If anybody had told Dennis Lang’at that he would be running a dairy, mushroom and strawberry farm today, he probably wouldn’t have believed. Today, he makes a good living running a successful farm in the outskirts of Eldoret town.
When we visited the farm, we found him loading milk onto his DMAX pickup to transport to Brookside dairies. He produces 220litres of milk per day from 3 milking sessions. One at 6am in the morning, another at 2pm and another at 10pm at night. A difference of 8hrs each. This, he tells us is to increase production of the cows and prevent ‘mastitis’.
Football is one of the most celebrated games in the world. Kenya is one top countries in the list followed by other African countries. Know what is going on in Spain, Italy, England and other big leagues. This is the country where football betting is done by a large number of people and some times you can hear of deaths just because a certain team has lost.
Though this is the case, the performance in the African leagues is not their main interest. In fact they would rather sleep for one hour and watch the western people play.
Women in Kenya have been greatly empowered by the new Constitution and other legal reforms. In the past women were never recognized for the changes the brought in the country.
The top 10 women in Kenya have been ranked by how they influence business in Kenya, technology, politics and media. These women have been termed as trendsetters, change makers, builders and thinkers, visionaries, and young global leaders. They are beautiful, wise, and beautiful. Nothing comes close to perfection as these top women in Kenya in 2011
The Top Ten Women in Kenya
1) Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai has been a very influential woman in Kenya and around the world. Wangari Maathai formed an organization known as Green Belt Movement which has helped in the conservation of the environment. Through the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai has worked with women in planting of more than 20 million trees in many places in Kenya and all over East Africa.
Wangari Maathai was awarded or honored with the Nobel Peace Prize making her the first African woman to be awarded. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her positive contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace.
She was elected as a member of parliament in 2002 for Tetu constituency. In January 2003, she was appointed as an Assistant Minister in the Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources, until November 2005.
The legacy left behind by Wangari Maathai is very great and has been compared to that of some African great leaders like Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu.
Apart from the environment Wangari Maathai has worked to improve on these women’s rights, peace and reconciliation, democracy and civil Society, animals and wildlife and many others.
The death of Wangari maathai has made many Kenyans plant trees, as way of celebrating her life and her efforts towards the environment.
2) Martha Karua
Martha Karua is a Kenyan politician and a Member of Parliament for Gichugu Constituency and also an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She was Minister of Justice and constitutional affairs until resigning from that position in April 2009. She also served as Minister of Water Resources Management & Development. She was behind the implementation of the Water Act 2002, this act has been used to improve water reforms and service provision in Kenya.
Martha Karua has been in politics since 1990 to date, she has also declared that she will via for presidential seat come 2012 and she the chairperson of NARC Kenya party. She also referred to as the iron lady because her courage and her openness.
Martha Karua was involved in the process of drafting and implementing of the new constitution. In 1991 Martha Karua was acknowledged by Human Rights Watch as a human rights monitor.
Martha Karua has always on the frontline in fighting for women rights; in December 1995 she was awarded by the Federation of Kenya Women Lawyers (FIDA) for advancing the women federation.
3) Tegla Chepkite Loroupe
Tegla Chepkite Loroupe was born 9 May 1973 in Kutomwony in Kenya. She is a long-distance track and road runner, and also a global spokeswoman for education, peace, and women’s rights.
Tegla has been a three-time World Half-Marathon champion. She holds the world records for 20, 25 and 30 kilometers and also held the world marathon record. Tegla has won the New York City Marathon twice and was the first African woman to win. She has won many marathons in cities such as Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Boston, London, Berlin, Rome and many of other cities.
In 2003, Loroupe formed an annual series of Peace Marathons that are sponsored by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation. These Peace Marathons have brought many dignitaries together and nomadic groups from Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. In 2010, the Kenyan Government has benefited from her peace initiative as hundreds of warriors had laid down their weapons.
Loroupe has established a school (Tegla Loroupe Peace Academy) and orphanage for children from the region in Kapenguria.
Achievements of Tegla Loroupe
In 2006, Tegla was named as a United Nations Ambassador of Sport by Secretary General Kofi Annan. She has also been named as an International Sports Ambassador for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and for UNICEF.
In February, 2007, she was named the Oxfam Ambassador of Sport and Peace to Darfur. In December, 2006, she worked with George Clooney, Joey Cheek, and Don Cheadle; they travelled to Beijing, Cairo, and New York on a diplomatic mission to bring an end to violence in Darfur. She won the Community Hero category at the 2007 Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year awards.
4) Njoki Ndungu
Njoki Ndungu was an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and until recently she was appointed as a Supreme Court judge. She is also a former nominated Member of Parliament.
