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17 February 2017 » The Perspective

Courtesy: youtube.comNairobi is one of the top ranked cities in Africa for its cultural and economic diversity. This is the capital city of Kenya, with a population of 3.36 Million. There is so much to see and so many places to visit when you visit Nairobi. In the City, you will find numerous tourist attraction sites as well as cultural centers.However, there are things that you need to know before visiting the Capital City of Kenya,1. The Language: English and Swahili are the national...

22 December 2016 » The Perspective

Courtesy: YoutubeThis is a season of love and appreciation, therefore, make sure you also share them with those around you. Above all, do not forget that Christ is the Reason for the Season.Here are the some tips for you:- Send them a personal messageThere will be so many forwarded messages doing rounds, try to avoid getting in the loop. Festive season is about appreciation so make a point of drafting a personal message to everyone who impacted your life this year. That message even if it is...

20 December 2016 » The Perspective

Courtesy: actors.co.keThis is a medical drama that airs on KTN every Saturday at 7:30pm since it was first aired on 9th July 2016. I appreciate the concept that has been well executed by Kikwetu Productions under the guidance of Kangethe Mungai who is the producer and director of Tumaini Senta. It is not easy to localize a medical drama especially using a slum setting. The three main characters are Dr. Taabu (Nice Githinji), Dr. Zainab (Veronica Waceke) and Sniper (Elly Young Omukubi). Taabu is...

17 December 2016 » The Perspective

Courtesy: kenyabuzz.comIf you haven’t watched the show you need to know that you are missing out big time on the greatest political satire in Africa. XYZ is the first puppet political satire in the whole of Africa. Their cast is made up of latex characters who provide an impeccable commentary of both Kenyan and international news. The show was launched in 2009 and currently they have broadcast over 100 episodes.The show has over 10 million viewers who watch it on Kenyan Television and across...

14 December 2016 » The Perspective

Graphic design is about listening to an idea and making it visual. It is a combination of skill, art and talent. It requires great creativity because you are required to look at things through the eyes of someone else then come up with compelling visual representation that communicates their ideas.A more concise definition is by AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Design). They define graphic design, also known as the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with...

10 December 2016 » The Perspective

Courtesy: Quotesgram.comThis has been the most liberating statement in my writing and blogging journey. Writing can be to some extend about the writer but in most cases, it has nothing to do with you. It could be about something that happened to you or something you have observed or something you want to say. But the truth is, your writing is for your readers.For a while, I had put a pause to my blog because I was soul searching on what I need to write about. I had made it all about me and...

14 August 2016 » The Perspective

"The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." This words were the words of Helen Adams Keller (1880 - 1968) an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She defied all odds to become the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.Just as Helen Keller, various youths across Africa are achieving the extra-ordinary by following their dreams and exploring their talents.Pillars of Africa, is an...

28 March 2016 » The Perspective

Source: cnn.comI came across these facts on yellow fever which were shared by the Resolution Health Medical Advisory Team and I felt like sharing it since there is an outbreak. Information is power and when it comes to diseases, prevention is way better than cure. Yellow fever Yellow fever is a serious viral disease transmitted primarily by mosquitoes and leads to serious illness and even death. In severe infections, the victim’s skin turns yellow (jaundice) hence its name. It’s common in...

24 March 2016 » The Perspective

A few weeks ago, I accompanied a team of volunteers from NGO BeFEDO (Better Future Empowerment and Development Organisation) for a mentorship session at Karima Boys in Othaya.I had a great time interacting with pupils from different schools as the day was also a math contest day in the school.As I talked to the young boys and girls, it was evident to me that this is a generation that is well aware of the different career options. The most amazing thing was most of them actually knew what career...

06 February 2016 » The Perspective

There is no doubt that the future of youth employment is in entrepreneurship. This does not just mean having a national franchise but even that shop, Saloon or even kiosk in your local town.  What make the difference are not your goods/services but how you present them to your clients.Presentation of goods/services to clients, pegs majorly on branding. It goes without saying that branding is the heart and soul of a business. This has become more critical in this era of digital media where your...

09 December 2015 » The Perspective

We are heading to the festive season and it has become tradition for organizations to close the year with a dinner or party.  This is a fun way for staff to bond especially for big organizations. This could be your chance to get to talk to that person you have been eyeing from a different department. It is also a way for the employer to appreciate the staff. Rule Number One The office parties are either optional or compulsory but whichever the case, don’t miss it. The employer may say it is...

