Interviews

We shall rise

Post Views = 2499One morning in the fall of September 2001, Andreas’ father left home, only never to return. For a period of twelve years, Mr Harrington had worked for the FBI under a special branch of covert operatives who penetrated gangs, drug empires, criminal organizations and other syndicates to collect intelligence. The FBI would then use this intel to …

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Daring abroad

Post Views = 10747After 7 hours and 15 minutes, a Qatar Airways plane lands on London Heathrow Airport terminal 4. The non-stop journey from Doha makes me feel enthusiastic as well as excited because of two things. First, it is my first time to be in London and secondly, I will lay my eyes to the most treasured woman on …

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Your sanity comes first

Post Views = 1914Last Wednesday I was standing at the window facing west of Nairobi in a building. Inside this room at Bazaar building in town, there is a red carpet on which my legs are pressed against and the wide clear window panes provide such panoramic, breathtaking view of the city and its tall buildings.  My hands are in …

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She died for two months, woke up with a missing arm

Post Views = 2577One day on December 2014, Darcy lost her left hand at their residence in Kileleshwa.  She was just 21, on the eve of Christmas when she and her friends decided that a party had to go down to welcome Jesus to the world. Before, holding parties was a norm, but this one was what she calls ‘mpango …

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I wanted to be a rapper

Post Views = 1865“Growing up as a young man, my dream was to be the best rapper in the world,” Says Isabirye Jonathan Collins from the land of Museveni. “All I would do in high school was composing rap songs and presenting to the audiences at school.” As he tells me this, I wonder if this really matters at this …

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They’re just children

Post Views = 3230When her maid mistreated her 22 months old baby back in 2014, every kind of journalist, humanitarian activist and other concerned men and women flocked her home and camped there to milk a story from her. Everyone wanted to be the first one to have the story from the horse’s mouth because that is what defines news …

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