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HOW TO COPE WITH AUTISM

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Saida Mohamed was blessed with a son filling her and her immediate family with lots of joy as is normal in African communities where the birth of a baby boy signifies sorts of achievement.

Unfortunately, his son Abubakar was no diagnosed with autism a debilitating ailment that severely impairs children from birth.

Individuals with autism present an array of physical and neuromuscular maladies. Abu as the boy came to be fondly known, lacks muscle tone but is surprisingly physically strong.  His stature can be described as slender and tall, towering his elder siblings but bares great semblance to his siblings.
Although autism is a neurological developmental disorder and does not have any official physical symptoms, Abu’s deeply set eyes; expressionless face and thin upper lip are common in children with autism. The presence of abnormal physical features can help diagnose autism.

“In my sons’ case, the earliest symptoms of autism were misinterpreted as signs of a “good baby”; it was unt…

THE STREET SWEEPER WHO BECAME AN MCA

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THE STREET SWEEPER WHO BECAME AN MCA
Not long ago she swirled dust in Mombasa working as a street sweeper, today she enjoys the luxury of walking the corridors of power at Mombasa Town Hall.
FatmaSwaleh Mote , popularly known as Fatma Kushe has since discarded the brooms she used to clean Mombasa streets to serve as a nominated Member of the County Assembly churning out motions impacting the lives of the city’s residents. She failed on the two occasions to secure a ticket to theTown Hall as an elected MCA, butwon the hearts ofthe Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party stalwarts who nominated her in 2012 and 2017.
Fatma 40, has thus attained her childhood dreams to hold a politicaloffice and serve herKisauni Constituents, Mombasa.
She drew her political fire from the late Emanuel Karisa Maitha, the coast political supremo who held the docket of Tourism and Wildlife under President Mwai Kibaki. Fatma was one of the foot soldiers of the burly Minister also is known as ‘ the Hurricane’ due to h…

DISABILITY IS NOT INABILITY: FIRST EVER DEAF TO WIN A BEAUTY PAGEANT

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 DISABILITY IS NOT INABILITY: FIRST EVER DEAF TO WIN A  BEAUTY PAGEANT Babelynn   Mukila’s quest for fame and stardom was never inhibited by the fact that she is deaf as she went ahead to clinch the Miss Tourism Mombasa and Miss Deaf Africa.
 Babelynn, 24, always had a passion for modeling since she was 6 years old and she was determined to succeed despite her disability. Her mother noticed she was always glued on TV screens keenly watching how models do their stuff after which she would imitate them on the corridors of the dining room with precision.
 “I was so much interested in modeling since I was young, and I wanted to do it as my career,” said Babelynn.
Babelynn went to Mumias Vocational School for the deaf in 2013 thereafter joined the New Image College to train as a beauty technician.
During her study at the beauty college, Babelynn continued to train as a model because she believes that with practicing she can climb to the highest peaks of achievement. She holds a diploma in beau…

MOMBASA TOP FEMALE BLOGGERS

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                     MOMBASA  TOP  FEMALE BLOGGERS
A considerable number of women are joining bloggers’ ranks in Mombasa each year with passion and finesse often associated with their male counterparts. Shani Fakii the Coast Woman Magazine writer spoke to some of the top female   bloggers on what it takes   to be a blogger and be on top.
Jamila El- Jambry who blogs on ‘Life in Mombasa’ which earned her the Best County Blog in 2016 by BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya).
Jamila has been at it for the last seven years. She schooled at the Metropolitan State University in the United States of America before she came back to Kenya in 2011. She started blogging while was in the USA.  In 2008 she did a blog on how she dealt with culture shock her own personal thought and experience at the university.
When she came back she stopped blogging for a while but when insecurity cases started being registered in Mombasa with the increase of the criminal gangs, she got the urge to start blogging. This t…

YOUNG ARTISTIC ENTREPRENEUR

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NATASHA: YOUNG ARTISTIC ENTREPRENEUR



In science, it is stated that looking at colors can make you more relaxed and happy. Young artist and entrepreneur Natasha Shallo has proved this right with the elegant designs she makes on fabric materials.
  “I love using bright colors in my designs because they make me relax and happy at the same time, ‘’ she says.
At two years old, Tasha as her friends and family call her, started communicating by drawing images when she needed something.
Natasha ventured into a drawing by using simple papers, before switching to a canvas. Her mum explains how she noticed her talent in drawing and coloring when in kindergarten at Jeffery’s School.
She says her daughter even at one stage emerged winner during an art competition at such tender age.
Natasha, now 12, narrates how she started designs on fabrics; saying the first attempt was on her own old t-shirt, on which she drew beautiful flowers blended with amazing colors. Natasha loves and cherishes the t-shirt to t…

RACHAEL MUSYOKI EMPOWERING THE DISADVANTAGE IN KILIFI

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RACHAEL  MUSYOKI EMPOWERING THE DISADVANTAGE IN KILIFI

Today, we are witness  to a generation of women who break cliches and stereotypes of what a female can or can't do.  Women throughout the world are breaking the norms and defying gender roles and are leaving behind impressive legacies.
Rachael Musyoki, the current County Executive Committee (CEC) Member ofDevolution, Public Service and Disaster Management is living proof that no matter your background you write your own story. The wife and mother of two is the fourth born of a humble Christian family of six that was brought up in Marikani, Kilifi County
Rachael's journey to success begun at the tender age of 22 as an assistant clerical officer at the Kenya Port Authority. Diligence saw her climb up the ladder to a middle manager in the organization.

In 2013 Rachael opted to join the County Government of Kilifi. Where the governor of Kilifi county H.E Amason Kingi appointed her as an Executive in his office and Public Service …

NEW BAKING KID IN THE BLOCK

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NEW BAKING  KID IN THE BLOCK

Self –taught baker Johra Salmin is known as the cake diva in Coast, vibrant straight talking young woman, believes that a cake is a form of art, as she loves and enjoys into designing pieces of art driven by her creative energy.
The cake diva is one of a few women to find success in the baking industry, like Johra decided to take her passion for cooking and baking and make money from it. Her skills and personal styles creating simple elegant cakes with a touch of glamour, as she believes that there are no rules in terms ofbaking.
JohraKenyan / Canadian , who used to live inCanada for 10 years decided to come back home and share her skills in this industry, she has also taken theadvantage of social media to market her services through an active Instragam page where she post cakes that she has made and interacts directly with different clients.
As I visited Johra at her baking school in Mombasa for an interview, Johra explained to me, that when a person has the …