Jafetha Sofia Anyona

Born in Maondo village in Kakamega in 1948, Jafetha Sofia Anyona lost her parents in infancy and was taken in by her maternal grandmother. As she grew up and developed curiosity for the world around...

Mirera Dickson

Born into an economic underclass of farmers, Mirera Dickson spent his early life with a singular purpose of working on his father’s farm....

MWANAIDI INDOSIO

A festival of decent indulgence involving escorting newlyweds to their home with chirpy singing and dancing was prevalent during Mwanaidi Indosio’s early teen years. As she enjoyed partaking in this...

MOTTO ANNA

Motto Anna’s upbringing in the Turkana region of Lodwar was defined by goat herding under the lurid sun. Abandoned by both her parents at the age of ten, she lived under the ubiquitous care of he...

DICKSON OLUKHALO

Recalling his childhood, Dickson Olukhalo reveals a narrative of teamwork with his five siblings. With no gradient of privilege and their parents unable to provide for them, this team consisted of ind...

Ali Faraj

Ali Faraj has seen a life punctuated by unforeseen obstacles. Orphaned at five, the duty of his upbringing fell on his uncle who treated him like his own son....

Alowor Marenya

Using predominant forces of tyranny common in olden days, young Samburu warriors raided and rustled the livestock of their Turkana neighbours....

Halima Isaak Hared

A 15-year-old Halima Isaak was forced by her father to submit as a second wife to a vicious 50-year-old monster. Displeased but meek, Halima could not dare rebel against her father’s choice and with...

Hussein Isaaq Hared

Music and poetry have the indisputable power of driving one to varying degrees of ecstasy or even momentary madness....

Halima Abdi

All of Halima Abdi’s sorrows have their cradle at the hands of an incompetent doctor. Pregnant with her final child, Halima was excited to bring life on earth for the fifth time when indecipherable ...