Kenya Music Industry: Jua Cali only OG

In Kenya, when you mention "OG", the first thing that comes to mind for most people is Khaligraph Jones. The word OG has become synonymous with the rapper. Most people, including a close friend of mine think that's his name. One day while talking about the TV series "Power", I referred to 50 Cent (Curtis … Continue reading Kenya Music Industry: Jua Cali only OG

Kenya New Currency: Is Kenyatta’s statue a portrait?

Kenyans are divided on whether the first president, mzee Jomo Kenyatta's statue on the new notes is a portrait or not, and whether it should be completely phased out like the Constitution demands in Section 231 (4) that bans the portraits of individuals. The new notes were officially unveiled during the Madaraka Celebration in Narok … Continue reading Kenya New Currency: Is Kenyatta’s statue a portrait?

Second Colonization of Africa

They came bearing the Bible, a strange new faith we knew nothing of. They came with a new way of learning that perplexed our people, a completely different system from ours that actually added very little to what we already knew. They came with this interesting way of healing ailments that awed even our own … Continue reading Second Colonization of Africa

Theresa May Resignation: Lesson for African leaders

I still dream of a day an African leader will voluntarily step down for failing to live up to his or her promise to the electorate, to the people. I dream of a day an African leader will resign for failing to to keep their promise to the people in their manifestos. Sometimes I wonder … Continue reading Theresa May Resignation: Lesson for African leaders

A leaflet from the Sudanese Revolution

When the Sudanese people  went up in protests against their own government in a rare solidarity with the country's military that led to the ousting of their president, Omar al-Bashir, I thought Ugandans must be asking themselves, "why cant we do it too?" Why can't they have their long-serving president, Yoweri Museveni step down as … Continue reading A leaflet from the Sudanese Revolution