The Plastic Menace in Kenya

Only a few days left till the official ban on the use of plastic bags begins and the unpredictable rains are here and we all know how Nairobi women love to use those black plastic bags to cover their "fresh from the salon" hair. It had not hit me yet that the ban was serious until … Continue reading The Plastic Menace in Kenya

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Dengue Fever 

There’s a fever in town and papaya leaves are in trouble! This fever has no known cure or vaccine (typical of viral diseases), however studies done show that papaya leaves can be used to treat it. If a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes about one to two weeks for symptoms to develop. … Continue reading Dengue Fever 

Woes of the Maasai 

"A wild animal that has tasted human blood will not stop killing until it is hunted down and killed" this is what the maasai warriors believe. Is it true, or is just a mere cultural belief. Before you dismiss it,  remember that the maasai have coexisted with wild animals for a very long time. The … Continue reading Woes of the Maasai 

The Worm Burden. 

Do your parents have that one embarrassing story from your childhood that they like to tell your friends and relatives during gatherings? Mine do, and the story goes like this, apparently when I was young, I used to like digging up earthworms and eating them, gross I know, but for a very long time in … Continue reading The Worm Burden.