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I finally watched Rafiki – and it was interesting

Wanuri Kahiu I finally had the opportunity to watch Rafiki, the movie directed by the globally celebrated Wanuri Kahiu. I was invited to watch it at the Canadian High Commissioner’s official…

STORY: The Man who walked with the cat at 3am.

It’s 3 in the morning and he is outside, walking. The street lamps on the quiet street do nothing to illuminate the darkness engulfing his mind, his heart, his soul.…

Why I want to be a better writer.

I was born to be a writer. To see the world in pure silence, to feel its rhythms and its impulses and to figure out how to express that on…

Traditions in the future

Of blogging and how past practices could be useful in making a happy future.  I have lately been encouraging many members of my staff to start blogging and to make…

SMART TOILET? GOD, NO.

Hello. I am all for gadgets – everyone knows I am crazy about getting the latest of everything. I never thought I might draw the line somewhere but HERE I…

Poetry: I live in Silence. 

I live in Silence. A space so vast that even winds tire to tred, a consciousness so deep that light fears to explore, where my scream is swallowed in the…

Can youth speak for themselves?

Are youth capable of leading Africa out of trouble? I recently heard President Olusegun Obasanjo, formerly of Nigeria speak of a letter that he received from a 27 year old…

Say no to Coal Plants

PROTEST AGAINST COAL: World Environment day

Today is the World Environment Day. I am today wearing a black T-shirt as a means to joining other Kenyans in the #deCOALinize movement to protest investments that are being…

My son: God is a she.

My son and I are in the car going to school: “Daddy, we shouldn’t lie because God and Jesus are up there watching us,” said the prince. “Is that right?”…

Marketing Ability: Crystal Asige

Every morning, after going through the news and social media, I spend some time on Youtube monitoring the channels that I subscribe to. As part of that process, Youtube tends…

My hopes and fears of the Uhuru-Raila meeting

I read today that Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga today had a meeting, in which they agreed to work towards healing the deep rifts between us as Kenyans. I posted…