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The Value of Time

The Value of Time
Perspective is borne of experience.I recently spent a day at the Jacaranda Workshop in Nairobi.  The workshop produces beautiful  handicrafts, mainly  jewelry made of ceramic beads and brass pieces.  I've bought their goods in the past, and often seen them on sale at…

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When Time Forgets

When Time Forgets
“What’s your name?” I enquire.A fine stream breaks from the edge of his cap tracing its way along the contours of his face before disappearing into the back of his neck. For some profound reason, the question catches him off-guard. He scratches his brow searchingly.…

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What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?
It’s a curious thing we Kenyans do. Implicitly decide on what constitutes a proper name. Often when I’m asked my name – I simply answer Mwihaki. But across the country, in hospitals, at the bank, on the phone, one answer has come back – no your…

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When Statistics Come Home... 

When Statistics Come Home... 
Apparently 86% of the Kenyan population is younger than me.It’s a shock to my system this ‘statistic brought home’. Demographic dividend, youth bulge, high fertility rate – all of these are terms I have heard ad nauseam.    In fact in my work I have designed projects and…

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