GICHABA NYANTINO: THE GEOGRAPHY TEACHER WHO WRITES WITH A RARE FLAIR.

In her book titled “Dear Ijeawele Or A feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions,” - a book addressed to a friend who had just given birth to a baby-girl named Chizalum – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, writes: “Teach Chizalum to read. Teach her to love books. The best way is by casual example. If she sees you reading, she will understand that reading is valuable. If she were not to go to school, and merely just read books, she would arguably become more than a conventionally educated child. Books will help her understand and question the world, help her express herself, and help her in whatever she wants to become – a chef, a scientist, a singer, all benefit from the skills that reading brings. I do not mean schoolbooks. I mean books that have nothing to do with school; autobiographies, and novels and histories…

JERUSALEMA: SOUTH AFRICAN MASTER KG & NOMCEBO’S HIT SONG THAT HAS BECOME A GLOBAL ANTHEM.

By August 27th, it had 102.4 million views on YouTube. By August 28th evening, the views stood just over 103.5 million, by August 30th morning the views were 106.4 million and still counting. That is a whopping four million plus views in three days! This just goes on to give you a glimpse of the phenomenal rate at which the song has been growing. Calling it growing in leaps and bounds could be an understatement.

KENYANS OUTRAGED AS NAIROBI MCA, PATRICIA MUTHEU, IS BADLY BRUTALIZED BY POLICE.

It doesn’t matter what side of the political divide she belongs to. The dehumanizing beating that this lady got in the hands of four policemen, who are ironically supposed to safeguard the rule of law, is simply despicable. Period. Anybody citing the lady’s political affiliation to justify her unwarranted brutalization is a worse misogynist than those four criminals who beat her up.

MUST WE LOOK AT EVERYTHING THROUGH TRIBAL LENSES?

As much as there might be legitimate concerns of bias in the way the tender was given, all the pertinent issues raised have certainly drowned in the tribal hullabaloo and shenanigans peddled online. Worse still, people with vested interests have hijacked the conversation and cleverly turned it into a Kikuyu vs Luo tribal supremacy contest.

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