We still need to talk more about this!!! 

So, I have a female friend who is an actress and she has been in the game not for a very log time but at least she has been in the industry doing her thing. Just in the near past, as they were shooting a film for their next episode of their drama, she started noticing something strange from one of their actors who couldn’t be okay with the cast he was given. Well this is it, apparently, somewhere in between the episode was supposed to be a romantic scene and the perfect duo to cast the scene was her and the man in the story. Now this is the sweetest part, the man could not take the part as he was really feeling extremely uneasy to cast it. Anyway, who would never want to cast a romantic scene surely?  Who?  He completely refused not saying why and the entire team had to restructure the episode again.  

They never did a follow up to find out the background reason why he refused. Now, being that this lady who I am going to call ‘’Jane’’ and the man let’s call him ‘’Victor’’, were close friends and they could make out more often, meaning, they could talk even ahead of things. 

Why am I saying this story even in the first place?  

I was a victim here. You know how you always have your friends’  photos on your gallery and you may decide to show some of your close friends about your other friends who they don’t know? So ‘’Jane’’ happened to have some of my photos and as they were going through the gallery with ‘’Victor’’, he saw my photo and pulled her fingers from scrolling and said, ”stop. Go back to the previous photo.” And boom!! It was me. He got impressed and could not hide his secrets and feelings anymore. I know you are now wondering what???? The same way you are wondering is the same way that ‘’Jane’’ was left tongue tied when ‘’Victor’’ told her that ‘’…wow!!! This guy looks very handsome… and am just falling in love with him…’’ unlucky me!! I impressed a fellow man to fall in love with me!!! Jesus! Now the next big task was to find me so that I could say yes. Unfortunately, that could not happen since Jane herself could not even let him access me now that that was his intention of meeting me.

A previous photo of me just chilling in the house

I personally was aware of such things in our society but never imagined that I could be a victim one day. Victor is a young man who is just in his early 20’s. At least at this point, it was clear to Jane since Victor had come out of the closet to tell her about his sexual orientation and identity that he belonged to the LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Trans gender) community.  

Now that I was involved in this story and Jane too was worried about her friend. I had to go deeper into it rather than just being aware that such characters exist in every kind of society. In my country Kenya, it is illegal to belong to such a community since our culture does not recognize it but this doesn’t mean that they do not exist. We just have to learn how to cope up with them.  


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All the actual category of the entire LGBT groups.

It is commonly known to many as homosexuality, where one gets interested, or attracted to the members of the same sex and it is referred to as Gay in men and lesbianism in women and there are even those who do both sides, Bisexuals among other many categories that one may belong to.  But, in real sense, it’s not a thing of the present as most people would put it and attribute it to westernization. Actually, homosexuality dates back to the ancient times of Greek and Rome as such terms were evident in the works of ancient Philosophers like Plato and Socrates and there even existed photos and carvings crafted showing people of the same sex showing intimacy. History says that it existed since the early 1500 BCE.  

In Africa the first evidence showing homosexuality was first discovered in Egypt of two men who lived at around 2400 BCE and they were the first male couples believed to have gotten married and they were called Khnumhotep and Niankhnum where their tomb was discovered in 1964 and they were buried together like married people.  

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This were the drawings discovered at their tomb


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Fast forwarding the story to the resent times, this kind of traits have been seen manifesting into many people from all parts of the world. There is nowhere free of LGBT community, some states accepting it, some denying it.  

A study was actually done in the US about homosexuality, evident in the famous Kinsey Report of 1948, where the report says that women dominated the community and that only 30% of the American male had engaged. In an extensive case study both men and women were put under study to watch a film, then, women became sexually aroused when they viewed heterosexual  and lesbianism erotic films while those males who were straight were turned on only when they watched erotic films with  women, the gay ones were turned on with those erotic films with men only.  the aim of the study was to find out the manifestation of homosexuality in both men and women.

From those findings, could we say that women’s sexual desire is less rigidly directed towards a particular sex as compared to men’s? As in, women get attracted easily to any gender compared to men? What do you think? Defend your side. According to me, I think it is changeable over time along someone’s life cycle though doesn’t apply to all people. As in, younger ladies embrace this behavior but as they grow older, the quit.  

