Great, amazing and wonderful things are hidden in plain sight, right in front of my widely open eyes; God’s blessings which I take for granted and never remember to say, ‘Thank You Papa’;

I look, but don’t see the good friends, family, colleagues and neighbours who’ve always had my back and added days into my life. For these angels, I thank You God.

I see, but don’t appreciate the wonderful nature that surrounds me; the green trees, the beautiful blooming flowers, the singing birds, the blue skies, the dark nights, the glowing stars, the moon, the sun, the lakes, the oceans, the mountains. For these great sceneries, I thank You Daddy. Continue Reading "I Thank You Lord, For Everything"

Not too many years ago, we would go to watch movies on a mobile big screen, courtesy of the Kenya Film Corporation and Factual Films Ltd.

It would be a big screen mounted on an open ground where we would congregate in hundreds to watch movies, starting at 7.00pm sharp up to 9.00 pm sharp, and translated into Kiswahili.

These open field Cinema shows were, however, not devoid of sideshows and thrills;

One would be lucky if they did not go back home wearing an awful smell because their faces, or clothes, were smacked with rotten eggs that were thrown all over the place during the course of the film-show. Sometimes the shells of the rotten eggs broke in the pockets, the result being that these egg-missile carriers would have a taste of their own medicine. Continue Reading "The Evolution Of Access To Cinema In Kenyan"

I’ll never forget how you suddenly
came into my life
and brought me perfect happiness,
comfort, pleasure,
and great joy beyond measure.

It was love at first sight,
I loved you without limits,
even when I knew deep down
that you would most probably one day,
break my heart
in pursuit of your heart’s desires,
a better love than I could give.

And therefore as my heart
was becoming cosy Continue Reading "My Dear Ex"

When we are counting our blessings, we count only the tangible things that we can see, touch, taste, hear or smell; but we most often have no clue that, simultaneously, God Almighty saved us from ills and calamities which would have befallen us without our knowledge, and for which we should count as blessings too.

Imagine this true-life story of James, not his real name, the father of a two-week-old child who has a condition that required dialysis on a weekly basis. Doctors had indicated that the condition was treatable through some minor surgery but the procedure could only be safely carried out when Continue Reading "Count The Blessings, Seen And Unseen"

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"