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Feb
13

David Ndii Causes a Stir on Twitter

David Ndii, an economist and Twitter government critic, caused a stir on Twitter by admitting that he cooks more than his wife. David Ndii(pictured above) is one of those characters on Twitter who are always criticizing the current government and its leaders. He is seen by many as a voice of the people and in […]

Feb
09

Vanessa Mdee Gets Engaged to Rotimi

Vanessa Mdee is such a darling and late last year she got engaged to ‘Power’ actor and musician, Rotimi. The two met mid-2020 at Essence Festival where the two were performing. Vanessa and Rotimi were performing in different stages and met at the festival through a mutual friend. Their love blossomed and in late December […]

Feb
03

The Wheelbarrow Debate

The right honorable, former prime minister, Raila Odinga, did not mince his words when he referred to his excellency, the deputy president, William Ruto’s offering of wheelbarrows to the youth as ‘taka taka’ or trash. Raila Odinga has had quite the influence in the government of the day owing to his March 2018 ‘handshake’ with […]

Feb
03

Mike Sonko’s Woes

Former Nairobi governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko is in quite a bind over comments he made. He alleged that he, together with what he called the ‘deep state’, among them the permanent secretary for internal security, Karanja Kibicho organized fracas during the 2017 general elections. Mind you, the president of the Law Society of Kenya, LSK, […]

Jan
29

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield is a 2019 film adaptation of an 1850 novel by Charles Dickens. The film is awash with Victorian-era scenery and is a delight to watch. It takes you back to the 19th century at a time when the world was becoming itself. In an era where capitalism was encroaching […]

Nov
26

Meghan Markle Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage in July

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in July 2020. She admitted suffering “undeniable grief” and knowing that she was losing her second child while holding her first. She also said that the miscarriage had brought a lot of unwarranted shame and broke her husband’s heart. Prince Harry, the […]

Nov
26

The BBI Train Departs the Station

The Building Bridges Initiative or the BBI Train has today officially started a clarion call for a million signatures as its first stage of actualization. According to law, the Constitutional Amendment Bill of 2020 requires one million signatures to proceed to the next stage. After collecting a million signatures, the BBI team will then submit […]

Nov
18

Princess Diana: A Maverick

The Late Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, was a maverick and one of the most idolized people to have lived in recent history. She was a princess, a real-life princess who unlike Cinderella, the shoe did not quite fit, even if it did. Diana, Princess of Wales was a maverick in every possible definition of […]

Nov
17

Suspected Child Trafficking Ring in Kenya

The BBC through their Africa Eye program has made damning allegations about a suspected child trafficking ring in Kenya. The broadcaster alleges to have carried a one-year in-depth investigation into the matter and is convinced that there have, indeed, been cases of children being abducted and later sold here in the country. Such news is […]

Nov
16

Schools to Reopen on 4th January 2021

The Education Cabinet Secretary, Professor Magoha (pictured above), announced that all schools will reopen on 4th January 2021. The announcement comes after the president directed the Ministry of Education to release the school calendar for 2021. The CS made the announcement after a meeting with education sector stakeholders (pictured above). Schools were closed in March […]

Nov
15

Education Cabinet Secretary in a Bind Over Insults

The Education Cabinet Secretary, Professor Magoha, is in a bind after being caught on camera calling a senior education officer stupid. “Wewe ni mjinga kabisa”, as he said, before sending the man away. The CS was formerly an officer with the Kenya National Examinations Council and has made a name for himself as a no-nonsense […]

Nov
15

Biden Wins Georgia as Trump Wins North Carolina

President-elect Joe Biden won the state of Georgia in the just concluded 2020 U.S Presidential Election, after a vote recount. Donald Trump, on the other hand, won North Carolina. Joe Biden now has 306 electoral college votes, compared with 232 for Donald Trump. Biden’s win in Georgia cements his nationwide win and is a clear […]

Nov
12

Apple Launches In-House Produced M1 Chip

Apple launched the new and in-house produced M1 chip for its MacBooks and Mac Computers. The M1 Chip was launched alongside MacBook Air, a 13 inch MacBook Pro and a new Mac Mini, a mini version of their Mac computers (all pictured above). The Mac Mini is a smaller version of their Mac Pro Tower […]

Nov
10

Kenyan Film ‘The Letter’ Selected for the Oscars

A Kenyan documentary film coined ‘The Letter’ has been selected to represent Kenya in the 93rd Academy Awards. It was chosen as Kenya’s entry for the Best International Feature Film award. The Kenya Film Commission chose The Letter after being nominated along with ‘Uradi.’ It was selected for its cultural impact and how it tells […]

Nov
10

Diamond Platnumz and Baby Mama, Zari Co-Parent

Diamond Platnumz alias Chibu Dangote is a Tanzanian musician famous for his lineup of hits such as ‘Jeje.’ Diamond is a man of many baby mamas and has recently linked up with his first wife and now ex-wife and baby mama, Zari Hassan. Zari is a Ugandan socialite who resides in South Africa. Zari and […]

Nov
09

Is a COVID-19 Vaccine in the Offing?

