Inspiration & Others

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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Unknown Known

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

Rumsfeld made this truth common sense, yet not very common still.
There are things we know but we do not know we know
There are things we know we do not know.
There are things we think we know yet we do not know
There are things we do not know we do not know
Always there are …… Read more

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Human Interests!!!

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

Self-interest propels most of our pursuits, do we have any human interest left? The quest of self-interest is both international and local. More often than not if US proposes an agenda at the UN Security Council, China or Russia opposes it and vice versa. In Kenya during the constitution making period, most Kamba, Kikuyu and …… Read more

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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

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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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CNN Can Do Better

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

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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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