Showing posts from January, 2009

My Obama Moment that never was

It was a bright September morning and like the rest of the East Africa leaders participating in the Les Aspin Program in 2005, we were excited to finally meet the great man that we so much identified with, Barrack Obama, then a Senator in USA. We were to have a breakfast meeting and we could only be grateful to The director of Les Aspin program for managing to organize this meeting. There was an air of excitement, and nobody was late in boarding the train, actually it was one day that nobody minded leaving the Mariotte Residence Inn in a quorum,- quite a conspicuous quorum of about 17 people- coz we all needed to keep time! All in formal wear we waited at the exit of the train station for the coordinator to pick us for our great breakfast. We each had a lot in mind as to the issues to raise with this man that had become an epitome of hope for the Africa youth who formed 70% of this quorum. Some thought of the issues regarding the foreign policies affecting Africa while for others just…

Loving myself

Just been thinking, why is it that in Kenya there are so many suicides happening? This week at least in the news a young boy, a woman..........why are we becoming so hopeless? May it is a high time we learn to love ourselves. Many of the times I have been wondering how to make life better for the community, for friends, for families.........but what about making life better for me? Its not selfishness, just some duty; to love myself and be happy about it. and to love life even when it seems so dark