When he was born in Nanyuki in 1974, Macharia Raphael had a normal childhood. Yet a few years after his presence on the planet, in class two to be specific, a whirlwind of uncertainty disrupted his young life.

An attempted Coup d'état in Kenya forced his family to move to Karatina to avoid the heavy combat that was going on in Nanyuki. Living with his grandmother in Karatina, the challenges were numerous than the...
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When I gave my life to Christ on 28th February 2007, I had lived such a wild life that I doubted if I could ever experience the true transformation that the bible promised. But that day, when I accepted Christ as my Lord and saviour, it was such a powerful transformation that I literally felt like a new being.

Weights of baggage were lifted off my back. I felt younger. My heart that was heavy suddenly...
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I had mulled over the idea of running for the leadership of the student body for a while before I finally threw myself into the ring. I was in a dilemma because of several factors.

While I noticed student needs that needed to be filled through the student government, I didn't know if I really wanted to throw myself in the pool of politics. I was the incumbent chairperson of the Christian Fellowship...
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The message that the bible propagates is so perfect that it raises the moral bar for those who believe in Jesus. When Jesus again spoke of building a church that no gates of hell shall prevail against, the moral bar by default was raised for the church.

safe-haven-2 The bar has been extraordinarily high for men of the cloth and disciples of Jesus Christ. What the world fails to recognise is that the religious leaders...
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For 50 years, Consumer Technology Association has annually organised a trade show dubbed the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. Held in Las Vegas every year, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
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Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn. Image Courtesy

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It’s Monday morning. The alarm rings at 5 am but you snooze it repeatedly. You do it so subconsciously but it's an art that you have mastered excellently well that it doesn’t interrupt your shallow sleep.

Regret In all honesty, you don’t want to wake up. The heaviness and the warmth of your duvet's embrace refuse to let go. Then you finally muster the strength to wake up at 6:45 am. Your eyes are heavy...
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It's Monday 22nd August, we depart at 8:00 am with a group of journalists from JKIA onboard KQ  destined for Jo’Burg at the O.R Tambo international Airport. Four hours later, we touch down.

IMG_20160823_115517[1]   We are picked up by Ford Southern Africa representative, for the brand new FORD Ranger 2.2 automatic. After a brief introduction, we were chauffeured off to Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria to witness the automated assembly plant where the...
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The Rise

When I started my writing career slightly over a year ago with an article that went viral, I was a champ . Caroline Mutoko, Ken Okoth Kibra MP, Boniface Mwangi, Larry Madowo, Mark Masai among other influential peeps shared the article. journalism It trended in Kenya for 3 days. I had spoken what was in the minds of many Kenyans. Dear sonko, I admire your showbiz philanthropy was the title of the...
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On that fateful day in March 2011, I never knew that a tragedy that would shake and disrupt my life was going to take place. The day had begun well. My career was flying high like a kite. I was a darling of my bosses. IMG_20160823_115517[1] A few months ago, I had just acquired my first car. I walked into my humble closet and chose the best suit. I then picked a colorful shirt...
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It’s on a Monday morning. The new week presents opportunities yet I can’t construct the first line in an article which is urgently needed by my boss. I sense fatigue from a distance. My soul craves tranquility.

The only cure is to escape the hustles and bustles of the city. Kilaguni Serena lodge calls and I have to respond. The lodge has always held this sacred place in my mind. It is one of the world’s first lodge to be built in...
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