05 December 2015 » The Perspective

They say their is no greater joy in life than becoming a mother. I don't know how you feel about it.  Motherhood is such a wonderful gift that nobody is able to fully express their emotion. I hold this school of thought that, children bring a new character and dimension into our lives not just joy.Motherhood is most of the time self taught. No matter how many parenting classes you attend, you will never learn anything. Besides, we all want to bring up our children differently than everybody...

03 December 2015 » The Perspective

i-LIKE AFRICA is searching for interested young men and women aged 18-35 years old to register for the program. This is a program driven by ILIKE AFRICA, a subsidiary of Woodside Africa Group Limited. i-LIKE AFRICA's mission is to cultivate interest in ICT amongst the youth in Africa. This is with the aim of getting more young people to participate in ICT related enterprises as their way of contributing towards the economy. In this regard, the i-LIKE AFRICA program is designed to take...

03 December 2015 » The Perspective

Let me start by asking, how many of us love their names and have never thought of changing them? Do not attempt to lie to us of how much you love your name if you have a pseudo name on Facebook or you have an alternative name which your friends know you by.So many people have grown to hate their names and the reason is obvious; Nobody gets to name themselves. Otherwise the world would be chaotic as we wait for kids to understand themselves before getting a name. Worse still, names would be...

03 December 2015 » The Perspective

One of the greatest challenges with have in Kenya today is limited opportunities for the youth. The difference between those who make it and those who don’t is the reaction towards the available opportunity.  Woodside Africa Group has created a program to empower the Kenya Youth. So what is I-LIKE AFRICA?This is a program designed to encourage ICT enabled social innovation and entrepreneurship by Africa’s young generation. The main objective of  I-LIKE AFRICA is to squarely anchor youth run...

13 November 2015 » The Perspective

We are looking at creating wealth in this life and an opportunity to move a step ahead faster than the rest is one that you should grasp in an instant. The World Builders Club (WBC) is solely focused on helping you create massive wealth as you bring change to society.What is WBC?There is no secret that this is a club for people who know what they want in life. WBC seeks to increase the exponentially the net worth of its members. The club brings together like minded individuals who are...

05 November 2015 » The Perspective

As I sit down to write this article, I am well aware of how people will question my sanity. So you are probably thinking, “HOW DO I DARE TO ADMIRE CS ANNE WAIGURU?” My answer is simple, I do not admire what is going on in the Ministry of Devolution but I am impressed by how, Cs Waiguru is reacting to all the allegations. Reason Number 1 Several weeks ago there was a very naughty tweet implicating the President and CS Waiguru that went viral. I am sure you all remember and for those who don’t,...

26 September 2015 » The Perspective

Until 2 weeks ago I was pro honesty but something happened to me which got me thinking, is honesty really the best policy? So in October, I came across a certain position in one of the leading International NGO’s that I qualified for. Without any hesitation, I applied for the position and a week later was called in for an interview. On the day of the interview, I wore my best outfit and my expensive heels (Which I only wear during interviews). On this day, I had carried all my courage and...

01 October 2014 » The Perspective

Who does not love relaxing as they listen to good music? Yeah, I know everyone loves music the only difference is in the genre of preference.On 6Th October 2014, there will be a concert with a difference at Carnivore Gardens starting 1pm till 7pm. (Source: Nairobi Digest)It will be an entire afternoon of wonderful music from our very own Sauti Sol, Sarabi, Atemi, Aaron Rimbui, Villagers Band, Chris Adwar and Yellow Light Machine. Make sure you do not miss out on this music cocktail.The concert...

23 September 2014 » The Perspective

This has been a busy weekend with people all over the world marking the International Peace Day. Kenya was no exception with celebrations organized by different organizations running from Friday 19th September to Monday 22nd September in different parts of the country. This was also the period when Kenyan commemorated the victims of the tragic Westgate attack in 2013.I was very fortunate to have joined other Kenyans at State House Girls on 19th September in an event organized by Global Peace...

10 September 2014 » The Perspective

The Alma Mater of Loreto Limuru has organised for a charity walk to raise funds for needy students.The principal, Mrs. Ruinge has sent out an appeal for financial support not just from the alumni but well wishers as well.Most people struggle to go through high school due to financial constraints. Having gotten a spot in a good school is never a guarantee that your parents will afford the school fees. There are those of us who have had to forgo our dream school due to financial constraints.This...