(N/B; the Kinsey report have always been criticized since people have always had varying opinions on this topic and  they have always come out to add more clarity to it. ) 

With that in mind let’s therefore look at the causes. 


So far, scientist have only established two possible causes of homosexuality.  

  1. Biological factors though  a determinant for sexual orientation has not been comprehensively demonstrated on how it would lead to one ending up being a homosexual but they never lack a hypothesis which they actually attribute to the following factors as the possible causes;


  1. Chromosomal linkage studies – they try to find out if there is a link between genes of the same character.
  2.  Epigenetic studies – they study heritable changes in the genes (active against inactive genes) to find out possible causes. 
  3. Birth orders – try to find out if there is a trend of such character by looking at the birth order on how kids are born in that particular family. 
  4. Female fertility – they try to find out if the fertility of the mother have been affected by other factors that may disorient one’s sexual orientation and identity. 
  5. Pheromone studies – done to find out if there are any chemicals that might have been secreted to affect ones sexual orientation. 

 Environmental factors where they again attribute possible influences from; 

  1. Parenting – attributing to how your parents brought you up, telling you homosexuality is good or bad. 
  2. Family love at young ages- shifting focus to Freud’s psychoanalytic stages of development (nurture and nature)  
  3. Urban settings – where one is brought up and what is practiced, basically looking at the effects of urbanization 
  4. Cultural influences – what ones culture accepts or rejects  
  5. Evolutionary perspectives – attributed to family inheritance, who you learn it from.  
  6. Political activism – political parties aligning themselves to accepting homosexuality and supporting those who belong to this community to be heard and treated equally as straight people. 
  7. Peer, aggression and conformity – because your friend does it, you also agree to do it and become one just because he have told you it is good/nothing wrong with it. 
  8. Self-experiment – effects of trying to do what you always see or hear from some people. 
  9. To some people its business – sometimes, somebody just engage in the act because he is offered a few bucks, it becomes a habit of making bucks now. 


To me personally, I may say that the environmental factors plays a big role in making someone change his or her sexual orientation identity since they look more justifiable and evident and the choice sits with an individual on whether to choose which side you want to align yourself to. The biological factors could also contribute but not out of choice, you are either naturally born belonging to the community or not. Anyway, my opinions are not endorsements so do not go and start confronting your friend on how what is true. Remember up there we said that this are only hypothesis. They have not been completely confirmed.  

Coming out 

Mostly know as coming out of the closet.  

This is basically a phrase used to mean disclosure of one’s sexual orientation and identity and it is always described in three phases, the first one is knowing oneself internally of whether you are a homosexual or heterosexual, the second phase is now the decision to come out to others like family members and close friends and the final phase is when one has accepted and living openly in society as a homosexual. 

These people who belong to this community always have a high chance of rejection in the society since most people are not like them and would not even want to associate with them once they come out about their orientation 

Is it a disorder? 

Well before 1973, it could be termed as a disorder. You ever heard of the American Psychiatry Association (APA) and their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)? In 1952, the APA published its first DSM I and homosexuality was included in as a disorder. This sparked a lot of controversies and discussions and it was even challenged that it lacked consistency to produce empirical and scientific basis regarding it as a disorder or abnormality. If we look at a state to which someone has to be classified abnormal, a problem must first exist and the behavior must be termed deviant (not accepted by many in a society). According to APA they must have been correct in their own view since not everyone was a homosexual plus, the individuals had a problem coping up with people from the opposite sex when it comes to affection and sex. That was abnormal but they could not prove this argument so they had to lose the case. 

They therefore urged all mental institutions and other organizations and other mental professionals to stop terming it an abnormality and remove all the stigma associated with such orientations which we saw the World Health Organization (WHO) which had just updated in their ICD-10 that homosexuality was a disorder from ICD-9 removing it as a disorder. The same happened the Chinese Society of Psychiatry which removed theirs too from their Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders in 2001 after 5 years of research proving it not a disorder. 

