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Date: April 8, 2022

Vague manifestos will affect sexual reproductive health

With the disappearance of contraceptives from their warehouses, we may face high numbers of unwanted pregnancies. This will overburden a currently struggling economy trying to meet its population’s curative and disease management needs that could have been prevented.

Date: December 20, 2022

Intersection of SRHR and climate change in Kenya

It is crucial for Kenya to prioritize SRHR in its efforts to combat climate change. This means addressing the underlying social and economic inequalities that make women and girls more vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Date: May 20, 2022

Appreciate women's efforts in fight against GBV

They should be seen as catalysts and agents of change, who deserve to be supported To curb GBV, the government should try to integrate its management into planning through specific budgetary provisions by both county and national governments. They should strengthen policy guidelines in service delivery, from the grassroots at the county level to the national level.

Date: June 3, 2022

Allow youths to develop more skills to change society

Organisations must then invest in them through training and professional development. Youth active participation cannot be ignored if there has to be any positive change in our societies.Institutional activities should therefore be carried out with youths in mind.

Date: June 28, 2022

Youths should engage in genuine money-making ventures

Most are turning out to be a generation of scammers and internet fraudsters Recently we witnessed the mysterious killing of four men whose bodies were found in a forest. It is alleged the men were involved in the online prospects of selling fake academic writing accounts.

Date: August 19, 2022

Don't sideline young people, their opinions matter

Young people are not visible, and their views and opinions are not taken into account. Due to the rigidity of our representative systems, democracies are quite reluctant to change and embrace new ideas.New forms of expression and mobilization are not taken into account.

Date: October 13, 2022

Give young people chance to serve in Cabinet

The more opportunities they get for meaningful participation, the more experienced and competent they will become. In major parts of the country, there is growing intolerance of young people in the public arena.They are widely viewed as undesirable particularly when they are in groups.

Date: January 5, 2023

How to cultivate resilience in young people

Resilience in young people is one of the critical attributes of a futuristic generation.One way of attaining resilience is enrolling them to join a choir, orchestra, or band.

Date: February 2, 2023

Deal with anger before it gets out of control

People should talk about their feelings with a trusted friend or family member or therapist if they feel they need professional help. Exercise can help to release pent-up emotions and reduce stress, which can contribute to feelings of anger.

Date: April 5, 2023

Lifelong learning imperative in 21st century

It is an essential tool for personal and professional development, and it also plays a crucial role in building sustainable societies. It enables individuals to stay relevant and competitive in the job market.

Date: May 3, 2023

Widespread manipulative Christian teachings

One of Kenya's most common manipulative Christian teachings is the prosperity gospel.Another manipulative teaching is the belief in spiritual warfare.

Date: May 29, 2023

Implications of tax reforms on the youth

Tax reforms can inadvertently hinder employment opportunities for the youth.If tax policies create a burden for businesses, it may result in downsizing, job losses or a reduction in hiring.

Date: December 2, 2021

Address gender norms through boys circumcision

This can support a healthy transition to adulthoodAdolescent boys undergoing circumcision are actively forming their ideas about becoming men, therefore realizing long-term behaviour change. The State Department of Gender should find ways of working with religious leaders, community elders and traditionalists who are the main custodians of the practices in ensuring they are empowered.

Date: February 15, 2022

Prioritise commitments put to end SGBV

Survivors are at high risk of repeated victimisation. This often leads to mental health issues and disruption in education. Efforts to engage GBV survivors in services are useful in lowering rates of future repeat GBV encounters.

Date: August 5, 2022

Keep children away from ongoing political rallies

Election may be an adult process but it directly affects children and has a long-lasting impact on their lives. Cumulative reports from various children serving organizations indicate up to 30 per cent of people killed in during previous elections, particularly in 2007 were children.

Date: October 28, 2022

Maximise on community health workers to spur UHC

Their response during the Covid-19 outbreak affirmed the same beyond a reasonable doubt. Studies estimate that 70 per cent of cases seen in our hospitals are preventable. It is approximated that one shilling invested in community health has a return of nine shillings saved in curative health costs.

Date: May 21, 2021

Woman CJ is a major leap towards parity

A diverse judicial workforce comprising men and women from diverse backgrounds brings different voices and perspectives to the Bench. Making gender perspectives and attention to gender equality central to all activities is the globally accepted strategy for promoting gender equality.

Date: June 14, 2021

Put emphasis on sexuality education too

Schools can be safe spaces and learning environments for discussions on sexuality.

Date: July 29, 2021

To deter NCDs, mind the youth and adolescents

Now is the time for the country to implement a full range of prevention strategies.

Date: September 30, 2021

Observe PFM Act in budgets

MPs must now move in support of stoppage of funds to the named counties.

Date: November 8, 2021

Survivors of SGBV need all the support

Sexual and gender-based violence is a violation of human rights and every woman should be respected. SGBV survivors hardly talk about their situation due to embarrassment and shame, including of public ridicule.

Date: December 30, 2021

Debate maternal health Bill

Kenyans are recording improved awareness of specific candidates, their policies and general political knowledge.

Date: February 7, 2022

Integrate health services to fast-track war on HIV

Increased and integrated investment in the HIV/Aids response is essential to create a country where nobody has Aids

Date: March 18, 2022

Kemsa graft may kill UHC

Kemsa is yet to clear its name from the Covid-19 procurement graft. Investment in health is not enough where corruption is a crisis

Date: April 15, 2022

Foundational wins for Kibaki in equality, family planning prevail

Prof Were has spent several decades of her life promoting healthcare. Many lessons exist from the global icon for players in health and equality sectors to learn.

Date: June 29, 2022

Mental Health Bill good for all

Psychiatric morbidity among children and adolescents, who make 48% of the population, is worrying. Thus, the signing into law by the president Uhuru Kenyatta of the Mental Health Bill, which seeks to protect the rights of Kenyans with mental disorders, on Wednesday is a great opportunity to tackle the challenges.

Date: August 9, 2022

Poll should not cost nation our enviable peace

Post-election violence is not a new tale to Kenyans. These are stories that have torn our hearts, taken away our loved ones and left some of us, survivors. Many Kenyans had forgotten that we belong to one another

Date: August 12, 2022

Engage in County Affairs

The County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) sets priorities, guides county government spending, and promotes principles of accountability, openness, public participation, and equity. Youth should be prepared to contribute their inputs to the CIDP, ensuring their voices are heard in decision-making processes that affect their development.

Date: November 2, 2022

Digitalise Health Systems

Embracing digital technologies is crucial for realizing (SDGs), including universal health coverage, as they have become a necessity rather than a luxury. With its growing youth population actively participating in various sectors, including healthcare, Kenya presents a significant opportunity to leverage digitization to enhance access to high-quality healthcare services.

Date: January 7, 2023

Cervical Cancer: A battle we can win

Cervical cancer is a significant public health issue in Kenya, being the most common cancer among women. Regular screenings, including pap smears or HPV tests, play a crucial role in detecting precancerous cells and enabling early treatment, greatly improving the likelihood of a successful recovery.