People with Albinism

By Brenda N. (Form 1) Albinism is a genetic disorder that causes the skin, hair or eyes to have little or no color, and it is also associated with visual problems. Albinism is caused by a defect in one of several genes that produce or distribute melanin. The condition can be passed by either one or both parents having the albinism gene. Children are usually at risk of having albinism. There are different types of albinism. There are types that affect the skin, hair and eyes. For example, ocular albinism is the result of a gene mutation on the X chromosome and occurs almost exclusively in males. It only affects the eyes. These people have normal skin color, but have no coloring in the Retina (black of the

December 31st, 2018|Categories: Features, The Daraja Times|

A Brutal Experience

By Martha O.  It was late in the evening, my mother had arrived home from the market. She called and told me she wanted to send me to my grandmother. Upon hearing this, I was very happy because for a long time I had not seen my grandmother. I particularly loved the stories with moral teachings that she narrated to me. My mother gave me a piece of advice that I should take extreme care of myself. I took the bucket where she had packed some of the things I was to take my grandmother. Then I took a late bus

November 12th, 2018|


By Brenda C. (Form 1) Corruption! Corruption! Corruption everywhere. It is misuse of public power for private gain. Major corruption comes when there are major events involving large sums of money, multiple players, huge quantities of products, and often when disasters situations are at stake. Think of civil war or natural disasters like earthquakes, floods and droughts. The global community reacts quickly, but government might be disorganized and misguided because most of its

December 24th, 2018|

It Takes Two People To….

By Zeituna A. (Form 3) and Dorcus A. (Form 2) Have you ever sat down to imagine how life would be if you got pregnant now? Teenage pregnancy is the state of having a baby developing inside a teenager. It is stated that for every 1,000 girls in Kenya

November 15th, 2018|

Born To Become

By Ester N. (Form 3) God gave you a gift of who you are and where you are, but who you become and where you go is your gift to God. It is through your process of becoming that God will be glorified and God will receive praise out of your prosperity. He didn’t make you a finished product. He made you

January 3rd, 2019|

Who I Am

By Silvia M. (Form 3)  I am blue which represents calm, water, sky and love A heart that loves and cares about others Being joyous and spreading joy to others I am like a lioness that looks for food to feed her family Being so precious like a diamond that people have to work hard to get it I am like

December 27th, 2018|