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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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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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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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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