'The people have power': Kenya's gang leader turned community builder

After rising to the top of the criminal pyramid in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, George Okewa rejected violence in favour of local leadership

George Okewa once terrorised his community. Spurred on by violence, drink and drugs, he believed that one day his lifestyle would cause his death.

The day he met Kennedy Odede, that changed. Following the realisation that their most powerful weapon was not guns but communication, they now use their skills to bring peace and resources to Kibera, Africa’s largest slum.

Continue reading...
Load more
Go to source
unread news (Demo user)
unread news (Demo user)
Lucas Torreira could leave Arsenal in January as Napoli set for key talks with Raul Sanllehi
He's been playing out of position this season.
9 m
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
All the North Yorkshire General Election 2019 candidates
The Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Brexit Party, Green Party and other and independent candidates standing in December's election in Richmond (Yorks), Thirsk and Malton, Skipton and Ripon, Selby and Ainsty, Harrogate and Knaresborough, Scarborough and Whitby, York Outer and York Central
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
Man City forward Raheem Sterling praised by Liverpool FC fans over Joe Gomez message
Raheem Sterling defended Joe Gomez after the Liverpool defender was booed by some England fans.
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
I’m A Celebrity stars dive right in as Ant and Dec kick off series in style
What a bunch of keen beans.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Nearly 300 flood warnings and alerts still in place after another night of heavy rain
The Environment Agency says it is working to protect people and properties in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the Midlands
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
'Near psychopathic': London bar that lets you 'hunt wild animals'
Bar says that it 'does not condone violence against animals'
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
North Korea calls Joe Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death
State media claims 'time has come for him to depart his life'
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
Joseph McCann trial: Young woman tells of determination to survive '14-hour rape ordeal'... 'I need to make sure he doesn't kill me'
'He kept saying he needed to find a kid and he was going to make me rape a kid. He was talking, talking, talking all the time'
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
Adorable giant panda twins named after reaching 100 days old
Adorable giant panda twins have been named after reaching 100 days old.
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
The moment Ruud van Nistelrooy made Cristiano Ronaldo cry at Manchester United
Louis Saha has spoken about the two former Man Utd greats who he played alongside under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
'We will get the numbers down': Boris Johnson pledges to reduce 'very high' unskilled immigration
The Prime Minister said he was 'a pro-immigration politician' but said that current levels were putting a 'strain' on public services and held down wages.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Fortnite does Star Wars! How to get the Imperial Stormtrooper skin and find that Star Destroyer
Gamers rejoice: Fortnite has finally joined forces with Star Wars
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
Police update as teenager arrested after four stabbed outside Oldham Leisure Centre
Three of the injured teenagers remain in hospital this morning
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
Simply spiced: Mallika Basu's pumpkin, chickpea and black cardamom stew with chilli oil
A hearty stew for cooler nights
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
BrewDog is opening a Manchester beer hotel - with can fridges in the showers
The Manchester Kennels will be dog-friendly and guests will get a welcome craft beer at check-in
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
Hong Kong justice minister ambushed in London by pro-democracy protesters
Teresa Cheng sustained a hand injury after she was surrounded by a group by activists who chanted ‘murderer’ and ‘shameful.’
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Prince Andrew interrogated over Epstein orgy claims in 'no-holds-barred' BBC interview
Duke of York has never spoken publicly about relationship with billionaire
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
 'What a ridiculous thing': Boris Johnson hits out at Naga Munchetty'
Boris Johnson today branded Naga Munchetty's interview questions 'ridiculous' after the BBC Breakfast presenter quizzed him about whether he believes he's 'relatable'.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Average commute now takes 59 minutes with workers travelling for longer than ever before
We're all spending longer getting to and from work
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
Shedunnit – how Agatha Christie became cinema hot property
With his new film Knives Out, Rian Johnson has rescued the crime writer from cosy evening telly and recast her for the here and nowA housekeeper finds the body of her multimillionaire boss in the study, his throat slit, a knife having dripped blood all over the white sheepskin rug. “Shit!” she says. It was unlike Agatha Christie to open a novel with a swearword. But this is not one of her books. It’s the first line of Knives Out, the outrageously fun homage to the queen of crime from Rian Johnson, the director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Knives Out stars Daniel Craig as a hot Poirot, the world-famous Louisiana private detective Benoit Blanc, hired to investigate the death of bestselling crime writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer).The police believe the case is an open-and-shut suicide; Blanc thinks otherwise. “I suspect foul play,” he says with a hokey deep-fried southern drawl. Was Thrombey killed by a member of his own family? A loathsome bunch; any one of them could be the killer. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
England defender Ben Chilwell insists whole squad is behind Joe Gomez
The Liverpool defender was jeered by home fans at Wembley as he came on as a second-half substitute in the 7-0 win that sealed Euro 2020 qualification
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
Helen Mirren: 'I got the s*** for Michael Parkinson interview – he didn't'
Chat show host asked if her 'physical attributes' distracted from her acting ability
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
I'm A Celebrity: Ian Wright and Jacqueline Jossa balance on a perilous platform for first challenge
I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! stars are set to face the show's most terrifying challenge in history, as they balance on teetering platform at the very top of a 300ft tall skyscraper.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Olivia Attwood’s reaction when Bradley Dack’s proposed couldn’t be any more relatable
