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E.g., 04/19/2019
E.g., 04/19/2019
Graphic by Cyril Wanguba
5.6 million affected by drought and more than 3.4 million in need of food assistance in Kenya. By the end of September more than 5.6 Million were affected by the drought, including 3.4 million who are food insecure and 2.6 million severely food insecure. In the pastoral areas, food insecurity is...
Jane Muthoni, 50, on the roof of her building in Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya 2016. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
Oxfam and partners, Concern Worldwide, Kenya Red Cross, Nairobi County Government through the Start Network funded intervention; Urban Early Warning Early Action (UEWEA), is working to develop early warning systems and early action responses to crises that affect the poor people living in urban...
Victor Ondieki, 10, leaves his small home in Mukuru informal settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, to walk to school at the Jaombi Foundation School. Photo Credit: Sam Tarling
Oxfam in Kenya is leading advocacy work for the Urban Early Warning Early Action (UEWEA) aimed at developing early warning systems and early action responses to crises that affect the poor people living in urban slums
Rose Wasiaya, 39, at her chapatti business in Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam
The Care work study was part of a four year broad programme funded by the European Union and spearheaded by Oxfam in partnership with SITE Enterprise Promotion, National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) and Youth Alive! Kenya (YAK!). The study targeted 10,000 women domestic workers and 20,000...
View of Nairobi Central Business District. Photo Credit: Kevin Wabungo
In the quest for poverty alleviation and reducing the economic inequality in Kenya, one of the ultimate issues to address is ensuring the Government of Kenya’s efficiently and effectively mobilizes and manages its domestic resources through a progressive tax system, proper management of...
Photo Credit: Brian Inganga
This report details finding on the existing legislation on taxation, public participation, resource mobilization, allocation and expenditure in Turkana, Wajir and Nairobi Counties. It also covers the tax regime in Kenya and how to make Kenya’s tax regime more progressive...
Veronica Nthenya, a domestic worker in a Mukuru informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
This policy brief examines the efficacy of health-related social security programmes in particular NHIF in protecting and enhancing the rights of women domestic workers and small-scale traders in slums. It was undertaken in slums of Mukuru, Kibera, Korogocho, Mathare and Kawangware in Nairobi and...
Domestic worker Elizabeth Wayua, 31, hangs clothes on the balcony outside her employer's house in Pipeline, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
“I feel good having helped other women, especially the women who would wait outside residential areas to get employed. At times they would end up going the whole day without getting a job. However because of my advice they don’t go home hungry as they have an alternative source of...
Jane Muthoni describing her local area and pointing out poor public services in the community. Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
The ever-growing wealth inequality between and within African countries threatens both political and economic stability of these countries and could reverse the marginal gains achieved in the last decade. We can end this! Take Action
Photo Credit: Joyce Kabue
This report gives first-hand experience and knowledge of the various projects undertaken by Oxfam in Kenya, Wajir field office and a look at the different partnerships in Wajir.

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