In 399 BC, philosopher Socrates stood before a jury of 500 of his fellow Athenians charged with vague crimes like “worshipping new gods” and “corrupting the young”. The trial took place in the heart of the city, the jurors were seated on wooden benches surrounded by a crowd of spectators.

After three hours of the accusers presenting evidence and Socrates also given three hours to respond, it is startling that such accusations led...
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When Kalonzo Musyoka failed to show up on Tuesday during the much-touted swearing-in ceremony of the Rt Honorable Raila Odinga as the people’s president, the nation went bonkers. Memes started flying as they were quickly designed. Parodies of the swearing-in flooded social media timelines as the act of not showing up hijacked the headlines.

He was called names. The most shared fruit became a watermelon as they called Musyoka a turncoat. Some Kambas...
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It was in a Laico Regency hotel room, at a boda boda press conference that my understanding of the meaning of education was fundamentally altered. For a very long time, I held my undergraduate degree with so much esteem. I belonged to a very exclusive club of people who were given the power to read by one of the most prestigious (according to me) universities in this country.

In fact, when I graduated...
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When we (journalists) arrived at Jamhuri High School, we were received by a wave of thick tension you could cut it with a sharp axe and it wouldn’t break. Limping students with bandaged hands, bleeding body parts and a heavy contingent of the riot Police greeted us at the gate.

According to reports, Wednesday early morning at around 7 am in what is believed to be a religious conflict, a group of students...
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From December 26th to January 1st, 2018, I had gone to Diani, Kwale County to join Kenya Assemblies of God Buru Buru youth for their annual camp, a tradition that I've tried to keep faithfully for the last seven years or so. When we had gone to the beach one afternoon, a conversation ensued between me and the youth pastor.

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In our conversation, I mentioned...

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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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