Societal Awareness

Life In the Universities…


The latest death of a university student under unclear circumstances has firmly fixed the spotlight on life at Kenya’s institutions of higher learning. Focus has also shifted to the lifestyles of the university students with talk that some of them go to great lengths to live a life seen to be beyond their means. Issues such as peer pressure & its detrimental effects on the student community are also now coming to the fore. The late Mercy Keino’s reported decision to attend a private house party despite the fact that she does not drink, is a clear example of the challenge students face in handling peer pressure. Citizen TV senior reporter, Evelyn Wambui, spent some time with students from the sign language class at the Nairobi University & looks at the signs that drive students away from their values and principles.

World Press Photo of the Year: 1980…


Mike Wells, United Kingdom… Karamoja district, Uganda, April 1980… Starving boy & a missionary. About the image, Wells felt indignant that the same publication that sat on his picture for five months without publishing it, while people were dying, entered it into a competition. He was embarrassed to win as he never entered the competition himself & was against winning prizes with pictures of people starving to death.