10 September 2014 » The Perspective

For all of you who love adventure and keeping fit, The Award Holders Alumni, Kenya have tailored made an event just for you.There will be a Hike at Mt. Longonot on 13th September 2014 starting 7:30am. This hike has been organized with the main aim being adventure and networking. The meeting point will be Jevanjee Gardens.Damages will be Kshs. 1,200 but note that this is just for the transport and entry fee. The cost DOES NOT cover lunch.If you are planning to attend the Hike make sure you dress...

10 September 2014 » The Perspective

Attention to all wedding lovers and wedding planners. If you missed the Samantha Bridal Expo then here is your chance to understand the nitty gritty of a wedding.There will be a Grand Wedding Expo at the Convention Centre, Thika Road Mall on 13thand 14TH September 2014. This will be a chance for you to brush shoulders with top service providers in the wedding industry.Service providers this is your chance to make lasting impressions and fish for potential clients.This is a FREE to attend event...

02 September 2014 » The Perspective

More than 50 people have lost their lives following the inter-clan clashes currently going on between the Degodia and Garre communities. The media has tried to find out the cause of these clashes but no matter the cause people are losing lives.These communities have been neighbours for decades but it happens that every now and then they lose faith in each other and turn against each other due to competition for limited resources or because of the ethnic differences. This is not reason enough...

20 August 2014 » The Perspective

Several weeks I shared with you tips of preparing a successful event with my emphasis being on a party. Just to recap the main aspects to focus on are: planning, delegation of duties, event theme, and venue, food, sending out invitation, decoration and interaction during the event.All events are different and there are additional features that one should put into consideration.Marketing and AdvertisingEdwin Muricho a good friend of mine in the Marketing and Advertising industry reminded me how...

18 August 2014 » The Perspective

How many of you have ever gone back to their high school after clearing and not just to pick results? If I start by counting the number of people in this bracket, it may take us the whole day. I am also part of this statistic and at times I am embarrassed about it. Thanks to Akili Dada I no longer have to live with the guilt of abandoning my high school. On the 12th July 2014 between 2-4 pm, Akili Dada mentors had a session with the girls at the Loreto Limuru. The Director –Young Change Makers...

15 August 2014 » The Perspective

Before I share anything with you let me apologize for my absence for over a month. I know you may not think it necessary but I insist on apologizing. As a writer and journalist my obligation is to my readers. You, my readers are my bosses because you influence my writing and without you I wouldn’t be writing in the first place. Writing is slowly being accepted as a profession in Kenya. Just the other day, I met with a friend of one of my clients whom I do write scripts for. When my client...

14 August 2014 » The Perspective

I had submitted this poem for publication during the celebration of the International Youth Day. Mental health is vital for the development of an individual and country. Most of us do not realize that our youth are facing mental health challenges because of the difficulties they are facing. Here are words written from the perspective of a youth. Let Me Be If I seat alone in a corner,Let me be.If I don’t want to talk,Let me be.If I’m confused,Let me be.If I’m anxious,Let me be.If I’m moody,Let...

30 April 2014 » The Perspective

If you live in the Kenya’s Capital city, then you have been stuck in traffic over a hundred times. Traffic jams are synonymous with city life in Kenya. This vice is slowly spreading to other cities such as Mombasa.Traffic jams cause a strain not just on our budgets but also on relationships. At one point in time you have had to wait for someone for over an hour simply because they were stuck in traffic. There are people who have been late for interviews just because of traffic.It is very sad to...

29 April 2014 » The Perspective

For the last three weeks I have been visiting different libraries in Nairobi and I will be sharing with you some of my observations.The first library I visited was the USA Embassy librarylocated in Gigiri just opposite the United Nations Headquarters. This is a conducive environment for one to read and even relax away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD. The library is rich in educational material especially on the American History and Heritage. What surprised me was the fact that this...

06 April 2014 » The Perspective

Someone once said that, words are very powerful because they have the ability to affect our lives. If you are always thinking and talking negatively then you attract negative energy in your life and the reverse is also true.The Holy Bible says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. (Proverbs 19:21) All I am saying is choose your words carefully.Mary Wardwas a very intelligent woman. If she was alive today she would be one of the great...

04 April 2014 » The Perspective

“There is no such difference between men and women that women may not do great things, as we have seen by the example of many saints who have done great things.  And I hope in God that it will be seen that women in time to come will do much.” Mary Ward, 1617.These were the words of a woman who lived in a time of great conflict for the Roman Catholic Church in England. She was dedicated to serving the poor and her methods were questioned by the church and she even found herself in jail at one...

