7 things you should do if you are battling sleep problems in Nairobi

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Fix your sleep environment. Have you ever wondered why the sleep in shags is so good? You will always wake up feeling great. Other than the fresh air and silence, it also has something to do with how dark it is away from the city. Start by purchasing blackout curtains or total blackout lining for … Continue reading 7 things you should do if you are battling sleep problems in Nairobi

Discussing these terror attacks with children

I will start by giving my personal experience with my 7 year old daughter. 4.30pm 15th January, 2019 I got home from work earlier than usual.  I then decided to take a look at my phone and landed on my work WhatsApp group…. Explosion and gunshots on 14 riverside drive, keep away from that area. … Continue reading Discussing these terror attacks with children

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? ….

In Africa we don’t talk about suicide……so sssshhhh!

I grew up in a regular middle-class estate within Nairobi and attended a primary school that was a walking distance from home. Some of my neighbors attended the same school and over the years we formed a clique of about six girls that walked home together. Atis was one of the girls in the group … Continue reading In Africa we don’t talk about suicide……so sssshhhh!