What the 2019 census reveals about Kenyans

The questions asked during the census exercise have been quite revealing -- but not in a way many of us have thought of. Depending on where you live, you probably found some questions odd or unnecessary. We even joked about it on social media. Someone wondered out loud on Twitter why the enumerator found the … Continue reading What the 2019 census reveals about Kenyans

Searching for Jesus, finding Krishna

It is Wednesday evening, at around 6:30 pm, and I am sitting on a small mat, my legs crossed into a tight knot. The large doors, the high ceiling and the artwork on the walls evoke a sacred, reverent feeling in me. I am caressing a set of beads between my fingers as I chant … Continue reading Searching for Jesus, finding Krishna

Forced to go through circumcision at childbirth

“Don’t leave me! I’m begging you, please don’t leave!” The young woman screamed amidst gasps for air as the waves of pain around her womb grew worse and drifted closer to one another. Florence Sinet, 24, had gone into labour a few hours earlier while at her house in Loodokilani, Kajiado. When her waters broke, … Continue reading Forced to go through circumcision at childbirth

When suicide is a way of life

At around this time last year, I attempted suicide. I was facing too much pressure at work, my anxiety attacks had kicked up a notch,  nothing was making sense in this life and I just couldn't take it anymore. Objectively speaking, it probably wasn't all that much pressure. But there is nothing objective about anxiety … Continue reading When suicide is a way of life

Celebrating the Bigger Picture in Benny Hinn’s Shift on Prosperity Gospel

When I first came across a YouTube clip circulating on social media that Benny Hinn had renounced the prosperity gospel and that he will no longer "ask people for money", I was reluctant to celebrate. First, being the skeptic that I am, I thought the clip was had been edited to fit a certain narrative, … Continue reading Celebrating the Bigger Picture in Benny Hinn’s Shift on Prosperity Gospel

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Benny Hinn Rejects the Prosperity Gospel

"I am sorry to say that prosperity has gone a little crazy. And I am correcting my own theology, and you need to all know it. Because when I read the Bible now, I don't see the Bible in the same eyes I saw the Bible 20 years ago. Steve Strang from Charisma, whom we … Continue reading FULL TRANSCRIPT: Benny Hinn Rejects the Prosperity Gospel

Why we should fundraise for weddings

A good friend of mine turned 30 the other day. So her fiance and friends decided to throw her a surprise party. Those who could chipped in to make the day a success. We also bought gifts to take to the party and did our best to keep the secret until the big day. Nothing … Continue reading Why we should fundraise for weddings