On that day, we had been hungry for a few days. We were seven kids, born to one mother in close successions. All of us had downtrodden faces with stomachs that were flatter than a piece of paper lying on the floor. Hunger was a close friend whom we had known very well as a family.

It was a daily occurrence like the dew on the grass. Our stomachs had been forced into...
People & Motivation

Kenyans deserve to be conned. Yes, every single one of us, who has been conned so far especially in, political scams and get rich quick schemes however painful it is, deserves to be conned.

Deputy president of Kenya William Ruto.

It’s an uncomfortable truth that no one has had the privilege to break to us. And if anybody did, the message didn’t find any friendly aboard in our minds. It swiftly...
Politics & International Affairs

A small fracture can ruin a leg.

A small defect can sink a ship.

A small crack can break a metal.

... and a small character problem can ruin a man. We often think that disasters are made up of random isolated acts that usually invade like an armed bandit. We sometimes see people who have fallen, failed or made terrible mistakes as just a coincidence. My friend, let me break the news to you, nothing is...
People & Motivation

When the Westgate terror attack occurred where at least 69 people were butchered and more than 175 injured, Ole Lenku was at the helm of Interior ministry as the Cabinet Secretary.

Image courtesy of Mpasho

The operation to flush out the terrorists who had taken the mall hostage for days was shambolic and disastrous. Trust me that even a baby who is fresh from the womb would have managed that situation...
Politics & International Affairs

The nation is currently embroiled in a discussion about a man’s grade. Yes, a whole Nation of over 40 million Kenyans has solemnly taken a vow to ignore any national issue that urgently requires our contribution. Instead, we have decided to bask in the triviality of a man’s grade.

Yes, grown bearded men with children scattered across the universe have absolutely nothing else to discuss except Joho’s results. Lactating mothers, have abandoned their...
People & MotivationPolitics & International Affairs

A majority of us are predictable. In our speech, what we do, how we walk, talk and even how we think. Well, predictability can be a good attribute because it projects an image of stability. Yet being predictable can be counter productive.

Lend me your ears, fellow earthlings. If you are predictable, it means that you will do the same things the same way and yet miraculously pray for a different result. When you...
People & Motivation

I have to admit that I’m extremely scared. Scared of the unfortunate fact that this country celebrates people with characters that rarely meets the threshold of 'above reproach.' Our country has specialised in the art of knighting people who have no iota of decorum or a trail of character that inspires wisdom.

With that said, I must openly declare to you that I am extremely uncomfortable with Sonko’s popularity. I’m uncomfortable that some...
Politics & International Affairs

It's Monday 22nd August, we depart at 8:00 am with a group of journalists from JKIA onboard KQ Embraer destined for OR Tambo international Airport, South Africa. Four hours later, we land. Immediately we step on the exit terminal, I get blown away, literally.

Boniface Mwangi. Image source: Jambonewspot.com

A fellow journalist who was with me but had travelled to this country reminds me that I haven’t...

Politics & International Affairs

Hey, people, it’s either I’m hallucinating or I’ve lost my mind. Did we at any point in time rebase our economy when Jubilee came to power?  Were we not declared by a legitimate international body like the IMF or World Bank that we are a middle-income economy?

Did we not receive a stamp of approval that our country had safely flown past the dangerous waters of 3rd world status into a...

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