Goodbye Mr.President

Is Kibaki still president? Yes. But as we prepare to say goodbye to the president and his family, here are some of my memorable moments of the Kibaki presidency. 1. The 'First Lady' on economic dressing. 2. When the President signed into law a bill giving him a hefty retirement send off … [Read more...]

UCHAGUZI | Inside The Situation Room

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Uchaguzi mobilises citizens to be directly involved in protecting their vote and electoral process. The aim of Uchaguzi Kenya 2013 is to help Kenya have a free, fair, peaceful, and credible general election in 2013. You can find out more about Uchaguzi here. The Uchaguzi Situation Room is based … [Read more...]

4 Kenyan signals and what they really mean


The hustle and bustle of the big city can cause stress. This stress can manifest itself in weird ways including signals, which may be difficult to understand. Let me attempt to decipher some of them. The magic finger A signal used by many Kenyan drivers especially those driving matatus. Commonly … [Read more...]

I Am The Humming Bird

I Am The Humming Bird

On 28th October, 2011, I will pay homage to Mama Wangari Maathai, and to her determination to make the world a more peaceful, healthier place. On 28th October, 2011, I will honour Mama Wangari Maathai by doing that which she loved most; planting trees. On 28th October, 2011, I will begin to … [Read more...]

The great panties blast!

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Did you know that for many girls in Kenya, sanitary pads are an unaffordable luxury? Many girls miss many days of school because without pads, their monthly periods immobilise them. Others resort to recycling disposable pads or using handkerchiefs, or tissues or pieces of mattress. As if this … [Read more...]

The future of women’s rugby in Kenya

Kenya's Women's fifteens national team lifts the 2011 Elgon Cup

There is an aura of complacency surrounding women’s rugby in Kenya. It is now time to take steps to move it to the next level. Development of women’s rugby in Kenya has to become a matter of national concern. I want to be able to read about the girls’ rugby competition at the national secondary … [Read more...]