The Kenya Defence Forces have, understandably, come under stinging criticism from the public in the past few days, following their performance during the Westgate “siege”. If you have been following the news, you must definitely have seen the CCTV clips showing soldiers apparently looting from some of the shops at Westgate while the “rescue” was […]
All hail the kingAnointed of God to be master and lordLet’s sing his praises, let’s kiss his behindLet’s prostrate at his feet, adore his infallibilityHis wisdom is infinite, his intentions impeccableService to humanity is his only mission. Egoistic princes of darkness, bent on subversion Seek to sow seeds of doubt and disaffection against the messiahThese, […]
Push sycophancy (and the blind loyalty) aside for a moment. Find the inner courage to tell the king the unpleasant truth. He is naked, and setting all of us up for ridicule. Not that he doesn’t know, he is relishing our useful idiocy as he satisifes his exhibitionist tendencies.
Thank God for the peace that prevailed during and after the elections. We all know how disastrous it would have been if we went back the 2007/08 path. Every Kenyan, the media included, played an important role in ensuring this peace, so congratulations are in order. However, as many sober minds have pointed out, it […]
An innocent boy lies in hospital, dying of an infection passed on to him through no fault of his. Five blocks away, the boy’s elder sister is in bed too, making crazy love to her new husband. The “happy together ever after” promise looks so real. A young man devotes all his youthful energy preparing […]
… are two sides of the same coin. Which side people see, depends on the result of the move – immediate, medium term, or the long run – in the eyes of the assessor. Just saying.
“This time round, I am not taking any chances. I will be sleeping with a panga by my side. These guys have already started threatening us, and I won’t allow myself to be wrong footed. In fact I wish I knew how and where to get a gun…” If you think the above statement is […]
A not-so-tongue-in-cheek rant I’ll try to be brief and straight to the point. Perhaps I should have posted this in my internet marketing blog, but here goes anyway. Before you came along, your predecessors were primarily relying on on-page factors. But marketers are marketers, they’ll abuse, exploit, manipulate, make the best of any available loophole, […]
You remember the old admonition “usipigie mbuzi guitar”? Fine. We’ll come back to that shortly. I stumbled upon an old, but still very share-worthy story. In 2007, the Washington Post conducted an interesting experiment involving Joshua Bell. If you are a fan of classical music, you probably know who Joshua Bell is. He is regarded […]
It is easy to act shocked when terrible things happen. How did we get here? When did grenades become as easily available to our local “terrorists” as stones are for rioting college students? Yet we know if we had done more to stop the madness in Somalia ten years ago, if we hadn’t loved and […]