01.12.2012 I first heard of IPPNW
in 2010 when a colleague, Charles, was collecting signatures at the School of Medicine, University of Nairobi for a petition against nuclear weapons. Two years later Charles introduced me to Dr. Hellen, the coordinator of IPPNW in Kenya. Coincidentally, IPPNW had an elective opportunity in Germany. The only requirement was to win an essay competition. I initially hesitated since I had not written anything in a long time. However, after doing some research on the essay topic, I put down my thoughts. Three of us got shortlisted for an interview where we also learnt more about the history of IPPNW in Kenya. I received the “good news” in late September while at my friend’s house in Nairobi. I was so excited that I hardly slept that night.