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Do Not Let Rigathi Gachagua Distract You

Despite what Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says, the Government of Kenya is not a company with shareholding. But rather, the government is a duty bearer exercising public trust according to law, staffed by people appointed and regulated by national law, and financed by the entire public. This is the...

I Have Always Been A Cat Person

A three year old has just moved in with me. Her name is Rosie. She has orange hair, a spicy attitude and startling gold eyes. Rosie is a ginger cat with a healthy suspicion of people – unsurprising, given her difficult beginnings in this world. She was rescued from...

Show Me Your Friends 

Remember those multiple choice questions in school? Here is one for you. The difference is, it does not require a correct answer, just an honest response. If you lost your closest friend today, who would you share the news with first? We will not ask why you picked the...

I Drank Tea In Japan And Felt Zen 

One must-do if you ever travel to Japan is signing up for a Japanese tea ceremony in Osaka.  You will end up in a ragtag group of other itinerant tourists eager to immerse themselves into a centuries-old tradition. Like you, they are looking for something to make their trip...

Mama Ngina Kenyatta Has Spoken. Now What?

There are national subjects that require assemblage of evidence and closure. The land settlement deals with the British and the fate of the Mau Mau are prime candidates as we continue to write the official history of Kenya as a nation. The origin of our upper economic echelons is...

For Women Who Love The World Cup

A riot of colorful hats and flags, exuberant dancing, and the Vuvuzelas, (those rasping, meter-long plastic horns) blaring relentlessly with zest but much less melody, capped the deafening sounds that greeted us at the entrance of the K1 Klub House, along Ojijo road in Parklands, Nairobi, that Friday the...