03 April 2014 » The Perspective

Imagine a world with no paper, boxes, bottles, cups or any form of wrapping. Think of cooking with no vessel or carrying a loaf of bread with no paper?Packaging is one of the aspects of a product that we take for granted yet other than the product itself it’s the most fundamental  element of any product.Packaging offers a product protection from physical damage as well as providing a barrier. Packaging material offers handling convenience, portion control, product information even marketing...

01 April 2014 » The Perspective

When I write about women empowerment people accuse me of being a feminist. Before we start pointing fingers let me set the record straight. Women have been oppressed for centuries and now we can stand up for our rights thanks to women empowerment. Secondly, there is a great misconception about women empowerment by both men and women.So what is women empowerment? One would ask. Women's empowerment has five components:  women's sense of self-worth; their right to have and to determine choices;...

31 March 2014 » The Perspective

If you are crazy about spinning wheels, burning rubber, serene environment and all night entertainment then the annual Kiambiaring TT Hill Climb eventyou should watch out for.Debuted in 2013, the 2nd annual event was held on the 16thMarch 2014, from 8am -4pm and the damage was only Kshs. 500. The event was held in Ndumberi, Kiambu County. Later a prize giving ceremony was held at the Herisquare Lounge Runda.The Extreme Motorsport event brought together motor sport enthusiast, thrill junkies and...

28 March 2014 » The Perspective

Kenya’s own infamous River wood’shistory dates back to the ‘90s. It was made popular with the sale and distribution of audio cassettes (remember those), and later to the release of experimental films.Sadly with its rich history and many success stories especially the Home grown music videos, it is only recently that  the River wood Ensembleheld their 1st River wood Academy Awards Gala Night at the Alliance Franchise on 15th March 2014.The Jury included well-known personalities likeDan Ndambuki...

21 March 2014 » The Perspective

Events are part of our lives be it a house party, a seminar, concert or graduation. We all want to go to a well organized event and have a good time. If you are the event organizer, you want people to request for your services in future. Events and especially parties are a fun way to relax and network. Below are some of the things that an organizer, professional or armature, should focus on.Proper Planning: Every event, be it a personal event, school event, corporate event or special event...

13 March 2014 » The Perspective

In Campus I had a plus size friend, Anne (Not real name) and people used to throw all sorts of mean comments at her. Comments are not all she got, blank stares and wired looks were things  Anne was accustomed to. However,this never lowered her spirits even for a moment neither did it influence her character. Anne was the most jovial and kindest person I knew in my four years in campus. I will never forget the day she stood in front of a certain group that was fond of teasing her and she said...

12 March 2014 » The Perspective

When I joined Facebook my aim was to keep tabs with my friends and make friends from other countries. For me it was a way of interacting with people at the comfort of my home. This is one of the major reasons why most of you also joined Facebook back then.Checking up on my friends and relatives was achieved at the click of a button. I got updates on events I missed with the help of photos posted on social sites. This function of Facebook and other social sites has been quickly overtaken by the...

11 March 2014 » The Perspective

The online market is growing everyday and it has exponential potential. The Internet has opened up opportunities especially for writers both trained and untrained. Unlike the old times when the dailies were followed religiously, now news and information is easily available.Despite it being easily accessible the online market is very dynamic and requires some skills if a person is to make money.Mr. Walter Akolo a freelance writer, blogger and Internet Marketer has studied the online market and...

08 March 2014 » The Perspective

In December I read an article that was advocating for youth unemployment to be declared a national disaster. At first I thought it was a bit extreme but looking at the current trend I now second the motion.The unemployment rate in Kenya stands at 40%. To understand the crisis let me begin by explaining unemployment rate: It is the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. (tradingconomics.com)During the last national census it was found that 78.3% of Kenyan’s...

06 March 2014 » The Perspective

The Kenyan ladies have been under constant attack for their preference for weaves. They have even been branded fake and extravagant for no apparent reason. Weaves can be stylish and it is not easy for men to tell that one is wearing a weave at times. The beauty of a woman is often linked to her hair and so you should not be so quick to judge those who opt for weaves.Weaves are not the only hair style that women have. Thanks to the upcoming hair expo, Kenyan hairdressers have the chance to...

04 March 2014 » The Perspective

I commended the St James ACK Church, Buruburu for the wonderful event they had on valentine day. For those who do not know, there was a couples’ dinner at the church aimed at celebrating the love of Jesus. The dinner was accompanied by a sermon by Rev. Tom Otieno of the Lavington United Church. I have heard several people claiming that there is nothing like true love. This belief is what has landed my generation in a chain of relations at times the number being greater than ones age. If you...

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