Sunday, 29 January 2017

Kenyan "ethnicity"

Contrary to the popular belief that Kenyans are ethnic people who do not tolerate those from other tribes,that we are are a group of tribalists ,Kenya is a united and a strong nation.This intolerance witnessed around that has more than once resulted to violence is not a reality that cuts across all communities.We have 42 tribes in this nation,and only 3 tribes suffer from this ethnic intolerance issue,each of them believes being in government is paramount to their existence ,forgetting that the rest of us are doing fairly okey,without anyone refusing to pay rent or making us wear shorts.Anyway we are not a nation whose future hangs on a thin thread,we are okey,we love our country and we can't turn this beautiful nation to some hot bed of terror like some nations.Attempts to national integration have failed,but we shall not give up,however in the meantime the government should find a way to save the rest of us from the toxic intolerance of 3 tribes,and as such should find a piece of land (we have vast lands in some regions)and declare it a war zone,such that every time this tribes have a misunderstanding, usually political,they can sign up their sons for battle,travel to the battle field,fight it out like men and figure out the way forward. Meanwhile ,the rest of Kenyans who are patriots, can remain peaceful, working for a better country, of course acknowledging our weakness but still willing to strengthen and support our security agents, our constitutional institutions and the sovereignty of our nation. Those from the 3 communities who have seen the light are greatly appreciated and applauded by the rest of us .

Anita Poet

Monday, 31 August 2015

Academics missing the point.

"Academic excellence is
overrated! I said it. Being top of your class does
not necessarily guarantee that you will be at the
top of life. You could graduate as the best
student in Finance but it doesn't mean you will
make more money than everybody else. The best
graduating Law student does not necessarily
become the best lawyer. The fact is life requires
more than the ability to understand a concept,
memorise it and reproduce it in an exam. School
rewards people for their memory.Look at it this way,Isaac Newton,Einstein, Picasso,the Wright brothers . . .the list goes on and on...all the people who have achieved greatness by making new discoveries all put their creativity to test! They believed in their thoughts and ideas so much that they actually became the reality we know today.  Life rewards
people for their imagination. School rewards
caution, life rewards daring. School hails those
who live by the rules. Life exalts those who break
the rules and set new ones. So do I mean people
shouldn't study hard in school? Oh, no, you
should. But don't sacrifice every other thing on
the altar of First Class. Don't limit yourself to the
classroom. Do something practical. Take a
leadership position. Start a business and fail.
That's a better Entrepreneurship 101.Join or start
a club. Contest an election and lose. It will teach
you something Political Science 101 will not teach
you. Attend a seminar. Read books outside the
scope of your course. Go on
missions and win a soul for eternal rewards... Do
something you believe in! Think less of becoming
an excellent student but think more of becoming
an excellent person. Make the world your
Step forward try politics, try business, try an extra
thing great person.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

I am my mother's pride,not her tribe . . .

The same blood flowing in your veins flows in mine and i  everyone else you see,that tells us something,that we are one,we are all human.
All these diversities that we keep adding onto ourselves are only seeming to pull us apart and leading us to forget who we are. Race,religion,social class,tribalism are all human efforts to make them different,to make them unique,make them stand out! And it is in the midst of this self centred motives that we loose focus of who we are;
if you are rich,know that you are human first,
If you are a muslim,know that you are human first,
If you are a kikuyu,luo,kalenjin or luhya,know that you are human first
And if you are white,know also that you were human first.
All the hatred and social ills going on in society;racism,corruption,tribalism,religious extreemism (terrorism) are just sad considering that we are society of the same species.
By branding ourselves tags under religion,social class,race and/or tribes we mostly forget that those are just temporary labels and the permanent thing about us is that we are all human!the sooner we understand this the better! When we understand this simple fact the world will be such a better place!
When you don't discriminate your brother on the basis of their skin colour,When you dont kill for religion,When you dont favour the people who speak the same language as you and When you don't exploit the public for selfish gains and enrichment! How much better do you think this world would be? I say it would be like heaven! Where people respect,love and care for each other :).
So i say let not these labels separate us but rather our diversities should strengthen us with the basis of us being one.Lets respect and love each other knowing you are your mother's PRIDE not her TRIBE.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Social media marketing testimonial.

