It's All Political

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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Enough of this tribal cocoonery

Media people like to speak about Kenyans and their seasonal retreats to their ‘tribal cocoons’. It’s a phrase that rolls of the tongue smoothly, creating images of baby Kenyans being swaddled in the protective shroud of ethnic identity. And in…

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Nairobae

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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Diamonds at the meeting of our thighs

Seth Panyako says he’s willing to die for the cause. Panyako is widely recognised as the de jure Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) secretary general. This is a man who, oddly enough, is at the helm of a traditionally…

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#OccupyYourGenitals

People talk about occupational hazards. Risks that are inherently associated with certain types of jobs. If you’re a construction worker for example, you’re supposed to wear a hard hat because there’s a real chance that a brick might fall on…

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Descent into anarchy begins with police brutality

Call me naïve but I still believe in the rule of law. There is order to society, and that order must be protected, upheld and respected. The minute we begin to chip away at the framework of rules and regulations…

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Out with the old in with the old

When the National Rainbow Coalition swept into power in 2002, it was near-impossible not to ride the wave of euphoria. The winds of change were blowing with gusto and it was easy to get carried away by the sheer force…

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