On their way from the airport, the prevalent deserted road and barren land stared back at them. The school bus cruised through the dry Savannah and scrubs majestically. Outside, a heat shimmer could be seen escaping the overheated roadway, with each passing breeze lifting dust from the bare land. Inside, the new students who had just landed on the Island sat with faces transfixed onto the windows trying to understand their new world.Continue reading “My intriguing experience in North Cyprus as a student”
“I left Nairobi on 24th July 2018 and landed at Cape Town International Airport on the same day,” says Mwangi Gakuya, a middle-aged Kenyan man who travelled abroad for a job opportunity.
Mwangi observes that his first experience of the coastal weather in the west coast of South Africa was unwelcoming. He was not used to the high humidity and felt rather uncomfortable. But he was optimistic.Continue reading “As soon as I landed in Cape Town, I missed home”
Just like any investigative journalist, Pat Robert Larubi was chasing people and organizations in search of special feature articles. When he was not writing about politics, he was using his writing skills to highlight injustices including human rights and ways to resolve them. It is while solving these injustices that he was enticed into one of East Africa’s major discrimination challenges, Albinism.Continue reading “Giving voice to the voiceless”
Ours started as a friendship.
One morning as I was seated in the front office, a young, shy man walked in to get directions to a department in my then organisation. He would end up working as a finance liaison officer for several years. Once in a while, he offered me support with my work so that we could enjoy plenty of time together without me worrying about pending assignments.Continue reading “Dating your co-worker is marvellous until it is not! Here is my experience”
When I was young and innocent, needles didn’t scare me. I didn’t know that they caused pain, and that human beings hate pain, that pain was bad and caused hurt. I just knew they pricked. That’s all.Continue reading “‘Needles’: Why I am slowly growing numb to pain!”
Do you often have that feeling- the feeling of restlessness- and you find it hard to concentrate? Or worry you’ll do something to mess another thing up…and that someone will lash out at you? So, you operate in fear?
Well, that was me back in the days.Continue reading ““You’ll never amount to anything,” my father said. I am still dealing with it”
When I got married in December 2012, my life was blissful. I had a caring, and loving husband in Kenya and I went off to Rwanda to pursue my career. Every once in a while we met in Kenya, or Rwanda for a weekend getaway or more to celebrate life. Life could not have been any better.Continue reading “Living with PCOS taught me to be hopeful and thankful”
The importance of early breastfeeding cannot be emphasized enough. Apart from promoting mother-child bond, it is considered the healthiest way to nurse a newborn baby. According to research, breastfeeding the baby within the first hour, which is also known as the ‘golden hour’, provides your baby with optimal nutrients meant for growth and development. It is good for the mother too.Continue reading “World breastfeeding week 2019: working with your baby’s needs”
When Lydia Muthoni was diagnosed with cancer of the breast eight years ago, life as she knew it came to a halt. Broken, the mother of two made a choice to fight the disease with all she had.Continue reading “My survivor story: How I choose to defeat cancer every day- Part 2”
Life is unpredictable enough as it is. Every second of our lives is a risk. We face death from all corners of our lives; be it a collapsing building, a fatal car accident, an environmental disaster, or just a mere cold, among many other eventualities.Continue reading “My survivor story: How I choose to defeat cancer every day- Part 1”