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The online views of Oliver Kagwe.
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What’s Behind The Image?

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Reading Time: 4 minutesDoes 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 the day? And let us not lie, normal people [read: boys] do…

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Black.

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Reading Time: 5 minutes  I had never spoken to her before in my life. But when I did, she couldn’t hear anything I was saying. Love can be as deaf as it is blind and as blind as it is deaf. She couldn’t see the point I was making either. Because she was in love.…

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There Is No Title For This One.

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Reading Time: 6 minutesAs I quickly write this blog, I am struggling to find what it is for. Like what it’s purpose is. But then my blog has been quite dormant and I am under a lot of internal (and external) pressure to write. I have not been writing because I like not writing. In…

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What Happens To You After Men Have Gone Back Their Wives?

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Reading Time: 6 minutes  A village in the middle of nowhere celebrates the achievement of one of their daughters who just passed her national exams and has now been called to a renown university in Nairobi. She carries the hopes of an entire people. And off she goes to the big city. She knows she…

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One Does Not Break The Hand Of A Farmer.

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Reading Time: 6 minutes“Mūrīmi ndaunagūo gūoko.” Said a person who I have neither heard nor seen. I am not even sure if that is the correct way to write what they said, but of importance here is life…  sorry I mean… of importance here is that you understand what he is saying. For you my…

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Let Us Not Forget The 80s, 90s & Early 2000s.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesThe air they breathed was contaminated with sadness and death. The environment was littered with desperation and confusion. And the sky? Well it was was pregnant with disease and it poured down on them fear. Word had spread like wildfire. A mystery murrain was here, and it was not only terrifying but…

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Men Must Talk.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesIt was a Glenlivet 15 that Joe (not his real name) liked to have when he felt the way he was feeling today. He had concluded that it was the only drink that understood him, met his needs and provided him a shoulder to cry on. Not that he cried though, because…

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Content Creation VS Content Retention.

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAs a content creator, I believe that video is the future of communication. You can already see it. Over the past few years, there has suddenly occurred a need by social media companies to create live statuses and live streaming. WhatsApp brought to us WhatsApp status – which is essentially a place…

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The Man JP Barely Breathes.

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Reading Time: 7 minutes JP’s only prayer is that the government loosens its grip on his neck. He can barely breathe. He has not ever experienced what breathing without someone’s hand chocking his neck feels like. And note, it’s not like his body is ok with limited air, it’s just that it found the situation…

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Choose Your Country!

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Reading Time: 7 minutesWe agreed in my previous post that the 1st time people organised themselves so that they had a leader, they formed a government. From the African plains to Europe’s highlands, the dry East and the tropical South West, the purpose of government was to organise people and protect their interests by making laws and policies. All…

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The Face Of A People.

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Reading Time: 4 minutesTo understand the government is to understand what ails it. It is to allow ourselves to be able to treat this sickness and make it functional again. A good government equals a good life for it’s people. Many people have put across their definitions of the word government. Google defines it as ‘the…

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Of Myself & Ignorance.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesVery old men say “..the youth are the future of this country.” Sometimes even the youth say and believe that they are the future of this nation, Kenya. That statement means that the youth are expected to fill the gaps that will be left by old outgoing folk. They (the youth), will…

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My Idea Of Leadership.

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Reading Time: 5 minutesTo 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…

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Money, Religion & Health #1

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf 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…

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A Degree? A Mentor? – Which Is Best?

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat’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…

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