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No Traction 17

No Traction

“I want to be a billionaire".” “I want to be promoted to CEO.” “I want to run my own company.” “I want to retire by 40.” “I want to do my masters.” That’s you,...

General Karangi & The KDF 4

General Karangi & The KDF

I am mystified to read that General Julius Karangi’s term as Chief Of Defence Forces has been extended for another year. I find this mystifying. Let us consult the Kenya Defence Forces act. What...

Whither Amina? 1

Whither Amina?

From all accounts our Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amina Mohammed, is an intelligent, articulate official, which normally tends to be an outlier in the typical African government. And then I read this crock...

The Kenyan Armed Forces & You 24

The Kenyan Armed Forces & You

Unless you are living under a rock, you know that the Kenya Defence Forces, in the form of the Kenyan Army was deployed to help contain the atrocious situation at Westgate. As both a...

In God’s Name 1

In God’s Name

Sometimes I feel sure that one day God will lose patience, forget that he promised to not get angry and destroy everything and come down to see his creations and tell us HOW DARE...

50 Shades of William’s Grey 2

50 Shades of William’s Grey

William Ruto, I feel sure, is a nice man, with robustly functional tear ducts. However the news that 50 MPs are going to accompany our gallant leader as he attends to personal but pressingly...

Being Online Does Not Make Media Digital 3

Being Online Does Not Make Media Digital

Consider a newspaper. Publishing a newspaper has certain constraints Size. Most newspapers are A4. This places some limits on content Pages. Newspapers have a finite number of pages per issue, usually constrained by costs...

Paying Unemployed, Healthy Graduates 8

Paying Unemployed, Healthy Graduates

Let’s crunch some numbers. So there is this story in the Standard, captioned thus: “Jobless graduates to earn 15,000”. My reaction to yet another half baked policy from our Jubilated administration is, unsurprisingly, This...