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Earth Day

Earth Day & International Women’s – Who’s Post Is The Best?

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Today, I came across a social media post reminding us that April 22nd is Earth Day. By all intents and purposes, a good day. One where both the people fighting the problem and the problem itself unite in acknowledging that truly, we must solve the problem for it is causing many other problems that are…

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We Are Advertisers, not Politicians.

We Are Advertisers, Not Politicians.

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I originally published this blog post on 19th March 2024, but then my website factory reset itself. Just like that, without my permission. As if I am not the one who gives it life and fame. My website guy explained to me exactly what happened – he mentioned servers, backups, things – but like many…

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It Feels Like An Avalanche.

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As I begin to write this blog post, my mind feels like a kids playing ground and a market place during market day and the White House during a crisis and like a ship caught in a tempest and like the inside of a pressure cooker and, just chaotic. In any random order, I am…

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We are planting a 100-acre forest.

We Are Planting a 100-Acre Forest.

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There is a point to this article, and it has everything to do with trees. Before this year, I had only ever planted a tree once in about 24 years of life on earth. I planted 3 trees – Grevilleas. This was no easy task. It involved me interacting with soil, mud, sweat and other…

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My Vision Board

My Vision Board.

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It is about 2 AM as I write these thoughts. Not deep thoughts, not shallow thoughts – just thoughts. I have just spent about 2 hours creating my vision on Pinterest, an undertaking I got on after seeing Al Kags’ Facebook post about vision boards earlier yesterday. It reminded me that once upon a time,…

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I lost my boots

I Lost My Shoes

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The other day, I wrote about a guy who lost his shoes. That guy is me. You people who sent me messages asking, I hereby confess. They were black, leather, Chelsea boots. A pair of beauty. I walked in them and felt like the Matrix. Or Chuck Norris. I was ready to take down the…

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If I Were In Charge Of Marketing Kenya…

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Although it may not seem like it now, Kenya has everything it needs to have a strong, stable economy. Specifically, I think we have what it takes to increase our literacy levels, improve and make affordable our healthcare, increase our exports and put money in people’s pockets. It is possible for Kenya to be a…

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Lost shoes

A Guy Who Lost His Shoes

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Here is a situation: your man comes home and tells you that he has lost his shoes. You look down and you find that what he says is true. Then you lift your eyes slowly and they settle where they meet his. The expression you are wearing is close to one you would have on…

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Motivation and Addiction

Quit Motivation, Start Action.

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The new year is upon us, just like all previous new years. Most people spend this time in more or less the same way – in keshas, in clubs, at home with grandparents, on holiday etc. Then, soon after the first few days, they buy note books and diaries. You will then miss them from…

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16 Days Of Activism Against GBV

16 days of Activism: working on Gender Based Violence (GBV)

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The 16 days of Activism ended 5 days ago, having started on 25th November this year. At Thellesi Trust, we have been working in partnership with UN Women on a project to sensitise people on the various forms of Gender Based Violence through an online and offline campaign. I have mixed feelings working on this…

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This is what we do every single moment of our lives. It all starts with ourselves, then with others. When you wake up in the morning, leaving the warm, cozy sheets for the harsh chaotic world, you consciously choose to contend. When you rush in the streets, strive in the office, study in school, do…

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Voter Apathy Is Real Amongst Youths

Voter Apathy Is Real Amongst Youths

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What’s worse than a politician? A person who believes in a politician! Various extensive studies seen by okagwe.com have shown that it is more probable for Jesus to actually come back and take his flock than for politicians to actually do what they say they will do! And before you think I am making up…

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Letter #1 - Wakenya

Letter #1: Wakenya

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Dear Oliver, I have received your letter in which you have expressed your frustration with me. You have rightly put it that I have not been writing back to you – a cause of severe frustration for you. I wish to salvage my reputation with you by stating that my silence has not been deliberate,…

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Why are our farmers poor?

Why Are Most Farmers Poor?

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Malindi, Kenya.  No one can imagine how triggered I felt when I walked into a fruitmart in Malindi only to find that half of the produce there was either from South Africa, Egypt or Turkey. I was disappointed and angry. And not only are these things international, but also outrageously overpriced for a town like…

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Moving Away From Being A Taxnation

Moving Away From Tax in Taxnation

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I think the government should consider taking some time to catch a little bit of air. It has been very busy chasing us to pay taxes, all while introducing new ones. As you might have noticed (if you are still at the bottom of the pyramid like me), they have taxed the heck out of…

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The more the options, the better the decision

The More The Options, The Better The Decision

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Nope, not quite so. It turns out that the more options you have the more negative emotion you experience. Brands are especially notorious in this regard. It is far more likely for a brand to introduce a new sub-brand than for it to kill one that deserves to forced into extinction. When killing is not…

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Ka mua, Ka muri - walking backwards into the future.

Ka mua, ka muri – walking backwards into the future

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This is a proverb by the Māori people of New Zealand (other sources attribute them to ancient Mesopotamia). It means walking backwards into the future. Take a moment to think about this incredibly cool idea! When we talk about the past and the future, we seem to mean that we walk into the future with…

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Social Media is evi

“Social Media is Evil”

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In a twitter space titled ‘the good and the bad of social media’, speakers have ganged up against social media. One after the other other, they are passionately going on about how evil social media is, and the many evil outcomes that it has resulted in. Not a single one of them is pro social…

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Plane Diversion in Belarus

My Thoughts On The Belarus Plane Diversion.

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I have been closely following the news on the events that happened in Belarus on the afternoon of Sunday, 23rd May 2021. It was stuff from fiction movies! What happened was that passengers aboard Ryanair Flight 4978 were cruising towards to Vilnius, Lithuania from Athens, Greece. The flight had so far been normal, with nothing…

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#KwaniYouthNiNani – Misrepresentation of Youths in Government.

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There is a peculiar observation that I have made and I wish to share it with you. If you take a quick look at the composition of our government, you will notice more men than women, hardly any youths and let’s not even get started with persons living with disabilities! Yet, there are more women…

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Reflections On The Mirror

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Oliver suggests to me that the difference between having a good life and a miserable one could lie in whether or not one looks at themselves in the mirror. He goes on to make his point by saying that it also depends on how you look into the mirror, because manner in which you present…

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