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28 November 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

AWEsome- carefully scripted to educate and entertain while showcasing Kenya’s rarely celebrated engineering achievements The Institution of Engineers of Kenya has announced plans to unveil a Television Show geared towards celebrating various engineering achievements as part of the Kenya@50 celebrations. The first of its kind television series titled “AWEsome” showcases the engineering contributions and hallmarks that currently reflect Kenya’s heritage. The TV series will capture the...

22 November 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

Malcom Fouassou Cyr Magloire For the past two weeks, I have been keenly following a story that first appeared on The Nairobi Exposed Blog. I developed concern and read thru the story very keenly. But as usual, all I saw was pure vendetta and a one sided story that had very few facts. I decided to venture out there and try to unearth some facts just as The Nairobian followed in the footsteps of bloggers and deep a yet another lopsided story (here). I really needed to understand the real story...

18 October 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

I have been away for close to 48 hours now and on my way back, I find lots of stories flying all over the blogs over an “extortion” claims by one Mike Mbuvi Sonko. I beg to ask the question, ‘JUST HOW MUCH MONEY DID I EXTORT FROM MIKE SONKO’. To some dimwits, this might sound like acceptance of liability but to the few mental blessed ones, it’s more sarcasm than anything. I ask this question because there are three different versions of the same, all accredited to Sonko. a) 2 Million, b)1...

14 October 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

By Kohadha Roy Ogolla What used to be East Africa’s number one premier reality TV show Tusker project fame kicked off last night on a low note with a series of lame mishaps that have since seen the show ratings drop six feet under. As much as there is nothing much to write home of the “talent show” owing to the fact that the previous winners have not done anything meaningful with their bounty catch of 5 million Kenya Shillings and multi-million recording deals, here is what went down.  This...

10 October 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

  As campaigns enter homestretch in Siaya County, the Luo Nation is once again in Kenya’s political radar, for better and for worse. Coming out of the March 4 elections, where the community lost as a whole, the gubernatorial by-elections in Siaya, the heartland of Luo politics, has already deeply polarised the community’s young and outspoken political bloggers. In social media, so divided are young Luos that often, to avoid inviting ‘outsiders’ in what they now term as a ‘family affair’, the...

03 October 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

  On the day the JSC is considering the Shollei matter, this is what NMG is doing: Nation Media Group’s Brown Envelope Lunch Hi We spoke. Am sure most of you are aware of the Brown Bag Lunch initiate by the COO. Our first series named Judiciary begins tomorrow the 3rd October. As per the attached letter, Mrs. Gladys Shollei’s office confirmed her attendance late this afternoon and this is the reason we are sending this invitation to you a bit late in the day. Lunch with her is from 12.30pm...

25 September 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

Bill and Melinda Gates have included Siaya County in their scheduled Africa Tour to access projects funded by tThe Bill & Melinda Gates Fountaion. The deal was arrived at when Siaya Gubernatorial Seat aspirant William Oduol met Bill Gates over the weekend at a conference in the US Oduol who is in the US attending a Microsoft hosted IT Support Firms’Conference in his capacity as the CEO of WestConn Africa is said to have engaged the philanthropic Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in an...

20 September 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

One thing I love about this guy, Uhuru Kenyatta is that he forgets that he is supposed to be a president whenever he sees a crowd and /or the press inform of him. Don’t blame him, it’s a condition that is synonymous with all spoilt kids… coupled with the belief that he is young and “hippy”, UK is one master attention seeker. I listened to him address that crowd in Eldoret yesterday, that declaration of “Jubilee will RULE, for 20 years” left me wondering… RULE or Govern? The two might share a...

19 September 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

This is how Siaya County has always voted since independence… It is evident that we’ve always been in the RIGHT PARTIES. If you pay attention to post-1992 elections, constituencies in Siaya County, like all other constituencies across Luo Nyanza have always voted for “the chosen ones” as per the political godfather’s wish. The truth hurts, I come from Siaya and it’s a huge thorn in the ass to travel across the county and see how much poverty prevail amidst the people. It is unfortunate that the...

19 September 2013 » The Kenyan Artivist

Dear Rt. Hon. Dr. Eng. Raila Amolo Odinga, Across the globe, the tumultuous political events of the past 3 years have raised hopes for the creation and revitalization of democratic institutions. In some countries, dictatorships have crumbled and new governments have crawled from the rubble. In others democratic opposition movements have gained strength, courage, and international recognition.  Kenya has not been left behind, in fact, Kenya boasts of being among the very few democratic countries...

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