The Bible and our obsession with telling women what to wear

Paul the Apostle has been accused of many things when it comes to his views about women in society. We can debate about that later. However, despite popular interpretations, when Paul wrote about women dressing modestly, the last thing he was thinking about was sex. "I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency … Continue reading The Bible and our obsession with telling women what to wear

What does staying at home mean to you?

My earliest memories of home was a single room my parents rented when we moved to Kipkaren Estate, Eldoret, in the early 90s. A bed sheet hung across the room, partitioning it into two main "rooms". In the back half of the room was the bedroom and the kitchen, which also had a chimney in … Continue reading What does staying at home mean to you?

A Call to Sanity During #COVID-19 Curfew in Kenya

The onset (and aftermath) of Friday (27th March) night's curfew is a classic example of how the world is made up of competing narratives/spectacles. Almost everyone who spoke up on social media sites had a valid point (from their vantage point): It is illegal for citizens to disobey curfew orders.It is illegal for police to … Continue reading A Call to Sanity During #COVID-19 Curfew in Kenya

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

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

Black is not beautiful

While attending an event recognizing persons living with disability in his constituency, Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth recently tweeted: “Celebrating the International Day of Persons Living with Disability. Inability is not Disability (sic).” This example illustrates an important point about many of our attempts to “normalize” what the prevailing culture otherwise finds abnormal. Chances are … Continue reading Black is not beautiful

Nairobi Chapel takes a stand on women church elders

On June 23, 2018, Nairobi Chapel posted a tweet announcing the appointment of Dr. Janet Mutinda and Prof Marta D. Bennett as the first female elders in the church. “Dr. Janet Mutinda & Prof Marta D. Bennett have today been ratified as the First Female Elders during the Nairobi Chapel AGM 2018 in adherence to … Continue reading Nairobi Chapel takes a stand on women church elders