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LENNY RUVAGA is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Lenny is on the verge of completing his M.A in Development Communication at Daystar University. An alumni of St. Paul's University B.A.C (Mass Communication & Development Communication). He worked as a freelance journalist for VOA for 4 years as a multi media journalist across all platforms including print, internet, radio and television. In addition he has contributed to the New York Times and Financial Times as a co-writer on articles. He has also contributed to 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 serves as the Managing Editor at Switch TV from May 2018 to date.

English Swahili

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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