Objectivity in Kenya: Robert Alai and Mugo wa Wairumu Style

by on Aug.01, 2014, under Leadership

Being objective in Kenya is easy. Those who support Mr. Robert Alai Onyango’s view point regard him as objective and fearless while those who support Mr. Mugo Wa Wairimu’s point of view regard him as factual and a patriot. To these two individuals, the politicians they support are 95% right and those they oppose are …… Read more

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Police Officers are Good People

by on Jul.18, 2014, under Inspiration & Others

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I have believed for many years that police officers are good people and 1st of July 2014 went along way in validating my long held assumption. My relationship with the officers goes back to my high school days. I was among the few students whose parents were civilian at Utumishi Academy, a school that was …… Read more

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Not Wealthy Not Poor: They Are A Strange Species

by on Jul.08, 2014, under Inspiration & Others

There is a group of people that I am yet to understand. They are half educated (schooled but not deeply learned), rich but not wealthy, youth/middle aged but not necessarily. Just like other groups of people that I have mastered, some members of this group are bad people.

It is hard to have an authentic discussion …… Read more

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Potatoes Do Not Grow At Farmers’ Market

by on Jun.21, 2014, under Inspiration & Others

We come into this world with an operating system but hardly with any software. Depending on where we are born or where we spend our childhood days we begin to install the softwares from the environment around us, if the people around us eat Monkeys we enjoin in the delicacy. If they support Arsenal we …… Read more

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Way Forward for Africa – Part VII

by on Jun.02, 2014, under Faith, Leadership

This is the final part of a seven-part article “Way Forward for Africa”
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.  -The Serenity Prayer (Reinhold Niebuhr).       
In our African culture, we had a God figure. God: the loving …… Read more

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Discriminate Against None

by on May.14, 2014, under Inspiration & Others

You remember that day when we took arms and fought for the right to worship; you remember that day when we fought for the right to vote; you remember that day when we fought for dignity and respect of the whole humanity; you remember that day when agitated for equal employment opportunities for all; you …… Read more

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Way Forward for Africa – Part VI

by on May.05, 2014, under Family & Love, Leadership


This is the second last part of a seven-part article “Way Forward for Africa”
A family according sociologists Barbara, Ross and Basirico is a group of people related by blood, marriage or adoption. They argue that a family is designed to provide the following functions:

Sexual regulation
Affection and emotion supports
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Ghost Kenyans: Registration of Persons

by on Apr.21, 2014, under Politics & Patriotism

Imagine an organisation that does not know the exact number of employees it has, worse still, if it is not aware of who is an employee and who is not. This is the genesis of the ghost workers menace. If anyone could walk into an army barracks, take a desk and begin to work on …… Read more

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