The cost of corruption is beyond loss of public funds; it encroaches into all facets of our lives beyond the imaginable:

My mind wonders why we become surprised:

when buildings which have been approved by architects and structural engineers as fit for human habitation collapse at will;

or when a patient who was admitted for appendix removal ends up having cranial surgery, aka, surgery of the brain, after being mis-tagged;

or when people are diagnosed with illnesses that they never had in the first place;

or when items used during a surgery are left tucked inside after the bodies are neatly closed up; Continue Reading "Corruption: How Nobody Can Escape Its Impacts"

Success starts when one’s body, heart, mind, soul and spirit are completely fulfilled and are happily in sync ….

Success starts when one realizes that some fights are not worth one’s time and leaves such small fights for small fighters; when one acknowledges the need to wisely choose what needs to be fought for, and what needs not to be fought for …..

Success starts when one stops fighting for a job post, or an opportunity, where the competition is not going to be straight and fair …..

Success starts when one finds that soul mate and life partner that they can bend a knee for and journey together into the twilight years ….

Success starts when Continue Reading "The Beginning Of Success"

The conversation below refers:

Mia: Hii Covid nimeamua haitaenda nami (laughter). Nimeamua kuendelea na shughuli zangu huku nikizingatia masharti yaliowekwa vile niwezavyo. Hii barakoa yashinda imefunika mapua na mdomo siku nzima nikiwa nje; inashinda imefunika urembo wote, lakini bora uhai (more laughter).

Ava: Mimi nimeamua kujipa raha kivyangu. Hata nikiwa kwa nyumba peke yangu namshukuru Mola kwa kunipa uhai; na kwa kuniwezesha kujimudu niwezavyo hata ingawa maisha yamekua magumu sana.

Arising from this conversation, the positive outlook of Mia and Ava towards life during these difficult days is one that we would want to emulate.

Happiness comes when Continue Reading "My Happiness, My Choice"

Today’s days arrived
when they were least expected;
today’s days that are
more of days of sadness
than days of joy.

Before today’s sad days arrived
humanity went about daily life
with impunity,
without a care,
full of hate, greed, jealousy,
and with least regard for the other.

Before today’s days,
humanity was so puffed up
in its pomps and pride,
that its interdependence
was overlooked.

Before today’s days
well endowed folks
who were living,
looked down on
the folks beside them
who were meagerly endowed
and just trying to survive. Continue Reading "Corona has Hit the World’s Rewind Button"

When I was a child
uncountable years ago
I asked You to be my shepherd.
Your answer was instant;
You promised to be by my side
every step of the way;
and You have not dissapointed.

I know that You never said
that I would not encounter
difficulties and challenges;
but I believed,
I trusted.

It’s true that
I have been fearful once in a while,
It’s true that
friends looked the other way
and even despised me
when I needed them most.
It’s true that
I have been lonely now and then;
as I journeyed the contours
of this wide world.

But You have kept the promise
to the letter.
You have been there for me
as I endured and overcame
the more than fair share
of the rough, the hardknocks
and the beatings,
that came my way,
sometimes overwhelmingly. Continue Reading "Thank You God Almighty for Answered Prayers"

I haven’t yet let this world make me bitter.
I haven’t yet let the actions of other people
make me to become cold on the inside.

Even though certain things
happened that hurt me,
people came that left me,
and there were moments
when I fell.

I have learnt that there are moments
in life when one feels
like giving up
and can’t take it anymore.

But I haven’t let those things
make me unkind.

I continue learning that
it’s okay to fall;
it’s okay to cry.
It’s okay to be sad.
But it’s never okay
to do other people wrong
just because I was done wrong. Continue Reading "My Lessons in Life"

I have sung the hymnal, “How Great Thou Art” countless times;
but it’s not until now that it is clicking in my mind
how great Thou actually are.

That when I say that I consider
all Your awesome wonder,
I never got to that part where
I could visualize
that it is Your greatness that prevents:
• Schools being cancelled.
• Self-distancing measures being put in place
• Entire sports seasons being cancelled.
• Concerts, tours, festivals and entertainment events being cancelled; and,
• Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings being cancelled.

That when I say that I consider all
the worlds Your hands have made,
I never got to the point where
I could visualize
that it is Your greatness that Continue Reading "How Great Thou Art – I Now Get It"