LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Sister Reneece stopped writing on the blackboard. She had just felt her phone vibrate on her pocket. Her hand remained suspended in the air, holding the white stick of chalk a few centimetres in front of the battered board.
She waited for the vibration to stop, and when it did, she resumed writing. She never picked calls inside the classroom. A few seconds later, the phone started vibrating again. She hesitated a second, then lowered her hand. She placed the open book she had on her hand on the black wooden table at the front. Between the open pages, she placed the stick of chalk. Then she turned and, without a word paced out of the classroom. Her hand went into her pocket, felt the phone, pressed the button that stopped the irritating vibration.
I rarely accept invites to whatever event taking place. I have turned down offers to attend DJ concerts, computer game tournaments and even live performances. Wambui, one of my oldest friends, can attest to that.
Last Sunday the 26th there was a listening party she’d invited me too. I have previously disappointed her on a number of occasions and she’d be half inclined to give up on me all together. Breaking with my habit of breaking confidences, hearts and promises, I accepted the invitation and brought friends with me too. Continue reading
“Welcome aboard Mr. President, I hope Kisumu has been good to you.”
“Thank you Robert.” The president stepped onto the threshold. He straightened the hem of his black coat. He huffed slightly, smiled.“Kisumu has been wonderful to me. In fact, I think I am going to start sprouting scales considering the number of fish I have eaten in the last three days.”
The president’s aide chuckled behind him and stepped around the president into the plane. Robert smiled. “I am flattered, your excellency, that you think so highly of my county.” He stepped out of the way. “Please make yourself comfortable, I’m headed up front.”
It’s one week since Benedict XVI announced that he would step down as head of the Catholic Church at the end of February. The news rattled the world. I refused to believe it until I saw the Vatican Radio website for myself and heard the Pope’s address for myself. Scott Hahn, the eminent Biblical scholar says, “In some ways I’m surprised at how surprised I am.” A letter to the editor in the Daily Nation (15 February) read: “Giving God a two-week resignation smacks of insubordination.” Naturally, Benedict XVI has been a father figure to us. We feel the loss. We’re not sure how to accept his decision. Continue reading
With its breathtaking landscape, fabulous camping sites and beautiful gorges, Hells Gate is one of those places which after a visit a promise is usually made to come back. I was delighted to learn that Satima had organized an overnight excursion to the Devil’s doorstep, and I was not disappointed.
A functional society, I believe, is one founded on order. Order properly known and understood in its jurisdiction, order that is steadfast in its postulation and demands only what is reasonable from the citizenry. It is against this background that Section 162 of the Penal Code governs Kenyan inhabitants.
Thus, to attempt to condone an act in direct contravention of a written law can actually be viewed as an affront to the very order our society owes its existence to; a symbolic rejection of the penal system of our republic in its entirety. For law so old can only be based on logic that has seen mankind advance socially to the present, with as much promise of continued growth…. Continue reading
Marginalised community means a community that, because of its relatively small population or other reason, has been unable to fully participate in the integrated social and economic life of Kenya as a whole; a traditional community that, out of need or desire to preserve its unique culture and identity from assimilation, has remained outside the integrated social and economic life of the Kenya as a whole; an indigenous community that has retained and maintained a traditional lifestyle and livelihood based on hunter or gatherer economy; or pastoral persons and communities, whether they are nomadic or a settled community that, because of its relative geographical isolation, has experienced only marginal participation in the integrated social and economic life of Kenya as a whole.
In Kenya today there are high levels of disparity between minority and the majority of Kenyan people. This paper will not address the causes of these disparities, but the positive gains offered by the constitution of Kenya 2010.
There is the ever lurking danger that students of the noble profession may glide through law faculties and go out to the world unprepared. This may be without any necessary fault of the institutions put in place to churn out lawyers. Seeing that the law school has long distanced itself from its role as an engagement platform, and that the realization that what is provided is in need of being supplemented Satima law club was formed under the auspices of Satima Study Centre with the object of giving students of law a platform for legal engagement and development through talks, mentorship and legal research and writing.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again was released to the British public on September 21, 1937, making 2012 the 75th anniversary of its original publication. Three-quarters of a century have now passed since the world was introduced to Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, and Smaug, not to mention hobbits, dwarves (as opposed, Tolkien himself noted, to the correct plural dwarfs), orcs, and the vast, engulfing grandeur of the world of Arda. Continue reading