I am Walter Menya

When the story broke on Sunday evening, the "facts" were scanty. I put the word facts in quotation marks because, as the story unfolded, the word would become less and less relevant to the narrative. Sunday Nation's reporter Walter Menya was arrested for apparently soliciting a bribe in order to "kill" a story implicating Kenya's … Continue reading I am Walter Menya

Science and Myth, an Unlikely Friendship

I love science. I like to understand and explain every day phenomena and I find science shows and publications the best place to satisfy this curiosity. In fact, some of my favorite Podcasts are science podcasts. RadioLab tops the list. Others include Invisibilia, Hidden Brain, The Naked Scientist and BBC Radio's The Why Factor... just … Continue reading Science and Myth, an Unlikely Friendship

The Shocking Names Kenyan Parents Give Their Children

Did you know that the Kenyan constitution gives every child the right to a name? The Bill of Rights in the Kenyan Constitution (Article 53) clearly outlines the rights of children, including the right of every child to free and compulsory basic education, the right to basic nutrition, and the right to shelter and health … Continue reading The Shocking Names Kenyan Parents Give Their Children

Revised and Updated: Should Women Be Pastors?

We have all passed through that stage. We didn't understand why our parents wouldn't let us sleep over at a friend's house, or why we had to brush our teeth, or eat our vegetables and make our beds. All our confused and pained "whys" were quickly silenced by mum's firm "Because I said so". Of course, … Continue reading Revised and Updated: Should Women Be Pastors?

Did Gloria Muliro Steal Chris Tomlin’s Song?

Controversy seems to follow Gloria Muliro wherever she turns, like an unshakable stalker. The latest has to do with her song, Follow You. The singer has been accused of stealing/plagiarizing/sampling (whichever term seems most appropriate), not only the words, but also the tune to the chorus/verse from Chris Tomlin's song, I Will Follow You. Now, … Continue reading Did Gloria Muliro Steal Chris Tomlin’s Song?