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

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

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