They are the beautiful pieces of the COVID19 Pandemic. Making us laugh and keep track of time both of our waking and sleeping. They are the mirrors of this thing called the new normal. We have pulled out our round cameras to take those rectangular frames. And how we love them! We were grounded at home and we had to learn living at home. Staying … Continue reading This Point in Time
To err is human. That is one thing we cannot take away from ourselves. We set rules for ourselves and break them at a breakneck speed. It is human. It is natural. Trouble begins when we live in denial. The denial that can alter the way of living. That in our living close to righteousness, we are prone to err. Take for example the way … Continue reading What Are You Doing With The Literacy You Have?
Since the coming of the colonialists, local languages have been disadvantaged. Local languages were made insignificant and inferior as it was prestigious to learn the colonialist’s language. This was the case in almost all countries that were colonised. Those that did not go to school looked inferior to those that did. This kind of situation began in the pre-colonial era and was upheld in the … Continue reading THE PLACE OF RESEARCH IN LITERACY
Sometimes we get used to doing the wrong things and somehow it becomes like the right way of getting things done. Twenty two years ago, the government introduced the Universal Primary Education (UPE), a big project whose objective was to have every child accorded an opportunity of attaining primary school education. Ten years later in 2007, the same government rolled out the Universal Secondary Education … Continue reading How literate are we with our languages?
We all wish to live a good life only that seldom we know how! So many things are in our heads that we do not have a break-off session to think through the things we want. In the end, we move about carrying baggage in our heads. It becomes so heavy leading to a lot of things. We become stressed, disillusioned and worn out of … Continue reading Have a Good Life
Beloved, Here rests yet another Whose life briefly trended The short impact reached and touched many at heart Raised a number of issues And as well helped bring to life quietened accounts We are gathered here because of the late Who brought us together to talk about this topic Through whom our hearts revealed how affected we are by silence Our sheltered vast wisdom came … Continue reading The limbo of hashtags
How have you been? Been a while without checking on each other. And it does not seem like it’s been a smooth sail. There seems to have been a lot of tumbling there and here. But through it all, we emerge stronger. We sink but don’t drown. We fall and rise again. It darkens before it can brighten. What matters most is keeping hope alive. … Continue reading Hey, yo' there?
There is a thin line (if any) between a political related discussion and that on taxation. It goes without mention that the two have a parasitic relationship, however distant one may choose to look at it. Wherever there is political discussion, you should be surprised if the conversation goes without opinionated facts defensively presented in raised voices wielded in concrete emphatic tones. Faces twitch with … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tax
It is a few minutes past three o’clock in the afternoon and the coaster is roaring through the Kinyara Sugar Plantation negotiating a hill. Inside the coaster, silence screams all over the place. Some passengers are asleep with helpless bodies tilting along to every turn the coaster makes. Others have since woken up and listened on to the quarrel of the engine limping upwards the … Continue reading Into this world
When you meet him in his brown threadbare shirt and sandals that are yet to give way, you may not be able to tell that there is such a powerful story. At the age of 51, Arii Emily is one of the happiest men you will meet in Kapeeka. His life has had a U-turn of sorts. A former hunter, Ari is one of the … Continue reading The changing story of Kapeeka