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Kassim Mwalimu Adinasi

Kassim Adinasi Oyoo is a professional journalist (Climate Change Journalism Fellow at ICFJ) and a videographer based in Nairobi, Kenya. With rich skills brought by many years of experience in Print and Broadcast Journalism he has done many stories that have created impact in Kenya.
Currently Kassim works as a freelance journalist in Kenya covering stories concerning Children's rights in Africa and broadcasting through a channel "AfricanChild Dot Com".
After practising on mainstream media for long, he has taken the line of children's rights in Africa.

 
English Swahili

Supremacy battles in different religious sects in Kenya are rampart, this is Legio Maria fighting to control the sect. This was in Migori County


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Children leaving with disability in many parts of Kenya are the most unlucky lot, parents either hide them in their homes not to see anyone, or they are abandoned at children homes. Living with disability according to most parents is a curse. I did this story in Migori County, where the kids are abandoned by parents at a children's home.


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In some places in Africa, stigmatization against specific diseases and conditions is still high, HIV/Aids, Cancer, Albinism among others are still viewed as curses. This story done in Kiswahili from the Lake Basin region of Homa Bay, is of a girl (sadly she passed on), who was abandoned because she had breast cancer, people viewed as a cursed child.


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Stories

  • CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, KENYAN CHILDREN LIVING WITH DISABILITY IN RURAL KENYA ABANDONED BY PARENTS AS THINGS GET WORSE

    Siaya, Kenya Current Affairs December 30 @ 12:00am

    For a very long time children born with disability were considered bad omen and curse to the society and in most cases they were killed. As Covid-19 continue to ravage the country Kenya, there are some places that, due to hitting economy, children living with disability have been abandoned in... Read more

  • Covid-19 versus FGM culture in Kenya.

    Nairobi, Kenya Current Affairs, Cultural December 29 @ 12:00am

    As the people who contact the Covid-19 increase everyday, the cultural practice of mutilating girls threatens to worsen the situation in Kuria region, Kenya. The region is located at the Kenya-Tanzania border, as regulations are observed in Kenya the neighboring country of Tanzania has relaxed... Read more

  • Threats to the Sitatunga in Yala Swamp with changing Climate

    Nairobi, Kenya Climate Change December 31 @ 12:00am

    Reclamation Yala Swamp, for agricultural purposes, has hitherto threatened the existence of Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii) in the region. Being a swamp-dwelling antelope, clearing of the swamp for Agricultural purpose will pose a great threat to the few species that are remaining. As we speak the... Read more

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