LIFE IN URBAN SETTLEMENTS.

By John Ken Opiyo Across the Nairobi City Informal Settlements, live people with different diverse interests. Most of them   rated amongst the most poor in the modern world. These people live below one dollar within twenty four hours i.e. one day. The challenging thing to note about them is that the majority are women and children. Of these, some are …

Kutoka network attends accountability forum held in korogocho

Kutoka Network represented by its program officer in charge of youth and gender-Charles Ochieng’ participated in the accountability forum that was held in korogocho on 26th February 2019 and which brought together various stakeholders, key among the them; community Justice centers from Kibra,Mathare, korogocho and representatives of local community based organizations. The forum provided an opportunity for the participating organizations …

AN INSIGHT INTO DEVOLUTION AS AN ASPECT OF DECENTRALIZATION

Decentralization comprises of devolution, delegation and privatization. Devolution is a key ingredient of democratic governance and a means of inculcating a democratic culture. Thus devolution refers to the transfer of administrative and political authority, power, resources, functions and responsibilities from central government to lower units such as administrative departments/ regions and especially semi-autonomous bodies/entities such as the 47 counties. This …

Civic education towards peaceful return presidential election of 2017

Kutoka network conducted a civic education at Korogocho community hall in Korogocho location with an aim of creating an enabling environment for the purposes of the return presidential election. The civic education brought together participants from Korogocho,Kariobangi,Dandora,Baba Dogo and lucky Summer under the theme: civic education on community dialogue and cohesion. During the deliberation on key constitution aspects and clauses …

Governance and Advocacy

Our project seeks to enhance the knowledge of people living in the slums in  to engage with their leaders and make them more answerable. The project aims to ensure living in self-organized settlements become more knowledgeable and active in making their leaders more answerable to them. There is an element of marginalization and exclusion of the urban poor who reside …

FR. JOHN WEBBOTSA WINS FRANCO-GERMAN HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

( http://www.businessdailyafrica.com) Father John Webootsa, a Kenyan catholic priest who has devoted his life to help improve the living conditions of slum dwellers in Nairobi’s Korogocho and Dandora settlements has been named the inaugural winner of the Franco-German Human Rights Award. Father John (left) leading a walk for peace in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum The 37 year-old cleric has been honoured …

Youth

Youth issues affect all sphere of our societal development and a conversation on the same is a key prerequisite for any nation or organization worth its salt and in the words of Hillary Rodham Clinton; Young people are at the heart of today’s strategic opportunities and challenges from rebuilding the global economy to combating violent extremism to building sustainable development. …

Livelihood Project

Urban poverty is a multidimensional phenomenon often characterized by cumulative deprivations. One dimension of poverty is often the cause of or contributor to another dimension. The poor in cities suffer from various deprivations such as poor access to employment, adequate housing and infrastructure, low social protection, lack of access to health care, education and poor personal security. Kutoka Network initiated …

ADVENTURE WITH STREET CHILDREN IN KOROGOCHO

By Peter Kuria Kanini (pkuria@yahoo.com) Urban lifestyle can never be complete without talking about street children. While most urban residents dread the site of these children, Napenda Kuishi Trust, a project of Comboni Missionaries embrace these children. They struggle to recruit them and rehabilitate them to live like any other children staying with their parents. As one way to make …