The value of friendship


Humbled to be one of the best to someone I met in Campus….
May our friendship stand tall now and forever…

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“Life is all around us, it is full of hills and valleys, therefore it is upon us to stand firm, work hard and face the battle for us to be victorious.”
Friends are the best thing that one has because they make such a great impact in our lives as they show love, care and appreciation that we all value in life. coast Bloggers
There is always a hidden treasure in a friend’s eye. A solace when my heart is in pure pain and sorrow, a helping hand when nobody seems to care, a joyous and a warm smile plastered at my heart when my spirit needs a lift.
These are just but the few words that can express what friends are to me and the impact they have in my life. My friends are the siblings who I have always wanted as they are always with me when I need them…

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THE CHURCH AT A CROSSROADS


Has Today’s church gone out of the script? Where has the church gone wrong? Who is to blame?

Multimedia University Journalism Club

 

Has the church forsaken Christ? This is among the questions that thinkers of modern times have to grapple with as evangelical ministries spring up at a rapid pace- And in this great race to inflate their congregations and win more followers, and even possibly the offering basket , the ‘modern church’ has been seen to adopt unorthodox ways of wooing the masses into their sermons.

Televangelism for instance has become among the most popular trends particularly for the houses of worship in urban settlements. While this incorporation of telecommunication technologies has indeed helped spread the gospel, the spanner comes into the works when half of the sermon is transformed into a frenzy of advertisements for the sale of DVD’s , CD’s and books authored by these men and women of the cloth. This scenario rings a bell dating back centuries when Jesus walked into the temple at Jerusalem only…

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Mombasa twilight girls warn ‘cheap’ Nairobi rivals.


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A battle has emerged between prostitutes from Mombasa and those flocking the coast from Nairobi. The girls claim the ‘new comers’ have spoilt the party as they charge less for their services. “Since last year we have witnessed an increase of cheap ‘sluts’ who are ready to trade in for a plate of chips or even Sh250. We will sweep them out of the town. I think you remember what we did in 2005,” said Mariam, who operates in one of the leading entertainment joint along the Mombasa Malindi highway. She said they have been forced to charge Sh500 from the Sh3,000 they used to charge, last year. “Some of the women will even ask for as little as Sh100 from our rich clients. They have spoilt business,” she told The Nairobian, which has established that these ‘high-priced’ hookers have formed associations to protect their trade from ‘outsiders’.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/entertainment/thenairobian/article/4548/mombasa-twilight-warn-cheap-nairobi-rivals
A battle has emerged between prostitutes from Mombasa and those flocking the coast from Nairobi. The girls claim the ‘new comers’ have spoilt the party as they charge less for their services. “Since last year we have witnessed an increase of cheap ‘sluts’ who are ready to trade in for a plate of chips or even Sh250. We will sweep them out of the town. I think you remember what we did in 2005,” said Mariam, who operates in one of the leading entertainment joint along the Mombasa Malindi highway. She said they have been forced to charge Sh500 from the Sh3,000 they used to charge, last year. “Some of the women will even ask for as little as Sh100 from our rich clients. They have spoilt business,” she told The Nairobian, which has established that these ‘high-priced’ hookers have formed associations to protect their trade from ‘outsiders’.
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/entertainment/thenairobian/article/4548/mombasa-twilight-warn-cheap-nairobi-rivals

THE BOTTLE GENERATION


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Those days… the good old days,

Am told it was a taboo, an abomination,

drinking was a reserve for wazees,

Walking to a bar or a drinking den, age was a paramount.

The bottle was meant to pass good time,

Kill boredom after work,

Some used the bottle to seal business deals,

But today, it’s all about who is a guzzler and finding solace.

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Christmas… holidays left my mouth agape,

The KIDS…  I mean those who I saw grow,

Not even past post primary education,

Drinking is part of them and it’s a norm.

But what happened?

Sex and alcohol is engulfing us,

I have not heard any constructive debate,

All they care about is sex, alcohol and money.

Talk of parents, they careless,

They carry them along to the pubs,

They send them to get them more bottles,

Who is to blame?

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The drinking generation we are making,

The bottle generation is the talk of the village,

Long before we realize,

We shall all be crying….. Sirkal Saidia

 The law says, it is for over 18 years,

But the generation says…. It’s for all,

The agenda is partying…

Our girls and boys are rock stars…

I drink…. I kill the hangovers with a tot,

I shower… watch movies waiting for my next bottle,

And that is the chain… that is the custom,

The bottle generation.

 

  By Nyamare Roy

 

TRANSFER GOSSIP


By Maxwell Wasike, KBC Radio Sports Editor

BAYERN MUNICH are contemplating joining the hunt for unsettled Chelsea star Juan Mata with French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain also interested. German paper Bild understands Pep Guardiola is an admirer of Mata and is keen to bring his compatriot to the Allianz Arena. The 25-year-old has seen his first-team opportunities limited this season and is set for showdown talks with the Chelsea hierarchy after reacting furiously to being substituted in the win over Southampton on New Year’s Day.

