It’s time we gave up our privilege

As the coronavirus matches on throughout the world, yet unchecked by a viable and available vaccine, Kenyans who previously were aggressively pursuing their dreams and aspirations are now on their knees, desperate for help. These people are not lazy. They have worked hard throughout their careers to build solid reputations as productive, stable people who …

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It’s time to rethink role of State in the economy

This article was first published in the Standard newspaper The Covid-19 pandemic has brought to light a major weakness in our country’s ability to cushion and protect its people in times of great strife. As the economy suffers and many people continue to lose jobs and businesses to shut down, it has become apparent that …

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Funerals may never be the same again

This article was first published in the Standard. On April 25th, I wrote here about two old men who were building me a gazebo to pass the time as they could not sit still during the lockdown. Unfortunately, one of them, my 86-year-old grandfather passed away suddenly last Friday. Organising his send-off turned out to …

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