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Friday, 13 January 2017

Positive Thinking;the spice of Life

When life gives you lemons; make lemonade. That is the cliché allegory that we subscribe to when we are at our ultimate lowest moment(s). When we hit the proverbial rock bottom our whole worldview changes and our mind’s prism makes us view things differently. We then wish that if we somehow could have handled a situation (s) a bit cautiously then perhaps our status quo would be relatively different.See,that is the thing about life, one moment of self doubt can yield good tidings or disaster. The quality of our lives is dictated by that short pause. The ‘what if’ factor more often than not determines our next course of action.

Monday, 4 January 2016

House Helps;Can't live with them;can't live without them?

Speaking from a man's point of view. I’m glad the DM is back! *Does Happy Dance* Allow me to explain before you think I’m happy for some sinister reasons. You see, my better half ‘released’ the DM (Pause..for those not in the know..a DM is a Domestic certain quarters, they’re called Househelps,Maids or Mboches if you prefer street lingo..) 
The Domestic Manager (DM).

Monday, 16 November 2015

Still think smoking Shisha is cool?Think again..

Over the weekend while catching up with a friend at a local pub, we were rudely interrupted by a young man.I say rudely because he came armed with an assortment of pipes (tubes) which he proceeded to place stark in the middle of the table almost spilling our drinks. While we were still perturbed, he went on to up-sell his paraphernalia to our bewilderment.It is out of curiosity that we gave him 4 of our valuable minutes within which he tried to close the sale  by offering the benefits of shisha including all the different flavors he had. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen shisha pipes before and I have been with people (some that I know) partake of it. The young man went on to  mention the benefits –key of which was achieving a‘feel good’upon inhalation of the stuff. Seeing that we were uninterested, he moved on to the next table to gain new ‘converts’. This got me thinking and lo and behold; a blog idea was born.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

“Accept and Move On” Mentality will be death of us Kenyans.

In March 2013 following the announcement of the  Presidential poll results  for the General Election, a new phrase was coined. The catchphrase “accept and move on” became sweet like honey to the lips of many; mostly supporters of the Jubilee coalition who were declared the winning coalition that would form the next Government of Kenya.This phrase was meant to put off dissenting voices from the losing coalition-CORD, who had claimed that the whole electoral process was flawed amidst a myriad of demands among them nullification of the vote which they later on pursued to the corridors of justice but lost through a Supreme Court ruling which upheld the election into office of Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta as the 4th President of Kenya. 
Pres.Uhuru Kenyatta's Inauguration

WHO Killed the Christmas Spirit?

Its December already?Oh boy! As I sit here, I am a bit perturbed that I am not really feeling the Christmas mood. Whatever happened to the Christmass spirit? I can bet that  I am not the only one feeling who feels this déjàvu feeling every other year in December. With the high paced life that we currently live; swamped with work and daily struggles, I won’t be too quick to blame myself or any other person oblivious that Christmas is just around the corner. I have walked around town lately and realized they don’t paint shops anymore with ‘Father Christmas’  (Santa Claus)faces and Christmas wonder it still looks like midyear.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Unlock the Lupita in you

Lupita as 'Patsey' in 12 Years A Slave
The world woke up to the news that Lupita Nyong’o – a Kenyan - had won the coveted Oscars.This,she did for her role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s screen adaptation of 12 Years A Slave. Lupita, the daughter of Kisumu Senator Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o walked away with the Best Supporting Actress title to add to her collection of accolades won over the recent past.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Matters Semantics:-Severance Allowance for Kenyan MPs = Higher Taxes for Kenyans

Political History is far too criminal and pathological to be a fit subject of study for the young. Children should acquire their heroes and villains from fiction – W.H.Auden, A Certain World
This quote encapsulates the selfishness that is currently being manifested by the crop of politicians inhabiting the August house in modern day Kenya. This is a sad reality if you consider our ‘Honorable’ Members of Parliament and their hyena like tendancies in mercilessly devouring public resources in form of taxes paid to the government of Kenya through awarding of unwarranted severance allowances.

Monday, 24 September 2012

An Open Letter to QTV Producers /Mr.Joseph Kaimenyi a.k.a #Kajairo

I Came across this letter doing rounds on Social Media:-The open letter letter directed to QTV  Producers was written by an obviously disgusted viewer who bashes  the  TV Comedian and Radio show host Peter Kaimenyi popularly referred to as Kajairo on his on screen antics that visibly irked the viewer.

Letter Reads- - - - - - - - - --t;

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Mutula Kilonzo: From ‘Skirty’ Issues to Banning Holiday Tuition

Hardly had the dust settled on the media sensationalized-short skirts in girls’ schools- ruckus than the infamous Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo slapped a ban on Holiday tuition in both private and public primary and secondary schools.

If  you are not in the know,{..sighs*rolls eyes*..}the Minister declared tuition a violation of children’s constitutional right as provided for under the Bill of Rights; Article 5 of the Kenyan Constitution to be precise. He hence issued a directive stopping any kind of institutionalized and paid for remedial teachings countrywide adding that anyone found disregarding this order will be dealt with according to the law. Love him or hate him, Mutula is not only a straight talker but a man of his word.

Education Minister Mutula Kilonzo has been 'accused of skirting issues'
The argument propagated by most teachers that extra tuition was meant to be a period for teachers to cover the syllabus in time in preparation for the final exams did not augur well with Mutula. He instead proposed a review of the curriculum to be in sync with the regular school terms workload.

You see, the minister would like children to be just that; children. Allow me to give you a sneak preview into Mutula’s visionary and idealistic world for a minute….

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Miguna Miguna's Book;Whose mask is he peeling back?

If you have been ardently reading newspapers, blogs ,watching TV and generally browsing through social media content, I am sure by now you know what and who Kenyans are talking about; Miguna Miguna.{Funny my spellchecker asked me to delete repeated word..}
YES, the guy is basking in the proverbial spotlight with his soon to be launched book - Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya.

The controversial book by The PM Former Advisor
The book has been reviewed by pundits, serialized in local dailies and deemed as the last nail on PM Raila Odinga’s political coffin. Infact, the anti Raila brigade working the puppet strings behind this whole fiasco considers it the timeliest ammo needed to bring him down to his knees by denting his image, integrity and presidential ambitions.

You will bear me witness that the release of this book is peculiarly ‘timely’. At the moment the PM is riding high on poll ratings as the most favorable presidential candidate without a doubt. He has worked really hard to ward off negativity from foes hell bent on making sure he does not ascend to that highly sought after seat in State House. He has criss-crossed the country garnering support from the most unlikely of quarters. He has drawn to his stable big names that had previously been associated with regional voting blocks that many thought would turn him down at the ballot.{..Read...Charity Ngilu, Henry Kosgey, Gitobu Imanyara…et al} Infact, if you look keenly you will notice he seems very weary physical and psychologically from all these activities. You gotta hand it to the guy; he has an elaborate takeover plan and campaign machinery that is paving his way to the house on the hill.