The main reason why they had to scrap it off was that homosexuals were just normal people who functioned well just like other people who are straight and they were just living a happy life and as productive as other people and healthy. There is no abnormality associated with them. Even if we look at their sex life, they all show comparable expectations and ideals with regard to romantic relationships and people with this orientation express their sexuality in a variety of ways and may or may not express it in their behavior.  

So, the answer here is a valid NO, it is NOT A DISORDER.  



Though efforts have always been made to try and change these people to be heterosexuals, there is completely no adequate scientific proof that one have cured homosexuality and managed to change a person’s orientation. APA still comes clear on this that it’s not a choice that can be changed at will though over a period of time, it may be changed but not as easy as we think.   

Some of the methods that have been identified to be of help include psychotherapysupport groups who support the people belonging to this community so that they may come to reality and change and life events where those who have changed are used as props to testify why they should be straight. Through this, an individual may become aware at different points in their lives and they could change to become straight only if it was not caused by biological factors (It is like someone telling you to become a woman when you are a man!!!! Completely impossible even through surgery) 

One last method that have been suggested include that might help is the conversion therapy. 

In this method, scientists suggest that when we use psychological and spiritual interventions, it may work. This is applied through classical conditioning (you must have heard about classical conditioning in my previous article; Telling your story to uplift others!!! 

Basically in classical conditioning the individual is subjected to an aversive conditioned stimulus while at the same time denying him or her what we want to get rid off him or her. Therefore by subjecting them continuously to the conditioned stimulus and denying they chance to practicing homosexuality they begin to elicit conditioned response from the conditioned stimulus and at the same time, learning a new behavior resulting from the denial of practicing homosexuality. When this is repeated several times, it should be able to work and the person might change. We psychologists believe so.  Remember when you have a young kid and whenever you go with her to the supermarket and she sees sweets, she begins to cry because she want the sweets, she gets used to this behavior (crying to get sweets) and anytime you go with her to the supermarket and she sees the sweets, she cries. When you want to stop her from this crying habit, you now condition her, so, whenever you go with her to the supermarket, you do not pass with her where the sweets are and even if she starts to cry, you still do not buy her the sweets, you don’t reinforce the crying habit anymore, overtime she will get used to it and will not cry. Now that is a model of what we call classical conditioning. 

Partying shot 

Now I believe that you have a deep idea of what homosexuality is and what it entails. It’s now upon you to devise a plan on how to interact with them and how to treat them because they are just normal people like us. Make some sense out of this story. I do not care even if it’s legal or illegal in your country but the fact still remains that the LGBT community will always continue to exist in any generation.  


You may share with me your views in the comment section below and tell me what you think.

Thanks for reading and as always,  

God Bless You.  

Simon Ouma 









Early pregnancy and sex.


A few weeks ago, both the students in their eighth grade and twelfth grades (class eight and form four) did their exams and one thing that was noticed was that most of the girls were pregnant and some of them even gave birth in the exam room as the exams were going on. This caused many people talking about it and even providing solutions to why our society could be ‘rotten’ according to them but I think they are baseless if they don’t look deep into this matter.

But, my main issue is how they put all the blame on the boy-child as the cause of all this. Don’t you think there is always a mutual agreement between these parties before they have sex. they are not forced. So, if the Government have to punish people because of this issue, they have to be treated equally.

below is a video of me talking extensively about that issues and some of the think i think about it…



What do you think about that?


Why I hate capitalism


When you first hear of the word capitalism, what comes into your mind?

Me, the first thing that comes to my mind is profit, just by focusing on the word ‘’capital’’ which capitalism is derived from. Usually, capitalism is an economic system that its main agenda is based on private ownership of the means of production and the core reason for its existence and operation is the profit motive. Most countries in the world tend to be capitalists in nature, whether core countries or peripheral countries or semi-peripheral countries but their success may vary from one country or another based on how the ideology is applied.

My main concern today is on the peripheral countries, am choosing to call them that name since that sounds more appealing and some modest of respect  to them. In the world systems theory, this are those countries that are less developed and they receive small share of the global wealth. Or rather let’s just call them third world countries. I’m choosing this category because their capitalism is more threatening and means more harm to the citizens.

