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When the bell rang, the pupils in class seven were excited. The bell marked the end of a mathematics class whose teacher inspired more fear than diligence. It was the way mathematics was taught in that and every other school in the country. The bell also meant it was time for tea and play. The pupils quickly packed their books inside their wooden desks and scampered for the door. One girl however did not rise with the rest. She sat…

Physical exercise has a positive effect on mental health by reducing anxiety, depression and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function. This is probably something we all need during today. Cycling is an aerobic exercise that has proven to have immense benefits on both the physical and mental health. Like other exercises, cycling will increase blood flow to the brain; creating a temporary distraction, building on self-efficacy and increasing social interaction. Cycling will help in weight management among other general health…

I started cycling in 2018 when living as an expat in Malawi. My employer was an avid cyclist, meaning he had a collection of bikes enough to spare a few for employees who fancied life on a bike.  The Cycling Tan is actually his brainchild. I fell in love with the convenience and freedom that came with biking. I used the bike for errands, leisure rides, exercise and commuting.  When I came back home, I got an acquisition in a couple…

Smartphones are no longer nice to have they are A-MUST-HAVE. They are also not cheap but there is hope. You do not have to break the bank to acquire one of these gadgets. With any amount between Kshs. 7000 and Kshs. 15000 and a bit of street smartness, I assure you can get a very decent phone. Don’t worry about the second part as Ndeto Zetu has your back. (Buy through the links to keep this blog alive. Click on…

Adichie Ngozi Chimamanda. What a hell of a name! With such a name, you are inclined to write books, and guest speak at important summits and conventions.  You are also likely to address issues the society shies away from like slavery, social injustice and gender equity. You become the spearhead of revolutionary movements, give ted talks and finally become the face of UN in Africa. Being the continental face of the UN is not for obvious names like James or…

You used to go to the gym. In fact, you loved it. You were doing more reps and adding more weights to the bar. Your physique was getting better, with bigger and curved biceps, broadened chest and strong calves. You were no longer the skinny guy at the office. The girls noticed the new development and you felt them ogling at you. You had never felt better in your life. You even became more confident. Then one day you failed…

Have you tried borrowing your father about 200 USD to set up a Play Station in your hood? I know the response you got and it was not very inspiring. In my previous article, I introduced us to different ways of financing a start-up business. I also had a bias towards venture capital and angel investors as compared to bank loans. Venture capitalists and angel investors are ready to place their resources on an idea as long as it is…

In 2016, I decided to start an events and adventure business. I even went further and organized three adventure tours in a space of three years. As much as it was a promising venture, one based on a personal interest in travel, I did a shoddy job at it. It is worth noting in this article that I was an undergraduate student at TUK and to transform my dream into a reality, I needed three things. Time. A start-up business…

Ndamenyire uhoro wa kuhuruka gwaku iyo, Mwanjiririo mathaa ma ruciine. Ni ndumiriri ndamukirire na ngoro nditu. Niwandakaririe muno ni guthii oo uguo ta mundu wa kawaida indi urari njamba kionereria. Ndiambire guitikia na kureka uhoro ucio urikire tondu ti uhoro mwega. Ndakinya kuria turutaga wira nindanjirie wira o ta mutugo, no gikeno giakwa gitigana gukinyanira. Ngiciria nyingire nendaini ya Facebook na niguo ndanjirie guitikira ati niwahuruka. Nindaiguire kurakara muno. Ndemethio niwarakaria aingi niguthii. Niguthie utuku ta kiguoya na turoe urari…

Dear Mama, The morning I left had many uncertainties but one certain thing is that I was coming back to you. I left with a heavy heart and was worried that the plane would not take off due to the weight. From up there you are a beauty. Through the turbulence, nausea, and heartbreak you still spoke to me silently. Remember you are my son and parents have something for their sons. It has been months. I have been meaning…