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Honorific
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My Honorific Titles

An honorific is a term that prefixes or suffixes a person’s name and shows honor and respect when addressing that person. Most, if not all, of the honorifics we use formally today were inherited from the west. However, in our …

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COVID
Posted in Lifestyle

I Am Multi-Skilled: Lessons From the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives. It has greatly impacted on the way we work, socialize and worship. Further, it has wreaked havoc on our economies, industries and well-being. Until a vaccine is found, we shall have to adapt …

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Race: Why is My Skin Colour So Terrifying?

I was born and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and attended public schools from primary level all the way to university. In Kenya, people of other races often attended private schools and went to university abroad. There were Indians who …

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Night Club
Posted in Lifestyle

A Night Club in Town

We paid our bill and left Desalech Kitfo. You remember the couple I told you about, the Ethiopian lady and her Indian beau who joined our party? Well, they followed us out of the restaurant like we were in the …

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Night Out
Posted in Culture Lifestyle

A Night on the Town

When the government proposed social distancing and staying at home as measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 crisis, there came, as usual, an online war between the introverts and the extroverts. The introverts contended that this was their time …

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Shiundu
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For Shiundu Nikola

Shiundu Nikola, better known as Papa Oketch, is my Baba Mkubwa, my father’s elder brother. He is the first born in his mother’s house and my father is the second. Papa Oketch suddenly and unexpectedly left us on the third …

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Ritual Healer
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The Ritual Healer

Dear Reader, the events I am about to describe here happened way before we knew that such a thing like coronavirus existed. So do not fear that I went against common sense and ignored directives on social distancing. In fact, …

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Eat
Posted in Business

The Less You Talk, the More You Eat, the Better You Will Feel!

My Standard Two class teacher, Mrs. Waweru, made an amendment, or a remix if you like, to the popular nursery rhyme ‘Row, row, row your boat’ when teaching us a lesson on table manners.  This was during those days when …

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Corruption
Posted in Business Culture

Come We Do Corruption

I was standing on the queue of a government office and had been standing on it for three hours now.  The queue was barely moving and I was exhausted.  I was thirsty and hot and in a foul mood.  The …

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Enemies of Progress
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Enemies of Progress

We are our own enemies of progress.

Over the Christmas holidays, a prominent Kenyan professor posted a photograph of himself and his family on a beach holiday in Malindi.  Of course, Kenyans spewed vitriol and venom directed at the …

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