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Be wary of spiritual predators seeking gain from desperation
The Pastor of Good News International Church brought nothing but bad news as he led his faithfuls to their graves in an apparent pursuit of spiritual purity.
By David Oginde 11 months ago
Be wary of spiritual predators seeking gain from desperation
Take decisive steps to win war against drug and alcohol abuse
The drug lords and illicit brewers are not going to vanish. They are a determined lot. Therefore, this war is not going to be won just by deploying menacing law enforcement officers after them.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Take decisive steps to win war against drug and alcohol abuse
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Why this week would be a great time to sheath political swords
As I have reflected over the current events in our nation, I could not help but imagine how the paradox of Good Friday would help us resolve our political impasse.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Why this week would be a great time to sheath political swords
Let leaders stop brinkmanship and come to negotiation table
If there is going to be any dialogue, it must be used to re-think our political and governance architecture in a highly ethnically diverse society like ours.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Let leaders stop brinkmanship and come to negotiation table
Our leaders should be ready to bear the burden of leadership
Statesmanship is earned not awarded. It is those who bear this burden courageously and sacrificially on behalf of the people that may eventually qualify to the rank.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Our leaders should be ready to bear the burden of leadership
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What do security personnel look out for at various city buildings?
In many facilities, there are usually at least two security guards - male and female using handheld body scanners - to screen patrons. In major buildings, there are also baggage scanners.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
What do security personnel look out for at various city buildings?
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On gay issues, Supreme Court has left us in the wilderness
Judiciary is proving to be the weakest link on preservation of our national values and customs, it is becoming the gateway for importation and entrenchment of foreign ideologies.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
On gay issues, Supreme Court has left us in the wilderness
Great Anglican split over gay marriages a wakeup call to us
God does not tolerate ambivalence. The Christian faith is perhaps the one religion in which adherence is based on total freedom of choice of the individual.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Great Anglican split over gay marriages a wakeup call to us
Pray yes, but put in hard work to address national challenges
Kenyans are wondering whether the new government has now turned to prayer as a solution to national problems and challenges, and whether this is a legitimate way to address them.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Pray yes, but put in hard work to address national challenges
Let's use the power of the other cheek to unite and grow nation
Of a truth, the other cheek concept goes against our natural sense of justice. It does not resonate with our innate instincts.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Let's use the power of the other cheek to unite and grow nation
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The real questions and answers we should look for on GMO food
The debate over GMO foods is perhaps now tired and possibly stale. However, questions persist as to the implications of embracing this modern food technology.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
The real questions and answers we should look for on GMO food
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The three traps the Church and men of God must avoid in 2023
The temptation is to reach out and grab the nearest plank to survive the shipwreck. But from where I sit, this situation is laden with several traps that the Church must be wary of.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
The three traps the Church and men of God must avoid in 2023
Should women leaders use soft power to keep usual jinx at bay?
Women mostly start the leadership race with the common expectation that they may not make it.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Should women leaders use soft power to keep usual jinx at bay?
Social media may programme the human mind gradually
Social media has been used to manipulate and shift thought patterns to enable individuals to think or react in a desired way.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Social media may programme the human mind gradually
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CBC exam must help us grind the 'golden calf' in our system
We need to demystify this exam results thing and restore the worth and significance of exams as a critical tool in the education process and not a caricature of a national idol.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
CBC exam must help us grind the 'golden calf' in our system
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Widen the tax base but sealing the leaks is a greater strategy
Only radical and ruthless actions will rid us of this national cancer - and it must be prioritised.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Widen the tax base but sealing the leaks is a greater strategy
Shortcut culture to blame for doping and buildings' collapse
Kenyans have developed a very unfortunate culture that is totally obsessed with riches and success. It is driving many to take the shortest route to success.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Shortcut culture to blame for doping and buildings' collapse
Our youth must be helped to fully utilise their potential
While young people have every opportunity and right to participate fully in the national agenda, they have often been left on the peripheries of decision-making processes that define their future.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Our youth must be helped to fully utilise their potential
Why our youth must be helped to fully utilise their potential
God has given each of us brains, but some choke them with smoke, some drench them with alcohol, and others sterilize them with drugs.
