Kenya, We Need to Talk!
I haven’t been feeling well, mostly fatigue which eventually manifests in illness. My mind just needed a shutdown, so engaging it in thought and reflection has been a bit of a fight the past two weeks. I am still on the mend, but my mind has rebooted (slightly), giving me time to sit and reflect
Lessons from the 2022 Kenyan Election
Yesterday was interesting. This was the third time I have voted in a national election. The mood was very glum for the first time, and apathy lingered thick in the air. It was the culmination of two successive years of corruption scandals, a skidding economy and hardships, a pandemic and nauseating political campaigns. Kenyans have
You Aren’t Always the Smartest One in the Room
“Why are you being emotional? This is a fact! That [omitted] African country is poor and in constant conflict because most of its population is illiterate!” This is the edited, more palatable statement a classmate blurted belligerently during a class. I won’t name the African nation he mortifyingly castigated. Still, his statement came from a
And Away We Go!
Drum rolls rang in the arena; there was a pregnant silence in the darkness, only slightly illuminated by the spotlight in the centre of the arena. The juggling monkeys and the vegetarian Hyena had already dazzled the crowd. Ella was up next with the usual colossal act, balancing on a beach ball while rolling across
Know Your Values
During my leadership training called Crucible Lite last year, an evaluation process was conducted by people in my network. There was a lot of great feedback to help me fix my weaker areas and areas I actually shined in but didn’t realise. Today I was reminded of a discussion I had with my coaches, Rosie
It was an incessant meow from the cat. It wasn’t Andrew’s. It didn’t belong to any of his neighbours either. It was a stray cat that one of his neighbours fed with fish bones every other day. The cat was now getting aggressive; when anyone walked into the gate in the evening, it would purr