The Obama Phenomena

by on Jan.29, 2016, under Inspiration & Others

Life is never a straight line; life is never lived by interpreting and following the direction of other travellers’ maps. It should be accepted that in a billion people only one person enjoys the Obama phenomena, where your ticket to the presidency is paid for on grounds of the experience that will be gained on …… Read more

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Slow Down Before Old Age Or Sickness Or Death Does

by on Dec.30, 2015, under Inspiration & Others

Gemwebb

Once in a while it is okay to slow down, to walk slowly, call it being aimless or call it lack of ambition or even loitering but slow down occasionally. If you are in traffic jam, whether the policewoman signals your side to move or not, do not be anxious. Switch off your engine and …… Read more

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Stealing Library Books: Worst Form of Corruption

by on Nov.27, 2015, under Education & Learning

Photo & Books

Many years ago as a young man craving for knowledge I searched for libraries to quench my thirsty. Whenever I was I Eldoret town in the 90s I could visit the Kenya National Library Services. Even before I picked up a book from the shelves the feeling of being among so many books could open …… Read more

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Teachers’ Strike: A Leadership Test, Part II

by on Oct.01, 2015, under Leadership

Jam

Leadership Test Part II
5. The Opposition – 20%
There was a joke that went around during Kibaki’s time that Redykulass comedy could not sell with Kibaki as the President, reason being that Kibaki was too fun, one could just watch Kibaki instead of watching Redykulass. Given the opposition we have today, Redykulass could not sell but …… Read more

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Teachers’ Strike: A Leadership Test, Part I

by on Sep.30, 2015, under Leadership

September 2015 was a sad month in the education sector; we watched students teaching fellow students in classrooms across the nation because teachers were on strike, we heard the cries of the parents who sacrificed all they had to pay fees for their children hoping that they will go to school and learn, God willing, …… Read more

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A Commission of Inquiry into Jonah’s Conduct

by on Aug.30, 2015, under Faith

Imagine the Almighty forming a commission of inquiry into Jonah’s outright disobedience of God. Imagine the best brains of Jonah’s days being the members of the commission. Assume that the commission was to give its recommendations while the ship was still in the rough water. I have asked myself what could have been the recommendation, …… Read more

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CNN Can Do Better

by on Jul.23, 2015, under Inspiration & Others

Kenyan Flag

Against my better judgement in mid July 2015, I silenced the urge to write a prescription for the International Media (in particular CNN) on what they should report about Kenya during President Obama’s visit. Given the previous juvenile sensational reporting by CNN on Kenyan elections in 2013, I felt that I should advise and to …… Read more

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Where do I desire to live?

by on Jul.12, 2015, under Inspiration & Others

I desire to live in a country that enacts and implements just laws.
I desire to live in a country the supports family as the basic form of government.
I desire to live in a country where the citizens know their rights; they demand their rights and they also meet their obligations to the nation state.
I desire …… Read more

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