Usually, capitalism is characterized by freedom to own private property, accumulate capital, and acquire wage labor, open competition and little or no limitations by the government on the capitalist operation.  The market structure to some extent a free market economy, meaning, the freedom to make decisions and determining the market trend lies with the wealth owners. Marrying this concept quickly with Karl Marx’s Marxist theory, the competition would lead to development of a class struggles based on materialistic differences. The first thing that you have to think about now is exploitation due to the selfish nature of man, this would lead to creation of at most three classes, the upper class, the middle class and the lower class.

And, this is where the problems of capitalism begins. In my country Kenya, which I love using a lot as a perfect example, you are likely to find out that most people in their younger ages are saving nothing towards their future life but if you ask them why, they too just wish that capitalism would not be there in that future. The system has become so extractive such that all the moneys we get, they all nearly get absorbed back into the system itself before we could even think of doing something constructive with it. Those people in the higher class have access to more means of production, meaning they have more wealth and since they compete amongst themselves due to the nature of the market allowing them to do so, they discover more innovations so that they can survive in the same environment.  On the other hand they have to exploit those in the lower class so that we can continually depend on them and provide them with what they need which is mainly raw materials and cheap labor, sometimes under weird conditions which are very inhuman but we just have to do it for our survival. We make sure that we add them even the little that we have.  We continue to remain poor because of the high extortion that we are undergoing just to benefit a few individuals. There is even another major threat in the system called the cartels, this are a group of few corrupt individuals who come to compromise the system. They usually have more money which they dispense into the system to make sure that they are relevant in the game. They actually manage to go far with this since one of the main characteristics of capitalism is that the market is a free market economy and this gives them the freedom to determine the direction to which the market should head to. Their involvement may lead to an increase in the prices of commodities or influx of more fake and cheap product so that they make a lot of profit and, the concept is very simple, when you buy a fake product, its authentic that it will not last for a longer period than the original one and you would go back to the shop to buy another one again. In return, they would benefit in that you have bought the same product at least twice over a very short period of time. If it was something that affects your health, they still have hospitals where they promise you will access health services at waived prices and you run to those hospitals because you see that it is really cutting the cost for you. At the end of the day, they gain, you lose.

In fact, to some extent, capitalism has reached a point in the peripheral countries such that it is even compromising the education system because they want more people illiterate so that they can continue exploiting them. I used to work in a certain company some months ago before I went back to school and I could do my observation and I realized that the industry was full of young people than adults. The main reason was that they are trying to achieve the goal of youth empowerment which is good but, they mean exactly the opposite of this. It is easier to manipulate the minds of the youths to continue serving the capitalists than they can do to the adults. The fact is, more youths are unemployed and the youths themselves think that getting employed solves their problems one off.  When I was about to quit my work and go back to school, most of my colleagues were unhappy why I was making such a move and when I asked them why, they told me that I was going to be broke and I should not quit my job. Anyway, I still went ahead and left the job. Looking back, I still see most of the people I used to work with in the same position I left them, with the same salary we used to earn, some have even had their salaries reduced but they have no option. If you ask most of this people about school, they rather work than go to school. School will just have to wait, in fact, the answer they give you most of the time is that they will go to school after they have made money which they make every single month but they can hardly account for what they are doing with the money they get. Just like I said, most of it goes back into the system. Deduct tax and other expenses contributed towards government institutions, plus the ones they get charged for reasons such as failure to meet company targets and a few misconducts. They remain with little peanuts. Anyway, this capitalists and cartels had already gone to school and are educated and they don’t want the youth too to be educated because they would be learned and begin inventing new things and compete with them. Sometimes they blind our eyes with a few tricks that we don’t need to go through the normal education system where you learn the basic theories which are diversified but instead, come up with an approach of a technical training where you only get to lean a few techniques that can help you survive. Trash.  These are what leads to increased poverty levels yet more people are working. They remain poor because they don’t think, their thoughts and limits have been compromised by the capitalists.

