I take this rare opportunity to invite readers to the blog, "BIRD'S EYE VIEW". This blog provides a platform for discussing topical issues that affect our society on a day to day basis. These may be social, economic, political or religious issues; only that we intend to take this a notch higher by scrutinising the... Continue Reading →
Celebrities and public figures will always attract love and hate, cheers and jeers, in equal measure. Kenyan netizens are known for their extremely savage, ruthless and unforgiving tackles when it comes to deconstructing their online targets. Woe unto you if you find yourself on the receiving end of angry Kenyans on social media. The latest... Continue Reading →
Famous Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud undertook some of the earliest extensive studies on the human mind. For instance, he discovered that the human mind is largely made up of two parts: a much bigger unconscious part and a smaller conscious part (which he described as just a tip of the iceberg). Though he pointed... Continue Reading →
Anxiety and Depression (Stock Image): At no point in recent history have we had the very fabric of humanity’s collective social and economic structures stretched, tested, and shaken to the core, like it has been during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It is actually hard to fathom how a tiny, invisible, aggressive, and marauding microbe known... Continue Reading →
Given that some of our closest neighbors are known to have voted against Kenya, shows how petty sibling rivalry, mistrust and selfish interests of the member states within the East African Community (EAC) and IGAD keep putting ugly barriers in the way of prosperity of the larger Eastern Africa and Horn of Africa regions.
For starters, there is that rare good feeling that comes when a young person is admitted to the table of grownups, where important matters are discussed and serious decisions are made. It shows that Kenya has come of age and won global admiration while at it. This, coupled with the fact that Kenya was recently ranked the third largest economy in Africa, can tell you that this country is poised to go places; but, only if we sanitize our divisive tribal politics and tame the embarrassing appetite that our leaders exhibit in plundering public resources.
As for Waiguru's impeachment; this fiasco has slowly taken the shape of a Tanga Tanga vs the Handshake Team duel; that is how the impeachment attempt became dead on arrival. the matter is no longer on Waiguru's hands, but in the safe hands of the big boys at the top. Politics being a game of optics and perceptions, the bigger picture always matters.
A good example is the recent impeachment against POTUS Donald Trump - perhaps the sickest president on earth today. It is not that the senators from the Grand old Party don't know that their president is sick. But, the moment this looked like a Democrats Vs Republicans duel, the Republican senators (who have a majority in the senate) had to save Trump for the sake of the party's image.
This is the same way governor Waiguru will be saved at the Kenyan Senate; not because they love her, but for the sake of the Handshake Team's image. Can you imagine a situation where the Tanga Tanga brigade claims victory in the event that Governor Waiguru is impeached? What does that politically portend for the Handshake Team in Central Kenya, as we head to 2022? Doom!
Two things: ONE. William Ruto will ultimately head out of Jubilee and government before 2022. TWO. By the end of 2021, Jubilee Party will be an unrecognizable Shell of its former self. You can take this to the bank - and if you wish - get a loan on it. The juggernaut that swallowed over... Continue Reading →
It's sad that, in this country, big money thieves are adored and revered to an extent that they're considered heroes in their backyards, instead of being shunned and treated as pariahs.
Those who have been mentioned in mega scandals, involving millions or billions of taxpayers money, are even more feared and respected here. We even defend them as "mwizi wetu!"
In countries like China, they are hanged or shot in a public arena, while in Japan they commit suicide due to the immense shame that will hang over their families, like an ominous cloud, for generations.
I take this rare opportunity to invite readers to the blog, “BIRD’S EYE VIEW”. This blog provides a platform for discussing topical issues that affect our society on a day to day basis. These may be social, economic, political or religious issues; only that we intend to take this a notch higher by scrutinising the story behind the story and encouraging people to not only think outside the box but discard the box altogether.
This way, we will allow our minds to freely soar to greater heights, up to a point where we start seeing things from a clearer point of view – a Bird’s Eye View. To achieve this, we must rise together to a higher pedestal and deliberately allow ourselves to become free thinkers.
Besides political opinion, I will also be providing exquisite pieces on a wide range of areas including sports, lifestyle, health…
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