Otherwise is a weekly show that explores Kenyan current affairs issues as chosen by you. Visit our site at www.otherwisepodcast.com
Episode 115: A Letter To You
Hello friends! This episode is a dedication to you, who has walked this journey with me and my team for the last three years of creating Otherwise?! I am off to graduate school (The London School of Economics and Political Science) for a Masters in Public Policy and Administration, and I wanted to do one last episode before I left! :)
This episode answers the questions many of you have asked me since the inception of Otherwise?. Thank you so much for coming on this journey with me. We will be taking a break while I pursue my graduate studies, but we will be back when I'm done; bigger, better, and bolder. Kwaheri ya kuonana!
Episode 114: Towards Universal Health Coverage
The Constitution in Article 43, 1 (a) states that “Every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to healthcare services, including reproductive healthcare”. The Jubilee government, as part of its Big Four Agenda, plans to roll out universal health coverage to all Kenyans by 2022.
We're joined by Dr. Amakove Wala, Programme Director - Health Systems Strengthening at Amref in Kenya, to talk about how we can achieve universal health coverage in Kenya.
Episode 113: Human - Wildlife Conflict in Kenya
Human-wildlife conflict is a growing problem in Kenya today, and it has a huge negative impact on both human and wildlife populations. It happens when there is close interaction between wild animals and human beings, which leads to injury, death, predation and transmission of diseases.
We’re joined by Susanna Maingi, a wildlife ecologist with expertise in human-wildlife conflict, antipoaching and conservation outreach, to discuss the increasing cases of human-wildlife conflict in Kenya. Press play!
Episode 112: Consumer Protection in Kenya
The Constitution of Kenya (2010) in Article 46 gives consumers the right - to goods and services of reasonable quality; to the information necessary for them to gain full benefit from goods and services; to the protection of their health, safety, and economic interests; and to compensation for loss or injury arising from defects in goods or services.
We’re joined by Nzilani Mweu, founder of Rilani Advocates, to talk about consumer protection in Kenya. Press play!
Episode 111: Women and Public Transport
In a survey carried out by Women’s Empowerment Link (WEL) in 2015, in the wake of the #MyDressMyChoice protest in 2014, it was found that 54% of women had experienced gender based violence (physical, sexual or psychological harm) while using public transport. The women shared that they been harassed, with the abuse ranging from derogatory comments to rape.
We’re joined by Mary Mwangi, Programs Manager at Flone Initiative, to discuss the relationship between women and public transport.
Episode 110: Non-Communicable Diseases
The conversation on cancer and other non-communicable diseases has taken centre stage after the death of high profile Kenyans in recent weeks. According to the Ministry of Health, Kenya in undergoing an epidemiological transition marked by a decline in morbidity and mortality due to communicable conditions, and an increase in the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
We’re joined by Dr. Laura Muambayi, a medical doctor with experience treating NCDs, to discuss their health implications in Kenya.
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Brenda and her guests are brilliant. This is exactly the way I want to learn about Kenya! Such nuanced detailed conversations between smart strong women! I absolutely love this podcast ! Thank you Brenda for all of your hard work and I can’t wait to listen to all the shows and more to come ! 🚀🚀🚀
Brenda. Your work and that if the guests on the show is refreshing, thought provoking, and a beacon for analytical focus and debate on relevant Kenyan issues. With appreciation to you, your crew and guests.
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