kenyan children

anonymous asked:

What would you recommend as a beginner reptile? Not necessarily a snake. But something easy to care for in order to learn

Crested geckos and gargoyle geckos for sure. Corn snakes, cali king snakes, rosy boas, kenyan sand boas, childrens pythons and spotted pythons :) I am unsure on any other lizards or geckos tho.

My Sassy Son: Adamus Sutekh [part 1]

The Fallen Legacies

‘But we’re not a football team. We’re Mogadorians. And my father doesn’t even know what Gatorade is.’

'a description of how the sun brings out the blonder streaks in One’s nice hair is likely not the intel my father expects of me.’

'Ivan and I see which one of us can swim out the farthest. He wins because even in my fantasy I’m a realist.’

‘I wasn’t awake for the last celebration. I wish I could sleep through this one.’

'I assume he’s going to report back: no Loric found yet; Kenyan children hurt my feelings.’

The Search for Sam

'Whatever sympathy I feel for Arsis is obliterated by his atrocious spelling and grammar.’

'Fuck the Mogadorians.’

“I’m in the dark here. Quite literally.”

'But I’ve never faced a challenge quite like trying to fall asleep under the hollow nose of an eight-foot-tall skeleton.' 

The Forgotten Ones

“I do get it. Prisoners get taken. Come to think of it, it looks like I’ve taken a prisoner myself: you.”

'You can’t save the world if you’re in jail for carjacking.’

“Screw you, Rex.”

part 1/part 2

It Takes Just 48 Hours to Build This Solar-Powered School in Rural Kenya

The flat-packed campus includes computers preloaded with education resources.

Sunshine is abundant in rural Kenya. Traditional electrical wires that connect to a power grid are not. That lack of electricity makes life difficult for the people who live beyond the African nation’s bustling cities, including hundreds of thousands of kids who might not have access to schools—let alone the well-lit, technologically equipped classrooms that children in the developed world often take as a given.

So Aleutia, a U.K.–based tech company, is rolling out its “Solar Classroom in a Box” in 47 locations across the country. The pilot project provides prefabricated, tech-enabled school buildings. Flat-packed like an Ikea dresser, the structures are easy to ship and assemble, and they are powered with energy from the sun.

Kenya’s need for such schools is real. More than 1 million children are out of school, according to UNESCO, and three-fourths of Kenyans live in rural areas. Aleutia hopes its plug-and-play pilot program will help give 20,000 Kenyan children access to basic education.

- Read more about the impact these innovative schools could have on education, here on TakePart.com - 

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By NATION REPORTER

The government has banned the adoption of Kenyan children by foreigners.

The decision was arrived at during a Cabinet meeting chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi on Thursday.

The licences of those involved in inter-country adoptions were revoked with immediate effect.

“The decision has been informed by Kenya’s ranking by the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014 that cited Kenya as a source, transit and destination country in human trafficking,” said a Cabinet memo sent to newsrooms.

The country is also ranked at Tier 2 Watchlist for non-compliance with minimum standards for elimination of trafficking, based on the 2014 US State Department report on trafficking in persons.

“Currently, Kenyan laws do not define child sale, child procuring, child trade and child laundering as part of trafficking,” said the memo.

The Cabinet said this had in effect put Kenyan children at high risk.

CHILDREN’S HOMES

“This has created a loophole for fraudulent vested interests, masquerading through ownership of children’s homes, adoption agencies and legal firms representing children, and adopters, to engage in the unscrupulous business of human trafficking under the guise of charity,” the Cabinet said.

A report released in August by Cradle, a child rights organisation, indicates that children as young as two were victims of trafficking for illegal adoption.

However, according to the organisation, prosecution of culprits has remained elusive since investigations were not being conducted by the relevant state agencies.

A 19-year-old missionary from Oklahoma was recently charged in a US court for sexually abusing children in an orphanage in Nairobi.

Meanwhile, the government is considering allocating additional funds to the Uwezo Fund in the next financial year to accommodate the huge number of youths and women interested in the assistance the fund provides.

anonymous asked:

not sure if youve seen the story, but a 19 year old white kid from oklahoma is getting charged with molesting 4-10 kenyan children while on a "mission trip." talk about the extremes of the white savior complex

oh, i forgot the “best” part of that story. the kid is claiming that the owner of the orphanage, a kenyan woman who also resides in oklahoma, did voodoo on him to make him molest the kids

That’s absolutely disgusting. His excuse was “voodoo”. White people are so flagrant. Those children deserve justice. He is a pedophile, a child molester. I have no pity/ empathy towards him.
bbc.com
Briton guilty of Kenyan child abuse

A British charity boss who preyed on vulnerable Kenyan street children has been found guilty of sexual abuse.

Simon Harris was found guilty of seven charges of indecent and sexual assault on youngsters in Gilgil, as well as possessing indecent images of children.

Birmingham Crown Court heard he would lure boys to his East African home by offering them food and shelter.

Harris, 55, of Pudleston, near Leominster, Herefordshire was cleared of seven charges, including rape.

The jury unanimously found Harris guilty of five sex assaults, including against a victim as young as six, and on two counts of indecent assault.

Judge Philip Parker QC told jurors he would accept majority verdicts on five remaining counts against the defendant.

Harris had faced 23 charges in total, including 18 allegations relating to assaults.

The offences were committed while Harris was running a gap year charity he set up in the East African country in the 1990s.

During his trial prosecutors said he lured street boys to his home, known locally as “The Green House”, by offering them food and shelter.

The court heard he would drive into Gilgil and encourage street children into his Land Rover with food and money.

The abuse came to light when a Channel 4 documentary team making a film about the plight of Gilgil’s street children was given information about his activities.

Before the trial, Harris admitted six offences of indecent assault against three boys aged between 13 and 14 when he was a teacher at Shebbear College, Devon, in the 1980s.

He had originally faced 22 charges relating to assaults in Kenya, but Judge Philip Parker QC told jurors four had been removed from the indictment mid-trial.