Serious Stuff

What Are The Self Interests Of Donors?

It is accepted knowledge that every human being is driven by their self interests. This being the case, then, I wonder; what are the real self interests of Non-profit organisations? I understand what they have made us understand – that…

The Paradox Of Being Too Good.

I don’t suppose that there is any problem with being too good at something. Being an expert. In fact, you will always find me saying things like “do something to the best of your ability.” And one may live for…

If.

If you cannot share your emotion, If you cannot share in emotion, If you cannot express your affection, And be seen to endure affliction, If you cannot say your idea, If you have to be “from this area”, If your…

The Relationship Between Value & Evil

About a week ago, I asked the following question on my WhatsApp status: Are human beings inherently good or are they inherently evil? The responses I got had me concerned. Someone said “Inherently Evil! No good exists in us.” They went…

Before Anything Else, We Are Human Beings.

I have never really been a fan the alphabet people. For a long time, I have considered them an immoral, weird and unfit crop of human beings who would much rather live on their own planet than mingle with us…

Please Stop Beating Our Moms.

I wish you were there those nights, because you would have a better understanding of what I am about to write. You would have looked at her face and wouldn’t have stopped there. You would have looked into her eyes…

2021, It’s Time!

Will there be fireworks at midnight tonight? Whom will they mesmerise, seeing that we have a 10PM curfew? Or perhaps I misjudge. They do not explode fireworks to mesmerise us – they explode fireworks to represent something. What will they…

It’s Not Always About Feeling Loved.

There are those moments in our lives when our heads feel like a vacated house. Empty and quiet. Moments when we feel alone, as if we wandered into the Kalahari and have now lost all sense of time and direction….

Leaders Are Not Necessarily Gurus.

Being very good at something does not make you a leader. Not being very good at something does not mean you cannot be a leader. I am of the opinion that leadership is not dependent on whether or not you…

Before Life Sets You Free, It Beats You Up.

Before it sets you free, life beats you up. It spits on you, curses you and drags you on the dirt. Before it exalts you, it crushes your spirit and breaks your faith. It deems you worthless. Like a beggar…

Is Anyone To Blame For The Inequality Of The World?

Growing up, I was always angry at my mother and my grandmother for not working hard enough to buy me the things I desired. Things that according to me, were basic things to have because every other kid in my…

Ignore The pressure, It Is Okay.

Is it wrong to feel sad because of this Corona Virus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Is it unacceptable to be out of sorts because there are lock-downs and curfews and uncommon restrictions on how one interacts with ones family, ones friends…

Holding A Fart Is Harder Than Releasing It – Always Remember!

I bet you do not remember the shock on your face when you let out your first fart. You either found it disgusting, or fun, depending on the social class you were born into. Truth is, you did not understand…

Greedy People Are Patient People, Sometimes.

Are poor people powerless because they are poor or are they poor because they are powerless? Also, are  most rich people powerful because of their riches, or are they rich because they are powerful? Oliver cannot seem to put his…

The Story of A Hopeless Girl Called Hope.

They say that ‘nothing can dim the light that shines from within.’ But when Oliver stared into Hope’s eyes, there was no light. Not even a glimmer of ambition. What was there was an emptiness and a darkness and deadness…

Wanja Didn’t Like My Armpits.

As far as Oliver is concerned, it is easier to spend the whole day counting the grains of rice in a 50kg bag than to approach a girl. He would rather become a clown, dedicating all his life to wearing…

People Don’t Die; They Ran Ahead.

When he was dying that Friday night, I was having a cold Guinness as I grilled T-bone steaks because that’s what people do on Friday nights. Not that he preferred dying to eating meat, no. In fact, he loved meat….

I’m In A Relationship, But It’s Complicated.

I get off on many things in life. Except math. Math is frustrating. Math is like trying to untangle tangled up earphone cables in a hurry – you only make it worse by trying harder. I consider that it is…

There Is Nothing Casual About COVID-19

I won’t lie, I am frightened. I am frightened because Kenya now has 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19. I am more frightened because I do not know how many more people have contracted it that haven’t presented themselves to hospitals….

CHEQUE-MATE.

Dear Client, Picture the good Lord – in brilliant white robes like burning magnesium – standing next to ravishing Golden Gates holding a paper that shines like the sun. That paper gleams like the cheques you are supposed to give…

What’s Behind The Image?

Does Uhuru Kenyatta fart in his blankets? Does he make it worse by sniffing around as if hoping that this time it’ll smell like citronella? I know he’s the president but, si he is a person at the end of…

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