In as much as the capitalists would boast of economic freedoms and to some extent political freedom, the incompetent masses is still suffering at the bottom of the system and in as much as the government may try to incorporate some socialist ideas to some degree, it is only doing that to play safe so that it cannot be directly blamed but it’s nothing close to any help to the incompetent masses. Let us be enlightened and plan or games wisely. Let’s not confine our thinking to now only. I still hate capitalism to some extent.   Continue reading Why I hate capitalism

Digital revolution and fake news

Communication has always enabled us put together with our friends. I mean we even have friends that we have never physically met but we talk and see each other through some medium. That is just possible today due to the digital revolution. But, dating it back to the traditional periods before the beginning of the information age, man could still communicate to both those who were just near them and those far away from them with the aid of activities such as beating drums, blowing horns, sending a physical messenger, using smoke signals among many others.  That actually highlights for you how there was a need for ‘mass communication’ to some extent as well as distant communication. As things evolved, man’s thought also evolved as schools would be discovered later where people would go to those schools and learn in various disciplines where technology would be one of the disciplines.

Fast forwarding, there was a need to shift from the mechanical and analogue modes of communication and invent digital ones. This marked the beginning of the information age. The digital revolution just begun. This would lead to invention of computers where messages could now be sent from one person to another, letters could be written and sent, send telegrams, the Internet was founded which was later integrated with the world-wide web (WWW) and that was the beginning of the advancement of new technology in the field of communication. Someone from the east side of the world could now be able to communicate with someone from the west side of the world within a short period of time. Plus, with the introduction of the WWW, many people could now access the same information at the same time since people started owning personal phones and computers which could access the Internet.  The revolution continued and gadgets like TVs, Radios and smart-phones would later be invented, meaning more people could now access information. Search engines, Blogs and various websites have also been created over the time to ease the spread of information. Today, we have more than 3 billion users using the Internet on various platforms that have been created to link people together such as the one you are reading this post on, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, Telegram, WhatsApp among many others.

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Image; Tiki-Toki (tiki-toki.com)

Digitization therefore didn’t come with positive benefits only, it has as well brought us some negativities.

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Image; The Communication Network (comnetwork.org)

Today, we are focusing on fake news.

This is actually not a new word to you in this day and age. You have probably watched news or read an article, or watch a video on any of the streaming platforms then you realize that some things are not really adding up. I mean they are fake.

In my own view, I think people would spread fake news due to various reasons best known to them, just to mention a few;

  • To gain traffic for their platform and get more views through employment of yellow journalism tricks – using false catchy leads.
  • To gain more attention so that people can talk more about them.
  • Just to waste your time.
  • Promote propaganda.
  • To get opinions about the opposite story/the real information they are not conveying and,
  • Just to read other peoples’ psychology in what is always referred to as click bait

Therefore, I would define fake news as deliberately misinforming people with the aim of some gain or, as a result inappropriate research and evidence about what you are conveying and by the way, they could vary from being bias, to rumors, to a click-bait, to being even satirical, sometimes even repress state operations and fake science.

Why you should care.

Fake news always spread faster because they are shared the most on social media. Just like I talked about the snow ball effect the other day, person A might develop that fake news, then persons B, C, D, and E finds the same news and spreads it without knowing much about the source which to some extent they may point back to person A as the reference and most people might believe in person A since he/she is a public icon and also it succeeds due to the fact people always don’t have much time to go into details and they only depend on the publication for quick reference and updates. You see here, you shall have deceived a whole community and depending on the intention of the fake news, people might implement it. Such things as hatred, propagating wars, separation, instilling beliefs, withdrawal from something among many others, which are real life consequences. This is actually possible since people are always more keen and accurate when listening to fake news than real news.

To avoid those real life consequences from occurring due to fake news, let me suggest to you how to curb the issue of fake news. In real sense, it would be difficult to determine if some information is real or fake since you are not the publisher and you might be blamed for denying people their freedom of media and to some extent their freedom of expression and speech. To avoid all this chaos, I would therefore advice the news consumers to be the one not falling victims of fake news by;

  1. Try to get the actual articles and who authored them so that you can validate it yourself based on the author.
  2. I advise you to always follow some of the reporters on their social media so as to stay updated, they are always credible most of the times.
  3. Try to read multiple articles and find out what each of them is saying concerning the matter.
  4. Always pay attention to the wordings as this could help you decide if it’s true or not i.e. ‘unconfirmed sources…’, ‘rumors have it…’
  5. For you too not to fall victim of spreading fake news, do verify news before spreading.

