Want to vote first and fast? Just rent a baby!

On 8/8 Kenyans exercised their democratic right to elect their preferred president, governor, senator, women rep, Member of parliament and MCA. By the way, my 2-year-old also had his preferred presidential candidate who was totally different from mine. He kept calling his two names whenever he appeared on the TV screen and even always said…

30 years in jail for STILL BIRTH!

You are just 18; you are repeatedly raped and as a result of the rape, you conceive. Months later, you have a still birth; very emotionally and psychologically painful right? Of course it is! But that is not the end of your tribulations because you are arrested shortly after and sentenced to 30 years in…

Childlessness: How women without children are treated

Most of us grow up expecting that one day we’ll be parents.  Children are good, children are gifts and my bible, in James 1: 17 says every good and perfect gift is from above.  Although no woman can give herself a child, married women are expected to be mothers and if they are unable to…

It’s going to be a terrific two!!!

Thank you for your congratulatory message. No, we are not celebrating another newborn. We are celebrating Jabali’s triumphant entry into terrific two!!!!! Yes, Jabali is officially two years today. Welcome into our world. Exactly two years ago, on a bright Monday at 6.55am, my eyes met Jabali’s and I was smitten! I went for admission…

Malaria in numbers

Today, 25th April 2017 is World Malaria Day.   Did you know… That nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria? That in 2015, there were roughly 212 million malaria cases and an estimated 429000 malaria death?. That Sub-Saharan Africa continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden?…

Should war on FGM be intensified in the urban areas?

Last Friday, I posted the following on my Facebook timeline: Every February 6th is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. In Kenya, this year’s national celebrations will be held in Sankuri location, Garissa County. The theme of the celebrations is “Working Together to End FGM by 2030”. Ending FGM, My Responsibility….

The encouraging state of maternal health in Rwanda

Every day, 800 women around the world die for reasons related to pregnancy or childbirth. And some 5.7 million women annually suffer severe disabilities following childbirth. But there’s another positive side to this story. Maternal mortality has generally decreased by half since 1990 and this includes even in places that are extremely poor. New technologies…

Please come let’s stand with Wayne…

One Monday, as Wayne was riding a bike with his best friend, he fell and sustained serious head injuries which resulted in a surgery at Nairobi hospital. He has been at Nairobi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for 3 weeks but recently transferred to High Dependancy Unit (HDU) after showing great signs of improvement. It’s…