came with their herds…I had abundant pasture for their cattle to graze. Some stayed back and some moved on to other places. I am known to be the notorious village, where cattle raiding causes human fatalities...
Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
Black gold is such a depressing name for something considered so lucrative. A name coined for oil because of its black colour when it comes out of the ground and ‘gold’ because of the perception that it makes everyone in the oil industry rich. So much is the craze of this oil in Turkana that there...
Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
Travails of the Turkana living with oil on their land I spent a week in Turkana. A most depressing week on the vast, parched and barren Turkana land. Arriving in Turkana, there are no illusions- it is a harsh place, intolerably hot with little vegetative cover. And yet, this land, most barren-...
Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
In November 2017, Oxfam launched a study report ‘Testing Community Consent- Tullow Oil project in Kenya’. The case study was assessing the extent of Tullow Oil’s (the company currently engaged in the exploration and production of oil) compliance with the principle of Free, Prior and Informed...
Photo Credit: Joyce K
Oxfam in Kenya awarded the most collaborative NGO by Kenya Revenue Authority for its work on Fiscal Justice. Tax Justice has been an anchor pillar of work under the Governance and Accountability programme for Oxfam in Kenya since 2015 with the rollout of the new Country Strategy. Recognizing the...
Fatuma Juma, her husband and last born daughter outside their makeshift house. Photo credit/Jeremy Mutiso
“These toilets have helped us maintain basic hygiene and prevent diseases because before that we were helping ourselves in the nearby bush which is dehumanizing,” Fatuma Juma. ALDEF, WASDA and Oxfam, under the ADAPT Consortium, with financial support from Sweden International Development Agency (...
Children dressed as who they might like to be when they grow up take part in an Oxfam campaign to promote Sanergy Fresh Life toilets at the Reuben Baptist School, in the Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 28, 2014.Photo Credit:Sam Tarling
Oxfam and Sanergy installed Fresh Life toilets in schools, replacing unsanitary pit latrines. Schools with Fresh Life toilets have seen dramatically increased attendance, particularly of female students. Today as per Sanergy’s data (from their website) they have 1691 active fresh life toilets in...

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