Dominic Kirui

FEATURE-Vending machines bring safe, cheap water to Nairobi slums

Sep 13 2021

* Cartels sell water to slum dwellers at hugely inflated prices

Kenyan villagers tap traditional wisdom to save native trees and water

Aug 31 2021

KERICHO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the stream in his village in Kenya's western Kericho County dried up 15 years ago, Wilson Towett had to ferry water each day from another river several kilometres away during the two-year dry spell that followed.

FEATURE-Dry spell leaves Kenyan islanders thirsty for clean water

Jun 27 2021

* Lamu got only 10% of the rain it usually sees each rainy season

Thirty years on, women-only village inspires land equality in rural Kenya

Mar 22 2021

UMOJA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Jane Nolmongen's husband banished her from their family home in northern Kenya after discovering she had been raped by a British soldier, she went somewhere she knew she would be safe: a village entirely run by women, where men are not allowed.

Kenyan tribal elders vow to end FGM, child marriage in 'milestone' for girls

Mar 05 2021

KISIMA VILLAGE, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tribal leaders in northern Kenya pledged on Friday to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in their communities, a step hailed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as "an important milestone" in boosting girls' rights.

Crippled by lake's fluoride waters, Kenyan women struggle to survive

Oct 19 2020

LAKE BARINGO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For 50 years, Ester Yokoi has been drinking water from Kenya's Lake Baringo, and for 50 years it has been poisoning her.

Residents fight upscale evictions in Kenya conservation push

Aug 10 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a sunny Saturday morning, Waswa Wekesa stood outside his family's four-bedroom home in a middle-class Nairobi suburb and tried to understand how the government could raze it to the ground.

Fears for Kenya's urban food supply as floods drown rice

May 29 2020

AHERO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under the scorching sun, farmer Dennis Onyango was replanting his rice fields yet again in Ahero, a town in southwest Kenya, after his entire crop of seedlings had been wiped out by floods - for the third time this year.

Kenyan farmers brace for second onslaught of crop-devouring locusts

Mar 23 2020

MAHIGA-MERU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After desert locusts invaded her farm in central Kenya, Mary Muthoni, 61, ran around her maize fields shouting and banging on an old iron sheet in a desperate attempt to drive them away.

Kenyan tribe divided over women's land rights after landmark ruling

Jun 25 2019

KAPCHEBOI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A few months ago, the idea of coming home with a hoe in one hand and a sack of freshly harvested potatoes in the other was only a dream for Rachel Korir.

World News