In conclusion, before you believe, intact and investigate.  Continue reading Digital revolution and fake news

Open talk with my fellow Kenyan Youths verses the Government.

Listen listen,
Am your boy Kitvan,
And by the way, this are my own opinions.

Let’s go….
So, am just a young Kenyan youth who tries a lot of things just to make sure am not idle most of the times..
Because that is what our country is trying to put our youths through, I mean its high time you have to discover yourself and do what you can so that you don’t be idle.

Now let me tell you a little story about our country.
Kenya is the place in Africa and they say that we are still three world counties, yes I guess we are.
In a society that the young like me really have to suffer unless you have a godfather, or you are just extra sharp, or you must just have some luck I don’t know where from or you have to accept to be used to get a favor or, you have to chuck a few bucks to be considered a valid option.

See, that is how corruption is killing my country,
To an extent that those who are supposed to protect us are doing less to try so.
They claim that the youth are the determinants of development but I really don’t see the ideals of this.

Whenever we try to upthrift, we are either silenced and our dreams just shattered that way or more tough policies are formulated that doesn’t favour us.
Whenever we discover something, someone already established somewhere will really be traumatized and all he think is how he will snatch that discovery from us. I hear they call them cartels, I call them advanced opportunists who can do more and have more abilities than us and means a lot of harm for us developmentwise.

The life standards are just getting tougher and tougher every day, in fact our constitution is a rights based constitution but at this point, I think its only a written document, it doesn’t defend and protect our rights that much.
If not, then why extra judicial killings, why progressive corruption, why economic discrimination, why us not getting tenders too, why sabotage health issues, why, why, why why? A lot of whys I can’t even finish.

They said women empowerment, wait, was it only to take advantage of our vulnerable ladies, why are they taking advantage of their vulnerability. More pregnancies are terminated due to the fear of irresponsible dads coming ahead, kids keep asking their single mothers each day where their dads are only to be told they are abroad, in fact, so far, so far that they are not coming soon only just to cool them and give them hopes that one day they will get to see them though not soon. I know nearly every living animal on this planet have sex and the reward is an offspring if it was unprotected and between two mature opposite sexes, I mean a young one, a baby.
Just likewise, we have a lot of street kids and their numbers continue to rise each day but again, not all kids who you meet on the streets are there because they like it, some reasons made them to be there, just like taking advantage of the vulnerability of their mothers, others sad and others even sadder.

Sometimes, we attend this job interviews only to realize later that we were just attending because it’s a formality that interviews have to be done but the job we are actually attending the interview for were already have people selected and reserved. You go back home waiting forever for that promised hope, “we will call you” never to hear from them again. You decide to do other odd things to survive, you waste your life in the hands of the law.

This issue of class is real and the youth are continued to be oppressed, I like how the law can be used to protect those “who have made it”, even if the crime they have committed can be vividly seen even by the blind. In fact, they are only summoned or raided with some fancy good-looking cars and requested to be “arrested ” and again requested to appear in court under a special court order, they are still treated like kings and queens, some of them who even “have made it more” get invited to sit and laugh and sip tea with MPs in the Parliamentary Committee in the name of being questioned about some offense. That’s our tax payers money they are screwing on since they have to be paid “allowances” for the “good” job they are doing.
On the other hand, let just news reach the authority that some little boy have made away with just a hen, he will be looked for even in the holes of an ant and toe walked to a tiny police cell that looks like a sewage tunnel.
Hah! Listen to this irony, sometimes back when we were made to “believe” that the government is really serious and took a few cartels to the cells just for days, the media could still follow them and the only thing they could complain about is sleeping on the floor and taking porridge with no sugar!! Hah! I wonder how someone could have the guards to mention that as a problem they experience yet some of us we are not in the cells but porridge without sugar is the only thing we know for breakfast, sleeping on the floor is the sweetest thing ever, we only see beds by the road side where they are sold when walking to work, we only have a pair of shoes which we put from January to December, our clothes can be counted too, in fact, our clothes can be used as a point of reference to refer someone to us sometimes. Some people claim they hate the job they are currently in yet some don’t even have somewhere to get even a Bob daily, they have to beg.

