HOW I REMEMBER WAMBUI OTIENO-MBUGUA

1987,I was just eight years old in class 3 and i was fascinated by Wambui Otieno. Her face was all over the newspapers,as she fought the Umira Kager clan who didnt want her burying her husband at their Ngong  home.The clan wanted him buried in Nyamila village,Nyalgunga in Siaya District. I pored over the blowContinue reading “HOW I REMEMBER WAMBUI OTIENO-MBUGUA”

BLOG ANYWAY………LIFE WITH WORDS

Blogging is a labour of love,putting thoughts into words and seeing them spring to life from my keyboard to the screen is so exhilarating.Sometimes,most times I suffer from mental block and even cups of Kenya’s finest coffee do not have me bouncing off the walls with inspiration and feverish bending over my laptop;crazily typing away and breathing lifeContinue reading “BLOG ANYWAY………LIFE WITH WORDS”

VISION 2030 IS IN THE HANDS OF OUR CHILDREN,IN THE CLASSROOMS

Vision 2030 so far has been the property of all manner of stake holders,political pundits,skeptics,government officials,the Executive but not the Kenyan youth in schools who are the ones who are set to benefit the most from this vision as well as turn it into reality. As a country are supposed to have achieved all theContinue reading “VISION 2030 IS IN THE HANDS OF OUR CHILDREN,IN THE CLASSROOMS”

VISION 2030 AND DANCING ANGELS ON PIN HEADS

How many angels can dance on a pin head……? Can you see angels? Can it be proved they exist ? The question of how many of these “beings” can dance on a pin head originated in medieval times and was often times used as a metaphor for debates that usually ended up nowhere or hadContinue reading “VISION 2030 AND DANCING ANGELS ON PIN HEADS”

WHY KENYANS NEED TO START WALKING OUT OF POLITICAL RALLIES

Apparently i am not suffering from arthritis as i previously thought i have wrist tendonitis.Le me explain…I have been having some excruciating  pain shoot through my wrist every time someone shakes my right hand or i do any work that involves movement to my right wrist,texting,writing,sometimes even when typing my fingers have to be on theContinue reading “WHY KENYANS NEED TO START WALKING OUT OF POLITICAL RALLIES”

TEACHING THE CONSTITUTION TO OUR CHILDREN:THE WAY TO STOP TRIBALISM

This Saturday on the 27th of August,how many Kenyans will be popping bottles of champagne  and celebrating one year since we passed the new Constitution?Few if any and you know why,because nothing much has changed. Except for the fact  that we have a new CJ,more judges were sworn in after going through a very openContinue reading “TEACHING THE CONSTITUTION TO OUR CHILDREN:THE WAY TO STOP TRIBALISM”

OPINION POLLS ARE JUST THAT……OPINIONS

The fact that an opinion is widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd;indeed,in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind,a wide-spread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible”-Bertrand Rusell. Opinion polls in Kenya,especially political ones are big business in Kenya and everyone is cashing in on it,especially nowContinue reading “OPINION POLLS ARE JUST THAT……OPINIONS”

BATTLE FOR NORTHERN KENYA LIES IN THE CLASSROOM

Frederick Douglass was an African American abolitionist leader who was known for his anti slavery stand as well as for his great oratory and writing skills. Separated from his mother at the age of one so that she could go back to working in the plantation as a slave and forced to work as a slave himselfContinue reading “BATTLE FOR NORTHERN KENYA LIES IN THE CLASSROOM”

GENDER ISSUES,ELECTIVE POSTS AND THE NEED FOR THE CONSTITUTION TO STAY AS IT IS

I am watching the unfolding debate on women representation with a lot of fore boding because i think the  Cabinet  resolution to amend the constitution clause  hat representation in any one office by any gender should not exceed 2/3 will pass through.And it is going to pass through because men are a majority in parliament. DespiteContinue reading “GENDER ISSUES,ELECTIVE POSTS AND THE NEED FOR THE CONSTITUTION TO STAY AS IT IS”