Njoki Ndungu is best known for her successful campaign that led to the endorsement of the Sexual Offences Bill, currently the Sexual Offences Act 2006. This bill led to amendments to introduce Maternity and Paternity leave.
While in the 9th Parliament, Njoki was part of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional Review. She was also a member the Parliamentary committee on defense and that of foreign affairs, of Departmental Committees on Administration of Justice and Legal Affairs.
Njoki Ndungu has worked with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) as the National Protection Officer and also as a Political Analyst with the African Union based in Addis Ababa.
Njoki has several awards like in 2006 she was awarded as the UN Person of the Year in Kenya.
In the same year she was awarded the prestigious Jurist of the Year 2006 by the International Commission of Jurists. She has also won the Presidential acknowledgment and recommendation as Elder of the Burning Spear (EBS).
Apart from being an expert on Sexual Violence for the United Nations, she is also a motivational speaker and mentor of young aspiring leaders.
5) Cecilia Mwangi
Cecilia Mwangi is the former Miss Kenya; she has been working as volunteer with Ahadi Kenya. Ahadi Kenya Trust was founded in 2007; it (Ahadi) spearheads a nationwide campaign to eradicate jigger infestation in Kenya.
Miss World Kenya 2005 and in December 2010 the anti-jigger campaign ambassador Cecilia Mwangi was named the volunteer of the year. She helped a lot of people infected with jiggers across the country.
Cecilia Mwangi together with Ahadi Kenya has continued to create awareness about jiggers and have been offering these services for free. Kenya has been ranked among the top six African countries working towards achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2015 due to the anti-jigger campaign.
6) Joanne Mwangi
Joanne Mwangi is the co-founder of Professional Marketing Services (PMS). In 2010 her company was ranked first in the Top 100 SME competition. The firm was founded 13 years ago and offers services in advertising, public relations, event management, trade promotions, consumer promotions, trade merchandising and Marketing strategy development.
Joanne Mwangi also won the leading lady entrepreneur award at the SME competition. She is a member and the chairperson of Kenya’s umbrella association for women in business; Federation of Women Entrepreneur Associations (FEWA) Sacco.
Joanne has showed that she has great entrepreneurial skills that have made her run her business successfully. In 2010, she was awarded by Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) Woman of the Year award; she emerged top as the best entrepreneur beating women from 75 countries across.
7) Julie Gichuru
Julie Gichuru has been a news anchor and radio presenter in many stations in Kenya. She has been mentioned as One of Kenya’s most popular veteran journalists among 6 Kenyans named as Forbes Top 20 Power Women in Africa.
She has 11 years experience in broadcast, print and online media; currently she is working with Citizen TV, Kenya as a TV host. She is still the Group Business Digital Manager at Royal Media Services the fastest growing media house in East Africa.
She has worked with UNICEF on a Baby Banda campaign, teaching women about breastfeeding. In 2011 she joined other Kenyans on the Kenyans for Kenyans campaign to feed the hungry. This campaign helped feeding a lot of hungry Kenyans in many regions.
Julie is also a fellow and trustee member of the African Leadership Initiative, part of the Young Global Leaders, under the World Economic Forum, and has won a Salute to Greatness Award from the Martin Luther King Foundation in 2008. Aspen Global Leadership Network and African Global Leadership made a bid for her participation and now she flies around the world, taking part.
8) Charity Ngilu
Charity Kaluki Ngilu is a Kenyan politician and a member of parliament of Kitui Central Constituency. She was Minister of Health from 2003 until 2007 and in April 2008 she was appointed as Minister of Water and Irrigation.
Charity as the minister of water and irrigation has done a lot like drilling of boreholes in several parts of the country. Ngilu has been in politics since 1992 to date, she has also been a member of many political parties such as Social Democratic Party, National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) and now she is a member of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
In 1997 she vied for presidency and she came in fifth, Charity Ngilu was the first Kenya woman to via for presidency in Kenya. She has been known for her great leadership skills.
9) Asunta Wagura
Asunta Wagura is the Executive Director of the Kenya Network of Women Living with Aids (KENWA) which was founded in 1994. She is 45 years and a mother of three boys. She is known as a great Kenyan hero and an inspiration to people living with HIV in Kenya and around the world.
Asunta founded KENWA, and through this organization she has educated people living with HIV and this has contributed to reduction of stigma to people living with HIV/AIDS.
In 2006 she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, as a person living with HIV Asunta has been an encouragement to many people around the world. KENWA have established offices in slums and have been supporting over 1’700 orphans and 7’000 women.
