Growing up, whenever I was sick, there were two major ways of administering medicine. Either I would be given the medicine to take orally or sometimes I would get an injection.

My mother preferred injections. I, on the other hand, hated injections, first, because I had to lower my pants and expose my behind (I found it to be quite emasculating) and the painful feeling that the needle left when it penetrated my...
Politics & International Affairs

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...
People & Motivation

“In 2013 we faced a formidable opponent with half the government — a sitting prime minister and a sitting vice-president. Today we face a clueless, rudderless, leaderless, disorganised Opposition.” Truer words used to describe the opposition have never been spoken.

Opposition Raila Odinga (Centre) with Musalia Mudavadi and COTU boss Francis Atwoli. Photo courtesy of the Star.

With that statement, William Ruto, with the focus of surgeon’s scalpel revealed the gangrene that is eating...
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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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In the history of human existence, we have been faced with great adversities. The human race has had to deal with pandemics like war, fire, natural disasters among other tragedies that threatened our very existence. In the midst of all these challenges, the strength of the human resolve is tested to the limits.

Some men crumble like chalk and give up, completely letting defeat flood over their souls as they surrender to whatever lot fate has apportioned to them. While at the...
Politics & International Affairs

When Donald J Trump signed the immigration executive order, the world went berserk. Did he mean it? Probably not. Did he achieve his objectives? Absolutely yes.

  Protests broke instantly like lightning right left right and centre. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyers rushed to court and filed a petition against the ‘absurd’ executive order. What they all missed was the genius political move that Mr. Trump had pulled on them. Why would the...
Politics & International Affairs

Dear Mr President, I have high regard for you. You are an impressionable man who has ‘seen it all’ in terms of what the world has to offer. You come from an affluent background. The problems you face aren't similar to what ordinary Kenyans face.

  I actually believe that you have done well to open up the presidency and you have made it within reach of common wananchi. You fought heavy shackles to ascend to...
Politics & International Affairs

The opposition parties recently gathered at the Bomas of Kenya. The National Super Alliance mooted by the Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi seems to be taking shape. We wish the new outfit all the best.

It’s amazing that Kenya's post independent movements that altered the political landscape of this country were birthed in western Kenya. The Kenya People’s Union (KPU) founded by Jaramogi Oginga Odinga opposition to KANU was the first...
Politics & International Affairs

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...
People & Motivation