Produced by Francis Ontomwa
November 04, 2023
Victims of Online Sextortion in Kenya Describe Ordeal
Kenyan females are facing a form of online blackmail called sextortion, in which perpetrators threaten to share sexual images or videos of them with others unless they pay or meet other demands. Francis Ontomwa talks to some victims about their ordeals. Camera: Amos Wangwa .
October 08, 2023
Invasive Plant Worsens Drought in Northern Kenya
Drought-stricken Northern Kenya faces the worst dry spell in 40 years, with more than 5 million people affected. Worse still, a relentless invasive plant is unleashing even more devastation on the environment, livestock and livelihoods. Francis Ontomwa reports from Isiolo, Kenya.
September 15, 2023
Kenyan Activist Calls for TikTok Ban
Bob Ndolo, a petitioner with Kenya’s “Ban TikTok” movement has called on President William Ruto’s administration to ban the popular Chinese mobile application. Ndolo says he wants Kenya to ban the app because “you find young girls that you call your sister, your auntie or mother, all there half naked.” For more, reporter Francis Ontomwa produced this report from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
July 20, 2023
Kenyan Boxing Champion Killed Amid Anti-Government, Police Clashes
Kenya’s boxing fraternity was left mourning the life of 35-year-old Bantamweight champion, Raphael Shigali, who was shot dead as an innocent by stander amid clashes between security forces and opposition led anti-government protestors on July 12. For more, reporter Francis Ontomwa produced this report from Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.