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It’s All Political

Weekly column that I wrote for The Citizen in Tanzania…TZ, so near, yet so far.

It's All Political

The world needs more Winnies

Women can be their own worst enemies. That’s a fact and it is indisputable. The good news is that rivalries in the sisterhood can be resolved. Life offers every individual the opportunity to grow and change, and any mature woman…

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Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s

Sometimes you really don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Typically, when you are faced with this dilemma, the answer is to do both. Many things in this world are both happy and sad. Death for example. You cry because…

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Acknowledge, apologize and make amends

It doesn’t feel like Christmas. Despite the obligatory festive lighting that was draped around every mall as early as November, the mood is sombre. After more than a year of active electioneering, there’s a tangible lethargy that if left unchecked,…

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Elections come and go but politics is here to stay

You can tell that the political storm has passed. Or in any event that the turbulence has been momentarily contained. All you have to do is listen to the rejuvenated Uhuru Kenyatta. That dismissive, condescending tone is back. He now…

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Preach peace, spew hate and on the third day say ‘let’s pray’

Kenya is supposed to be one of the most religious countries in the world, which is quite possibly the mother of all ironies. And that’s saying a lot because we’ve had some outstanding moments of irony in the recent past….

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Don’t mess with an angry mother

Some women go through ‘normal’ labour, if indeed there is such a thing. The contractions start, short and intermittent at first, giving mama some time to catch her breath and situate herself. For women who’ve never given birth before, those…

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Pride, prejudice and privilege

When you’ve gotten used to things being a certain way it’s not easy to accept change. This is especially so when you move through life with a certain amount of privilege. While you may not be wealthy or powerful, you…

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