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Defying the cut and forced marriage

Child holding EndFGM placard By Diana Meneto It was in December 2013, when Naneu Timpani overheard her parents planning her circumcision ceremony. By then, she was only 12 years old but understood the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  “Through older friends in school who had gone through the rite, I knew that not only …

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Mental Health Crisis on Children

Children Voices By Manga, 15 years. Mental health is one of the biggest issues affecting many of my peers, that must be curbed before it blows out of proportion. Most of mental health illnesses that adolescents go through are depression, anxiety and stress. This is brought about by instances like; too much work load at …

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Girls school closed indefinitely, students ordered to vacate by tomorrow

Moi Girls Eldoret administration Block. Photo Courtesy By collins orono collinsorono@mtotonews.com Moi Girls’ School Eldoret has been shut down indefinitely following students strike early Wednesday demanding for the transfer of their Principal. The students blocked the school’s gate for hours before they were addressed by Uasin Gishu County education officials. The students have called for the transfer …

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What is non-custodial sentence in children and what prompts such Court Rulings?

Photo courtesy By collins orono collinsorono@mtotonews.com A Nyahururu Court on Tuesday sentenced a form three student 18-month non-custodial sentence after he pleaded guilty to assaulting his teacher. Appearing before the Court on Tuesday, February 16, the student pleaded with Nyahururu Senior Resident Magistrate James Wanyanga to pardon him promising to work on his anger management. Samuel a …

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Man in Custody for defiling and impregnating his 13-year-old daughter

Ephraim Kimani Macharia was arrested by by DCI officers for committing incest. Photo Courtesy of @DCI_Kenya By Collins Orono Officers from the Office of the Director of Criminal Investigations on Friday arrested a 35-year-old man identified as Ephraim Kimani Macharia for defiling and impregnating his 13-year-old daughter. According to the statement released by the DCI, …

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