A 40-year-old man was left with so many unanswered questions when a man in early twenties asked him about his life as a teenager and even advised him why he should not rush for relationships and marriage in the near future.
The father of one was left wondering why the unknown young man saw in him that drove those hurting and demeaning words from his mouth. Read more
She raised her weakly hands towards the sky and said, “Thanks to the living God for directing this person to me, for today I would have something to eat in my house.”
It was a message that I received from a beggar while walking on the streets of Nairobi today. You can think I gave her lots of money, no! It was just a Ksh20 coin.
Things are becoming tough. With the prices of food-stuffs and other essential items sky rocketing, I understood why she loudly praised the Lord who drove me to her.
Where is Kenya’s Economy heading to? Unhappy people are trying their level best to stay and wait for the country’s economy to start growing by double digits as promised by the president and his deputy, even though with little to hopes that this dream will ever come to pass.
With the wage bill too high and civil servants going on strike very often,demanding for a pay rise, the future of the nation is unknown- unpredictable. As time goes, the more the pain for the common mwananchi.
I grew up in the village of mature adults, and had my first communal education through respect, understanding and discipline. I’m glad I went through such process to become the person –who I am.
It sometimes worries me, which world are our children growing in? What will they become after the age of maturity? How will they survive if they don’t have role models now and forever? What happened to our society that has let ignorance to dominate our lives?
With all these questions, I’m still clueless on how to play my part to save the society that is sinking so fast. Some adult people nowadays behave as if they are still teenagers. They value nothing! They have good age to lead as an example, but they choose not to. I just wonder why they do this.
In those days, children belonged to the community –that was when stranger could punish you for wrong doing and your parents would just ignore your cries for help, or worse get a good beating in addition to the first caning –pinch, spank, slap…
The fun part of it was, there were minimal foul activities in our society. Fear and respect used to work hand in hand and created a serine environment fit for both the strong and the weak. Contrary to what we have now, where the strong –physical strength, abusing language and class rules the world.
If a five year old boy or girl uses an adult language and his or her mother or father smiles about it, then there is a problem. But it is happening very often, the society is now like a toothless bull-dog that barks so loudly but shies away when an opportunity arises for a bite.
Imagine a mother or father using abusing language in presence of his or her small boy or girl. Children do pick up verbal words quickly and they can use the same against anyone who crosses their path-way. What is really happening in our society, do we have to blame it on ignorance?
Maturity –physical and mental.
We live in a society whereby the age is the determinant factor in defining maturity. How wrong this is? They say, “Age is just a number.” I agree with this simple statement. But have a look at this sentence carefully; was this person mature in mind before saying such? In my view, whoever said this was just justifying his/her age morality to some extent…
Some think that having attained 18th age mark promotes them into maturity. However, it depends on one’s mental capability to decipher the true meaning of this age
mark. One has to remember that physical maturity is not that important in life, and that one needs to balance between mental and physical maturity for better living in this complicated world.
Children needs mature mind to control them. They need someone who can have all answers for their questions, someone who can lead them to their dreams, mature minds to outline levels children can’t cross, and someone who is their whenever they need an assistance. Not heroes, but role-models.
- what Miley taught me about parenting (lindsayleighbentley.com)
- Maturity. (dreamsandinhibitions.wordpress.com)
- Want to Change Future History? (blogsensebybarb.wordpress.com)
- Busting misconceptions on Juvenile Justice (thehindu.com)
- What is maturity? (beckadefalco.wordpress.com)
In real life, when the honeymoon is over, couples should start thinking of how they intend to unite the extended family, putting in mind that they (newly weds) too need to have something productive for themselves and those who depends on them.
Though in some families like ours, extended family members comes in with demands – in others times trying to remind the newly weds that fun time is over- even before reaching the climax.
Well, the above introduction is just a mere subject in reference to Kenya’s politics and leadership. Now that we have a new president in office, I think we have given them enough time to celebrate their win. Kenyans have been patiently waiting for them to implement what they promised in their memorandum, but is seems our new leaders are still in honeymoon hangover.
