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The inside story: Friends, fame and downsides

Post Views = 1612There is usually a crop of strange people among my friends. These are the ones who think and feel that we’re not friends enough because I don’t write about them on this blog. That is how they want me to prove that our friendship is solid; that I should feature them once in a while, and create …

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In pride be humble

Post Views = 1592I have been accused of having pride or perhaps of being proud of myself. Of not giving in to people’s demands when they need me to, of not calling people all the time, of not devoting all my time and resources for other people’s causes and the other bs people accuse you of when you try to …

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The money-milking machine called Ruracio

Post Views = 4065Conversations occur in swahili but have been loosely translated Among the Kikuyu, there is a custom they call Ruracio. Most communities have it, only that the execution varies from one to the other. And this is why Ruracio is more pronounced than others. Ruracio is a dowry payment ceremony where the groom, with other able men, visits …

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Religion: The opium of the people.

Post Views = 2920I was recently engaged in a very heated debate over which religion is the true religion. Now, I cannot exactly tell you which one is ‘the true religion’ but I can tell you that such discussions happen to be very mind blowing and enlightening in ways one could never have imagined. Consequently, out of curiosity and thirst …

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The Paradox of Life

Post Views = 1679YOLO is the motto of this generation. We, the youngsters, have glorified “living in the moment”. Yet, many, even most, of us spend too much time worrying in order to have a better future. Right from the time we enter our teenage, we start worrying. We worry about getting good grades and excelling in extracurricular or getting …

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One day in the life

Post Views = 1741Benz and I trickle into a lousy joint along Luthuli Avenue at around 1 pm. The joint is annexed to the corner, facing two shops because it occupies a bigger space. The size of it could make a one bedroom crib in Roysambu with the toilet and shower squeezed into one small room. This means that your …

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