Elsewhere at Emirates Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is showing a keen interest in signing Newcastle United Yohan Cabaye and Davide Santon and is considering mounting a January 30m pounds bid for the pair. CaughtOffside understands that having failed with a summer bid for French midfielder Cabaye, said to be in the region of £10m, Wenger has continued to scout the former Lille man and is more eager than ever to land the stylish Magpies star. Away from that CHELSEA are firmly in the race to land St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma, that is according to the player’s agent. The 19-year-old rising star is thought to be worth around £10 million and was originally on Arsenal’s radar although interest later cooled.

Still at Stamford Bridge, the club are also hopeful of pulling off a deal to re-sign Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic, aged 25, that could cost them 10 times the £3m he was valued at when used as a makeweight in the deal that brought defender David Luiz, to Chelsea three years ago. Meanwhile Manchester United have joined Arsenal and Chelsea in vying for Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, with assistant coach Phil Neville flying out to Spain to monitor the 19-year-old’s current loan spell with Rayo Vallecano.

 

Moving on United’s hunt for fresh talent has also led to manager David Moyes being spotted in Italy, where he ran his eye over Cagliari defender Davide Astori, aged 27 and 26 year old Juventus midfield playmaker Arturo Vidal. Alternatively, Moyes was there to woo Juventus stylish midfielder Paul Pogba, back to Old Trafford, where he spent nearly three years as a teenager.

 

epl In other news Newcastle United Striker Papiss Cisse, may be about to leave Newcastle, but only if the unnamed club in Qatar chasing his signature add another £1m to their initial offer of £9m while West Ham have agreed a deal to sign Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott, on a £90,000-week loan deal, with an option for a three-year permanent move in the summer if the Upton Park club stay in the Premier League as French defender Patrice Evra set to leave Manchester United when his contract ends in June.

And finally Norwich are close to signing Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez with the 30-year-old Argentine international already tweeting his goodbyes to the Toon Army.


GEDE CITY- DUBAI OF THOSE TIMES.

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A people like me yearn to one day to at least have a glimpse of Dubai city- one of the most developed and chief commercial centres on Earth. I can imagine this was happening to the people who were there in the 12th century. Located in the coastal region at Kilifi, 16 kilometers south of Malindi town is Gede monument, ruins of a Swahili town, one that I can call the Dubai of those times.

The town is said to have mushroomed in the 12th century. Like every other modern town that we know today, it accommodated both the rich and the poor in society. This is evidenced by the walls- the inner and the outer wall. The rich lived within the inner wall –Runda of those times while the poor lived between the outer and the inner wall (common residential areas where most people can afford). 

By 15th century, the town had reached its peak hence was one of the richest towns in the East African coastline. There are several remains of the town comprising of mosques, a palace and several houses. The houses were made of coral reefs and had bathrooms and flushing toilets with drains. Since water is basic for life to exist, there were large wells for supplying water.

Though early 16th century, the town was getting abandoned. This is said to have happened because of diseases: plague, lack of water and punitive expedition from Mombasa against Malindi. It is not also clear whether the really name of the town was Gedi or Gede: a Galla name meaning ‘precious’ may have been given to the town after the last Galla leader who camped at the site.

The ruins are surrounded by a thick forest, where those who have a heart for wildlife can go and watch them. It is inhabited by mammals and birds and the most prominent ones are: Blue monkeys, yellow baboon, black and white colobus, red and blue duiker, ader’s duiker,suni black faced vervet monkey and bush baby.

Bird species are many and watchers will have the privilege to see the green pigeon, fisher’s turaco, brown-headed parrot, trumpeter hornbill, silvery-cheeked hornbill and the guinea fowl. The forest also acts as a sacred site for traditional rituals and sacrifices. Just make an appointment to visit the place and you won’t be disappointed.

What I Meant (Bye Bye My Lover)


I meant no harm, even my conscience couldn’t allow,
I saw a weak and a susceptible heart,
I wanted to safeguard it… yes- from Vultures,
But you lied to me.

What went wrong, I keep wondering.
Was the fault mine?
Was the fault yours?
But you lied to me.

That evening we met at a friend’s place.
We had a chit chat,
We shared laughter and exchanged numbers,
But you lied to me.
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We spent together,
Our friends salivated,
In a blink of an eye, We were no more,
But you lied to me.

Whatever went wrong… am not sure,
Is it our friends who corrupted us?
Is it money that broke our trust?
Am still worried!
But you lied to me.

Now… When I see you,
I see a demon in you,
Just because you broke my heart,
In you I see a traitor,a spy and worst of all a whore,
But you lied to me.

My heart wants you still,
But am fighting hard to avoid you,
My mind has accepted you are no more,
But my heart is conflicting,
But you lied to me.

BYE BYE MY LOVER.

Inspired by a true love story