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...
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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...
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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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It’s been almost two years since I started writing. To say that the journey has been bumpy and exciting would be an understatement. I’ve gone through the days when my adrenaline levels were high above the roof. Yet I’ve also had moments when I struggled to believe that I was meant to write.

There are days when the comments sections of my articles generated such bile that I wanted to close my eyes...
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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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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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I vividly remember the post-election violence of 2007/2008 like it happened yesterday. The memories are etched in my mind like a gum stuck on a wooden surface. I had invested my emotions and energies towards the process. ezekiel-mutua In college, I was a firebrand proponent for the orange democratic movement (ODM). I distributed T-shirts. I openly debated pro-ODM policies. I was a die-hard supporter. I even volunteered to distribute cash for those who...
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On 10/10/2010, a tragic road accident in Gilgil took a 25-year-old quiet young man from our midst. Victor is his name. He was violently snatched from us by the grim reaper's blade. His evil intention was to wipe him off from our memories as if his name was written on sand. Grave Yet like ancient drawings, his name & memory is forever engraved in our DNA. We walk with him. He lives in...
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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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