Category: Reflections

No Traction 19

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...

A Boy’s Tribute To His Father 5

A Boy’s Tribute To His Father

[After posting the Walt Whitman poem, some of you asked whether I would mind posting the tribute itself. I do not. It follows in its entirety] In this period of political uncertainty I must...

The Day My Father Died 4

The Day My Father Died

“Can you come to the hospital?” Mother said over the phone. Suddenly, I became eerily aware of an intense silence. I was looking out the window and the sun seemed unusually bright. My heart...