Archive for October, 2014

À birthday is a special day if recognized and celebrated by friends, work-mates and acquaintances. What makes it worth and an emotional event, is when it is a surprise attack on you. The gist here is to know that you are remembered and loved by those around you. To all of you that were born this day i say happy birthday and God bless you with more years to live and be lovable.

A  birthday comes once a year, i have never seen a human that has two birthdays. While talking to my friend he said; “i once dated a young lady who made me celebrate her birthday twice in one year.” Why would some want to celebrate their birthdays on two separate dates? Is it about the pomp that comes with the celebrations? Is it being dishonest to those around you?

Your friends are the only resources that you can exchange for anything or for any currency in the world. When i was growing up in the streets of Jinja all I had was my friend and the ball i like kicking. So your friends and loved ones are the only ones that will make this special day even more existing and memorable. I believe that we can make these moments unforgettable and lasting as friends.

A birthday celebration is a time to reflect and be thankful to Heavenly Father for the gift of life, friends, family and all you have. There is no other opportunity than having a me time on your birthday to say a prayer of gratitude for all you got. You don’t have to wait until your birthday to be on a Sunday. Say a prayer and everything will be okay.

Happy Birthday to all my friends and loved on their special day whenever it will happen.

Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda's Letter to the Media

Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda’s Letter to the Media

A letter written by the Spokesperson of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Lt. Col Paddy Ankunda calling on media houses to refrain from dragging serving army officers into partisan political debates. In the letter, the author cites examples of Major General Jim Muhwezi, a retired officer of the UPDF, General Kale Kayihura, Brigadier Ronnie Barya and James Mugira, Hon. Jim Muhwezi who is also a member of the ninth Parliament of Uganda and a member of Central Executive Committee of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. On that note, I think it was unfair for the UPDF Spokesperson to have quoted a retired officer as a serving.

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An Aerial View of Traffic Jam in Nairobi's CBD.

An Aerial View of Traffic Jam in Nairobi’s CBD.

It is exactly 5pm and the last session of the Social Media Conference comes to an end at Fairmont Norfolk, and then it hits me that I cannot be in Nairobi and fail to visit with my few friends and family in Nairobi West and Langat’a. I walked past Nairobi University and my eyes behold this sign “This is a corruption free area.” Then I remembered the level of corruption in my country. Across the street I found a taxi driver, the African in me took control of the moment as my driver pronounced himself on the taxi fare to the places I wanted to go. Bargaining ensued naturally and we agreed on 700ksh down from 1,500ksh.

As we embarked on the journey to my destination, I noticed that the traffic flow was so bad that all key exits to Nairobi West were in a gridlock. It is at that juncture that I asked my driver how we would get out of the traffic congestion. He replied; “Bwana we will get there, I have other options, we will use Mbagathi Highway and we will be there.” I took in his response with deliberation wondering if Mbagathi highway would salvage the situation.

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