Rauch, sleeze and thirst taking over Kenyan music industry

Some music videos have been banned worldwide for having sexually explicit content (Photo courtesy of youtube.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo The news that a popular Ugandan singer was arrested in November 2014 over a song that apparently angered the government came as a shock to me as I wondered whether it was a political song judging from the images of the singer online. One ‘Panadol wa … Continue reading Rauch, sleeze and thirst taking over Kenyan music industry

What to do with tea bags other than making tea…

By Jeanne Ongiyo The lifespan of a tea bag is usually short and precise…out of the sachet, into the cup with piping hot water and in to the dustbin. While others would use the same tea bag to brew more than one cup of tea, here are some of the top 17 alternative uses of tea bags that you probably would never have known. 1. … Continue reading What to do with tea bags other than making tea…

What you need to know about Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common reading disorder characterized by trouble in reading but unrelated to problems with overall intelligence (Photo courtesy of http://www.biculturalfamilia.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo Dyslexia is a disorder whose name is derived from the Greek words ‘dys’ which means inadequate plus ‘lexis’ meaning words or language. We can therefore ascertain that dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects one’s ability to read, spell or … Continue reading What you need to know about Dyslexia

Of #Mollis and #KOT: Is it worth all the fuss?

Mafisi Sacco: A term in Kenyan slang that gained popularity because of #Mollis (Photo courtesy of nairobiwire.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo It is not news now that Kenyans on Twitter popularly known as KOT can make excellent citizen journalists. Trust KOT for any news feed…be it a chief stealing chicken in the remote village of Shamakhokho or the Head of State tumbling down after missing a … Continue reading Of #Mollis and #KOT: Is it worth all the fuss?

‘Beasts of Burden’ officially on Kenyans’ menus

Donkey meat contains a surprising amount of health benefits (Photo courtesy of http://www.youtube.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo It is now official that donkey meat will finally be making its way onto our plates legally. Yay or nay? For those excited about this news, this is probably the best time of their lives with the donkeys within their reach having a hard time judging from the glances … Continue reading ‘Beasts of Burden’ officially on Kenyans’ menus

The ‘Great Wall of Kenya’: An Epic Fail

Border between Kenya and Somalia representing the proposed wall (Photo courtesy of http://www.jambonewspot.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo The wall of Jerusalem was built between 1535 and 1538 and surprisingly the wall stands unshaken to date. This should serve as inspiration for all the ‘doubting Thomases’ that are against the building of the proposed Kenya-Somalia border wall. A border wall worked in medieval times, protecting Jerusalem from … Continue reading The ‘Great Wall of Kenya’: An Epic Fail

Mandela’s Dying Dream: The Problem in Africa

By Jeanne Ongiyo “I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses” Nelson Mandela. The late Nelson Mandela must be tossing and turning in his grave following the ongoing xenophobic attacks in his beloved South Africa. … Continue reading Mandela’s Dying Dream: The Problem in Africa

Social Media Day:Power to Tweet, Share and Like

A sample of the various social media platforms present in today’s society (Photo courtesy of logoary.com) By Jeanne Ongiyo 30th June marks World Social Media Day and on this day people take the chance to express how much social media has helped them pass important messages, make friends, quenched their thirst for fame or plainly rant as much as they possibly can. Whatever way you … Continue reading Social Media Day:Power to Tweet, Share and Like

Prostrate Cancer: A silent Death

By Jeanne Ongiyo According to the American Cancer Society, prostrate cancer is the most common cancer among men after skin cancer but it can often be treated successfully if detected at an earlier stage. Cancer is the third highest cause of morbidity after cardio-vascular and infectious diseases contributing to 7% of deaths in Kenya annually. 60% of Kenyan men affected by prostrate cancer are below … Continue reading Prostrate Cancer: A silent Death