Time NASA admitted they have come to a dead end

One important lesson I learnt in my potent younger days when I began chasing girls around is to know when to stop pursuing. There were occasional benefaction that came with persistence. Perhaps, sensing that the boy is exhausted of chasing, and sometimes out of sympathy, the girl stopped running and presented herself (as if she…

What most people don’t know about Nobel Prizes

On 5th October 2017, the Swedish Academy awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature to a British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. Prior to that, a section of Kenya’s literati expressed their obsessive hope that their—and indeed our—own Ngugi Wa Thiong’o was going to clinch the much coveted prize. That was the umpteenth time that our foremost…

President Uhuru with CJ Maraga Photo|PSCU

Two sides of CJ Maraga, President Uhuru altercation

I am afraid of giving an opinion on the ongoing altercation between Uhuru-led Jubilee and the Maraga-led Judiciary. I am afraid because matters of law are presumed, sometimes quite wrongly, to be a preserve of academic crème de la crème who fancy to call themselves “learned friends.” I am afraid of being dismissed as a…

Major General (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery (Photo: Courtesy)

Don’t badmouth a dead man

​It’s a sombre Saturday as Kenya woke up to the sad news of the sudden demise of the Cabinet Secretary for Interior Security and Coordination of National Government, Major General (Rtd.) Joseph Kasaine Ole Nkaissery. Before I go on, I take this opportunity from the very onset to pass my condolences to his family and friends. We…