Recently when I was travelling to Mombasa, I used Madaraka express for the first time since it was launched and I enjoyed the experience. I have to admit that I was one of the harshest critics of the project. I only saw debt that my great grandchildren were going to pay dearly and through their nose.

So when I decided to use the train to Mombasa on 26th December, I had lowered my...
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I’m passionate about Africa. I have a deep sense of pride in who I am as a black person. I’m an Afro-optimist who believes that her people will solve the challenges Africa faces.

I don't agree with many things Trump says. He is condescending, a bully and a disrespectful man. So while it hurts me when we are called funny names by unstable leaders, and our people disrespected, we have the power to...
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I grew up in a small village known for her ravaging floods and hunger. Kano plain is no joke. Nestled between Nandi Hills and the great Lake Victoria, Kano's ground would refuse to give up any yield even when we dropped seeds on the ground with enthusiasm.

We were 8 children born in quick succession with two overwhelmed, underpaid parents who were determined to raise upright children. IMAGE COURTESY OF PETER...
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When I was a little boy, I listened to a sermon from my uncle who was a bishop of East Africa Roho Israel, a Luo traditional church my family attended. The sermon, about Noah and the making of the ark, was delivered over 15 years ago from the book of Genesis 6:14, and years later; I still vividly remember what he said.

According to my uncle, when Noah received a revelation from God...
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Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 4 - Seth Panyako, the outspoken and dramatic secretary General of the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) did not withhold anything, even using a plethora of stylistic devices while condemning the forceful eviction of the old management and staff at the Saint Mary’s Hospital Langata.

He did not mince his words, accusing those who are supposed to emulate Jesus Christ, of turning into ravenous wolves, devouring...
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It's amazing how time flies. Like lightning, time comes fast and it is gone. Before we lay a hold of it, as is the common mentality of man, a second is gone, a minute has vanished and an hour is gone.

There is no reverse gear for time. The unfortunate reality is that many of us have falsely believed that there is more time. We are casual in how we manage the hours that the creator...
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In June 2016, I decided to stretch my body. I had been feeling lethargic and tired for a while. I had lost interest in many areas of my life that I was passionate about. My job drained the life out of me. I could barely wake up to face another day. I was on the verge of giving up.

So I decided to do a 50-day challenge of fasting, praying, giving and doing...
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The list of recipients of the coveted Head of State Commendation this past Jamhuri day shook the hell out of me when I first saw it.

While I have never paid keen attention to the list in previous years, the 2017 list contained numerous individuals who have made little (if any) contribution toward fostering patriotism, national unity, the rule of law, democracy, human dignity, equity, social justice, inclusivity, equality, human rights, non-discrimination and protection of the rights of the marginalized. The list stinks to the high...
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I lost my brother on October 10th 2010. He was 25 years old, in the prime of his life. The bus he was travelling in (Mash) from Kisumu to Nairobi plunged into a stationary lorry that had a mechanical breakdown near Gilgil.

It was raining and foggy, the retarded owner of the lorry didn't care to put any sign showing that danger was ahead. When the bus driver tried to swerve, he plunged...
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While I was in Ong’eche (Monkeys in Luo) primary school, I had a close friend who stood out in class and in the entire school. He was among the few pupils who had shoes. They were always polished and clean.

His legs were clean while ours were full of marks because of exposure to thorns, mud and the occasional caning we would get. The rest of us fell into the category of ‘grass...
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