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is a freelance writer based in Naivasha, Kenya.

All articles of Joseph Maina

Nature conservation

Protest against a road construction in Kenya

The Kenyan government’s plans to extend a road that runs through one of the country’s last remaining forest and game reserves are meeting with resistance.


Homosexuals are still discriminated against in Kenya

Kenya’s LGBTQ community has scored several significant victories in the courts, further cementing the legal grounds for the protection of queers

Law enforcement

Police tactics put journalists’ lives in danger

In Kenya, police officers have adopted a tactic of masquerading as journalists to blend into crowds of anti-government protesters


Restore Nairobi River

The river running through Kenya’s capital is a health hazard and an environmental mess. In order to improve the situation in the long term, residents’ living conditions must be addressed


Religious cult claims lives of gullible followers in Kenya

Pastor has taken advantage of hundreds of believers to coax them into fasting which caused their death

Food security

Genetically modified plants are allowed in Kenya

To face ongoing crop failure due to drought, Kenya is breaking new ground in agriculture

Environmental recovery

A campaign to plant more trees in Kenya

Kenya is pursuing an ambitious plan to reforest the land – the national tree cover ought to increase from 12 % to 30 % in the next ten years

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