It’s a Sunday afternoon, and at the center is the Uweza journalism club undertaking their Sunday sessions. The turn-out is not that bad as majority of the members are here.
First things first, the session starts with getting to know each other, since we do have a few new faces present today. This is how it was done, two people paired together and asked their partners what their names are for a duration of 2 minutes then report back the person’s name to the whole members. Later on, it was time for newspaper review where each member gets time to read through the day’s newspaper to get familiar with current news affairs both locally and internationally.
Today’s session was one of the unique ones, as members present had an opportunity to report local news of the current events that had taken place in their community the past week. The exercise required that they write down their story on piece of papers and read them aloud in front of the members.
When she stood up, Lydia Olendo reported a compelling story, that local Kibera residents were experiencing water shortage in Makina village which resulted in a high cost of this essential commodity. Long queues of women were seen as early as 4:00 a.m. The water vendors had a field day as they hiked their prices from normal 3 shillings for a 10 liter jerrican to 10 shillings.