Wahu Kaara

Listen Wahu Kaara is a global social justice activist, an educator on privatization, and a gender trainer. She is among the key founders of Kenya Debt Relief Network (KENDREN), an organisation focusing on research and policy analysis. The organisation has also taken up an advisory role to the government on issues pertaining to public finance, […]

Priscilla Nangurai – Warrior who snatched child brides from the clutches of morans

Listen Being ostracised by her deeply cultural Maasai community did not deter Priscilla Nangurai from her quest to rescue child brides from the jaws of early marriage. She helped establish the AIC Girls Rescue Centre in Kajiado County, which provides a safe haven for runaway child-brides, and has been instrumental in the rescuing of more […]

Njeri Kabeberi

Listen Njeri Kabeberi is a vocal social activist and lawyer by profession with a career spanning over 20 years. She is a champion for inclusive politics in Kenya and beyond, focusing on democracy and human rights. Kabeberi was at the forefront of the fight for human rights and multiparty democracy in the 1990’s. In 1991, […]

Micere Mugo – Born into privilege to speak for the voiceless

Listen Professor Micere Mugo is an accomplished writer and a firebrand activist who was exiled in the early 1980s for her anti-government rhetoric. She was the first woman to receive a PhD in East Africa and was named ‘Distinguished Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Scholar’ at the Dar es Salaam University, Tanzania in 2012. Mugo’s publications include […]

Mary Onyango

Listen Mary Onyango was a formidable voice in the fight against breast cancer, the struggle for women’s rights and the fight for democracy and national integration. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, she partnered with Julia Mulaha, a breast cancer survivor, to found Kenya Breast Health Programme – a breast cancer advocacy and support organisation […]

Fatma Abed – Daring to confront rape and discrimination against women

Listen Fatma Abed is a leading voice in Kenya in the fight against rape and sexual assault. She is the founder of the Kenya Anti-Rape Organization (KARO) whose aim is to wage war against this vice. She has received numerous commendations including the Ford Foundation Award, the Peace Foundation of Africa Award: Human Rights, and […]

Asunta Wagura – Stigma rejection could not put down top HIV and AIDS crusader

Listen Asunta Wagura has risen above stigma and a terrifying six-month prognosis to become an HIV and Aids crusader and caregiver extraordinaire. She is the CEO of Kenya Network of Women with Aids (KENWA), an organisation she established in response to the HIV and Aids situation. She has been honoured with, among others, an Order […]

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi

Listen   Dekha Ibrahim Abdi was an internationally known and honoured peace-builder and activist who worked as a consultant to governments and civil society organisations. She worked with commitment for over 15 years in peace and conflict resolution, and in development work with pastoralists, countless organizations and communities. She was particularly passionate about education for […]

Wairimu Nyoike

Listen Wairimu Nyoike is a pioneer of many first in Kenya’s nursing industry. She is the first African (Black) registered nurse in Kenya, and also the first African matron of Kenyatta National Hospital. She also helped numerous nurses excel in their careers and was instrumental in setting up training programmes in the field. Nyoike helped […]

Ruth Oniang’o – Food and nutrition veteran whose heart is in rural outreach

Listen Credited for her contribution to improving food and nutrition in communities, Honourable Professor Ruth Khasaya Oniang’o was the first nutrition professor in Kenya and the first female nutrition professor in sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Ruth Oniang’o learnt the values of discipline and quality education from her parents. This translated into her winning a scholarship for […]