My Story


From a P1 teacher to pursuing a PhD

She rose from a P1 primary schoolteacher to being a Deputy Director of Education and now a PhD holder, all because of music. Dr Ruth Agesa rose from conducting primary school choirs in Nakuru to…


I’m not the man who fell from London skies

Cedric Isaac Shivonje, the man whose photographs were published by British broadcaster Sky News as the stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane in London, is alive in a Kenyan prison. The Nation newspaper…



My agonising epilepsy story

For, Joy Silyvia Wanjiku, her condition is a colossal reminder of rejection from the people she loved and called family. She was seven when her mother heard her convulsing in the bed while sleeping and…


To manage diabetes, I keep bees in 250 hives

Solongo village in Vihiga County hosts small tea plantations, with every homestead seemingly striving to get a piece of the money from the cash crop. A few kilometres from Keveye High School, we find Margaret…






Kirubi: My cancer was discovered by mistake

“My cancer was discovered by mistake.” These were the opening words of billionaire businessman Chris Kirubi when he spoke for the first time about his fight against cancer. Slightly more than a year ago, Kirubi…






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