University students develop App for social challenges

By Lisbeth Kageni I kageni@uonbi.ac.ke University of Nairobi students have developed a mobile phone app through which they can access relevant information to address their challenges.  The app dubbed RADA was developed by 12 students with the help of the university’s Centre for HIV Prevention and Research (CHIVPR), UNESCO, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Alliance…

Glimmer of hope as scientists batle lethal potato nematodes Glimmer of hope as scientists battle lethal potato nematodes

  By Christine Ochogo I christawine@gmail.com Every season, Margaret Kenzi, a potato farmer in Kenya’s Rift Valley, tirelessly works in her potato farm with hopes of a bumper harvest.  To her dismay, her efforts of three years have hardly yielded as she does not use certified potato seeds. She attributes this sorry state to the…

The invisible people

By Ellen Msungu I info@meshascience.org The nightmare that is COVID-19 has undoubtedly shaken the world. For persons with disabilities, they have remained invisible.  Ms. Angeline Akai echoes these sentiments. She is a visually impaired person who, until the pandemic showed up, was working as a consultant sensitizing people on the plight of persons with disabilities. …