Who is fooling who?
Being in office for about 3 months ,plus some countable days, president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William S. Ruto have made several trips both inside and outside the continent
in what Kenyans only understand as ‘Business Trips’ but nothing significant has come by.
So far, a good physical dent has been made in tax-payers’ patched up pocket, but still no one in high table is bold enough to say the truth about it. Whatever how quiet they may be, Kenyans can see that these were those moments of celebrating their presidential win… as Kenyans could say, “honeymoon pap!” or another common one, “Kujienjoy nayo!”
Time to Act:
Finally, responsibilities for
the extended family have started mounting up. Having inherited
an empire, it doesn’t matter how rich or poor it may be. The first and very important priority is to try and fulfill the promises passed by your predecessors. In this case, the Jubilee govern
ment should try to negotiate through previous deals that former regimes made with civil servants instead of brushing them aside. In fact, trying to force striking workers back to work makes the situation even worse.
Striking civil servants should be guided not threatened. Teachers for instance do not belong on the streets; they belong to that special place designed for those who want to be the leaders of tomorrow. In my simple but accurate guess, even those threatening our teachers have been classroom guests once in their lifetime.
Does it seem so amusing to see children crying because they are not being taught? Oh, the secretary to the ministry of labor has already forgotten why some children committed suicide after failing to attain their targeted mark.
A promise is a debt -and always will be unless it is modified further. In my understanding, the government is acting as if it does not recognize former Kenyan leadership and the effort they made to restore normalcy in public sector.
The issue of spending Ksh53 billion on laptops for standard one pupils in public primary schools will always raise a question, why? Right now, we have teachers who have downed their tools, youth unemployment issue that is hindering national economic growth, agricultural sector that needs fully government participation to escape food insecurity and much more important initiatives that lies unexploited.
Another thing that is angering the public is building an office for the immediate former president which will cost taxpayers Ksh700 million hard cash. Whatever the case, this should come as the last priority, that amount of money could employ a good number of youths even in temporary basis. What about that?
Furthermore, why did the government use Ksh40 million to deport a suspected Nigerian drug dealer, Anthony Chinedu? What a treat for the convict? Damn! I hate this. This money should have been used for irrigation somewhere in arid areas to boost the country’s food production.
So sad that I don’t know how much amount of money has been set aside for renovations of government offices. Oh yes! Even the new ones are on the list too. By the way, Jubilee government did not mention these during their campaign.
For a happy nation, mitoto yangu story should lead us into doing something productive for the communities living in regions prone to natural disasters. Though we are being urged to support the president, I think he has a duty to show good leadership skills before following suit, lest we drown in his nyayo.
Lastly, to all my people –Kenyans, I urge you to respect the president and shape his will for you and for me and for the entire generations.
I love Kenya I hate evil!
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Life is not that easy- fairy-tale kind- or that hard that you wish you were not born on earth. Life has challenges, and ever day comes with its own peculiarity. Whether you are rich or poor, as long as you are alive, no human is exempted from challenges.
For better part of my life -you too maybe- I have had those days that seemed too long to pass-by and sometimes wishing that they never occurred. Mostly, a day could be good from morning then all of a sudden everything changes to a mess one. Why do this happen?
Beware of small mistakes that may turn nasty if left untamed. I’m vulnerable to these kind of life. Working with other people in most times puts you in a line of mistakes and unwanted errors that may ruins you day. More over, working in a service industry makes it even worse.
Sometimes you may be having a better to an awesome day, things going according to plan. Out of nowhere, a client walks in to ruin your day. This happens! I hate to say that humans should learn to keep problems by themselves other than unleashing part of it to an innocent being.
In life, I have learned to accept what I can do and not do. I believe that as a human, I can not expect happiness in every corner of my life or sadness in every breath I take.
By being alive means a lot, be it to an individual or to the people you associate with. Though socializing has both negative and positive effects to your happiness. But the most important thing is to learn how to behave basing on the moods of your close friends.