Unpacking our current regime, we have this thing called the “Big 4” which to me really, I only give it 30%, of being effective. Let’s begin with the first one,

1. Unemployment and industrialization; this is where the youths were actually promised mountains. We have not even seen hills or even rocks, in fact, the unemployment rate has even gone higher. We are not awarded tenders, we only see those who had worked getting reappointed for new jobs, in fact, sometimes they ask for a five years of experience to get a job!!! Where are we even going to get that experience from if no one is actually willing to employ us? A lot of foreigners providing labor which just local Kenyan youths can provide. To make it even fun, we could see like more than 60% of the funds allocated for the youths being stolen and the story just eroded like that. Corruption is the mother of all the problems we have. Let’s leave that there.

2. Affordable housing; indeed the houses are really “affordable.” Over the past two years, we have witnessed several demolitions thinking that , yes finally its going to be done, wait until I heard the prices of the houses, they were really “affordable.” I wonder where the normal youth will get that money to afford the houses even if the little one to eat is a nightmare. Plus, more people have been left houseless due to the demolitions.. Pin that there too.

3. Health; wow! You would be so happy when hear that the government is going to help you cater for some health expenses only to see doctors striking nation wide for nearly four months. Reason, they have not been paid plus, they want a salary increment that can sustain them and good working conditions. Still, even if it’s the government’s agenda, you will still be shocked that the health funds are embezzled, our women are Still charged when delivering yet it is free delivery for all women in the public hospitals, patients ordered to buy medicine yet the annual budget allocate some funds towards that and treating other kinds of illness which I may call light diseases. Pin that too, we can say more other day.

4. Food security; this is also ironical that we have concerned bodies like National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) who should oversight that our environment are clean and same for us and production. We still see people encroaching on reserved lands and polluting them, cutting down the trees growing there like they don’t know the importance of growing trees. It is such activities that lead to increased food insecurities, our lands becoming more dry and very unproductive to thus we do not produce more food for our consumption, we still have to import more food. Still wondering how sugar is claimed to have “mercury” in the whole country, if they could not have killed the local sugar factories, we could not have had a lot of such mysteries. The little food that we have are as well miss used and wasted, more families are sleeping hungry everyday, some dying of hunger too. Bring back our local factories to improve food security.

I think that our government is extorting us a lot, start with Kenya revenue authority (KRA), a tax body just really misusing its privileges to extort from us. A small entrepreneur like me who should be given some time to breath and look for ways to grow, they are on my back like a tick, they are not leaving me. Anyway I don’t mean that you don’t pay taxes, its your constitutional obligation to do so. What I am just worried about is this high rates of inflation yet they expect us to approach it the same way, whether high-class or low-class. Those inflated bills..

Matters security, we still see a lot of the youth getting murdered and even detained. This is due to more youth getting involved into criminal activities like stealing and robbing others the little they own. More of the youths still getting recruited into terror groups who still come back to terrorize us. The reward for all this is either mob Justice or facing the long arm of the law, which is usually being shot n the spot or jail.

Our ladies too, I have not forgotten about you. The rates of prostitution have too risen, exchanging sex for money or selling nude photos or acting pornography in the weird ways ever, or sometimes, dating older rich men who are the size of your dad so that you can extort money from them.

It’s high time we get out of this mass incompetency and be aware of our rights. Plus, it’s also about time to learn that getting employment is running out, there are many graduates out here with no jobs,we have to create opportunities for ourselves and employ ourselves before its late or we will remain unemployed forever.

Discover who you are, what you can be, what you can do and be you and get out to do it before looking on someone to catch your hand and lead you somewhere. Be aggressive enough to find that somewhere alone if possible.

Let’s not buy this idea of youth empowerment which is being promoted but has just been commercialized for personal gains by the cartels.




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Blogging as a positive tool for Human Rights protection and Promotion


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Well, I know you could probably be wondering that how is blogging and Human Rights related? Okay, let’s begin by breaking down these two in brief.

