Collective Effort in Africa: A Paradox?

It is interesting to note that this post has been inspired by a random google search(at this ungodly hour…clock’s marching towards 2 a.m. as I write this) on the “difference between oxymorons and paradoxes”. Not to put too fine a point to it, an oxymoron is a paradox reduced to two words.

I took it further and found some interesting illustrations on paradoxes. Humorous,too, they are. Continue reading “Collective Effort in Africa: A Paradox?”

Wining and Dining with Kenya’s Primaries: #DinnerWithPM

When I posed this rhetoric a couple of months ago, little did I know just how quickly my words would call out for answers/response. Well, here we are.

The past week has been a very interesting one. On Tuesday,August 30th, the long awaited #DinnerWithPM finally materialized. Then on Thursday, September 1st, the #VPMeetup came to be. Having attended both, gotta share my thoughts/opinions/findings/insights…

(If you don’t know who this is….sigh…)

Of course, for both forums, it was asked to submit questions as to what one would like to discuss with either party.

Now into the meat of it all. Continue reading “Wining and Dining with Kenya’s Primaries: #DinnerWithPM”

Kenyans 4 Kenya: Content Is King!!!

I contemplated, for one regrettable second, to ‘draw inspiration’ for this post’s title from this headline that has been properly addressed by Media Madness aka @mediaMK (and since redone), but I puked a little at the thought. (Moral of the story: do not go with such silly headlines in the name of trying to popularize articles!)

Back to the reason we are here. What is going on? I refer to this Kenyans 4 Kenya business. Continue reading “Kenyans 4 Kenya: Content Is King!!!”

Feeding Kenya: It’s Not That Systems Haven’t Been There!

Through corporate Kenya’s effort, we are feeding Kenya. To use the twitter hash tags: #Kenyans4Kenya, we are/have/shall #feedKE

I understand, there was a need, and the need is being addressed. To every Kenyan, and indeed, any well-wisher who has donated to these worthy initiatives in some way or other, thank you is too small a phrase to show appreciation! Kenyans have indeed proven to have hearts of gold, to be a compassionate lot, able to rally behind a cause and make a significant mark/change.

Now I ask: Why is it that we didn’t rally behind the government? Continue reading “Feeding Kenya: It’s Not That Systems Haven’t Been There!”

Nataka Kuwa Mkenya Mzalendo

Not too long ago, I told someone that Kenya could be a nation of brilliant,innovative,entrepreneurial minds…but with no food to eat. I never thought that I’d come as close as I have to witnessing this very near reality.

I salute the great minds putting Kenya on the world map,especially in technology and athletics,a standing ovation to all those making history on said fronts,and any others!

Meanwhile,we are making history on the other side as well. Negative history. The story currently being told of Kenya is disheartening,to put it very lightly. As someone has so rightly put it,now,more than ever before,we are a hungry,and an angry nation. Continue reading “Nataka Kuwa Mkenya Mzalendo”