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LENNY RUVAGA is a communications specialist based in Nairobi, Kenya. An alumnus of Daystar University Lenny completed his M.A in Development Communication in 2021. His first Alma Mater St. Paul's University is where he pursued a B.A. Double Major (Mass Communication & Development Communication). In addition he has contributed to the New York Times and Financial Times as a co-writer on articles. Additionally he has also contributed to numerous France24 broadcasts on political and economic analysis. On CBS News Radio his contribution touched on security. In addition to this he is the C.E.O of 'Liquid Thoughts Media' a media firm that provides communication solutions to a diverse clientele. Among the dearth of services they offer are documentary and project proposals just to name a few. Lenny served as the Managing Editor at Switch TV from May 2018 to December 2019. Among project based consutancies taken in 2021 include ARD German Tv where he worked as a journalist and producer. He is currently working as a freelance journalist for VOA as a multi media journalist across all platforms including print, internet, radio and television, reporting on impactful issues that resonate with the charter of the international media house.

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Several low-income settlements outside Nairobi are using a new community-based currency. As Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA from Nairobi, the "pesas" are equal in value to the Kenyan shilling and can be spent in the community just like cash.


Sixteen million Kenyans lack access to safe drinking water. Sixty percent of rural folks remain off the water grid. Lenny Ruvaga reports for VOA from Kenya's Kajiado province on an initiative enlisting local women to try to fill the gap.


Communities in southern Kenya are slowly embracing alternative rites of passage for girls. These are ceremonies that replace female genital mutilation. VOA's Lenny Ruvaga reports from Oloitoktok, Kenya

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