Life expectancy in Africa is said to have improved significantly over the past 15 years. One of the most notable improvements is that sub-Saharan countries have collectively increased the region's overall life expectancy by 16.5 per cent over the past...
Meet 37-year-old Ibrahim Wafula who lost one of his legs 30 years ago and had to learn to survive in the streets. Part of the survival skills included learning how to drive and cycle. But it is the cycling bit that opened doors of opportunities for him. The para-cyclist, who is also Uber Kenya ambassador, narrated his inspiring story to HENRY KAHARA.
Parenting is hardwork. But nothing prepares one for the profound labour of love needed when you get a child with special needs. Our writer HENRY KAHARA spoke to Naomi Mwangi who has been learning to cope with her autistic child.
Catherine Njeri Mwangi is no stranger to suicidal attempts. She suffered a sexual assault at the hands of a fellow student while pursuing her university studies. Too stunned to speak, the ordeal changed her life to result in a...
When Diana Jebet Yatich, 29, lost her sense of sight at the age of five, it didn’t sink in how this would affect her life. Two-and-a-half decades later, it is clear that she was determined from the start not...
Parenting is hard-work. But nothing prepares one for the profound labour of love needed when you get a child with special needs. ESTHER AKELLO spoke to Julius Mwaria on what it takes to raise a child battling cancer. In September...
When Dr. Mark Onyango Ojuong and Marcella Lilian Okoth were blessed with their second born child in 2016 they were elated. But as fate would have it, even before the baby celebrated her first birthday, things went amiss. Marcella...
Discovering that one’s child would require special attention for as long as he lived can be distressing. And that is the situation Fidelis Muigai found herself in 26 years ago when she learnt that her son was autistic. However,...
Rosemary’s Story... It’s a cold July night in Karatina, Nyeri County. One of the coldest nights the residents have experienced in a while. Rosemary Mwangi and her husband are cuddled together in bed so as to draw warmth from each...
      Virginia Wanjiru, has gone through sexual abuse, rejection, battering and abduction, all of which have inflicted deep scars that most people would not easily recover from. The mother and first born to three siblings spoke to Mwaura Muigana on...