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In April, most families living in informal settlements in Nairobi were only able to afford one quarter of the food they needed, according to a rapid food insecurity assessment conducted by the Urban Early Warning Early Action Coalition (UEWEA), with partners Oxfam in Kenya, The Kenyan Red Cross...
As governments worldwide are fighting tooth and nail against COVID-19, domestic workers like Beatrice are spending sleepless nights worrying about where their family’s next meal will come from. The pandemic has dealt a huge blow to domestic workers as their employers have taken all necessary...
Yearly, the NGO board hosts an event termed the NGO’s week, which aims at typically bringing different non-profit organizations together for engagement and finding solutions to the local challenges. Thanks to the NGO board, the NGOs week offered Oxfam an opportunity to have a booth, which enabled...
The value of domestic and unpaid care work lies in its recognition and appreciation as a valuable contributor to everyday life. However, this work is often discounted through the patriarchal lens of value and work. In fact, it's the very definition as work that is not really regarded as such, is an...
It baffles me to think that despite being an egalitarian, I excused a grave form of injustice to women- heavy and unequal unpaid care and domestic work which is disproportionately a women’s responsibility. I am an advocate, not only by being admitted to practice law in Kenya but because of my inner...
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...

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