The Battle for the Kenyan Heart, Part 2

by on Jan.27, 2018, under Leadership, Politics & Patriotism

This article is a continuation of “The Battle for the Kenyan Heart, Part 1”, published on December 31, 2017.
Below are the 7 aspects that need to be addressed to put Kenya on the right path of peace and prosperity.

Corruption and wastage. A while back I visited Marakwet and at about 7 am my host invited …… Read more

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The Battle for the Kenyan Heart, Part 1

by on Dec.31, 2017, under Leadership, Politics & Patriotism

Dear Mr. President,
Like Machiavelli, I have a few words for the Prince. Unlike the Prince in the Machiavelli’s treatise, you are a democrat and wise, this is important because history has demonstrated that a wise king cannot be advised foolishly and a foolish king cannot be advised wisely. The battle of our nation is a …… Read more

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Bye Obama, Part II

by on Apr.20, 2017, under Leadership, Politics & Patriotism

Part I on domestic outlook was posited on 27 March 2017

World Stage
I believe that ethical and effective leadership is imperative for nations’ progress. Leadership may be implied or formal, whatever form it come in, we need leadership. It may be provided by US or United Nations but it has to be provided. Nobody demands …… Read more

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Bye Obama, Part I

by on Mar.27, 2017, under Leadership, Politics & Patriotism

Initially I wanted to reflect on both the achievements and the shortcomings of the Obama Presidency but president Obama used his final days in the office to enumerate his achievements. At every opportunity afforded to him he reminded us that he was the best gift to the world between 2009 and 2016. Two particular moments …… Read more

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2016: The Turning Point, Part II

by on Jan.12, 2017, under Inspiration & Others

See Part I, Published on 31st December 2016
There were rumours of hope in some African states, when ruling parties started to lose elections and some octogenarian “misleaders” promised to relinquish power soon, of course, hope was moderated with many other octogenarians and near octogenarians who laundered themselves into power through stage managed… Read more

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2016: The Turning Point, Part I

by on Dec.31, 2016, under Inspiration & Others

I do not know how my two years old son came to know about Brexit, he could be heard around the house saying, “mummy I want to eat my Brexit.” Surely just like the world did not see Brexit coming I have not figured out how my son or anybody for that matter can refer …… Read more

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Dealing with Success

by on Nov.30, 2016, under Inspiration & Others

Prior to 21st Century, there were plenty of talks and writings on “how to handle failure”, in the 21st century that message is still relevant given that humans constantly fail in one way or the other. In the present century, the other message that is increasingly important is “how to handle success”. To start with, …… Read more

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Good Leader with Bad Followers is a Misnomer

by on Oct.31, 2016, under Leadership

We have heard the following statements many times in Kenyan politics, “the leader is a good man but the people who surround him are the problem”; “our leader is not corrupt it is the people who surround her that are corrupt”; “our leader is humble but the people around her are arrogant”; our leader is …… Read more

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