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THE VEIL DROPS

Bye, kwaheri ya kuonana, arrivedeci and selamat tinggal… yes it’s that point in time when one realizes that a certain chapter in their lives is over and it’s time to move on; and that time is neigh for me & this blog or rather me & the “ViolasIris” character/personality/alias. I’m calling it a personality coup … Continue reading

PRAYER FOR A DAUGHTER by Tina Fey

Check out Tina Fey’s lovely, touching and totally true ‘prayer for a daughter. “First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty. When … Continue reading

IT BEGINS WITH US – OBAMA 2012

As Kenyans discuss various ways in which we can change how we do politics in our country (especially with the new constitution and the elections coming up next year), perhaps it’s about time we take the reigns from the politicians, and actually run the campaign ourselves from the grassroots or at least start to.

CAN URBAN YOUTH AFFECT THE GRASSROOTS?

I’ve been toying with this idea for a while now, but please note I’m not claiming that it’s a brand new idea or that it’s never been done anywhere before. I’m just wondering if it can work in our beloved country Kenya: I’ve been made to understand that I belong to the tax paying middle … Continue reading

THOU WITH SWAGGER SHALT NOT BE AN MP

“Parliament halted substantive business for 20 minutes to discuss an MPs’ mode of dress Tuesday. The subject of discussion was Makadara legislator Gidion Mbuvi, who was wearing white stud earrings and sunglasses in the debating chamber. (read more)” March 1st 2011, Daily Nation. Hmmm… well that’s Kenyan parliament for you and that’s what happens when … Continue reading

WE SANG IN LAGOS #KENYAFEB28

We sang: KenyaFeb28 in Lagos

A TEAR FOR MY COUNTRY #KENYAFEB28

I’d blogged about it, debated on the merits, argued with skeptics and re-thought even doing it… but once I actually just did it…my racing pulse calmed down, all thoughts faded away, shivers ran up and down my spine and my whole body resonated with the sound coming from the depths of my lungs… Then I … Continue reading

OUTCOME OF FEB 28TH…HOW ABOUT NOTHING TANGIBLE?

Someone queried what the grand outcome of Kenya Feb 28th (singing National anthem) day is… and I wondered… should there be an outcome? To answer that question I ask you another.  If you are a church going Christian, why it is that we sing praise and worship in church before the sermon? Personally I’ll tell … Continue reading

I WONDER…ABOUT OUR ANTHEM

I’ve previously stated on this blog (and we’ve all been taught and somewhat believe) that our National anthem is a prayer; therefore a prayer for our country, its borders, people, passed and future. However, as we gear up for 28th of Feb 2011 when at 1pm Kenyans are being asked to stand up and sing … Continue reading

WHY I’M STANDING IN PRAYER

I’ve been watching the whole Middle East political crisis/liberation, with much interest pretty much like I was watching a National Geographic documentary drama or 24 series on TV. It’s been interesting to say the least, seeing people who have finally stood up to oppression after so many years. Seeing the youth hold up the country’s … Continue reading

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