The concept of an open relationship

Jada Pinkett, wife to Actor Will Smith, trended this week after singer August Alsina claimed he had a love affair with the actress for years. He went on to say that her husband Will Smith knew about it and gave them his blessing. The Smith couple has previously denied divorce rumours, with Jada...

Friday, July 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

World suffers a deficiency of responsible men

Lately on the different social media sites, people share videos of women struggling to feed their children, or fighting with men over child support, or sometimes just making a public appeal after the father of the child or children went missing.  These cases have become too many that one...

Friday, June 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

The time to end rape is now

It is tiring to see, read and hear about rape. Tales of rape from the youngest and oldest of our society are just sickening. Who is safe, where are women safe? The time to end this is now, and as a woman I believe in the power we have to end this traumatising experience happening to women all...

Friday, June 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Marriage longevity: What’s the secret to a long, happy union?

Her Majesty the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh looked frail and aged in the latest photo released by Buckingham Palace to mark Prince Philip’s 99th birthday. For a couple that has been under constant scrutiny by the public and media, and with a lot of rules to observe, it appears...

Friday, June 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Teenage pregnancy; what should be done?

A conversation I had about teenage pregnancy reminded me of my teenage years. When I was growing up my mum was the bad cop and my dad the good one, they had completely different ways of talking to their children and even punishing them for the wrongs they committed. At a certain age when the boobs...

Friday, June 5, 2020, 12:00 AM

Your attitude determines your altitude

I was in a conversation with a friend about attitude and perception. The impact that one’s advice has on us is fully dependent on how we perceive that person’s advice, and the altitude we will go shall be determined by our attitude. A few years ago a young lady came to me claiming...

Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Live a true love story and tell no one

The recent easing of the lockdown made it possible for us to catch up with friends that we had not seen for long. On a cool Sunday evening I went to Kimironko to meet Gasana because there was a lot for us to share. The conversation this time centered on the people we let around and into our lives....

Friday, May 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

‘Black sheep’ of the family

Have you ever followed a family whose every business is in the spotlight and just when you think you have read, seen and know everything about them, there’s a bereavement and the deceased is a child of the family yet you had never spotted them anywhere? It leaves you scratching your head...

Friday, May 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Goodbye to traditional ways

Long gone are days when people would gather around the small family radio to hear the latest of what was going on in their country and outside. Radio was a precious possession. Fast forward to 2020 and today everyone could be a ‘radio or TV station.’ When the Ministry of Health wants to...

Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

Nip it in the bud while you can

I woke up to a thread of people sharing their worst experiences. The question was about posting a photo taken when one was having the worst day of their life but still managed to pose and smile for the camera. The stories were immense and heart-wrenching. What broke my heart most was how many...

Friday, April 24, 2020, 8:59 AM

Hello my ‘friend’ on social media

Social media is one interesting place. There we have a lot of ‘friends’ and an equal number of enemies. For most of the people we meet and interact with on social media it’s basic, plastic, cosmetic at times; we will be with each other when up, and jump on the next hashtag to...

Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Marked for death, and not by strangers

In 1994 I had just joined high school and being a sucker for current affairs I recall three major occurrences in that year; the first multiracial elections in South Africa that saw Mandela become not only the first black, but also the first democratically elected president. Malawi held its first...

Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

The job situation

I am really looking forward to the day the COVID-19 pandemic will be declared over. Oh boy, I cannot wait for life to go back to normal or even back to a semblance of normalcy. This situation has had me thinking of my professional life after witnessing companies across the globe lay off people...

Friday, April 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

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

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