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Johnny Doesn’t Care.

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Late this evening, my friend (Stalone) and I decided not to take a boda boda from Statehouse Road to Tao, and instead, we walked. We had managed to convince ourselves that it was unhealthy to spend about 70% of our days sitting. Imagine this: sitting in your bed in the morning for a prayer, sitting…

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My Idea Of Leadership.

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To be in a position of leadership is to be in between a rock and a hard place. It is making choices, be they good or bad, and accepting to own the blame and be crucified when things go wrong. Being in a position of leadership is accepting that not everyone agrees with you, even…

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Sonko.

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Mike Sonko is living the dreams of some of us. I mean it. See what you sit down and imagine you will own when you grow up, well, Sonko already owns it. During the weekend, I had the fortunate chance of visiting his family farm in Mua, Machakos county. At the time of writing this,…

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Jalopy.

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The queue is long. From where I stand, it meanders round and round and terminates where the next person to enter the bus stands. I hate when I find these long ‘lines‘. Imagine you are just from a very tight day, and instead of heading straight into your cosy Benz and being chauffeured to your…

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Money, Religion & Health #1

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If you are among those people who say that money is not equal to happiness, please move on to my other posts because I am just about to seriously offend you. I got myself into a hot discussion with my friend, Kamau, who I find it important to point out that has been married for…

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Celebrate Yourself, You Are Amazing!

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18th July 2018 was like no ordinary day in my life. It was different in all its aspects. Just last week, I finally joined the 20s band wagon after what seemed to be an eternity in my teenage years. For once in my 20 years of life on earth, I felt the need to celebrate.…

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Sportpesa Chronicles

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Curiosity killed the cat. Wrong. Curiosity taught the cat a lesson. Right. When everyone was talking about the World Cup, guess what I was talking about…. thee World Cup. Let me share a little experience I had with you. Well, I have less than 200 friends. 70% of these friends bet on Sportpesa, Betway, Betin…

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Because Of Pizza

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Nothings turns a modern day girl ON more than some slimy mrenda mixed with bitter managu eaten with brown ugali. She will fall head over heels with you if you serve her boiled sweet potatoes and uji for breakfast in bed. Let me tell you a secret that you never knew: girls love traditional food.…

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A Degree? A Mentor? – Which Is Best?

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What’s the difference between; Susan who completes high school and joins Nairobi University and graduates with a bachelors degree in ABC, and Oliver who finishes high school and goes straight into mentorship? Well, Susan is better placed than Oliver. She has gone to a prestigious university and spent more than 4 years learning a craft.…

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Shitbags!

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Politics is not my thing, but I know at least one thing – Kenyan politicians are, well, shitbags! Forgive me for insulting someones mother, father or spouse, but I refrained myself from using harsher words. See, ever since I became conscious of the world, I began to notice things. I could hear what was going…

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A Street Lamp

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Have you heard of smart cities? Do you know what they are? Or how they work? Or what makes them smart? If you have, ever imagined our Kenyan cities transforming from what they are to smart cities? Wouldn’t they be amazing? I stumbled upon the the term the other day as I was reading about…

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Mr. Pilsner Bottle

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Mommy, Daddy, I do not know whether I write this for you, or for the reader who is a parent or an aspiring parent. I write it anyway. … I thank God for you, mom. I do not know how I would be without you, dad. It is through your collaborative efforts that I am.…

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Non-Issue – #1

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This is one of those weird blogs that you will ever come across. Trust me. And for anyone who I might offend here, please let your eyes read no more at this moment. Please note that I have warned you in advance and anything you do after my warning is solely on you. If you…

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10th Most Dangerous City In Africa – #1

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Dark pregnant clouds hung lowly as the once calm breezes turn into frenzied winds. I watch as carelessly littered papers swirl in the twisting dust devils, high and higher up the dark sky they go. The air is filled with noises of working engines, hooting cars, distant sirens, constant bangs from this and that corner…

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Teach Africa

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In my last post , I talked about the 17 sustainable development goals set by world leaders in the summit of 2015. I went further to state what in my view are the best ways to achieve these goals. In this blog post, I will focus on one of the two things that I mentioned – prioritization…

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The UN Summit of 2015

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What if the world had no poverty, zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, improved access to good health care, good quality education for every child and we’d solved the climate problem? What if our world achieved gender equality, reduced inequalities, decent work and economic growth, affordable and clean energy, responsible production and consumption and all…

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Morality – Why We Are Missing The Point

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On 11th and 12th of April, 2018, twitter was flooded with people expressing their disgust over how teenagers take and post on social media. Tweeting under the hashtag #ifikiewazazi, Kenyans condemned while some were shocked at the rot that is with these millennials. A quick look at Kenyan instagram accounts will show you exactly what I…

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Expose Your Stupidity

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I can write, but I can’t write. I can type, but I cannot write. I am unable to construct a correct English sentence. Listen, I struggle to organize my thoughts and flow with them. That’s not it yet. You see, normal people can speak at least some English – you can hear it. I can also speak…

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