On the 13th of Nov.2020 during the launch of the Maktaba Kuu building, president Kenyatta confirmed that this is part of their promises to Kenyans to the expansion of intellectual horizons and promotion of the reading culture in Kenya. Indeed, this comes at the right time and hopefully, it will address the growing need for knowledge and information among many Kenyans. As the CS.for Sports, Heritage and Culture of Kenya Dr.Amina Mohammed aptly put it, the new Maktaba Kuu is no
While some may hide sick family members and others are ashamed of being associated with less fortunate family members, a man from Ghana has celebrated the birthday of his mentally challenged mother. Felix Owusu Okyere proudly shared a photo of his impaired mother on social media and urged people to wish her well. Felix Owusu Okyere writes " Hi Guys, today is my mum's birthday, she is mentally challenged. Wish her well for me.. her name is Serwaa.. trying all my best to bring
Habari za kuumwa kwa Mwl (77) zilianza kuandikwa na magazeti nchini toka mwezi wa Septemba 1998 ingawa ilikuwa haielezwi alichokuwa anaumwa. Kutokana na kuumwa huko Mwl ambaye pia ni mwenyekiti wa Taasisi ya mwalimu Nyerere na Tume ya ushirikiano ya nchi za kusini, alilazimika kuahirisha baadhi ya shughuli muhimu ,ikiwamo ya kusimamia usuluhishi wa mgogoro wa Burundi, akiwa ndiye mpatanishi wa kimataifa wa mgogoro huo. Kabla ya kupatiwa matibabu nje ya nchi ,Mwl alikuwa kijij
Recently, a massive shift has been happening in the entertainment Industry regarding African stories and actors, and the results are there for all to see. See, Africa's story was portrayed as backward, unsophisticated, chaotic, and outdated until the Black Panther Director and renowned American producer Ryan Coogler's opened the door to a better representation of African culture in Hollywood. Bringing the rich history of the motherland to the forefront is a huge step forward
She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She is the Co-Founder and Chair of Vicillion, technology research, and development firm that specializes in bringing its clients' product ideas to reality. Wanjiku is also the Director and Assistant Head of Strategy & Communications of Space Partnership
Aquaphobia! The fear of water. You feel anxious when you think about or see water. You avoid baths, showers, pools, and bodies of water. You fear water so badly, that you think that if you touch it, you will die. Aquaphobia is different from thalassophobia, which is an intense phobia or fear of large bodies of water. If you have thalassophobia, you may be afraid of the ocean, sea, and large lakes. Then there is ablutophobia, fear of bathing. For one Amou Haji, these are not p
“The class of 1976 bravely took to the streets and overturned the whole notion that workers were the only essential force to challenge the apartheid regime. Indeed, they succeeded where their parents had failed. They not only occupied city centers but also closed schools and alcohol outlets.” June 16th, Youth Day in South Africa, is a national holiday that honors all the young people who lost their lives in the struggle against Apartheid and Bantu Education. It is estimated t
“It is Omanyala. Kenya. The Theatre is living its dream. Kakamega, Nairobi, Tokyo, Germany, Mauritius Soil & Nairobi again. Reeved in color. Restored to this great gallery of the game. A walking work of art. Vintage, beyond valuation, beyond forgery or imitation, 26 years since that trembling teenager of touch and tease, first tiptoed on to the historic stage, now in his immaculate maturity, Ferdinand Omanyala, very much a sprinter, by reputation..and by fact. World-class ath
The much-awaited classical play, Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Ngaahika Ndeenda (I Will Marry When I want), closed its doors on the 29th of May 2022, at the Kenya Cultural Centre, Nairobi. The play that hundreds of scores attended, that was literally sold out, critiques have it now that it was lackluster. Despite its star-studded cast, which did a splendid job, reviews have questioned its overall execution. The classical piece, which was first staged 35 years ago, was done authenticall
Just a few hours after a video went viral, over a bouncer, denying entry to a Kenyan, in what seemed to be a racial discrimination scenario, at a popular hangout joint in Nairobi, the management has refuted the claims. In a statement, the management of Alchemist bar and restaurant, in Nairobi's affluent Westlands neighborhood, says that they are committed to serving all and sundry, with no racial discrimination whatsoever. Photo Courtesy: Captain Tenacious However, this is no
