My Thoughts

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

2560 1709 Oliver Kagwe

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.

2560 1707 Oliver Kagwe

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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2560 1707 Oliver Kagwe

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 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?

2560 1704 Oliver Kagwe

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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