Germany’s drug maker BioNTech and U.S. company Pfizer have announced a joint vaccine that they say could be 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, according to phase 3 vaccine trials. COVID-19 has been a tragedy for the whole world, and any efforts and successes in developing a vaccine that could be effective are welcome. Vaccines are […]

Nov
09

Textile and Fashion Industries’ Labor Woes

The textile and fashion industries have historically been associated with numerous scuffles with labor unions and factory workers. These sectors’ labor woes can be traced back to cotton farming in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries. Cotton farmers enslaved Africans and forced them to work in their cotton plantations. Forced labor was […]

Nov
09

The Remembrance Poppy

The Remembrance Poppy is a symbol worn on the upper chest, neckline, or collar to remember the soldiers who lost their lives during wartime. It is a part of the Remembrance Day celebrations that seek to recognize the sacrifice of those who fought in World War One and Two. The Remembrance Poppy is worn in […]

Nov
08

Bangladeshi Textile Industry Takes a Major Hit Due to Coronavirus

Coronavirus has spelled the closure of many businesses this year, and the Bangladeshi textile industry has been no exception. Millions of textile workers in Bangladesh have lost their jobs and livelihoods, and numerous textile companies have had to close shop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bangladesh and other South Asian countries, such as India, are […]

Nov
08

The Future is Female

The election of Kamala Harris as the first woman vice president in the United States has ushered in a new era. The future is for sure female, and 2020 ushers in a new era in female leadership. Women have historically borne the plight of a patriarchal society and have had to work twice as hard […]

Nov
08

Could 2020 Be the Year for a Seismic Shift in Global Society?

The world has seen a tumultuous year in 2020 with a lot going wrong and awry. 2020 was a year of lessons, a year of upswings, and downturns. A year of sickness and a pandemic and a year that has seen over a million people lose their lives to coronavirus. Nobody could have anticipated the […]

Nov
07

Joe Biden Wins the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Joe Biden has made history as one of the only people ever to beat an incumbent U.S. president in an election. Joe Biden has tried to become president for the third time now. This election was a third-time charm, and Joe Biden has now been projected to win the U.S election. The election results have […]

Nov
06

Apple Releases Long-Awaited iOS 14.2 Update

Early adopters of iOS 14 had their hopes and excitement dashed by their devices overheating and an overall lack of major changes in the update. iOS 14 was a minimal update and was mostly a user interface (UI) update. There has, however, been some excitement about the new iOS 14 widgets that can now be […]

Nov
06

Ant Group’s IPO Slumps Amid Government Scrutiny

Ant Group is more than a unicorn company. It is a behemoth in China’s financial tech industry that has over one billion monthly active users. It is a financial-services and tech company that facilitates payments within and outside of the Alibaba ecosystem. It was previously a middle man in online service payments before consumer trust […]

Nov
05

What is Trumpism?

Trumpism is a phenomenon that came to life in 2016 after the surprise and shock election of President Donald Trump. Trump’s brand of politics is referred to as ‘Trumpism’ and has led to a lot of polarization in the United States and, to some extent, all over the world. Trump has his own base of […]

Nov
04

The 2020 U.S. Election is Too Close to Call

A day after election day, it is unclear who will win the 2020 U.S. election between Joe Biden and Incumbent Donald Trump. As things currently stand, Joe Biden is in the lead with 238 electoral college votes out of the needed 270. On the other hand, Donald Trump has 213 electoral college votes out of […]

Nov
04

The BBI Defeats Itself

The building bridges initiative is good in theory. It seeks to bring Kenyans together in a way that ensures that elections do not lead to violence. That is a good thing and a good thought. However, in practice, the BBI is a failure in that it has holes that are leaking its goodness without even […]

Nov
03

Election Day or D-day

Today is election day or d-day in the United States. Today, the United States will take a look in the mirror and decide what it wants to be. Today could be the day that the U.S regains its position as a principled and inclusive country. It could be the day that the walls, literal and […]

Oct
30

Maureen Waititu and the Frankie Fiasco

Maureen Waititu has come out as one of the most trendy young moms in the city and has inspired all of us to shun all manners of acting tough. Maureen has braved social media and tabloids to talk about her pain and what going through a tough break up can be like. As far as […]

Oct
30

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