Wamukoya Netia
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Wamukoya Netia

Wamukoya Netia, a novel by Didi Wamukoya

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Wamukoya Netia

Wamukoya Netia joined his mother in her kitchen and sat opposite her by the fire as she prepared the evening meal.

“A …

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Social Media; the Driver of Narcissistic Entitlement

Social media has greatly transformed our culture.  It has changed the way we listen, converse, interact, build and sustain relationships.  It is said that adults now spend, on average, three hours per day on social networking and messaging platforms.   Social …

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The Good, the Bad and the Stark Raving Mad

In this city, we have all, if not most of us interacted with the professionals known as domestic managers or domestic helpers.  Our mothers before us were bold and took up the challenge of being co-breadwinners with our fathers.  As …

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Fitina: A Treatise on Malicious Manipulation of Information

If there is something I have learnt from very early in life, it is to keep away from fitinaFitina is a social disease that wrecks relationships, destroys families and leads to serious crimes of passion.  Woe unto you …

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Non-Resident Alien Spouses

I had never heard of the phrase “Non-Resident Alien Spouse,” until this morning when Lekan rudely told me to go and look it up.  His rejoinder left me upset and embarrassed but I went ahead and whipped out …

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Marriage; An Embarrassing Institution for Men

On Valentine’s Day last Thursday, all the usual videos, memes, jokes and forwards were and still are circulating.  Some of these jokes speak of men going on a mandatory male conference on 14th February, others speak of being swallowed …

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The Night Runner Matthew Smith and Other Village Stories

January is here and I am back from a long and restful holiday in my village of Matungu.  I had a good time with my extended family, eating food fresh from the farm, taking long walks in the evenings …

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Polypharmacy and the Epidemic of Unnecessary Care

Medicines play a crucial role in the treatment of illnesses and most, if not all visits to the doctor, end with a prescription. However, doctors are alarmingly prescribing too many medicines and this can be more harmful than helpful to …

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The Complexities of the Inferiority Complex

We often read in the press and see for ourselves high ranking individuals suffering from superiority complex and resorting to ridiculous, violent and uncalled for actions against unsuspecting members of the public.  Actions have included ear pulling, nose pinching, brick …

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The World Is Yet To See God’s Limits of Exploitation

I knew Messiah from a young age.

Back then, he went by the name Masii. I cannot really say that we grew up together because he grew up in the village and I in the city.  We always went to …

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