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Deadly cults: Unresolved riddle of country full of believers but teeming with evil
For Kenya's Christendom we have an impressive devotional lexicon with many sacred entries such as 'crusade', 'fellowship', 'kesha', '30 days fast', 'planting the seed', ad infinitum.
By John Wahome 8 months ago
Deadly cults: Unresolved riddle of country full of believers but teeming with evil
Ukraine's destruction should temper Africa's gallop to the East
There is right now an odious fallout of many Francophone countries with Paris, a reality enacted to great relief by the recent string of military coups in the Sahel and elsewhere.
By John Wahome 8 months ago
Ukraine's destruction should temper Africa's gallop to the East
Uphold high academic standards as interest in PhD degrees rises
Anecdotal demographics indicate that, right now, there may be as many doctorates in middle-level colleges, secondary and to some extent, primary schools as are in the universities.
By John Wahome 9 months ago
Uphold high academic standards as interest in PhD degrees rises
Time has come for patriots to shine for their dispirited country
A nation in crisis resembles a commuter vessel passing through a black spot. Hearts are pounding. Many hold their breath, praying silently for the grace to see another day.
By John Wahome 10 months ago
Time has come for patriots to shine for their dispirited country
The West's new 'gospel' echos colonial religious conversions
They should reward former colonies for faithfully embracing earlier religion before demanding snobbishly acquiescence to the newest ones.
By John Wahome 10 months ago
The West's new 'gospel' echos colonial religious conversions
Time for universities to have representatives in Parliament
University representation in Parliament assumes urgency when we are informed that university jobs are now "to go in drastic reforms".
By John Wahome 11 months ago
Time for universities to have representatives in Parliament
Why has Ngugi wa Thiong'o's suggestion on African languages been ignored?
I share my mother tongue with Prof Ngugi, which places me on the ground zero where his pan-Africanist vision should have had the most impact.
By John Wahome 11 months ago
Why has Ngugi wa Thiong'o's suggestion on African languages been ignored?
Artificial intelligence can help to end corruption and other ills
The scary spectre of AI one day mutating into what one philosopher calls a "one-stop oracle"- a know-it-all with the answers only God should be providing - is very, very real.
By John Wahome and Solomon Nderitu 11 months ago
Artificial intelligence can help to end corruption and other ills
Church regulation should be fair to allay fears of victimisation
Every effort must be made to steer the era dawning in Kenya, in which the state becomes an active patron of its citizen's faith, from the monumental scandals.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Church regulation should be fair to allay fears of victimisation
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How miniskirts, smartphones and jackets aid exam cheating
Some women are waging psychological warfare by weaponizing the shortest of micro skirts as paperless aids to writing illegal notes on anatomical regions.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
How miniskirts, smartphones and jackets aid exam cheating
Mushrooming African tech cities will only progress at snail's space
Africa's tech cities reeks of incredible artificiality, and, as one writer has graphically said, increasingly resemble "magnificent stadiums with no players".
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Mushrooming African tech cities will only progress at snail's space
Africa can reap dividends by learning keenly from China
Affiliation with the Chinese has provided developing countries with an alternative development financing strategy - maybe the closest thing yet to the ideal of surviving without aid.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Africa can reap dividends by learning keenly from China
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Why academic performance in Mt Kenya region is on the decline
In Central Kenya, fond memories linger of the good old days when the kind of jubilation witnessed in Gusii and Nyanza following stellar performance of schools there, was a way of life.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Why academic performance in Mt Kenya region is on the decline
Bridging vast knowledge gap will make raging GMO debate healthier
Every scientific intervention inevitably comes with a package of solutions and problems in equal measure.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Bridging vast knowledge gap will make raging GMO debate healthier
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Why universities must adopt assessment models to the threat posed by artificial intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) - the revolutionary technology so aptly embodied by Lensa, DALL-E and ChatGPT - is currently the buzzword in tech.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Why universities must adopt assessment models to the threat posed by artificial intelligence
Why Sweden, Finland should reconsider plans to join Nato
It is not hard to understand the motivation of Sweden and Finland's recent about-turn in seeking to ditch neutrality to join Nato.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Why Sweden, Finland should reconsider plans to join Nato
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Time has come for us ditch 'Kenya' and give our country a new name
Kenya's citizens reserve the deeply symbolic right of rejecting this strange moniker originally imposed on them as a tool for plunder.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Time has come for us ditch 'Kenya' and give our country a new name
Do not ignore the cry of suffering university and college students
The government must shelf the much-faulted threat to withdraw public universities funding. Its ripple effect would make the students' situation much more untenable.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Do not ignore the cry of suffering university and college students
Kenya still has a lot to learn from Israel to win war against hunger
In 2014, Israel was identified as the leading country globally for research intensity, reflecting the importance of research and innovation for its economic growth.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Kenya still has a lot to learn from Israel to win war against hunger
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Uhuru now has time on his hands; he should write an autobiography
Uhuru Kenyatta's personal story will be a perfect opportunity to dispel the avalanche of rumours, conspiracy theories, and misconceptions about him which many Kenyans lately came to embrace
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Uhuru now has time on his hands; he should write an autobiography
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Obsessive politics slowly taking Kenyans' reasoning ability away
It is extremely worrying how local politics has come to eclipse all other worthy vocations in both prestige and remuneration
By John Wahome 1 year ago
Obsessive politics slowly taking Kenyans' reasoning ability away
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What Kenya is not doing to make a fortune out of sports
President William Ruto's government should make more effort to actively nurture, reward, and cherish the untiring sportspersons who bring Kenya so much glory and honour.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
What Kenya is not doing to make a fortune out of sports
The death of Queen Elizabeth and half-full glass of colonialism
Spanning disparate generations with undiminishing constancy as she did is no mean feat. Let's say that for Diana the People's Princess, there was, in Elizabeth, a matching Peoples' Queen.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
The death of Queen Elizabeth and half-full glass of colonialism
President Ruto has a chance to take Kenyans to Raila's Canaan
William Ruto takes over amidst great goodwill in the form of the current triumphant mood in most of the country.
