Biography of Ephraim Kenyanito
His interests are Youth Work, Human Rights, Transparency and International development. Blogger through various online publications such as European Journalism Centre's 'ThinkBrigade, ' Global Voices Online and through a personal blog, 'The Diary of a Global Citizen'. He has lived in both Kenya and Canada. Ephraim is currently studying for a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) . He has special interest in Toxic Torts, Labour Law, Human Rights Law, Corporate Law, Business & Investment Law and International Law of each of the above branches.
His non-professional experience is vast and covers Youth Work, Children Rights, Environment and Climate Change, Conflict Resolution using an Inter faith Dialogue approach and Human Rights. He is the founder and project coordinator for 'Sauti Kwa Watoto Advocacy and Communications Project' where he uses poems and drama and social media as a tool for communication by street children in Kenya. He also serves as a student intern with Transparency International- Kenya (Advocacy and Legal Advisory Centre) as part of his community outreach.
He previously worked as the National Organizing Secretary and Deputy-President- Western Province Students' Council (WPSC) at Kenya Secondary Schools Students' Council (KSSSC) , where on behalf of all secondary students in Kenya, he drafted a petition for 'Learner Friendly Schools' to the government of Kenya which was presented to the UNICEF, UNESCO, Kenya's Vice President and Minister for Home Affairs, Ministers for: Education, Sports & Youth Affairs, Gender, Children and Social Services; NGO Council of Kenya among other private and social stakeholders in the Education Sector.
He has participated in various National and International Debating and Moot Court Competitions and competed favourably by tabling exceptional research work.
He has also contributed to academic research; having, various Law Review Articles to his name.
He has been honoured and awarded by the Mbegu Education Trust, Centre for Law and Research International (CLARION) , Global Voices, East African Community (EAC) Secretariat for excellence in students' competitions.
Ephraim Kenyanito Poems
T'was on a Friday, I'll recall that Mayday.
What is there to be said? It's just a landscape that a traveler; Must go through. So full of hills, countless deep valleys,
I hope I am right; As I labour in the rain,
In one's lifetime; At one a time;
I sit down; Thoughts rain on me in torrents,
Black Funeral Song
All clad in black, Others in forms of sack.
Fate, ooh! Fate! Fate? All your games I hate!
Including the rhyme, Conserving time.
Down The Street
I was walking down the street; I felt all good,
T'was on a Friday,
I'll recall that Mayday.
Walking down the street,
Young men; jolly I meet.
I ask em', "where you up to? "