Blogging is basically creating content ranging from video, written, audio among others and publishing them online on your site if you own one or selling that content to be published somewhere else by someone rather than just you. This makes it a form of social network since when you blog, your main aim is to build a social relation with your publics. The content one talks about is not limited to a particular topic, one talks about anything that best suits him/her.

Human Rights on the other hand are standards that guarantees and tries to fulfill and satisfy an array of factors ranging from the basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and other factors such as education, liberty, life, equality, discrimination, expression, security, forced labor, privacy, religion, speech among many other entities. And, they are called human rights because they only apply to human beings.

Now, this is how the two come in handy, our Kenyan Constitution 2010, which to me is actually a rights based constitution, gives every Kenyan the freedom of expression and freedom of the media and to be specific, Article 33 (1) (a) and (b) and Article 34 (1) which gives us that freedom as long as it doesn’t infringe on others’ rights which is basically violating the laws. Blogging is actually one of those ways we express ourselves and put out our views on a particular topic.

Although the same constitution, Article 21 (1) says that it is the fundamental duty of every state and state organ to observe to observe, respect, protect, promote and to fulfill the rights and freedom, that duty is not only limited to the government alone. When you look at the composition of a state, we have citizens as well. Therefore, we are the citizens, we bloggers, and we have the duty to protect and promote the basic fundamental Human Rights, every citizen. But, in the three world countries like Kenya where I may say that we have a massive mass incompetency and the citizens regularly have their rights and freedoms abused, employing the power of social media which many can access is a better way to impart that information to the incompetent masses in ways that helps to protect and promote the rights of those who are vulnerable and enlighten them on the freedom to choose how to live and express themselves.

Bloggers are therefore the government’s watchdog or any other individual trying to violate the rights of others whenever they tend to address and provide solutions to those problems.

Protecting and promoting Human rights.

Just like I said in the third paragraph, human rights are standards that aim to satisfy and fulfill an array of factors, a certain blogger or blog may decide to simply specialize in just one area of interest or talk about what comes to the table at hand. Blogging itself is a platform which can be accessed by many as long as it is good content and if you have a good mass of the public, you have access.

A lot of events have been occurring every now and then which clearly are violating the life standards such as discrimination, extra-judicial killings, economic exploitation, child abuse, mistreatment of the disabled, abusing women and other vulnerable groups, current slavery like the ones we witnessed in Libya, mistreatment of interns, abuse of office among many more. One will actually realize how cubing all these individually would be a huge task that he can’t even start. But, it is the duty of a blogger to help ensure that fellow citizens should not be mistreated and their rights not abused. I believe in the power of snowballing, it starts by me, then to my friend, then to his/her friends and the ball is passed just continually like that until it becomes a trend.

When I condemn a certain organ’s bad policy trying to exploit me/us through my blog and the public reads it, am already protecting a right and creating awareness to the public that they should not at any given point allow what am condemning to happen to them too. Usually, the government primarily just guarantee us our rights, let’s say in written documents such as constitution. I, condemning the violation of those rights is already protecting them.

Blog bodies in Kenya such as the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) which is a community organization of Kenyan bloggers and content creators which itself promotes online content creation and assuring bloggers freedom of expression is already protecting human rights just by creating that platform. The body brings the hope we need when expressing ourselves thus we enjoy that guarantee  provided to express ourselves as long as we do not infringe on others’ rights. Through their blogs, they enlighten and empower the public that they rightfully deserve to choose what they want and enjoy their lives. This is also fused with training workshops and even awarding bloggers so as to achieve better acceptance in the society as well as to prove to the society that truly bloggers are their shields.

Through addressing/putting to light/giving proposals and holding dialogues on fundamental issues affecting our daily lives,  also plays a big role in protecting human rights because some people, actually the violators are kept on toes and on watch. When we talk against something boldly, no one would want to engage into committing that offense since they would be on the lame light. Today blogging is actually one of the main tools used by most entities to expose those violating our rights and people are keen on bloggers just for such information.

So, without any fear, use the platform available to you as a content creator to protect and promote any form of human rights.

Continue reading Blogging as a positive tool for Human Rights protection and Promotion

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