Social distancing IS here

Lately I have had a constant nagging to check on an old friend, but stopped myself each time I picked the phone to call because I don’t know what they will think. Am I checking on them because I really care or am I idly scrolling through the phone calling random numbers? Let me chill....

Friday, March 27, 2020, 12:00 AM

The return of plagues

A thought came to mind this morning. Some parts of the world have experienced prolonged droughts that caused death and starvation. There are other countries that came from severe, prolonged drought to heavy unprecedented floods. Nature has of recent dealt us a blow. There have been too many lives...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

God has a weird sense of humour

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, this week said World Health Organization is deeply concerned by the alarming levels of the coronavirus spread, severity & inaction. Today, WHO is confident that COVID19 can be characterized as a pandemic. A...

Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Sibling rivalry and entitlement

Sibling rivalry and hatred is so real and daunting. I used to wonder how possible it was for a family to be so apart and disconnected. My disbelief must have been caused by the fact that the family I came from enjoyed a semblance of unity; I would laugh with my friends saying in the WhatsApp era...

Friday, March 6, 2020, 12:00 AM

Advice for women from the ‘men’s conference’

So apparently the ‘Men’s Conference’ happened on or around Valentine’s Day. How did churches and organisations choose Feb and around 14th to hold the men’s conference? It started off like a joke as a way of discouraging women from making demands or expecting anything...

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Opportunities are everywhere; seize them!

Every brand new day is an opportunity for one to get better, do better and create better. But how will you get better without recognising the opportunity life has presented you with? Alice got a job in a hotel immediately after graduating from her diploma school. She badly wanted to upgrade but...

Friday, February 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Do the dead ever rest in peace?

The news of the demise of the second President of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi, broke while I was on air at the radio station. Later that day while heading to town in a friend’s car we started talking about his legacy; I am a typical Nyayo child. On a general scale, my age mates will...

Friday, February 7, 2020, 12:00 AM

Money, the deal breaker

Today let us dissect borrowing and lending money; it is sickening to keep seeing strangers and acquaintances asking for money. This is where I put a disclaimer, I do not have a problem borrowing or lending money but it has to be done between two people that have a strong relationship and trust...

Friday, January 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

To share the past with a suitor or not?

Natalie was 32 years old when she met Timothy. It was love at first sight for her; or was it lust and desperation? Well, she insists it was love. Prior to that, she had been in and out of relationships; the thing about this trend is that it leaves one either equipped and forearmed or wounded....

Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

Till death do us part, but how about family?

The world is watching as a very prominent couple separates itself from family. When Meghan got married to Prince Harry a lot of people expected there to be some sort of destabilisation between him and his elder brother William, what the world didn’t anticipate was that it would happen this...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

There are different types of visitors

The festive season is over and normalcy can resume, but as you go back to your routine, what taste has the season left in your mouth? Christmas happens to be a time when a lot of us receive messages from people we have not talked to for months. They probably had plans on how to end the year, but...

Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

The year of building a personal brand

There’s a common saying that if you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs. When you are employed by a company, you could be fulfilling a passion but the biggest part of being employed means you are helping other people’s dreams come to pass. Judith...

Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

New Year resolutions never worked for me

Next year I want to know God more, I will buy a car, I will go back to school, I will make new friends, I will buy a house! These and many others make it to people’s New Year resolutions. Some will appear once while others make a comeback year in year out.  If there are any lessons...

Friday, December 27, 2019, 1:06 AM

May the real you, please stand up

On Monday December 16, a BBC docudrama entitled Fake Heiress explored Anna Delvey’s rise and fall. You may not know who she is, I also didn’t until I read stories about her. After watching her story I concluded that Anna is testimony of how easily appearances can blind us, especially...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

Boyfriend for the season

It is that time of the year when we celebrate seeing and being around grannies and old aunties, but on the other hand, you want to avoid them because if you have been married and there’s no sign of pregnancy they will ask questions.  If you’re single and came unaccompanied, you...

Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 AM

When parents control their children’s relationships

Timothy took a while before getting married and as a result, enjoyed a long relationship with his mother. Let’s call him ‘mummy’s boy’. He depended on her for everything. When he moved out on his own, he rented an apartment close to home because he wanted to drop by whenever...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Days of activism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence are on. This is an annual international campaign that kicked off November 25, 2019 and will go on till December 10. This year’s commemoration comes hot on the heels of the recently concluded Global Gender Summit and in the course of...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

The ‘good ones’ were born in November

I celebrated my birthday on November 18 and what a blessing this journey of life has been. Until last year I would openly say my age, then one day while watching an interview of a prominent lady I respected, she said a woman who goes blubbering her age has a big mouth and cannot be trusted with any...

Friday, November 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

What is self-love?

An online magazine recently asked for my thoughts on self-love. We say it a lot but do we know what it means or entails? My head went round and round analysing different actions that confirm I love myself; I critically and quietly asked myself about things I did that could have made someone treat...

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

Divorce; what is there to regret?

38-year-old Damascene has just gone through a divorce. I sat down with him to find out how he was and whether he is enjoying his newfound freedom or new status! He said all is well, he is loving the early days of it, and he is relieved it is all behind him because for the last many months he has...

Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 AM