Asunta is a HIV/AIDS activist, she has taught about HIV awareness and the need for unity among the HIV/AIDS infected people. Asunta future dream is that everyone living with HIV/AIDS is treated equally regardless of their status.
It has been 24 years since Asunta was diagnosed with HIV; she faced rejection, isolation, anger and humiliation. She started KENWA; this organization has created hope for people living with the infection.
KENWA has been training rural women on safe sex negotiation skills with their sex partners, this training take place during community workshops, seminars and public meetings.
10) Rose Kimotho
Rose Kimotho is the co- founder and the managing director of Regional Reach Limited, a media company. This company that has operated community televisions and shows free video sets in Kenya’s rural.
In 1999, Regional Reach Limited launched Kameme 101.1 FM, a local language radio station; in 2007 they launched K24 – the first 24-hour news and information television channel in Kenya.
She started K24 because there was a need to promote local programs. This local station has been in the fore front to promote local musicians and actors.
Rose has worked in several companies, she was general manager and member of the Board of Directors of McCann-Erickson (K) Ltd. Rose was the chairman of the Marketing Society of Kenya and also a past chairman of the Media Owners Association.
She is also a board member of Stanbic Bank (K) Ltd, The Nairobi Hospital and Population Services International (PSI).
The Top Women in Kenya have faced many challenges that have always hindered them from success. In the past non-governmental organizations have been empowering women, the organizations have trained them on entrepreneurial skills and offered finances for the women to start business.
The new implemented constitution has clauses that are in support of women rights such as gender equality that is women can acquire and inherit property and land. The constitution has another clause that states that there should be one third of women representation in parliament.
Having a home and decorating your home to your taste is one of the most exciting thing to do. Today, there are many home decors companies that have become popular and hence more exciting.
However, it is surprising that people are getting back to the past used decors, give them a modern touch to attain a new look. This article gives you some ideas you might want to implement at your home.
In the past, the inspirational arts the heart of them being saying and quotes were still there, but today they have taken another fresh turn.
These are the dish wares and pillows and tiles that are being placed in different settings of the home with some art and writings.
These writings are according to a persons taste and preference. Some may like a single word like love and others some few sentences to remind them of a saying or a certain quote. They are placed on walls and other strategic places and can be shifted at interest.
You may also take a certain region and mimic the touch of nature in that region. Take for instance the coastal region. This is by furnishing your house the coastal way and taking up colors that are majorly known to be found there. The interior designers can be of help if you are stuck with ideas that can be very ideal.
Focusing on the shades of colors there can be a splendid idea. You can take colors such as that of the sea sand, the sky and the sea itself. It is the ambience of the pastels, the coastal sunset, brown hues and the tans of the sand. These colors can be reflected on the floor, walls, curtains e.t.c.
Coastal decors are unique when it comes to the floor and furniture in the home especially the living room. When it comes to the floor, they use the mats that are placed on the floor for a person to sit on and lay feet. They have a casual feel with the furniture since they implement the distressed furniture.
It is now popular to have the bed storage feature. It was in the past regarded as the kid’s bed, but, to day it is being used as part of the bed or bedroom decor. This can be fitted in a design under your bed to store things such as extra bed dings. It only needs a unique taste that will make it outstanding in your bedroom.
The living room might need an extra touch that might be completed by the sectional sofas. They are unique and earthly. What does that mean? This is because they are in earthly colors such as brown, cream and beige.
The other vital part is other dining area in your home. The most preferred way and unique are the counter-height casual dining set. Add to it some bar-height table and stools. It is best in the chic colors and even black. However, it suits any home décor and theme.
In all the décors, do not forget the television stand. It has amazingly become another home décor that looks odd without it at home. In the past, it was being hanged on the wall, but today it is in the form of a stand.
And not just any other stand; you can decide to have it in furniture or a stylish conceal. Elegant, sleek or casual, just remember to blend in the choice of color with the home décor theme.
There is a lot of hot talk taking its rounds about Illuminati and the people that are behind the group. It is alleged that most of the top celebrities are in the frenzy of the whole illuminati. This is the reason as to why they are successful and the fact that they also some symbols to identify themselves with the group.
There is some short history coming through with the Illuminati it initially stated with something like Bavarian illuminati, in quest for world domination. “For the last 900 years, the Illuminati have been seeking enlightenment both personally and social.
The society now follows the path of Adam Weishaupt in this 21st century. In addition to the inner enlightenment, they now include financial and political domination.
In the near future, the Illuminati will once again recruit from the ranks of rich and poor, young and old, powerful and power-seeking, to form an unstoppable force. The Illuminati will rise, and achieve our rightful destiny.
