RWANDANS AND JEWS-Historical Lessons for Kenyans

History allows us the opportunity to learn from other peoples mistakes in the hope that we will avoid those mistakes ourselves in the future. Two things happened this week that had a profound impact on my psyche.I finished reading A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali and i watched Hitlers death squad which aired onContinue reading “RWANDANS AND JEWS-Historical Lessons for Kenyans”

A SUNDAY AT THE POOL IN KIGALI

This was Gil Courtemanche’s first novel and it traces the Rwandan genocide through the life and tragic love story of Valcourt an older Canadian expatriate working there as a journalist and Gentille a young Rwandan working at the hotel Mille Collines as a waitress. The story is fictional but the events taking place in theContinue reading “A SUNDAY AT THE POOL IN KIGALI”

KENYAN WOMEN STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!

Martha Karua is one of my favorite MP’s,she is intelligent,witty,courageous and she is a woman to boot.I wish some of her qualities would rub off me because listening to her state her case in Parliament or in front of the cameras and you know here is a woman who knows what she wants and isContinue reading “KENYAN WOMEN STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!”

NEW CONSTITUTION:WHAT IT HOLDS FOR KENYAN WOMEN

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie, Physicist and first woman to win the Nobel Prize Kenyans gave a resounding yes vote for the new constitution and now that it is place,i wonder if Kenyan women know of the opportunities available for them in elective posts.I amContinue reading “NEW CONSTITUTION:WHAT IT HOLDS FOR KENYAN WOMEN”

IN MY DAUGHTER’S EYES………..

While we try to teach our children all about life,Our children teach us what life is all about.~Angela Schwindt Just the other day while we were watching Tusker Project Fame show on Citizen TV(Kenyan version of American Idol)my daughter asked me where Alpha (last years winner)came from.I answered Rwanda, and she told me”you are goingContinue reading “IN MY DAUGHTER’S EYES………..”

THE KITE RUNNER-KHALEID HOSSEINI

Amir is a boy growing up in Kabul with his friend Hassan ,the son of their live in man servant Ali.They are the best of friends and one of my favorite lines by Hassan is ‘for you a thousand times over’.This is the phrase Hassan uses whenever Amir asks him to do anything for him.Continue reading “THE KITE RUNNER-KHALEID HOSSEINI”

GREAT RIFT VALLEY GEMS-DISCOVERY ATLAS 4D

Thanks to Discovery World here are some facts about the Rift Valley. 1.It is host to the world’s hottest place-Danakil depression in Ethiopia2.It has the longest fresh water lake in the world ,which is four times deeper than the Grand Canyon-Lake Tanganyika3.The lakes in the Rift Valley i.e Lake Malawi,Tanganyika and Victoria has the worldContinue reading “GREAT RIFT VALLEY GEMS-DISCOVERY ATLAS 4D”

DOMESTIC TOURISM-Way Forward…

Just yesterday i was listening to prime time news and heard Honorable Najib Balala(Minister for Tourism) saying that by the end of the year the country would hit 100 billion mark from revenue generated from tourism.The same news item was commenting on the reduced tourist traffic at the coast due to the deplorable conditions ofContinue reading “DOMESTIC TOURISM-Way Forward…”