Chats@30 #MeToo, how power is used to fuck women… up

I recently turned 30, and as a person who attaches little meaning to days, I thought nothing of August 15. My baby sister Sandra took me out for drinks work, two glasses of wine which made me louder than I already am. Today, two months later, I am looking at my journal— yes I write my thoughts down every day…

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Malkia#1: Elizabeth Merab,on being an award-winning science reporter in Africa

One time, enjoying the cool breeze of Toledo, Spain, Irene Tato who is the Director of Mundo Sano—an organisation championing science around neglected tropical diseases— was telling me how she loves mentoring young women to live to their potential. As I listened to her, I realised that it takes a special kind of strength and calculation for women to excel…

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Kenyans, cut the crap on this “Kenyan media is lazy” stuff

I was surprised that some foreigners came to study Kenya’s 44th tribe— Kenyans on Twitter, or just KOT— and I wondered what makes Kenya’s internet users so special that they needed an academic paper on  them. I did not know how serious KOT is until I saw that they are a block with a diplomatic impact. Remember how the CNN…

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Vulnerability, yes that, will save your life…lessons from Spain Part 1

What stands between  us and the awesome people that we could be, are the things that happened to us in childhood or somewhere in our journey through life. The ghosts of the childhood rape are what stands between her and the passionate loving relationship that she could have… the abuse and constant humiliation robbed him of any shred of masculinity……

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Dear Safaricom and Collymore, what are you doing with our data?

Dear Bob Collymore, I posted on my Instagram about how I was about to blog on turning my T-shirt into an outfit that I wore of the media awards on Wednesday. This was a t-shirt I got me last year and I turned into a blouse…. Post on my blog in a few A post shared by Verah Okeyo (@verahvashtiokeyo)…

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Cancer, and how to celebrate Easter this year like a god

The last one of them died today. The cancer patient who came to the newsroom seeking to have their story aired so that they could pay their bills in private facilities when public hospitals were closed during the doctors’ strike. One of them died on the day his story was published. I think my greatest test of emotional intelligence as…

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Legendary gospel songs in Kenya; what they tell us about gospel music today

Today I was looking at my friend musician Douglas Jiveti’s picture and I was laughing at how digital he has become, a growth so parallel to the gospel music industry in Kenya. Who remembers Nduti Onestop video productions where people were floated on a mountain when they were singing that God created the mountains? My goodness! If you had a…

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