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Riding the Journey of Life With A Hostile Passenger

“Why do we as a culture hold on to toxic relationships?”

This, Dear Reader, was a question asked by my sister-in-law one Friday afternoon as we watched the lunchtime news.  A news item came up about a woman who …

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Alcohol: The Lubricant that Oils the Engine of A Nairobian’s Recreation

Dear Reader, I am not an outdoorsy person but I am environmentally inclined. I also do enjoy the occasional alcohol and roast meat fiesta.  And so, several years ago, when I was still young and vibrant, a group of friends …

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Body Shaming: The Elephant in the City

Let us talk about the elephant in the city.  Why is body shaming an acceptable practice?  Why do we give these body shaming bullies an audience?  Why do we give them an ear and egg them on when they turn …

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Ludwig, the Young Business Man

I am glad you are back, dear reader.  While you were away, questions and comments about business in Nairobi came in hard and fast.  Surely Nairobi was not entirely proliferated by kioskers, otherwise the very successful businesses we see …

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The Hekima Business Community Kioskers

I read an Article the other day where Bob Collymore (may his soul rest in peace) informed us Kenyans in no uncertain terms that we were plagued, afflicted, infected beyond cure with what is known as “Kiosk Mentality”.  …

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Plastic Bags

It is almost one year since the ban of plastic bags in Kenya which took effect precisely on 28th August 2017. With the recent stories in the news that the ban is not being implemented and/or enforced, I decided …

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A Swanky Business Lunch

I sit at Mama’s Home Lunch Restaurant staring at my plate of pilau and beef gravy with kachumbari and avocado on the side.  The aromas from my plate and from the other foods in the restaurant do not tantalise me …

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In Nairobi, The Customer is Always Wrong

Nairobi is a very large city teeming with all sorts of businesses, from the fashion industry, to the motor industry, to the culinary industry and the flesh industry. With competition among businesses, each business owner has to go that extra …

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Motorists Under Siege

All motorists in Nairobi know what it feels like to be declared enemies of the state, dangerous beings, renegades if you may, outlaws.  The Government has besieged us from all directions; it is closing in on us, squeezing the essence …

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The Belles Versus The Brutes

It is with heavy heart and dampened spirits that I turn finger to keyboard and give my contribution to the raging war between men and women, Belle and Brute.  Those vile nauseating beasts who have made it their mission to …

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