LENNY RUVAGA is a journalist based in Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya. An alumni of St. Paul's University B.A.C (Mass Communication & Development Communication). Currently working at VOA as a multi media journalist across all platforms including print, internet,radio and television In addition I contribute to Financial Times.In addition to this I am the C.E.O of 'Liquid Thoughts Media' a media firm that provides communication solutions to a diverse clientele. Among the dearth of services we offer are documentary and project proposals just to name a few.
NAIROBI — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in Kenya Tuesday as part of a tour of four African countries.
African heads of state and VIPs from around the world have converged in this Kenyan capital for the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, expected to foster a host of new trade and investment deals. For the first time since its 1993 inception, the summit — now held every three years — is being held in Africa.
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