Month: September 2011

Reflections

Someone lied to you mwananchi! (Part 2)

By Njoki Ngumi: So everyone's going on and on about twenty-twelve now, and how it'll be THE year, and politicians are laying ground for campaigns…for those that haven't actively started already. That's great, for them. They want to leave behind the development agenda for now and the hunger and massive increases in cost of living (with concomitant decrease in quality […]

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Reflections

Someone lied to you, mwananchi! (Part 1)

By Njoki Ngumi: (NB. For the purposes of this note, MP’s are unanimously granted the male gender even in these politically correct times to make things easier for the writer – and to cut word count, because you can imagine what I would go through having to put “he or she” or even that hideous backslash everywhere. It deserves mention that Rudyard Kipling once […]

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Reflections

One-on-one

By Andrew Pacutho: This is not an objective piece and does not attempt to fraternize, sympathize or empathize with chics in anyway. As usual it is expected that chics will misunderstand, misquote and generally ignore the little truth there in but it's cool. Some, not all views expressed here are those of the author. The facts, if any contained in […]

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Series, The Maid's Son

The Maid’s Son: The Moscow way and mastering heights

By JJ Mponye: When Tricia declared “Well then, you'll just have to survive the Moscow way,” she must have meant that I needed to realize I had no more privileges and therefore needed to take personal responsibility. But to me the word Moscow also stirred up other memories. Moscow, in fact Russia, is like a scar that always reminds me […]

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