POLLUTION: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE

I once stumbled upon a sterling article by Dr Festus Mwangi highlighting the plight of children living with cancer. Though it was written in 2017, its message still resonates audibly with me. Not only did he highlight about the increase in instances of childhood cancers but also about the lack of awareness especially among the … Continue reading POLLUTION: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE

OUR ENVIRONMENT & OUR BODIES: ORGAN FAILURE

There's a silent epidemic around us: an organ failure epidemic. Public and private hospitals are teeming with patients both young and old with diverse types of organ complications. But such an increase in health challenges are not without cause and for the most part, we lay the blame on lifestyle. Though plausible, some cases beg … Continue reading OUR ENVIRONMENT & OUR BODIES: ORGAN FAILURE

AIRBORNE: THE MAKING OF STEEL

A chimney has many functions one of which is blocking the release of harmful emmissions from industries. But what happens when it malfunctions... Well, nearby settlements suffer because of polluted air. Among the many industries, iron and steel production demands significant attention especially if their chimneys are malfunctional. And here's the reason why. IRON ORE … Continue reading AIRBORNE: THE MAKING OF STEEL

WATER IS LIFE: ENTER DISINFECTION

Ever since the discovery of microscopic life, man has always been weary of bacteria in water. And rightfully so. Microorganisms in water are associated with a number of severe to deadly infections such as cholera, dysentry and typhoid. Since many water microrganisms succumb at a temperature of around 80 degrees celcius, boiling has been employed … Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: ENTER DISINFECTION

WATER IS LIFE: A GEOLOGICAL ‘RAW DEAL’

The descent into Kenya's Rift Valley is a scene to remember. The escarpment abruptly lets you into an open space with your eyes wandering tens if not hundreds of miles away through the plains with volcanoes protruding from them. Kenya's Rift Valley is the country's food basket inhabited by hardworking people. But sections of them … Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: A GEOLOGICAL ‘RAW DEAL’