The roars of earthmovers and a gang of workers shatter the peace of Githurai, a bustling suburb of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. A ten storeyed residential flat is quickly and steadily going up. The building owner, John Kamau, believes this is the best investment for his retirement benefits after 40 years of government service.
This is not John’s first rodeo, and he’s an experienced hand in the world of real estate. He owns several properties in Kiambu, Dagoretti, and along Thika road. All his rental houses are fully occupied with an even longer waiting list of eager tenants. …
Simple as that.
That’s all I heard, followed by a period of profound silence before the neurons fired away and the gut-wrenching, soul-sucking pain traveled up my spine via the nervous column to my brain.
Did you know that neurons fire at least 200 times per second and that each neuron connects to roughly 1000 other neurons!
Please don’t talk about the multiplicity effect when it comes to pain.
Let’s start from the top.
The following sequence of events took place on the ninth day of September 2020 at around 4…
Ammonia poisoning is the leading killer of fish in new fish tanks.
Is your fish running nuts, doing cartwheels like an act on America’s Got Talent finals?
I know, they are cute, and that’s what they what fish always do.
Is your fish gasping for breath and sticking close to the surface? Not cool. That is a danger sign.
If you notice heightened hyperactivity or inactivity from your fish, they may be a cause to worry.
Have you ever heard of Ammonia poisoning?
Bet you have.
Probably from mad-man Hitler’s chambers or your high school chemistry textbook. …
Did you know that;
If you fancy working from home, there is some awesome news for you. This trend of working remotely is fast becoming a reality as more international brands embrace this revolutionary business model.
What exactly is flexible working? …
The global pandemic, COVID-19, has wreaked havoc on the global economy, curtailed travel, and confined humans. Coronavirus has changed how we live for now.
Amidst all this human tragedy, there is a winner,
Coronavirus has temporarily stopped our crazy attempt at self-destruction.
For years, humanity has been chocking and killing nature daily. …
Write, write and write some more
Writing is a minefield, mainly when you write for a living, to make ends meet and pay bills. There are so many hidden traps and pitfalls; boredom, writer's block, antisocial tendencies, and so many others.
They say when you do something you love, you will never work for a day. Well, I beg to digress.
Writing is much more than stringing words. No order of words or superlatives can do justice to what writing means. Writing is a lifeline, a bridge between God and man. …
Its 6.30 pm and the streets of Nairobi are virtually empty. The few people around are madly dashing to beat the curfew. This scene is similar in all major towns of Kenya. Businesses have ground to a standstill and the economy is rapidly shrinking. For the second time in Independent Kenya, a nationwide curfew is in effect. Heavily armed police officers patrol the streets enforcing the dusk to dawn curfew. Only essential service providers Including the police, doctors, and pharmacists operate past 7 pm.
Kenya is in the throes of hardship. COVID 19, locust Invasion and now deadly floods are…
Friend or Foe; Delving deep into Kenya's betting Industry.
Deep inside one of Kenya’s most populous ghettos, Kibera, a popular bar is doing brisk business. The crowd inside is on their toes shouting themselves hoarse cheering their favorite teams.
It’s one of those sleepy weekends and an English premier league match is underway. The pub is overflowing with humanity, especially youths. Kenyans are fanatics about sports and especially football.
The revelers alternate their attention between the mammoth big screens, their phones, and drinks. They are busy checking the progress of their bets. …
There is always that life-changing moment that alters your life in so many subtle ways.
Mine was when I held my son for the first time.
Men aren’t supposed to cry! African men at least. Well, I didn’t cry… almost. I might have sniffled, but technically that’s not crying, right?
The birth of a baby is a momentous occasion. A joyful experience, a reason to celebrate and make merry. As Africans, we equate children to wealth, prestige, and virility.
Siring a child grants one a seat at the high table of men.
It was a fine summer day. The birds…
Success comes to those who thirst for it, those who are bold enough to forcefully take it. Success is an unwilling bride and needs a strong man to court it.
Get off your ass and stop mopping around!!
Start living, after all, life is for the living. Yes, I know you have a long sob list of how shitty life is!
Well sorry to burst your bubble, life is and will always be unfair. Its how you deal with the cards you’ve been dealt with that matter.
It happens to the best of us, that deep feeling of despair, melancholy…