Quality of Male Village Chiefs Vary in Kenya

According to these students at Daraja Academy in Kenya, the role of the chief in a community is to protect its residents and serve its needs. However since many of the issues affect women and girls specifically, the chiefs need to be informed and sensitive to particular concerns of their population. The question is, are male chiefs up for the task?

Time to Talk About ‘It’ in Kenya

I used to get upset whenever anyone would talk about sex in my presence. I thought they were a sinful and spoiled lot. I even thought the adults who talked to my friends and I about it were irresponsible. This was until one day in August a couple of years ago. Dunson, a very close friend of mine, visited me at my place with a copy of ‘Young Voice’ magazine; a magazine that discusses challenges Kenyan teenagers face and ways to solve them.