Si juju, si kutupa network. Who really ends up in Mathare Hospital? …….. Demystifying Schizophrenia

Many patients diagnosed with schizophrenia in Kenya have a similar story of how it all began. As a mother and an African, I understand how difficult it is to fathom or accept that your child might be suffering from a mental illness or a condition that can’t be explained solely by life stress, bullying or … Continue reading Si juju, si kutupa network. Who really ends up in Mathare Hospital? …….. Demystifying Schizophrenia

Children that start up fires…could it be a case of Conduct Disorder?

There is a Swahili saying that goes ~mtoto umleavyo ndivyo akuavyo~ Do we ever wonder whether offenders that die in mob justice scenarios have parents? Mama Peter is a single mother of two boys. Peter is thirteen years old and John is three. To note is that Peter had been the only child for a … Continue reading Children that start up fires…could it be a case of Conduct Disorder?

What`s up with cocaine in Kenya…. or is it crack? ….

In Kenya there is a common perception that anyone who gets rich suspiciously and suddenly could be selling ‘mihadarati’ ..... a Swahili word meaning ‘substance of abuse’. Recently in the ongoing campaigns for various elective government offices... there have been several aspirants that have been interviewed in mainstream television and in two instances when one … Continue reading What`s up with cocaine in Kenya…. or is it crack? ….