THE DEEP DIVE 15TH EDITION
We're talking about rising temperatures in schools and in the climate in this edition
It is no understatement to say that in Kenya, there is a serious crisis in the education sector. From a curriculum that has been difficult to implement, to daily reports of arson in schools across the country. The fires are being lit by students, but the debate is burning through society, with no clear answer as to why students are taking matches to their schools. This Thursday, Africa Uncensored's Kabugi Mbae hosts a twitter space discussion about the same; we hope you will join us from 7pm to 8pm.
The rising temperatures of that debate may be literal, but as the world focuses it's attention on Glasgow for the Climate conference, we're partnering with youth groups here to get climate action conversations going. Check out this editorial to find out more about what Africa Uncensored is doing to get you clued in on a global discussion of existential importance. We've got our fact-checking team looking into all sorts of scams this week; feel free to drop us a tweet at @pigafirimbi to get something you are worried about fact-checked.
Jiunge Na Chumba Chetu Cha Habari
Kukithiri kwa visa vya moto katika shule nyingi nchini Kenya ni suala la dharura linalohitaji kujadiliwa kwa kina na kutafutiwa suluhu ya kudumu kwa haraka. Kwa kuwa hii si mara ya kwanza kwa visa hivi kutokea, ni muhimu tubaini kiini chake na jinsi ya kuvizuia katika siku zijazo. Ungana nasi kwenye chumba chetu cha habari, Alhamisi, Novemba 11, saa 7pm-8pm kujadili mada hii.
Disability Inclusion: A Tenet for Strengthening Democracy in Kenya
Disability inclusion remains a key priority area in Kenya’s national government agenda. This is captured under Article 54 (2) of Kenya’s constitution, which expresses that the state shall ensure the progressive implementation of the principle that at least 5% of members of the public in elective and appointive bodies are Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Similarly, Kenya’s Vision 2030 strategy envisages a nation where all women and men enjoy high quality life and equity. Read Henry Awino's article here that explains why disability inclusion is important and how we can greatly achieve it in Kenya’s politics.
Project HIVOS: Promoting climate voices through enhanced media and communications
Africa Uncensored in partnership with Youth For SDGs, Kenya is undertaking a program to promote climate voices through enhanced media and communication engagement. Climate Crisis has and is still a great challenge of our time. It poses a great threat and increases vulnerability of wananchi due to its extreme effects. With this in mind, the project seeks to drive and shape debate on Climate Change, showcasing the climate realities and providing authentic dialogue between stakeholders in media and climate change work. #Voices4ClimateKe
Once again job seekers are targeted; to apply for imaginary jobs at imaginary resorts of the Mara
In what is evidently a coordinated scheme, a trend in the use of the Mara Resorts brand is employed several times to promise non-existent jobs. A conmanship enterprise which would demand that job seekers pay Ksh 2,475 that supposedly went into paying for a Government Tourism Health and Food Handling certificate. This certificate is usually offered by the Nairobi County Government at Ksh 700 and KSh 200 by the Narok County government.
Fact-checkers debunked identical social media posts claiming to offer jobs under the names of non-existent hotels like Mara Gazella Resort, Mara Ritz Palazzo, Mara Crescent Hotel and Mara Palacio Resort. These fraudulent job offers appear to have professional websites. However, reverse image searches found that all the photos used on these websites are of hotels based in South Africa.
Editorial Director: John-Allan Namu
Assignment Editor: Sam Munia
Social Media Manager: Cecilia Ashioya
Contributors: Linda Ngari, Kabugi Mbae, Kevin Mbugua, Henry Owino and Haniffa
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