Sophie Kamya

Caught digging through trash!

So, the trash guy hasn’t been coming around lately because of the lockdown and you all know how much trash is being generated now that we’re spending all this time at home. So I did what any adult would and took the trash out myself. There’s no dumping site nearby and I had to...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

The man who introduced me to country music

“Coward of the County” was the very first Kenny Rogers song I ever listened to and I’ve been hooked to his music since. “Everyone considered him, the coward of the county, he never stood one single time to prove the county wrong... Promise me son not to do the things I...

Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

The stay-at-home challenge

This would be funny if it weren’t serious. People the world over are actually reluctant to stay at home as many authorities are advising in the ongoing efforts to contain the coronavirus. I think the reluctance is down to the fact that many of us live hand-to-mouth with no savings to fall...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Cough, cough... it’s not coronavirus, thank God!

So, I’ve been trying not to panic through this coronavirus craze but with hundreds succumbing to the deadly virus, it’s hard not to. A few sniffles and you wonder if you’re next! I didn’t have a fever or any other tell-tale symptoms but I’m telling you, I was...

Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

What women really want

In one word? Respect, because with respect comes meritocracy, equal opportunities and pay for equal work. Instead, what we have is continued marginalisation, sexism and misogyny that often see women belittled and our ideas and grievances dismissed. For decades, men have taken credit for women...

Friday, March 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Hell hath no fury like a Gypsy King scorned

Turns out the Bronze Bomber is all talk and no punches! Sorry Deontay Wilder Fans but I have to say I’m happy for the new WBC Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury. The sweetest victories are those no one sees coming. When everybody writes you off and then you pull all the punches, pun intended...

Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:00 AM

Forget Brexit, let’s have Jexit!

If you’re reading this, congratulations are in order! You obviously survived January. Wouldn’t it be nice though if we scrapped January from the Calendar and saved everybody the stress of struggling to make it through the ‘longest’ month year in, year out? My...

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Wake me up after Valentine’s Day!

I may have celebrated Valentine’s Day in the past but I’m so over it. So much so that I’m taking the day off this time and in fact, the entire weekend, just so I don’t run into all you smitten lovers! This year’s is especially bad. You know how traffic gets on Fridays...

Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Small Talk: What would you take?

Someone tell mother nature to calm down because, at this rate, we might not make it to the next decade! To be fair, part of it is our fault, seeing as we’re treating the environment as we like, and in the process, disrupting environmental patterns and in effect contributing to this extreme...

Friday, February 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Dear Kobe

This is hands down the hardest piece I’ve ever had to write and the whole time, I was waiting for someone to tap me on the shoulder and ask me to cut the crap. If you’re looking down at us, then I don’t need to tell you about the incredible sadness and pain engulfing your fans...

Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

Natural disasters: What would you take?

Someone tell Mother Nature to calm down because, at this rate, we might not make it to the next decade! To be fair, part of it is our fault, seeing as we’re treating the environment as we like and in the process disrupting environmental patterns and in effect contributing to this extreme...

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

Would you rather be book or street smart?

My belated congratulations to all the students who made headlines for scoring top marks in the recently released national exam results. Well done. Your friends, teachers and parents must be proud and hopefully, this sets you on a path to an even greater future. You all got me wishing I’...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Not ready for the festive season to be over!

Every day’s not a Sunday but every day should be Christmas! Some might disagree but isn’t this the best time of year?  Not sure if it’s the colourful decorations, lights or music but it all makes you wish the festive mood lasted more than a couple of weeks. There’s...

Sunday, December 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

How would Jesus celebrate Christmas?

Would the Festive Season and our Christmas traditions be different if Jesus lived among us? He would’ve turned 2019 this year! We have a good idea of his personality from all the Bible stories but I wonder if his demeanor would have changed over time and how he’d look like today. Would...

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Does Santa even care about our kids?

The Christmas countdown is very much on and I kind of feel sad for your average African kid.  While parents in the developed world are busy spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars on gifts from Santa, I don’t know many kids here who will be waking up to dozens of presents on...

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

New rules for the Ballon d’Or contest

Raise your hand if you believe Virgil van Dijk was robbed. Keep it up if you think we should have a recount with full disclosure of who backed who! I know even Liverpool haters agree that the best defender right now deserved it!  No offence to Messi. His stats speak for themselves, which to...

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

40 years of Aids

Hard to believe Aids has been with us for 40 years but it has! No cure yet but tremendous progress with the Antiretroviral Therapy and other forms of treatment that have enabled carriers to live relatively healthy lives for several years.  Which is why it’s surprising that some...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Grandparents are the best

I stumbled upon a show lauding grandparents for their outstanding role in their grandkids’ upbringing and I couldn’t agree more.  They don’t get anywhere near the praise they deserve for putting their retirement on hold to take care of their grandchildren without so much...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

China’s Singles’ Day should go global

It kind of is already, judging from the global celebrities and influencers recruited to publicise it even more and everybody knows it’s not only Single people who shop like crazy on November 11th even though couples and families have their own offers especially around Christmas! ...

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Love at the office

Have you or would you date a colleague at work? It’s one of those “never say never” scenarios. You may be determined to keep things professional at the office and then this guy or girl comes along and before you know it, you’re hopelessly in love.  Some workplaces...

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 12:00 AM