I have broken many things.Ice, records, promises, Continue reading
Valentine’s day is about love, Christmas is about giving and everyday is about…trees i guess! I get celebrating about those things, but Halloween? Halloween is a holiday where we put on costumes and try out different versions of ourselves, Princess, The Demon, The Bird Flying Free. It’s fun not to be us. And to not have to face the reality of who we really are and the things that scare us like our vulnerabilities, or what we really want for ourselves, or our fear of change and what it will inevitably bring. Being someone else for a night can really be fun or scary. Either way it is only one night. And when the masks are off and we are being ourselves again we’ve got nothing to hide behind. And maybe that’s okay…
“A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.” ― Virginia Woolf
I refuse to suck up to this fake sense of Kenyan patriotism.
I grew up reading books on Kenyan history and singing to the tunes of patriotic songs that were constantly propagated by the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. I went to school in a single party state when there was no difference between government and political parties. I was taught history that was cooked by the curriculum developers to deliberately make me become patriotic to the country Kenya.
Striking at Assad won't end the conflict in Syria. But it may drag the U.S. into a complex civil war
By Fareed Zakaria
From the start of the Syrian conflict, President Obama has wanted to take two very different approaches to it. On the one hand, he has been disciplined about the definition of American interests and the use of force.
ICC has been a thorn in the flesh of Kenyan political fabric. This issue has spurred many unending debates nationally and internationally. The issue is rooted in the post elections violence (PEV) that was experienced in Kenya in 2007/2008. It is estimated that about 1000 people lost their lives and thousands of people were displaced from their homes. Ineffaceable scars were left on many bodies and in many hearts. PEV brought many changes in Kenya, and the most remarkable change was that of the supreme law of the country; the constitution. Continue reading
At first when I woke up today, I was totally fine until I decided to sleep in a little. Then I awoke the second time and there it was. A sudden whiplash from the neck muscles and down the spine. It was a sudden wave of excruciating on my neck. I gave out a shrill scream followed by at least two minutes whimper. It was ages since I experienced such debilitating pain. I have a stiff neck.
The world is beautiful and full of interesting Continue reading
What do you really mean when you say, ‘let’s hook up’? What very many do not know is that the phrase ‘hook up’ bears the sexual connotations. I may be desperately trying to pull a Philip Ochieng here, in a society where what you say does not matter as long as there is the meeting of the minds to whomever you say it to. To those who are wondering who Philip Ochieng is, he is a Kenyan writer. A columnist in one of the dailies, and he tries to teach English to the unlettered and learned Kenyans in his Sunday column, Mark my Words. With an endeavor Continue reading
Today, as we commemorate the war veterans my thoughts are directed to my grandfather. God rest his soul in eternal peace. He was a tall witty man, full of courage and humor. I celebrate him, i celebrate his contribution in the World War II. My grandfather was among the African troops who fought in the jungles of Burma. Continue reading