February 6, 2019, podcast with Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

In recognition of International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on February 6, 2019, Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya joins CSIS Senior Associate Janet Fleischman in podcast “Realizing Kakenya’s Dream: Educating Girls and Ending Female Genital Mutilation."


February 19, 2019 podcast with Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya and two visiting eighth grade students from our school KCE I join CSIS Smart Women Smart Power Initiative Director Beverly Kirk in podcast "Educating Girls: Building Kenya’s Future."


2018, Global Giving

Worldwide, 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation. In honor of International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM, learn how local nonprofits are fighting back.

April, 2018, Catalyst Conference 2018

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya and founding board member Sarah Craven, UNFPA DC Director, sat down for the keynote interview at the Global Online Academy's Catalyst Conference. Thousands of viewers left hundreds of comments, the majority from students around the world interested in becoming change-makers themselves someday. 


2017, National Geographic (Use the dropdown menu to find Lesson 7, Unit 6)

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Her incredible story is featured in one of National Geographic's educational resources for youth, called Time Zones

October 25, 2016 Podcast with (Center for Global Development)

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya joins former President of Malawi Joyce Banda in podcast “How to Tackle FGM and Early Marriage - and Still Respect Culture"



October 27, 2016, Second annual Girl Summit in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, panel facilitator, alongside leading adolescent girl activists and experts. 

October 11, 2013, National Geographic Explorers Journal 

In a guest blog post, Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya outlines the ways education is power for girls.  


Former Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) student, Linet Momposhi, speaking with President Obama at a meeting with civil society leaders at the YALI Regional Leadership Center at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. July 26, 2015


Dr. Ntaiya’s story is also featured in the following books:

The moment of lift: how empowering women changes the world

by Melinda Gates

Fast Forward: How Women Can Achieve Power and Purpose

by Melanne Verveer and Kim K. Azzarelli