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MUTHAIGA OR KIBRA, IT IS A TOUGH CHOICE: The Bradford from Sweden Series (II)

MUTHAIGA OR KIBRA, IT IS A TOUGH CHOICE: The Bradford from Sweden Series (II)

DEAR Bradford,

Yes, I did receive your email…and yes, I was to reply to it, eventually, like I’m doing now. I really don’t get what the fuss is about because you personally wrote, “kindly reply within a week.” It is exactly a week since you sent it, so I’m still on time.

And since your mail was in relation to you falling in love with this country (apart from the roads) and wishing to settle, I might as well confess that we do have some peculiar affinity with the ‘last-minute dash’. No one knows how we...

23 dos and don’ts to successful parenting

23 dos and don’ts to successful parenting

RAISE your hand if you agree babies should come with a manual like everything else does these days. Unfortunately, they don’t. (You can all put your hands down now) –and smile. That’s because the following comprehensive list should turn even the most hopeless of modern parent into a pro in a jiffy. Very useful for...

THIS IS HOW YOU SURVIVE KENYAN ROADS: The Bradford from Sweden Series (I)

THIS IS HOW YOU SURVIVE KENYAN ROADS: The Bradford from Sweden Series (I)

DEAR Bradford,

It is just as well you texted, pointing out that a month has gone past since the press conference. You also said you are still alive –and would like to stay that way. That is good to hear.

In fact, when you told me that our roads have attempted to murder you five times in...

Why that Western name is only leading Africa to poverty –not heaven

Why that Western name is only leading Africa to poverty –not heaven

IT’S not every day that you get to contradict a clergyman in front of his congregation. Perhaps that’s because it requires guts –and to some degree, a deficiency of wisdom. I’m neither stupid nor brave.

I’m also not a radical, never been. In fact, I am remotely rebellious. Ordinarily, I am the arbiter. So, it was...

Ours is a country of great paradoxes…

Ours is a country of great paradoxes…

MY teacher said a paradox is a contradiction. I don’t question the wisdom of tutors. Neither should you. So yes, ours is a country of great paradoxes.

Let’s step a measly few months into the past. The calendar reads February of 2018 and the sun had been baking the region with unbridled impunity. The resultant effect...

10-plus-1 gory medieval punishments that may cure our corrupt forever

10-plus-1 gory medieval punishments that may cure our corrupt forever

Angry, mad, livid! That’s the kind of Kenyan I have been for the past month or so. So angry that I feel these people stealing from a population that’s as burdened as us deserves worse than the Sh1 million fine or 10-year max jail term the law subscribes. I don’t know about you, but I...