Health experts are now warning of an impending outbreak of the Monkeypox virus. WHO is questioning the existence of the virus in countries where the virus is not endemic, terming it as very unusual. Conspiracy theorists are now linking the virus to the mass vaccination of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which contains the chimpanzee adenovirus. However, research shows that this conversation is not necessarily a conspiracy, for many have studied the effect of experimental vaccines on
The sheng' world has done it again! If you thought there would be an 8-4-4 curriculum for understanding mbogi genje, kanairo, kujinauwo, shock unto you! There is no breather or tuition in mastering sheng. Kenyans are literally biting their tongues, trying to chant the new sheng slogans in town, kulombotove, shembeteng and others. The slogans came into the know, after a video of a music group from Kayole by the name Jeshi Jinga aka Jembeteshi Jimbitinga, went viral on social m
From Kenya's most decorated writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Co-Authored Ngugi Wa Mirii, 'I'LL MARRY WHEN I WANT, is returning to the theatre from 12th-19th May 2022. Ngaahika Ndeenda was first written in Kikuyu. The first performance in theatre was staged way back in 1977, leading to Wathiong'os detention for a year without trial by the Kenyan government under President Moi's regime. If you are not old enough, you will struggle to get this. Why would a play get burned and the pro
Hello Africa? Saturday, the 7th of May 2022, could have been any other day for you and me. But it will undoubtedly go down as one of the finest days for Mapambazuko ya Machweo na Hadithi Nyingine Editors and Authors. Mapambazuka ya Machweo na Hadithi Nyingine anthology is one of the mandatory Swahili set-books approved by KICD to be studied and examined in Kenyan High schools between 2022-2027 that was launched on the 7th of May 2022 at Alliance Francaise Nairobi, Kenya, in
This is a definition of black excellence it is . Why wasn't this hyped Instead of the ever-increasing display and portrayal of black dysfunction and the increasing narrative of the emotional fragility of the black man and instability of the black family? Congratulations to Samuel L. Jackson.One of my favourites. Despite having been on screen for most of his life, legendary actor, humanitarian and philanthropist Samuel Jackson, 73, had never won an Oscar up until one week ago.
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO born January 3, 1956, is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and as Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon, Passion of Christ, and Braveheart. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 y
Samuel Leroy Jackson.
Born December 21, 1948, He is an actor and producer. One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, the films in which he has appeared have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide, making him the highest-grossing actor of all time (excluding cameo appearances). He rose to fame with films such as Coming to America (1988).
Jackson is a highly prolific actor, having appeared in over 150 films. His other roles include Die Hard with a Ve
Denzel Washington Jr. Born December 28, 1954, He is an actor, director, and producer. Known for his performances on the screen and stage, he has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom". He has frequently collaborated with directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua, and Tony Scott. He has earned various awards including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Tony Award. In 2016, he received the Cecil
Born December 31, 1962, He is an actor and musician. Lance is best known for playing Cedric Daniels in The Wire and Phillip Broyles in Fringe. He is also known for portraying Detective Johnny Basil on Oz, Matthew Abaddon in Lost, Charon from the John Wick franchise and Guillermin in Godzilla vs. Kong. He has provided the voice and likeness for video game characters Martin Hatch in Quantum Break, Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West, and Commander Zavala in t
The 12 astronauts that set their footprints on the moon have accomplished greater things in life. The footprints which they set on the lunar surface will never be erased in centuries to come. Their footprint may last as long as the moon. So how would this become possible? The moon is not like earth. Hence, no erosion caused by water or wind exists on the moon. The absence of erosion is because the moon has a tiny atmosphere and the entire water on its surface exist in a froze