Environment & Energy, Mental Health Check, Metals

BATTERIES, KIDS AND MENTAL HEALTH

What images are conjured up in our minds when the word 'batteries' is invoked? More often than not do we find ourselves veering off into a technological world... A world driven by gadgets, electrical vehicles and solar power. Batteries deliver value like no other in this technological age. But what happens when they run out… Continue reading BATTERIES, KIDS AND MENTAL HEALTH

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AIRBORNE: ENDANGERED LABORERS

Our work defines our lives. An even bigger reason to take care of ourselves at the workplace. But what happens is the very processes that define our work make it risky? Such is the plight of workers in several industries. PSV OPERATORS Take PSV operators for instance or what we call 'Matatu' touts and drivers.… Continue reading AIRBORNE: ENDANGERED LABORERS

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ORGANOPHOSPHATE PESTICIDES: THE BLURRED BOUNDARY

Agro-chemicals come in all shapes and sizes.  But among those sanctioned for legal use, few rival organophosphates in both effectiveness and lethality.  Organophosphates are nervous toxins which shut down the nervous systems of pests and insects by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase; the same mechanism employed by chemical weapons such as Sarin or VX gas.… Continue reading ORGANOPHOSPHATE PESTICIDES: THE BLURRED BOUNDARY

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FAILURE ISN’T AN OPTION? DEAD WRONG!

I'm often amazed by babies trying to walk. The crawl... The search for balance... The first stagger before the fall... But above all, rising up and trying it all over again. If desiring to catch an accelerated glimpse into this momentum, picture the animal world... No sooner has a zebra delivered it's foal than it… Continue reading FAILURE ISN’T AN OPTION? DEAD WRONG!

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ESCAPING TROUBLE: STREET LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT SKIES

2007/2008 was a unique crossover year in Kenyan history. But it was also unique for me at a personal level. I remember heading towards a church fellowship in my hometown, Mombasa to join others in praying for a good year ahead. But I was stopped on my tracks by some young men warning me about… Continue reading ESCAPING TROUBLE: STREET LIGHTS IN THE NIGHT SKIES