Students’ Excursion to Karura Forest

|By Joan Mathenge and Teresia Maina| Karura Forest is an urban upland forest on the outskirts of Nairobi managed by the Kenya Forest Service in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest Community Association (FKF). Its geographical location and natural resource make it one of the largest gazetted…

Service Based Learning Chronicles: Crime Si Poa

In the depths of Nairobi Central Business District in Ngara lies a small yet noble organization known as Crime Si Poa. It was started Mr. Pete Ouko, together with other inmates, within the confines of the Kamiti walls. Yes, you read right. Kamiti Maximum Prison! The one that we have stereotyped as some…

Beyond Studies: The Tale of "Wings of Compassion"

|By Francis Kabutu| Ever read a story that broke your heart — and then, right before the end, put it right back together again? Hold onto that thought…you’ll need to go back to it at the end of this short read. In 2020, the year of lockdowns, I began a new tradition which I hope to continue…

Meet Zahara, top 2020 Macheo scholar

|By Joan Mathenge| Zahara Omar from Kibera Girls Soccer Academy was top both in her class at Kibera Girls Soccer Academy as well as the KCSE 2020 Macheo class. Though her target had been to achieve a B+, Zahara is still grateful for the B mean grade that she attained. She attributes the success to…