The Sacred Mugumo tree

The demise of sacred mugumo tree (Ficus natalensis) in Kikuyu culture is symbolic that foretells incoming tragedy, end or beginning of an era. Mugumo tree grows upward, others are strangler figs that grows from seeds that falls on others. Mugumo trees offers a lifeline habitats for birds, fruit bats and monkeys. The roots (aerial roots) […]

mutunguru tree

Mutunguru: the tallest tree in Kenya and probably the second tallest native tree in Africa

Mutunguru tree is believed to be the tallest tree in Kenya and the third tallest in Africa with the 62.5 feet and 3m circumference, after the Entandrophragma Excelsum which is the tallest tree in Africa, Kilimanjaro valley in Tanzania which stands at 81.5m (267ft) tall, see here and here and comprehensive information on Kilimanjaro Experience […]

Parents protests over demands by schools in administering Grade four learners

Parents have raised concern over some of the items needed by teachers to evaluate Grade four learners. The Kenya National Examination (KNEC) urged teachers to use readily available material for the assessments. “We advised teachers to make the assessments as local as possible and based on items that are readily available within the school set […]

Challenges facing Education in Kenya and Africa overall

Corona virus pandemic has worsened already existing challenges in Kenya and the rest of Africa. Despite the efforts put forward by the governments around Africa, education still faces numerous challenges. High Poverty Levels According to Brookings Africa is the last frontier in the fight against extreme poverty. Currently one in three Africans live below the […]

Jumba la Mtwana

Jumba la Mtwana is a Kiswahili word meaning “the large house of the slaves .” The site is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya, close to Mtwapa Creek, at Malindi in Kilifi county 15 kilometres north of Mombasa. There are four mosques and four houses in the area that have survived the test […]

480 pupils being schooled under trees

Schools from across the country in Kenya resumed their studies on January this year, not all learners were advantaged as some had to learn under the trees as schools fight to maintain Covid-19 protocols of social distancing. Kenyan Cabinet Secretary was quoted saying teachers should be innovative in accommodating all learners, he defended this situation […]

Facts about hippopotamus, hippopotamus day

February 15th every year, is the Hippopotamus International Day that the people around the world come together for the purpose of awareness about this amazing creature. Hippopotamus is a large, mostly herbivorous, semi-aquatic mammal and undulate native to sub-Saharan Africa. Hippopotamus is the third largest land mammal and heaviest after the elephants and rhinos. The […]

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