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Left in my own private world, temporarily relieved of my everyday encumbrances...naked, frightening, thrilling.
As I write this, protesters in Nairobi are being tear gassed and arrested by police for demanding that the much-loathed Finance Bill 2023 be shelved as it will bring unbearable misery to millions of Kenyans and sink hundreds of thousands into poverty. Contrary to his pre-election promises to bring t



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Few things elicit sharp reactions like discussing a woman’s body and what she can or cannot do with it. From how a woman wears her hair to how she does her toenails, to how they walk, sit, stand, eat, talk, laugh, to who they love and how they choose to do so, there’s always something someone has to