Lydia Limbe is a freelance features writer who is based in Nairobi Kenya and has covered different parts of Africa, including the Indian Ocean Islands.
Lydia started writing in 2012, and has since written various topics in Real Estate, Business, Environment, and Health as well as various lifestyle topics including Food and Travel.
Lydia’s articles have been published on The Standard Newspaper, The Drum East Africa, Home and Living Magazine, as well as Ooska News.
In addition to writing feature articles, the Maseno University Graduate of Communication and Media Technology also writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction, having taken several writing courses from the University of Iowa, Stunt Writing by Enid Jourdan and Writing for the Global Market from the Canvas Network by JER Online.
In 2013, Lydia was a finalist for the Media Council of Kenya-Journalist of the year award in the Environment Print Category.
Africa was dubbed the ‘dark continent’ due to the little knowledge that Europeans held about its populations and history. However, the phrase could be taking on a new meaning due to the fact that more than three quarters of the continent’s population live in rural areas and aren’t connected to the…
“Flying toilets” – what is this frightening concept and why does it even exist? Well in Nairobi’s informal settlement, Mukuru kwa Reuben, “flying toilets” are a part of everyday life. Africa Times reporter Lydia Limbe investigates. Mukuru kwa Reuben is an informal settlement at the heart of Nairobi’s industrial area,…