D is for #DeadBeatKenya


Dead Beat Kenya is a movement that was born from an eponymous Facebook group. The group features negligent fathers and mothers and the stories behind their offspring and abandoned partners. With over 180,000 members joining and posting with a range of absent parents, most often men, put on display complete with details, photographs and in some cases photographs of the children in question.

Dead Beat Kenya has already given rise to other similar hashtags and groups in Uganda and elsewhere. The group has featured local politicians, public servants, celebrities, athletes, businesspeople as well as ordinary citizens.