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May 28, 2020 • 18 tweets • 5 min read
If we care to look there’s beauty & history in words & names. In my community each year (known by the passing of mbura ya njahi & mbura ya mwere) boys would transition to warrior age. Each age group (Rika) would receive a unique name. In these names lies a whole history. A Thread
Before the 1900’s most age groups were the usual Agikuyu male names such as Mwaura, Ngugi and Ngaruiya. But in 1870 a curious disease landed and it wrought a devastation so severe it rocked the community. This was Smallpox and that year Rika ria Mutung’u was initiated.
Nov 6, 2019 • 15 tweets • 4 min read
Dear Kenyan Job Seekers - can we talk about your applications? Because I’m deeply disturbed. We put out a call for an internship position a few weeks ago, including on #IkoKaziKe. Good news - we got LOADS of applications. For a small company 61 interested applicants was positive.
Then we started going through them 😖. Let’s just say I’m shocked at the number of young Kenyans under the impression that they have seriously applied for a job from some of the applications we got. If you are a job hunter, take a moment to read my reflection as an employer.
Jan 16, 2019 • 21 tweets • 10 min read
1. As foreign correspondents and media houses define their version of Kenya & #Riversideattack in a race to the bottom,lifting their heroes(@thesun@dailymirror)and denying dignity to our dead (@nytimes) I will tell my story,my Kenyan story of the same day.
2. It started with a Whatsapp message - Gunshots and explosion at 14 Riverside avoid the area. Within 20 minutes almost everybody in Nairobi had warned someone else via WhatsApp to be safe - because we use our tech to care.