'Are you sure?'
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Woman who fell from M60 bridge remains in hospital in serious condition
The M60 was shut both ways for a period while emergency services attended the scene
Manchester Evening News: Number one for news, opinion, sport & celebrity gossip
Taylor Swift petition: 55,000 fans support star after claim she's 'not allowed' to perform her old songs at the AMAs
The star said her old record label has refused her permission to perform the tracks
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
Wife’s hate campaign against in-laws after her husband was left out of will
On one occasion, she scratched their house with a key, smashed a wine bottle against their front door and yelled abuse at them from the street.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Kanye West is spreading the gospel of white evangelicals | Malaika Jabali
Like other black conservatives, the rapper and designer downplays racism while promoting bootstrap virtue-signalingKanye West’s middle name, Omari, means “God is highest.” So it is fitting that the producer-rapper-designer has found himself spreading the gospel. While touring the country promoting his new album Jesus is King, West has professed commitment to his faith in what appears to be both a promotional and redemption tour. This weekend West will appear at the megachurch of the prosperity pastor Joel Osteen, who was caught in controversy for reportedly waiting days to open his church doors to Hurricane Harvey victims.Over the decades of Kanye West’s career, the multi-hyphenate artist has been many things. It was perhaps inevitable that this would create some contradictions. Recently, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, West lectured a Gucci-wearing black lottery winner about the importance of eschewing luxury consumer goods – even though West purchased his eldest daughter a $62,000 tiara when she was barely a year old. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
I believe black Americans face a genocide. This is why | Ben Crump
Consider the physical, financial, mental, even spiritual deaths inflicted on black AmericansIn the weeks since the release of my book, Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People, the question I’ve been asked most often is whether my use of the word genocide in the title was meant to be intentionally provocative, rather than reflective of reality.Surely, genocide is too strong a word for the maltreatment of black people in America, some interviewers have suggested. True genocide is something that happened in Nazi Germany, Armenia and Rwanda, not the United States of America. Continue reading...
News, sport and opinion from the Guardian's UK edition | The Guardian
Google is getting into banking
There's nothing the tech giant won't try out
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Are restaurants following the trends of coffee shops by releasing festive menus?
Zizzi, Pizza Express and Bella Italia are all releasing festive menus this year, with burger chains such as Shake Shack, Bills and Giraffe getting in on the action too.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Hong Kong cleaner, 70, dies after being hit in the head by a brick thrown by 'masked rioters'
The elderly sanitation worker was on a lunch break on Wednesday when he was hit by 'hard objects hurled by masked rioters', police said. Officers are treating the case as murder.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Marzia Kjellberg admits hairdresser laughed at DIY cutting mishap after PewDiePie branded her a ‘Karen’
PewDiePie branded her a 'Karen' before comparing her to TWD's Daryl Dixon.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
Doctor Foster creator gives update on highly-anticipated third series
Mike Bartlett, 39, from Oxford - creator of the hit BBC drama 'Doctor Foster' - said that he was proud of the ending of series two, but said he would revisit 'the right story at the right time'.
Home | Daily Mail Online
Best Apple watch straps 2019
Make your watch stand out
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
Raheem Sterling's Liverpool scars may never heal – but all he ever wanted was respect
The England talisman's outburst at Joe Gomez was evidently out of order, yet it was also symptomatic of deeper-seated tension between Sterling and his former club
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
General election 2019: Ex-miner on the march for a Tory majority in Parliament
The fight for the once rock-solid Labour seat of Ashfield in Nottinghamshire's former coal mining heartland is poised to be one of the defining contests of the general election.
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
Aldi launch first ever Friends collection and it includes homeware and pyjamas
The new Friends range at supermarket Aldi is an absolute must for fans of the iconic 90s sitcom
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink
X Factor’s Kate Thornton fought for ‘unknown’ Simon Cowell to be on This Morning before show started
'They were saying, "But nobody knows who this guy is!"'
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
What to do, see and eat in Tel Aviv
It's not just the nightlife — this city offers lessons in architecture, food and history, says Christopher Beanland
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
Real Housewives' Camille Meyer claims ex Kelsey Grammer was 'drunk' at his mum's funeral
Camille, 51, said her ex was 'rewriting history' after he accused her of 'exploding with rage' at his mum's funeral
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink
Emmerdale spoilers: Charity Dingle clashes with Sarah Sugden and Chas again tonight
She's on a downward spiral.
Metro.co.uk: News, Sport, Showbiz, Celebrities from Metro
K-Pop' Jung Joon-young alleged rape scandal - seven years in prison recommended
South Korean musician Jung Joon-Young admitted to sharing hidden sex videos without women's consent
Mirror Online: The intelligent tabloid. #madeuthink
Boris Johnson falsely claims there is no evidence of Russian interference in UK politics
Prime minister facing criticism for failure to publish parliamentary report on Russia
The Independent | News | UK and Worldwide News | Newspaper
Crouch Hill stabbing: Man fighting for life after being repeatedly knifed in north London street attack
A man is fighting for his life after being repeatedly stabbed in a street attack in north London.
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
ATP Finals 2019 LIVE tennis results: Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas and the rest of today's schedule
Welcome to the Evening Standard's live coverage of the 2019 ATP Finals.
London News | London Evening Standard - London's newspaper
Horse trainer, 55, hanged herself after son drowned in suicide
Faith Done, 55, was gripped with grief following the death of Alastair, 26, and had been struggling to cope. She was found dead by her husband in the hallway of her Cheshire home last May.
Home | Daily Mail Online