It's All Political

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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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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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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