The Consent of the (Un)governed

We know the world doesn’t work the way most of us want it to. We watch a bunch of badly-fitted suits stuffed with self-satisfied swagger frogmarch our nations down the road to economic calamity and climate destruction, and we try to tell ourselves that we chose this, that we have some sort of control, that there is a thing called democracy that is working more or less as it was designed to.… Read More The Consent of the (Un)governed

Irakoze, on why women need to unlearn every patriarchal lie…

Women need to take the lead. It all starts by questioning systems, institutions, culture, religions and every other thing that takes away your freedom as a woman, and then defining your own terms of womanhood. Be the woman you want to be regardless of society standards, claim who you are at any cost. Freedom always has a price and living out of the box is also expensive.… Read More Irakoze, on why women need to unlearn every patriarchal lie…

How Much Of Kenya’s Budget Is Going Towards The Health Sector?

In an article published in the Star newspaper, UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya Siddharth Chatterjee argues that while Kenya’s health financing is progressing gradually, only about 4% of the national budget is going towards healthcare.

In April 2001, heads of state of African Union countries met and pledged to set a target of allocating at least 15% of their annual budget to improve the health sector, which became a component of the Abuja Declaration of 2001.… Read More How Much Of Kenya’s Budget Is Going Towards The Health Sector?