A group of young Africans form an association called “Stra Vox” to fight for the dignity and rights of Africans in Palermo, Italy

I met a group of young ambitious African men who have been in Italy for over 5 years, each had a disheartening story to tell. Karim Ahmed tells me about his journey and the reason why he decided to join forces with other young Africans to form “Stra vox”. Continue reading “A group of young Africans form an association called “Stra Vox” to fight for the dignity and rights of Africans in Palermo, Italy”

A Tale of the Greedy (Inspired by JM Kariuki)

I was not born at the time, but JM kariuki’s history caught my attention due to his famous quote, ‘10 millionaires and 10 million beggars’. This hit a nerve, how did he see this coming? Back in the day, the situation was never as it is now, our grandparent’s generation was different than our time, our generation is oppressive. We want to eat alone and prove that we are better than our peers. This is not to suggest that back in the day there wasn’t site of the greedy or anything of the sort, but our time is built on constant competition. If my grandfather ate, everyone else ate. Continue reading “A Tale of the Greedy (Inspired by JM Kariuki)”

The Poor People’s Campaign

The poor people’s campaign was organised by Martin Luther King in 1968. This was meant to raise awareness of the level of poverty that had attacked the people from diverse backgrounds. Note: This had nothing to do with skin colour, it was meant for all, the Asians, blacks, whites, Mexicans etc.

The lack of financial freedom was extreme and dire, poor African-Americans, especially women suffered from cases of racism and sexism. A committee was formed( the committee of 100) demanding economic bills of rights such as the ability of ordinary people to ‘ play a truly significant role’ in the Government.

In court, the case was defended in referral to the slave labour used in the production of America’s capital and argued that the slave population did not have the same opportunities as the whites who controlled political and economic resources. The economic bill of rights was never passed. Continue reading “The Poor People’s Campaign”

WORLDWIDE SLAVERY

Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa and the 16th largest in the world. The country has been in the limelight for the longest time due to its remarkable amounts of oil, or the famous Muammar Gaddafi. That should definitely ring a bell. Its main inhabitants are the Muslims and Arabs. I cannot confirm the stability of the country due to the outcome of the civil war that broke out in 2014.

By any means, it should never be an awe when an oil rich country is involved in a war, we all know why. Some parts of Libya are still outside the Government’s control with various Militia groups being in charge of some areas, probably one of the many reasons as to why the slave trade has been ongoing.

Enough with the background, being forthright, it has not been a shock to many that the country has been entangled in engaging Africans into slavery, such a shame that Continue reading “WORLDWIDE SLAVERY”

GRADES NEVER DETERMINE SUCCESS.

Before the announcements of the KCPE results back in my year, I remember being nervous as hell. I was so frightened, the pressure mounted on us by teachers and parents was too much to take in. It was always masked in a way to make it seem as if it was a do or die situation. Some kids also had to re-do the class over and over till ‘they got it right’. Smart kids were kings and queens, then there were the rest, the minions. From time to time, the teachers exempted the ‘smart kids’ from punishments and in turn they were rewarded with extra student benefits. Failure at this point meant that your life was ruined, but is it ever? Continue reading “GRADES NEVER DETERMINE SUCCESS.”

THE NYS SAGA REVIEW.

Anne Waiguru has definitely made a name for herself, hate or love her, she made some massive moves especially in the public sector. Waiguru made it to 26 headlines between May and November in 2016. She served as the first cabinet secretary in the ministry of devolution and planning, nominated by incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta. To add on, she was the director of Integrated Management and Information System (IFMIS) and head of Governance at the National Treasury, Technical Advisor in the cabinet office, office of the president on secondment from World Bank. She has also served as the alternate to the Permanent Secretary National Treasury in the Public Procurement Oversight Authority Advisory Board, and the Women Enterprise Fund Board, quite an impressive CV I must say. Continue reading “THE NYS SAGA REVIEW.”

Tips to co-exist well with neighbours.

Some of us were not privileged enough to own backyards and frontyards at some elit surbabian home in the outskirts of the city. Well.. if you did, you probably wouldn’t understand what I am trying to put across. You see, at some point in my life, I was advantaged enough to have constant intermingle with my neighbours. Sometimes I loved it, and most times I hated it. From the lack of privacy to constant interference with your personal life. ‘Oh, when are you finishing school? Oh, why do you come home so late? Oh, yesterday you cooked some chicken and pilau,( how do they even know what you cooked? ?) where is some for me? Oh where is your brother nowadays ??, Oh, Nani’s daughter is pregnant ,aargh! it never stopped.

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CONMEN SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL.

It all started with my search for an internship or a job, anything that I could get to keep me occupied and enhance my experience in my journalism career. I was lucky enough to attend two interviews at a very popular and legit media station within Nairobi, so i must say I was extra optimistic about it.

I had been waiting for that specific call for a while telling me I got the job. After 2 weeks I had already given up and was applying to other media stations. On June 8, specifically on a Thursday, I was awakened by a strange call at 7.00 am. ‘Hello, am calling from bleh bleh media station and am glad to inform you that you have succeeded to get the 3 month paid internship you had applied for. I have been trying to call you for 3 consecutive days without reach.’ How sympathetic I was with the poor guy, he had been trying to reach me for 3 days! 3 days!!! Without reach. Smh… I quickly apologised to him and lied about loosing my phone, I felt guilty due to the fact that I had switched off my phone, and this was an opportunity that was almost missed. I related his voice with one of the guys that was in the panel from my second interview. Continue reading “CONMEN SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL.”

APPEARANCES ARE A GLIMPSE OF THE UNSEEN.

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon just like any other in Nairobi, Kenya.  I was hanging out with my most closest friends in a sophisticated cafe within the city center. We laughed our way throughout the conversation, sending out hi fives after every comment, the piercing unattractive laughters only brought us blank stares from the other customers as if to indicate we were mannerless and we didn’t deserve to be there. Of course we didn’t, the place was filled with an older audience who seemed quite calm and collected as if they had their whole lives figured out, on the other hand my friends and I lol…. Continue reading “APPEARANCES ARE A GLIMPSE OF THE UNSEEN.”