Blog entries from: Diasporadical

The world through Africa's eyes....

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September 17 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Sep 17 2014, 06:05:00

My views on homosexuality have changed a lot in my 32 years. My first conscious memory of the issue is watching a mini-series on KTN. I don't remember the name of the series, but it had something to do with a wall or a fence, and I think it starred Oprah Winfrey. In the series, [...]

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September 10 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Sep 10 2014, 06:05:46

The naked body is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, few women see their bare bodies that way. Even models and beauty queens have qualms when they stand before a mirror. So no, it's not that strange that Jennifer Lawrence and a hundred other celebrities are uncomfortable with their (perfect) nude bodies being paraded all over the [...]

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June 18 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Jun 18 2014, 04:10:46

And yet, we're the same guys that trash talked Kalonzo Musyoka for profiling a journalist on tribal grounds. Truth be told, we are not very different from Kalonzo. The question we should all ask ourselves before and after reading an opinion piece or listening to a government statement is: Am I already biased  in my current political views or is [...]

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May 23 2014

From Diasporadical Fri May 23 2014, 15:58:03

"The man you see before you is the mortician. The patient died on the operating table a long time ago." - The Hon. Attorney General, Prof. Githu Muigai, SC, on Anglo-Leasing cases. Earlier this month, the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) went to the High Court of Kenya in the case of Law Society of [...]

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April 30 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Apr 30 2014, 07:34:18

  230 high school girls in Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram. Depending on what you read, some escaped, some were forcefully married, some were taken across the border, and some ... well ... we don't know what happened to them. What is STILL happening to them. And their families are driving themselves crazy thinking [...]

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March 10 2014

From Diasporadical Mon Mar 10 2014, 02:05:47

Some time last week, a story did the rounds on twitter. Some guy posted a photo of a semi-nude sleeping woman as proof that he had just gotten lucky. I didn't see the original tweet or the photo, but it did disturb me quite a bit. I don't know how many women think about things [...]

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March 3 2014

From Diasporadical Mon Mar 3 2014, 01:00:15

A story was published in the Daily Nation last week. The headline implied that women were exchanging their bodies for fish. I shook my head in sadness, but I didn't read the full article until the next day. Basically, female fishmongers in certain parts of Nyanza can't BUY fish unless they first have sex with the [...]

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February 12 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Feb 12 2014, 04:15:16

"Parliamentarians are expected to operate within the letter and the spirit of the Constitution. Parliament, like all other state organs, is not above the law. Members of the National Assembly, like all other state officers, and the National Assembly, like all other state organs are compelled by the Constitution to adhere to the national values [...]

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December 17 2013

From Diasporadical Tue Dec 17 2013, 02:32:37

While working on the concept for a magazine concept with this guy, we began to have a little argument about children. I had suggested an image of a cute kid (above) and he immediately told me that that kid was "too cute to be Kenyan". So we got into a little discussion about what Kenyan [...]

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December 15 2013

From Diasporadical Sun Dec 15 2013, 05:17:18

Look at our country. All 50 years of its freedom have amounted to everything you see around you today. All the freedoms that we enjoy, all the development that we witness and all the suffering that remains. Last week, the the Creative Director at my place of work drafted a fairly sober email for one [...]

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