By Nicholas Asego, David Oginde 1 year ago
Why our youth must be helped to fully utilise their potential
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Roadside declarations best left in the dustbins lest they haunt you
Though many promises can be made on the campaign trail, professional administrators and implementors of policies understand the work and effort required to formulate and implement policies.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Roadside declarations best left in the dustbins lest they haunt you
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Why the 13th Parliament owes us a greater duty of objectivity
Members must therefore commit to interrogate every matter that comes to the floor of the House with utmost diligence. Every person must prepare for every session and participates actively
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Why the 13th Parliament owes us a greater duty of objectivity
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Build billionaires in innovation, not just through public service
People we have viewed to be as ordinary as the rest of us, suddenly put a huge value gap between them and us, as they declared themselves multi-millionaires and even billionaires.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Build billionaires in innovation, not just through public service
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Let the raging GMO debate go beyond food security concern
Those who support GMOs speak vigorously about poverty and starvation while anti-GMOs are generally considered not only scientifically ignorant but pro-poverty and pro-starvation.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Let the raging GMO debate go beyond food security concern
Polished etiquette and decorum are critical to leadership today
Etiquette is generally defined as the conventional rules of personal behaviour in a polite society. It is about being well-mannered, courteous, and showing respect for each other.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Polished etiquette and decorum are critical to leadership today
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Overdoing it? Not at all, prayer is key part of our national life
Kenya is NOT a secular nation. In fact, anyone who so declares, would be in violation of the Constitution. The best we can say is that Kenya is a multi-religious nation.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Overdoing it? Not at all, prayer  is key part of our national life
William Ruto will be too good to be true or we must join his hard work
The speed with which the controversial six judges were sworn in, Mombasa port activities restored has shown that the man is dogged in his mission to turn Kenya around.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
William Ruto will be too good to be true or we must join his hard work
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The real heroes of peace in this year's power transition
After the announcement of the presidential results, Kenyans went back to work, and children returned to school, as the petitions were prosecuted at the Supreme Court.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
The real heroes of peace in  this year's power transition
Women do not need props to leadership, boy's club beware
With a record seven governors, three senators and 26 MPs, duly elected, the girl-child is most certainly inching her way to the very centre of the jealously guarded council of elders.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Women do not need props to leadership, boy's club beware
LSK calls for speedy probe into death of IEBC official
Embakasi East Returning Officer Daniel Musyoka, who went missing on August 11 was found dead in Amboseli Park, Kajiado.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
LSK calls for speedy probe into death of IEBC official
MPs should stick to their core mandate; legislation
MPs should stick to their roles of legislation, oversight and representation.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
MPs should stick to their core mandate; legislation
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George Wackoyah's humour and other jokes erode our value system
Oginde says it is surprising that we have not only granted Wajackoyah a presidential ticket, but we are least bemused by his assertions finding them more entertaining than disturbing.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
George Wackoyah's humour and other jokes erode our value system
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By allowing easy divorce, the court opened a Pandora's box
Marriage is not a missionary partnership or a business contract, but a covenant binding the couple together "until death do us part."
By David Oginde 1 year ago
By allowing easy divorce, the court opened a Pandora's box
IEBC should have erred on side of values while clearing aspirants
Unfortunately, it does appear that in testing the leadership health of the candidates, the IEBC missed out some absolutely vital tests - the ECG for the heart and cancer screening in the vitals.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
IEBC should have erred on side of values while clearing aspirants
Yes, single parent pandemic is serious and must concern us
Studies have consistently shown a strong link between poverty and illicit sexual activity.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Yes, single parent pandemic is serious and must concern us
Our leaders must stand by what they said at last prayer breakfast
It was clear from the tone and mood of each speaker that they had noted the fear and anxiety that has gripped the nation as the election date draws nigh.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Our leaders must stand by what they said at last prayer breakfast
'My People' mantra is risky and self-serving, let us drop it now
The 'My People' ideology has formed the bedrock of our politics.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
'My People' mantra is risky and self-serving, let us drop it now
Why the Kenya we want has been elusive
Some of the blueprints of our dreams have been borrowed by other nations and implemented with astounding results! Vision is thus not our problem. What about Discipline?
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Why the Kenya we want has been elusive
Ruling by UK Judges that laws should be made by Parliament and not courts is interesting
This is unfortunate because judges are supposed to be politically non-partisan and expected to maintain the highest levels of objectivity in hearing and determining cases.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
Ruling by UK Judges that laws should be made by Parliament and not courts is interesting
In President Kibaki you found selfless leadership and more
Selflessness is the other leadership trait that defined President Kibaki. He refused to have anything named after him.
By David Oginde 1 year ago
In President Kibaki you found selfless leadership and more
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Malindi ruling on abortion has now opened a pandoras box
The Judge averred that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya.
By David Oginde 2 years ago
Malindi ruling on abortion has now opened a pandoras box
Mining PS: Formalising sector will ensure safety, help save environment
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Night sweats: Six possible underlying health concerns
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Despite the pain and rejection, endometriosis has made me stronger
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We need to demystify and destigmatise betting addiction
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East Africa's 'soda lakes' are rising, threatening their iconic flamingos
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