By John Wahome 1 year ago
President Ruto has a chance to take Kenyans to Raila's Canaan
Ukraine, Russia war has brought threat of nuclear war even closer
It is now public knowledge that the Satan 2 bomb needs only about 10 seconds to reach Finland and 200 seconds to annihilate Britain!
By John Wahome 2 years ago
Ukraine, Russia war has brought threat of nuclear war even closer
‘Matiang’i students’ must strive to change culture of corruption
Many well-meaning Kenyans have set out to confront the demons of graft which reign in our country, only to soon fade out through fatigue.
By John Wahome 2 years ago
‘Matiang’i students’ must strive to change culture of corruption
It's not the end for Afghanistan; its future might be bright
The Taliban regime pledged to give greater respect to basic rights of Afghans, especially women and minorities.
By John Wahome 2 years ago
It's not the end for Afghanistan; its future might be bright
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How social media has robbed us of life’s little surprises
Upon waking up in the morning, few people are concerned about their bodily faculties such as hearing and speech, or whether they still have legs.
By John Wahome 2 years ago
How social media has robbed us of life’s little surprises
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Colonialism, math teachers to blame for Kenyans’ fickle mood
Our motivation is the ongoing kerfuffle between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, only the newest entry in a grotesque ledger.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
Colonialism, math teachers to blame for Kenyans’ fickle mood
Why Nakuru is fast becoming a hotbed of artistic renaissance
The town is a beehive of activity as multiple infrastructural projects take off.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
Why Nakuru is fast becoming a hotbed of artistic renaissance
Why South Africa chaos offers lessons for Kenya’s 2022 polls
You have noticed that the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya was swiftly and routinely replicated in several other countries. In South Africa...
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
Why South Africa chaos offers lessons for Kenya’s 2022 polls
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Does higher education really pay in Kenya?
Our honest conviction is that we are ‘disqualified’ from ascending to top State jobs by a Kenyan social paradigm that long threw out meritocracy.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
Does higher education really pay in Kenya?
Why is it so difficult for PhD holders to get plum state jobs?
Of the about 40 PhD applicants for a recent government opening, only one of them was shortlisted, alongside some folks with one degree.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
Why is it so difficult for PhD holders to get plum state jobs?
Will lobbyists manage to alter Kenya's firm stand on gays?
Kenyans would not boldly speak out on matters relating to homosexuality for the fear of the cost of exposure
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
Will lobbyists manage to alter Kenya's firm stand on gays?
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Fading dreams and irony of democracy in South Sudan
It is indeed heart-wrenching to witness how this nation, conceived on the wave of hope and immense promise, is squandering its noble vision.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
Fading dreams and irony of democracy in South Sudan
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Why Jomo Kenyatta’s send-off was just like that of Winston Churchill
Despite the bitter after-effects of colonialism in Kenya and the painful end of imperialism in 1963, the funeral of Jomo Kenyatta ...
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
Why Jomo Kenyatta’s send-off was just like that of Winston Churchill
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As Moi predicted, Presidency has become most vulnerable
Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency seems to be sliding into an erratic phase marked by much foreboding and fear of blows struck by mockers.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 2 years ago
As Moi predicted, Presidency has become most vulnerable
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How Jomo and Obama helped Uhuru to become president
In 2012, Uhuru’s election propagandists and spin-doctors ensured that his photo appearing as a toy-carrying stripling, taken with Mzee went viral.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 3 years ago
How Jomo and Obama helped Uhuru to become president
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TSC’s proposal on graduate teachers will raise standards
SC expects universities to produce quality teachers capable of manning the nearly 10,000 (2016 basic education statistical booklet) secondary schools.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 3 years ago
TSC’s proposal on graduate teachers will raise standards
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How would it be had Israelis become Nandis’ neighbours?
The world breathed a collective sigh of relief after the Egyptian-brokered truce between Hamas and Israel took effect.
By Babere Chacha and John Wahome 3 years ago
How would it be had Israelis become Nandis’ neighbours?
How NSSF's dream of 39-storey trade centre came crashing down
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