Abortion Talk with Regina Opondo: The Catholic Church

You’re Forgiven So priests can forgive abortion now, globally. In a country estimated to be over 20% catholic, this should come as good news, right? Well, I’m not entirely convinced. It is suggested by the Kenyan Ministry of Health that unsafe abortion is the leading cause of maternal deaths in Kenya. While forgiveness might offer spiritual…

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Abortion Talk with Regina Opondo: When I Was Younger

Abortion is undoubtedly a contentious issue. As evidenced by restrictive abortion laws, women do not appear to have access to abortion rights in Kenya. While Kenya, according to Article 8 of the constitution subscribes to a separation of church and state, it is unclear whether this has been realised, given how much of a role…

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Diaspora Diaries: How do we justify burning a child alive?

The disparity between the rich and the poor in Kenya is unconscionable. Important occasions will reveal that. Weddings, funerals, circumcisions- celebrations where the venue, food and class of attendees are all indicative of economic status. Like everywhere in the world, people irrespective of their financial standing, are burdened by a right to fantasy, but sadly…

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A Tribute to Ali

“He is giving up on fame… He is giving up on millions of dollars in order to stand up for what his conscience tells him is right… There is a very dangerous development in the nation now to equate dissent with disloyalty.” – Death of a King by Tavis Smiley. I didn’t grow up in…

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Madiba: The First Year Without you

Madiba, your work is Africa’s heart and it still beats for you. You continue to represent the hope that we pray will one day be our reality. (Photo Credit: byronv2 )   Author: Kagendo

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