The Illuminati is more than a religion as it brainwashes and it mostly targets people who are religion unsettled. It is a group that has managed to get the most powerful people in the societies such as musicians and even high social societies. They hope to have recruits that will divert the society in believing in their world domination agenda.
For their plan to work, they have hugely invested in that kind of project. Thy recruit people from all classes and have to promise a bright future in their world future. The recruits seem to be tremendously popular and rich all at once. This is a hugely enticing trait that one has to portray to attract people.
They go through a highly costly budget to accomplish all that. They have a series of investments and stock holdings that help ten achieve all they want. Investing in such a place can be particularly tricky as one may not get the kind of benefits they want. You need assurance that your assets will be secured and in terrific shape.
Conspiracy Theories and Illuminati Facts
Every world conspiracy has its own views and orders. Illuminati is one of the groups that as brought a lot of controversy around the world. It is assumed everything they do; they do it in secrecy and under oath. This group has high members linked to it hence its source, and members are not clear.
The organization was set to originate to give freedom to everyone who has a different way of thinking and ideology. During that time, they were rumored to be anti-Christ’s and people who were a threat to the government high power. This was in the 1770s they were associated to the French Revolution. They were not able to come in terms with the Roman Catholic Church where they were at odds.
Eventually, the group was banned, but it still managed to stay active this time as they underdog group. This group at some point is rumored to of the Freemasons.
The core-agenda of this group is to create a small world where people can live as one with no rules, religion, and have commonness. These ideas seem to be enticing but what people don’t know there might be a catch. These ideas are publicized by politicians, celebrities as they have more control over the crowd.”
So is Illuminati in Kenya? There are people who allege that there are gospel groups that are in the clique.
Sciatic nerve pain treatment is not easy. The sciatic nerve is actually one of the largest and the longest nerve in the human body. This particular nerve runs all the way starting at the lower back to under the uterus all the way through the buttocks to the leg and down reaching to your foot.
Now, the sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy occurs when this nerve is compresses or is pressured by weight on it which in this case is the growing uterus in your body.
Depending on how the baby is lying and this nerve, you will feel pain down the back of your thigh to the lower part of the leg and to the sole of the foot.
What are the symptoms ?
The during pregnancy are typically common in all pregnant women experiencing it.
These symptoms include; sharp pains such as that of pins or needles in the lower back or leg, especially the affected leg, shooting and burning in the leg, lower back or buttock, pain in the lower back or back of the pelvis that may go all the way to the foot, and numbness in the leg or feet.
In most cases sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy will disappear on its own. However, it may persist to as much as six week and plus before the disappearance.
Frequent visits to a physical therapist can help in relieving some of the symptoms. This manual therapy will mostly help in relieving pressure and the discomfort associated to sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy.
As other women may find chiropractic care helpful in relieving the sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy, you should be careful when considering this option of seeing a chiropractor or even any other given manual therapist, make sure that they are experienced in working with prenatal patients.
Non-surgical treatments may include the chiropractic manipulation, exercise, massage, steroid injection, ice and heat, physical therapy, acupuncture as well as pain management measures like the biofeedback and relaxation therapy.
Though, anti-inflammatory medications like the ibuprofen help in reducing the pain of inflammation you should know that any pain relief medications such as the aspirin and also ibuprofen are not recommended medications during pregnancy.
With your qualified doctor’s approval, you may go ahead to take acetaminophen in order to relieve the pain, and even though you may, take the absolute minimum that is recommended for you and ensure not to solely depend on it for relieve.
There are physical activities that can relieve the pain as well. Through these activities you acquire both physical and emotional benefits. Bed rest and inactivity accentuates pain and causes shortening of connective tissues and weakening, however the exercises taken should be adjusted to the symptoms of the patient, because very high impact activities like running are sometimes considered very risky.
How To relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain through Physical Activities
The first and most simple activity is to lie on your side, opposite to the painful side; this will help relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve. Something else not to do is to lift heavy things and also standing for long periods of time. Try to elevate one foot and make it rest on something.
You may experience relief from sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy by applying heat or cold to a particular area experiencing the pain.
Most women do not complain about the idea of having a massage done, however, many women comment that the sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy lies very deeply within the buttocks that the massage does not seem to help much.
Therefore, it is advisable to have your partner massage you in the area that you feel more painful and use the cold compresses in between to make the massage to work better.
If it is possible to take a swim, do it whenever a chance comes across during your pregnancy. In addition, swimming is not only good for the sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy but it is also a great way of maintaining your physical endurance when pregnant.