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‘Rafiki’ is making enemies of people everywhere

I’ve met Ezekiel Mutua a couple of times, and you know what? He’s far less annoying in person. He’s not the intolerant ogre that he seems to be. He just has a funny way with words. Even if he’s saying…

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Just go with your gut

I was running late. If I didn’t leave by 10.30am, I was going to be behind schedule. At 10.28, just in the nick of time, I started the car. Two minutes later, I hit the accelerator. As I turned towards…

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Baby, you get no love

There’s a guy I often see at the neighbourhood gym, and I use the word ‘see’ with much consideration. I see him often, but I have never once spoken to him. Not because he’s an elderly gentleman – I’d say…

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Of banging, bedrooms and boardrooms

  There is more than one way to skin a cat. More than one way to milk a cow. Many ways to climb a tree. Numerous paths up a mountain. And two ways to progress in your career. These two…

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The gospel according to Winnie Odinga

First things first: “Let them eat cake” is attributed to Marie Antoinette, who was the Queen of France and not a supposed princess. But in typical princess-like behavior, Winnie Odinga last week chastised Kenya’s mythical middle-class for creating slums and…

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Oh, boo hoo …blow me a whistle

I have mad respect for media folk, you know, the kind that spend hours on air talking.  It’s not as easy at looks. Yeah, it’s not like digging in a shamba – it’s probably worse. At least when you’re in…

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This is the life we’re living

There are no words to describe it. The absolute horror of it all defies description. What do you say in the face of such wanton taking of life? How do you come to terms with such complete and utter evil?…

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