Q & A

  To be in the mind of my boss has been the most important skill I've ever striven to achieve. Besides being on time and doing my job, what is the extra that is of value for my employer? What more can I do to get the promotion without asking? How can I table my explicit …

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​The Elephant in the Room

I’m a fan of John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers. I find their content fearless, fruitful and quite forward. Perhaps with a little dosage of mouthwash they’d appeal to a wider Kenyan audience. Beyond humour, they find a way to confront the issues head on. From infrastructural failures, financial mishaps, government flaws …

On Writing About Writing (&Writers)

The beauty of writing is in its art, the penning down of a single idea in an article in order to mould it in various forms like wet clay. However, this format of art can't and shouldn't be abstract, else you risk losing your readers in the nebulous and ambiguous. The abstract form of writing …

No means just that – NO!

Nairobi feels like an enlarged version of Paris 18ème. One step out of the metro on stations Barbès, Château Rouge and Château d'Eau and negro men with an ego will pounce on any black woman to sell his hair salon and nail centre, trying very hard to convince why his salon is more suitable than …

OPINIONATED

French schools teach expression of opinions. So important is class participation to the extent of having an exam called ‘l’Oral’. A 3-year old is not told the colours of the rainbow; he is simply asked which colours he thinks are on it. A 7-year old can have a round-table discussion with the parents and teacher …