HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Share this on WhatsApp With all its advances in technology and especially social media, the 21st century is perhaps the toughest era in which to be a young adult. This is because everything is so superficial nowadays you hardly encounter authenticity. Take beauty for example; do we still have what…

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THE POLEMICS OF DREADLOCKS

Share this on WhatsApp The lengthened electioneering period in Kenya has caused jitters among the citizens and anti-poll protests have become the order of the day in Nairobi. During one of such picketing sessions, a group that called themselves ‘Nairobi Business Community’ organized a parallel to counter the anti-poll protests…

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WE ARE AFROPHOBIC, YES, BUT WE ARE NOT SHITHOLES.

Share this on WhatsApp From Cairo to Cape Town, we are still struggling to pick our jaws from the floor after Donald’s Trump’s unsavory description of African countries alongside Haiti and El Salvador. We had cut Mr. Trump some slack when he had earlier insinuated that all Nigerians live in…

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DOES AN AFRICAN ROSE BY AN EUROPEAN NAME STILL SMELL AS SWEET?

Share this on WhatsApp I am informed that it was raining cats and dogs the night I came into this world more than two decades ago. After lengthy deliberations, my elderly kin decided that I shall be called Wafula, a name that was commonly given to children born during the…

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TRACING OUR KENYAN ROOTS IN ART

Share this on WhatsApp “Why are foreigners the ones collecting most of your paintings?” I asked the above question to Kinuthia Mbugua, a Kenyan impressionist based at Nairobi’s Maasai Mbili Art Gallery. The response he gave me also provided an answer to what was going to be my next question,…

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CRIME OF PASSION (Short story)

Share this on WhatsApp You’ve heard the saying “Out of the frying pan into the real fire,” which was coined back in 1985 inside Justice Erastus Wepekhulu’s courtroom. My skin recoiled as the judge, whose scarlet red gown reminded me  of the blood drenched airstrip during ‘the assignment’, condemned me…

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RUN, DOREEN, RUN! SURVIVOR OF GARISSA MASSACRE IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

Share this on WhatsApp As narrated to: Lukorito Jones jowal@jowaljones.com www.jowaljones.com My name is Doreen Bruno Karugi. I am 22 years old. On Thursday, 2nd April 2015, gunmen stormed our university from 5am. Official reports at the end of the day indicated that 148 people had been killed. The attack,…

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