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  • 19 Sep 2014 - Marriage isn't for you. It's not about you. Marriage is about the person you married.'”
  • 19 Sep 2014 - The solution is not that simple. To get back to feeling connected with your spouse, you have to feel connected with yourself.
  • 19 Sep 2014 - THE insurance industry has said it handled claims arising out of the Westgate attack professionally, and in the best way possible despite numerous complaints from traders that underwriters abandoned them. So many were the compensation complaints from traders and the...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - The truth is very painful, sometimes! It is true that the ruling Jubilee coalition is wobbling. TNA has shortchanged URP but the victims can’t face it. They are either living in denial or they have surrendered to fate. Woe unto unsuspecting URP voters who were duped...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - We pull up to my landlord's house. Ever since I questioned Mr N's ability to satisfy me his demeanour has been different. He is no longer smirking. His hand is now on my bare thigh. He is being affectionate. He is calling me “baby”. What just happened? Why I'm I...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Times are hard, right? What do you expect with the harsh economic times, terrorist attacks, random matatu fare hikes, bad roads, power outages and confused weather patterns. Things are not going the way you want and the only direction your life compass is leaning...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Once again the Mombasa Republican Council is in the news. This time, the Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo claims that the council is linked to al Shabaab, the international terrorist group whose leadership is in the wanted list of terror-violence...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - You know one thing Nairobi folks love? Microsoft PowerPoint. It’s one software that is in common use during presentations in the city. Usually, it doesn’t matter whether the presentation – which could be about a new revolutionary product – is being made to a few...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - When you find yourself in a hole, you stop digging. Our security establishments fell into a hole and kept digging. But they are not entirely to blame. The tools are supplied from outside. Now, we are in a crater. We are not even aware we are in a crater despite the...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Has the media in Kenya done much to help in guiding national debate to build cohesion and raise the bar of leadership? My answer is a big NO!! As a journalist, I am aware that the media basically exists to inform, educate and entertain, and of course to make profits...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Former Deputy Speaker and one-time Lagdera MP and Farah Maalim Mohamed visited the Star offices on Wednesday September 3, 2014, and gave us his perspective on the Mandera problem. Maalim, who belongs to the Auliyahan sub-clan of the Ogaden Darod Clan is a member of...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - There is hardly any constitution in the world which places as much emphasis on national values and principles as Kenya’s 2010 constitution. Why? Until recently constitutions (except in communist states, which paid lip service to values but had no intention to observe...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Ladies, why are you worried? Why do you feel your marital status should define you? Why are you obsessed with marriage? Why do you feel more anxious with every wedding you attend? Why shouldn't you enjoy being single? Do you think marriage equates to happily-ever-...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - We are living a grand lie. We have been made to believe that Kenya became an independent state 50 years ago when this isn’t actually entirely accurate. We, as Kenyans, are still tripping over ourselves to appear as westernised as possible – in the ways that we dress,...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - The day looked just like any other ordinary day. That is, until the unfortunate incident happened. The sad memories of that fateful evening in the hands of gun-trotting carjackers remain etched in my mind. To date, thinking about it sends chills down my spine. Many...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Babior Newtone is a young writer, who already has one book published (The Betrayed Nation: a drama of gambling with politics and violence) and has a second book – also about politics – heading to the publisher. He grew up near Kisumu, but now lives in Nairobi. He has...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - The heir is to have a spare, or rather Prince George is to have a sibling. The announcement was made last week that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant and as expected the news hit newspaper headlines world over. Now before you start shaking your head or worse,...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - I was sitting in a coffee shop the other day waiting for a friend when I was struck by the conversation a couple next to me were having. They are both unhappy with a certain young man in their lives and they were talking about him, and frankly tearing him to pieces....
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Every relationship hits a rocky patch. How you tackle issues before they become real problems is key in not letting your love fail. Communication Poor communication is the number one relationship killer. Communication isn't just fighting, or fighting in the right way...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Henry is caught in a moral dilemma when he meets a dysfunctional woman. Should he help her or not? I met up with my housemate for a beer on a Friday night before we went home – nothing unusual about that. My housemate is a bit of a Casanova though, and not 15 minutes...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - “The foreskin of my penis is still intact, so will first-time sex be painful?” Wow! I won’t lie – your question is a bit challenging to answer. Most of the men I know seem to be circumcised and they didn’t have sex when they were uncircumcised. But in general, it...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Tomorrow September 21, 2014, we shall be marking one year since Westgate Shopping Mall attack. On this day, al Shabaab struck right at the centre of the busiest Up Market centre in Kenya. For four days, about four terrorists held Kenyans hostage either in their houses...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - South Africa seems to be the place to be if you want dramatic court action that could easily come from the pages of a weekly soap opera. As I write this, we are just coming out of the drama surrounding the trial and subsequent verdict of Para-Olympian Oscar Pistorius...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - As one reflects on the path we have travelled, at times anomalies jump up at you and you say, damn – how could this have happened? Our former presidents are men of great means. They own profitable companies, numerous houses, other properties, and huge tracts of land...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - September 8 is International Literacy Day, and in my country it passed with barely a mention. Hopefully, Kenya gave it the attention it deserves. Literacy is defined as the ability to read and write. As my father always said to me, if you can read you can learn...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - I have quite a close male relative that is addicted to alcohol. Despite our family’s best efforts to help him overcome the menace, he still hasn’t been able to recover from the menace. When without money, he is the kindest soul that one can ever interact with, but as...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - It is common knowledge to every bona fide wildlife guide that a powerful and clear-minded murderer does not make an effective villain. He may produce a response of plain fright but he does not ‘make the flesh creep.’ To have that effect on a seasoned guide, the...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Early one morning on a beautiful day, I decided to change my normal route, and soon came across the freshly killed carcass of a Kongoni (Cokes Hartebeest). But I could not see anything! Everything was just too quite, so there had to a predator nearby. Eventually I...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - Kenya is still recovering from the violence that visited the country after the 2007 general elections. On February 28, 2008, Kofi Annan made the unforgettable remarks: "Ladies and gentlemen, we have a deal." With this ODM leader Raila Odinga and PNU's Mwai Kibaki...
  • 19 Sep 2014 - In one of the latest crazy traffic jams in Nairobi, I happened to be behind one old garbage truck that was not only overloaded and littering the streets but was also visibly not roadworthy. Behind it were writings that got me thinking…"don’t blame it on me please,...

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