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February 5, 2018

Bitter paradise

By: Kechi Kenyatta Broken chairs, Broken limbs, Name not the bleeding heart, Maybe it isn’t my day. I’ve always backed down, Though backed up by the liquor Only to jot down my life in my chair My career to lay off my future And now loneliness is my middle name Sadness my pension to hang out with. I’m an epitome of success That’s why my name is always kicked about And now everyone trying to kiss up to my dreams I got phlox for my flocks And now I’m better off than the friar Maybe that’s why I lack even
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July 20, 2017

What Is Peace?

What Is Peace?- George Sande Momanyi Leo Tolstoy once told a parable of a man who gazed at the sun trying to understand the source of its light. After a long time and without an answer to his burning desire to know, he ended up losing his sight from staring at the rays of the sun. In his blindness he became convinced that the sun did not actually exist. What he needed was to appreciate the value the sun had in his life. Humanity too struggles to possess and understand peace. But it can’t afford to look at the meaning
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PEACE: Reality or a Mirage- Hafsa Mohamed Peace. What do I know about peace? I’m just a girl from Mandera who distant bullet and bomb sounds in Bulla Hawa sing her to sleep. What do I know about peace when my neighbours who borrowed salt from each other yesterday kill each other today in the name of a tribe? What do I know about peace? I’ve got to take two days to travel from Nairobi to home through rough roads rigged with land mines and full of shiftas, thanks to my people voting for a tribesman who doesn’t even live
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July 20, 2017

Back to my Roots.

Back to my Roots- Robert Thuo On Sunday, the world celebrated Father’s day. I could not help but wonder what being a father means. In that day’s context, people of all walks of life celebrated male figures, biological or non-biological who brought them up. Most African societies are paternal, and men play a significant role in society. To this day, they hold senior positions in government and society because we all believe that they are capable.             Men in most Traditional African Societies held the position of tribal chief or sat at the council of elders. Young men were warriors while
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Youth and peaceful elections in Africa- Linda Alitsi Elections are a democratic right which leads to political, socio-economic and even geo-physical transformation of a nation. This can only be felt if the elections are peaceful. The political arena in Kenya has since independence, been dominated by the older generation with limited youth participation. In addition, the youth have been used as violence instigators or have become the victims of political unrests. This is due to the limited employment opportunities, ignorance on political governance issues, limited access to sustainable livelihoods and insignificant political representation.However, all is not lost. Today, the youth
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Imagine a World of Human Similarity - Eric Karoi The Good Book attributes the origin of mankind to divine creation. Scientists and historians on the contrary believe that human beings evolved from a primitive state. The beauty of these two analogies is: both agree that human beings have a common origin. Diversity from the Biblical perspective was brought out at the Tower of Babel while scientists argue that human differences were caused mostly by environmental factors.To this extent, it is evident that diversity was caused by human behaviour in relation to the environment. It is further supported by the fact
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PEACE: An inimitable Asset - Vivienne Eyase ‘Peace’ as a noun has been described as ‘freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility’. This definition contemplates the ‘peace of mind’ which literally denotes mental calmness or serenity. Peace also connotes the meaning of ‘freedom from or the cessation of war or violence’ or simply ‘freedom from civil disorder’. This article chiefly adopts the second definition with borrowed elements from the first definition. The opposite of ‘peace’ in this regard, is ‘conflict…agitation, distress’ or basically anarchy.The law categorizes conflicts into; civil unrest, armed conflicts (internal and international armed conflicts), terrorism, crimes against humanity
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March 14, 2017

I Think Africa Movement

The Path to Peace and Prosperity in Africa - Samuel Karuita Most people dream of an Africa at peace with itself, where human rights and dignity is upheld and young people can achieve self-actualization in a secure and sustainable environment. To understand peace and absence of it in Africa it is fundamental to first understand the role of youth in it. A great statesman once said that it’s the old men who wage war but it is the young men who must fight and die in it. History has no shortage of examples of old men who continue to wage
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Samuel Karuita reflects on his experiences Samuel Karuita is the Executive Director of Peace Ambassadors Integration Organisation (PAMBIO), which reinforces peaceful interactions within society through youth empowerment training, raising awareness, advocacy and collaboration.. Image above: Samuel Karuita arrives at Downing Street with Nosipho Bele and Nadia Hitimana Read more
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March 3, 2017

Baringo Mentorship

Baringo Mentoring in the Dawn of Drought Baringo, whirlwinds dominated the bare fields. I had to keep covering my eyes with the back of a sweaty hand. The strange thing is every time the whirlwinds would start they would head straight for the kitchen.  Read more
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