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Collins Odhiambo

I am a 23 year old activist working on citizen journalism. My work revolves around a community newspaper called 'Kibera Journal' and an online news channel called 'Kibera News Network'.When am not in the computers writing stories and running around the slums with a camera, am always found organizing demonstrations in the slums or facilitating in youth forums where I motivate young people to be the agents of social change. Something i enjoy quite a lot

Am also one of the core members of Activista Kenya who firmly believes in the power of youths. Currently, I am one of the convenors of a youths movement from all the slums in Kenya called' L.I.S.T.' (Living in shanty towns).

 

Latest blogs

“Women now feel that they can speak out against violence against women and children,” says Nancy Mokami, a trained paralegal helping in the fight for women’s rights in Makima in Upper Eastern Kenya.“...
A causa  della crisi economica che ha colpito il Kenya negli ultimi anni, il problema della fame è in continuo aumento, tanto che molte giovani ragazze dello slum di Kibera commerciano i loro...
Despite growing the majority of food in Kenya, women farmers receive little support from our Government. This World Food Day, ActionAid travelled to different parts of the country to raise awareness...
Hun var et offer for den fødevarekrise, der truede livet for millioner af mennesker over hele Østafrika for et år siden. For hende, kom hjælpen i tide, og hun overlevede. ActionAids udsendte har mødt...
Sadia
With urban hunger on the rise in Kenya during tough economic times, young girls in Kibera slums are trading their bodies with older men for food. Wambua looks like your average 12-year-old. She is...
She was a victim of the food crisis that threatened the lives of millions of people across East Africa a year ago. To her, help came in time and she survived. I have met six-year-old Sadia Abdullah,...
I have to say from the onset that I am not an activist as such. In fact, I don’t have the grace, power and consistency to be one, but I am a social noisemaker. Social evils that affect the masses...
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Even with all the stand-offs, mistrust and sharp differences of opinion on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that continue to mar this year’s climate summit in Durban, some of the people who are...
Pokot woman, collect water from dried watering hole near Tangulbei, East Pokot,
While gathering at the ‘speaker’s corner’ near the International Convention Centre, civil society organizations from different countries and regions made a plea not to be sold down the river by the...
In Takaba, a cow becomes a victim of the drought
After travelling through nine countries, what really amazes me is the attention the caravan continues to receive in the different countries it passes through. Everywhere there is colour and splendour...