Climate Change Modiesque

Climate Change Modiesque

Indian Prime Minister, Modi was recently put to task by some university students.  He was asked to share his view on climate change.  Now, Modi is not like Trump.  Trump would flatly deny climate change is real despite all the scientific evidence supporting it.  One can understand Modi’s handicap; he has not had the experience Trump gained from denying Barack Obama’s nationality.

Modi’s argument runs like this: that global climate has not changed, instead it’s us,... Read More

Haossar Designs

Haossar Designs

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more rec... Read More

On Turning 55 years

On Turning 55 years

In 1985, two major transitions happened in my life: my father, Bernard Paul Odhyambo Abuor upon attaining the age of 55 years retired from Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC) where he had worked since he turned 18 year. This marked the end of his life as a salaried citizen. I was in my third year of university, and so this meant that I had joined thousands of comrades who filled ‘Peasant Farmer’ where it asked: ‘Parent’s profession’ on the university re-admission forms that... Read More

It’s a girl and it’s a first choice.

It’s a girl and it’s a first choice.

‘It’s a girl’.  That is the precise moment that the ‘it’ becomes a ‘she’, when the nurse comes to announce to the father the anticipated sex.  Wonder why the news is usually about the sex, and not whether the new-born and the mother are well or otherwise.  Among some communities this news would immediately trigger the traditional ululations; four for a boy and three for a girl.  Why so?  The practice of scanning pregnancy to kill the suspense is still not a well-accep... Read More

Nya’Titi

Nya’Titi

Nya’Titi, the blog from Biko Zulu that I shared with you, as usual, and which you surprisingly did not like spoke to me at different levels. Obviously as your generation say, “Huki i-feel”.

It was about Oyunga Pala –whom I know personally and whose uncle, Francis Otieno Pala was my father – your grandfather’s – great buddy. I felt the piece maybe because I read it with the image of my father and Otieno Pala laughing away in heaven – they must be there because they were great men – and... Read More