Doreen Ajiambo is a multi-media journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. She covers religion, refugees and politics stories from East Africa and beyond for various outlets in Europe.

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Sister inspires Kenyan nomadic girls to join religious life

Sr. Teena Menomparampil has rescued hundreds of young village girls from the cultural realities of early marriage, female genital mutilation, child trafficking and child labor that plague so many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. After offering them care and education, she finds many of the girls gravitate toward sisterhood. 

Franciscan nun rescues children affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya

In northern Kenya, Sr. Lilly Manavalan rescues children who have lost parents to HIV or are themselves infected with the virus, and takes them to St. Clare Girls' Centre in Nchiru, where she gives them a loving home.

Cyclone Idai relief underway with help of sisters in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Dozens of women religious are helping vulnerable families affected by Cyclone Idai, which swept through parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in mid-March, affecting nearly 2 million people.

Kenyan archbishop denies Catholic Church accepts funds from corrupt politicians

The Catholic Church in Kenya has refuted claims that it has been condoning corruption and allowing corrupt politicians to donate what they have stolen from public coffers to the church.