Society Saturdays

Focus on the day to day all-round unfoldings within the locality and its components dropping pieces of worthwhile insights and criticism where need be.

About Maweni: Voi’s Hidden Slum

As a rapidly growing town, Voi faces the same problems that contribute towards the growth of slums in bigger cities…

2 months ago

The COVID-19 fake news tragedy

Following the resumption of passenger transport services between Nairobi and Mombasa on 7th June, a post appeared on a popular…

3 months ago

Business in the new Normal

Kenyans are a happy lot after President Uhuru Kenyatta lived up to expectations that he removes restrictions imposed to control…

4 months ago

Private School teachers struggling without salaries

Though employed, teachers working for private schools in Taita Taveta county are living in hard times because many have not…

4 months ago

Why The Increase in Boda Boda Accidents?

The death of three people in a horrible motorcycle accident just outside Voi inspired this article. The incident is among…

4 months ago

Taita Taveta County Charcoal Producers Play Hide and Seek With Government

The production of charcoal is blamed for deforestation across Kenya. Dry land areas, including those of Taita Taveta county, are…

4 months ago

EX Mwatate Board Chair Concedes

Former chairman of Mwatate Municipality Board Martin Tairo has conceded to changes in the Board’s composition that saw a new…

6 months ago

Taita Taveta county is well placed to become the largest supplier of building sand to the coast region.

Andrew Kachila and his friends ponder about the massive amounts of sand deposited in their village farms. They are unemployed…

6 months ago

A sneak peek into the BBI report recommendations.

There is much talk of election politics in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report launched on 26th November 2019, but…

10 months ago

How to Control Muguka Consumption

Taita Taveta County made national news when Governor Granton Samboja’s ordered crackdown on the sale of muguka. “I have ordered…

1 year ago

Difficult Economic Times in Taita Taveta County, Kenya

James Mwema, a cereals trader at Voi's Lower Market, decries the worsening economic conditions. “Two years ago I could make…

1 year ago

Bet only what you can afford to lose. Do you know how to bet responsibly?

The allure of betting is driven by the possibility of raking big profits from a small stake. Easy access to…

1 year ago

The Good and Bad of Mobile Loans

It is hard to say how many mobile loan providers are in Kenya because there is no single database on…

1 year ago

Is Marijuana Good for you?

Despite it being termed as an illegal sun stance, a surprising number of people seem to be regular users of…

1 year ago

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