Since discovering twitter back in 2012 i acknowledged its ability to relay information on the go and became an active user of this social network sharing and recieving information simultaneously since as a communication student i am required to understand things happening around me . So sometime back last year,(2014) my friend called me and told me about this company that wanted us to help out in marketing a product they had just recently launched into the market,at a fee ofcourse. We did the job,basically tweeting about and tweetpic-ing the product,the company had clearly understood the potential social media held in advertising,our campaign went on for three days and was a success. That was the starting point and from then on the jobs started comming in,we even moved from simply advertising a product,to notifying the public about initiatives and what they set to achieve,diversifying my knowledge of consumer and audience behaviour. This has enabled me to be an even more effective communicator,knowing WHATto say, WHEN to say it, WHY to say it,and HOW to say it for my communication to be as effective as possible. As a communication student it has enabled me to put into practice what i have learnt in class making me an even better communicator.Understanding the specifics and details of the communication process is vital for effective and dynamic communication in this digital era especially where your message may even be limited to 140 characters. I have learnt to be creative, clear,concise,concrete and credible in how i share information.
BA Communication & media LAIKIPIA UNIVERSITY

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


The recent state of events in the african political scene have shown without a doubt that africa is still a todler in the field of democracy.
Almost every african's definatation of Democracy lingers around the notion of free and fair elections,just that! But is an election all that democracy entails?
I like to look at democracy as what happens besides election, do leaders serve the people in the positions they are elected into with integrity and effectively? Do these leaders respect the people who are infact their employers? Are these leaders accountable and honest to the people?  And is the will of the people upheld? If the answer to these questions is yes,then that is democracy,forget the shenanigans of free and fair elections and the democratic right and duty to vote,the question is do they make the votes count?
The time when us as africans and their leaders understand this simple breakdown of democracy,is when we stop putting incompetent people into positions of power. When we stop funding toothless organs like the AU (african union) and the EAC (east african community) for instance that have stayed quiet  despite the ongoing unrest in Burundi or even the terrorism problem in kenya. until they show taxpayers value for their burdened load of taxes,then,only then can we say we have achieved democracy,otherwise it would be a lie in my view,to call any african nation democratic at the moment

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

#Burundicoup justified

The current situation in Burundi is sad we all is not okay that governments at this day and age have to be forced out of power through coups. but what else is there to be done? in most african states, the rich,leaders and people who hold positions of influence are basically above the law. Take them to court today and you'll meet them in the streets tommorow like nothing happened! they have extensively corrupted the judiciary and now all the laws that protect us against criminals like them,protects them from scrutiny and prosecution from us against the crimes they have commited.
The judiciary systems have since turned to scarecrows in that they are only there to prosecute and scare the poor while the rich continue to thrive in the lucrative illegal practices such as corruption,tribalism and dictatorship just to mention a few.
when pushed to a corner,even the calmest of creatures is expected to retaliate! the people of Burundi have shown crystal clearly that they don't want Nkurunziza to be their leader. so the question is,who does he want to lead? the people took the case to court as it was unconstitutional to run for office a third time but once again we were shown that most african courts are puppet shows run by the rich and powerfull. The coup was a last result since not even riots seemed to work.someone once said that democracy has its price! it does not come easy and blood will be shed in its quest.
The presidents of the East African Community met eventually to discuss the Burundi was during their meeting that the coup ocurred and ooh how quick they were in condemning the coup! nome however told it as it is that Nkurunziza's quest for a third term was unconstitutional and illegal! showing us how much they support each other even in wrong ...i write a note to the conscience of  all the leaders present, know that being silent  when bad things are happening is as  good as taking part in it and also know that if you can't be part of the solution,you are part of the problem