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A majority of states in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), not long ago elevated Kenya to a non-permanent UNSC seat. This was a big win for Kenya. However, it was a massive shock and concern that other than a few informed individuals (mostly media houses, lawyers and of course Kenya MUN delegates)sending congratulatory messages to the state, the remaining large portion of Kenyan citizens did not have any glimpse of information on what the win meant, the pride it brought to the country in the international fora or rather it’s purpose. …


Happy Madaraka.! We are living in an era where there’s a śtrong conflict between the science of health and the science of economy. Where the Executive organs that govern us have to choose between lives and livelihoods.These are times that history is drafted,and the bearers of every vital state organ, private sector, pressure groups should tread with stilth caution to live a good legacy and to enrich the spirit of Madaraka.

However, at this time that political parties are doing party reshufflings to save their legacies, alot other sectors are doing dehumanizing acts to print their new “legacies”. A week ago, a woman blamed two hospitals for the death of her 8-months old baby, having injected her with a wrong dose,the hospital further detained;her late pre-term baby,her logbook and her car. …


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Story By. Lilian Njeri Waithaka

CONFERENCE WEEK (10–02–2020 TO 14–02–2020)

Throughout 2019 February to 2020 February the Kenya Model United Nations members, divided into 16 registered University chapters have embarked on a vibrant, awe-inspiring journey through a simulation of the United Nations sessions and dealings. Led by the theme ‘Think Global, Act Local’ in line with the Sustainable Development Goal number 6 and 13. The first day began with an active, and lively opening ceremony led by our National Sec.Chief Guest; UNON Chief of Staff, Kazimiro Rudolf- Jocondo.

We excitedly marched on with the committee sessions which are inclusive of Economic and Finance Committee (ECOFIN), Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC), Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM), Special, Political, and Decolonization Committee (SPECPOL), United Nations Educational, International Court of Justice (ICJ), International Law Commission (ILC), And the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Each room engaged in a knowledge filled moderated caucus session tackling current topics of issues affecting the international community through the making of short comments on a specific sub-issue to the chair. …


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COVID Camouflage — KenyaMUN (Written by Max Ogola)

I met a beautiful Kikuyu lady a few weeks ago. She has been making my days lately. We jump from good conversations to assumptions of being mad. Her last name sounds almost like Wanjiku (they all sound like Wanjiku anyway). And this reminds me, I need to write something about “Wanjiku” and Covid 19 Pandemic. So let’s take a tolĺ.

Wanjiku, as the nation Kenya been referred to, over the past few decades, has showed two sides of the coin during this pandemic. There were times that Kenya teteered on the age of a gaping abyss and it’s citizens; when the people here in Kenya and the people abroad alike, saw nothing other than an imminent slide of a great nation into a failed state. …


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Explore Yourself! — KenyaMUN (Written by Lily Waithaka)

As we welcome the familiar morning, in its golden lucid glory, we know not that over 60,000 thoughts will be our unsolicited companion throughout the day. At day’s end as the leaden sky sets, we can only lay our heads in sweet slumber. In our conditioning, we are predominantly mulling over the state and quality of our lives at any given moment. Mentally tweaking and reflecting on our memories, experiences and extremes of feelings. Largely, what we consume through social media, books, movies and the people we interact with determine how we live. …


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The Defining Moment — KenyaMUN (By Lily Waithaka)

When there is no where to run to outside, we take a journey to the inside. Many of us would have opted to escape to a tropical vacation on a beautiful sandy beach with clear blue waters that blur the sky edge. However, we have all retreated to our humble a boards, our homes which used to barely see our silhouettes till days end.

Humorous jabs have passed over our lips as many have returned to their first loves; for some, that would be cooking, for some it is talents that were tucked away in the name of ‘When I have time’. Now time, is all we have. It seemingly seems that the sand in the hourglass trickles slower. The first weeks, our bodies and tired shoulders were grateful and sulked in a recuperative state. …


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Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash

In sweet slumber we bid the day away and on a routine morning day , our lives took a ride through the paradigm shift. If we could sleep once more and collectively will it all away, we would shut the blinders, dim the blaring city lights, turn off our busy minds and give in, but this is only a wish and there is no fairy godmother in our story.

COVID — 19 like the invisible angel of death it is, wiped off the smiles of millions of students faces about to graduate. As in most countries schools lowered their gates to teachers and students and sent them home packing. For social distancing echoed through the classrooms like a red flag warning of impending danger. …

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Kenya Model United Nations

Student run, youth led, non-governmental organization affiliated to the United Nations Information Centre at United Nations Office in Nairobi.

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