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Health is a human right - and in a pandemic, human rights must continue to be protected and promoted. Irungu Houghton, Kenya Executive Director of Amnesty International joins Up/Root to share his thoughts on how humane policing, good citizenship and community involvement are critical elements for any country to survive a crisis. Irungu has spent his professional career fighting corruption and speaking up for vulnerable communities. In this episode, he highlights what is making him hopeful and the ways each of us can be human rights advocates where we are - even in a midst of a global pandemic. One way you do just that is to consider giving to Food for Education (; locally, you can give via Mpesa (Paybill 596428, A/C: Donation) or internationally via PayPal. They have already served thousands of children who are out of school daily meals and with our help, can continue to do so throughout this pandemic. This episode was edited by Bukachi Akatsa of BTSU studios( The Up/Root jingle is performed and written by my daughter, Selah.


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