Author: Dorine Otinga

Home Tech in kenya

DW-KENYA.The latest trend in home technology is the installation of CCTV cameras to increase security. This is not only evident in homes but also in business institutions. These security cameras are one of the best ways that people are using to safeguard their homes and businesses.  People have also proven that there is a success in using them to follow up activities of their staff while they aren’t around. Recently there have been incidences where this kind of technology has helped to trace strange events in homes by house managers. House manager caught on Camera physically abusing a child Sometimes house managers can be a nightmare, especially if you have small kids. It seems that many people are using secret cameras in their homes to track the daily activities of their house managers. There was once a video of a Ugandan house manager physically abusing a child that went viral in 2014.  Around 25th May this year, another house manager was spotted in a camera beating a small kid mercilessly. The mother of the child …

Loss of Public Funds in Kenya: A Battle that Might not End Soon

https://pixabay.com/photos/money-money-tower-coins-euro-2180330/ DW-KENYA.The agony of having corrupt officials can lead to a tough economic crisis. Theft of public funds is an issue that many African countries are battling with hopelessly. Kenya is among those countries, and the situation is getting worse. Sadly this has lead to the collapse of many companies like the Mumias sugar company, Webuye Pan Paper Mill, and other companies. While the thieves get rich, the poor are left with nothing. Over the last ten years, Kenya has lost a lot of money, and the chief suspects were government officials. Despite the leadership trying to sort out the problem, theft issues arise now and then. President Uhuru Kenyatta stops construction of Kimwarer Dam Kimwarer village is located in Elgeyo Marakwet County in Kenya. It’s the place where the Kenyan government had great plans for constructing a dam. Locals had great hope about that dam as it would boost their economy. This dam would produce hydro-electric power. According to reports by Tuko.co.ke, KVDA, and the treasury had paid Ksh 21 billion to an Italian …

Job Security Becomes a Threat to Graduates in Kenya

Dw-kenya.I have heard many touching stories from friends who graduated and couldn’t get a job. And those who have jobs still complain of poor pay and insecurity as most of the jobs are contracts.  Once the contracts end, the affected parties sink into depression as they try to secure another place to work. That has been the state of the Kenyan job market for so long.  It seems this problem is not going to end anytime soon as there are more graduates than what the job market can offer. This has lead to many ending in the wrong profession other than what they studied.  Others ended up creating self-employment while others decided to do anything as long as it can bring food on their table. Latest statistics on Kenya’s unemployment rate Unfortunately, statistics reveal that the unemployment rate in Kenya had increased from 9.29% to 9.31% in 2018. It so sad that as the population increases, the harder it becomes to get jobs. This has led many to wonder whether education is essential and whether advancing their studies is crucial any …

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In Kenyan Schools Risks the Lives of Learners

DW-KENYA.It’s exactly one month since the dreadful incident of a school building that collapsed and claimed the lives of 7 innocent children. The issue of Precious Talent School in Nairobi left many parents in pain and fear after the building fell early in the morning while children were learning. It was later confirmed that the building was in poor condition, which made the children learning from downstairs classes to be hurt and some unfortunately dying. This led many to think about the poor environmental conditions of many schools in Kenya. There is no doubt that most people value education. Few who don’t appreciate it much desire to have some essential reading and writing skills. Kenya is among the developing countries with citizens who value education. However, the education sector in this country faces various challenges. One of the worst problems is the poor educational environment that affects the lives of the learners. Some of these challenges are the poor state of buildings and pollution. The poor state of buildings Most schools, especially primary schools in …

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3 Crucial Issues Kenya shouldn’t ignore regarding its Transport System

DW-Kenya.It saddens my heart every moment I witness terrible car accidents in Kenya. Last week I was traveling to town using a Nissan when I saw a group of people surrounding a young man lying by the roadside. Beside him was also another Nissan that had hit him, and he was bleeding. The man was on a speeding motorist, and he collided on speeding Nissan as well. The driver ran away, leaving a group of stranded passengers and the poor man.  Of course, he ran for his life as people would have stoned him to death. This left me thinking about the many issues the Kenyan transport system is facing. Below are some problems that could be addressed and save lives. Speeding motorists Motorists are one of the means that most Kenyans prefer using, especially when in a hurry. However, the motorists drive at high speed risking their lives and those of the passengers. Motorists also overtake other speeding vehicles and that’s the reason why most of them die when an accident occurs. Maybe the …

Safaricom CEO Dies: Goodbye Bob Collymore

Dw-Kenya.july 1st, 2019 at exactly 2.am is a day that left many Kenyans heartbroken after the demise of Safaricom mobile company CEO Bob Collymore. Kenyans were awakened with the sad news of the death of Collymore after his battle with cancer. Collymore was born in Guyana but was working in Kenya at the time of his death. The Safaricom Company changed all its logos to grey as a sign of mourning their fallen hero. Collymore’s fight with cancer In 2017, Collymore was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia while in London. He had been referred in London from Nairobi Hospital where he had gone to seek treatment. According to his doctors, he had been suffering from this disease for six months by the time they discovered it. It had started while he was in Morroco when he experienced pain in his bones. After 30 blood tests in Nairobi, the doctor found that a bone barrow test indicated there was a problem with his blood. He was admitted immediately and referred to London, where the diagnosis was declared.  With this condition, it meant that white blood cells were not being produced in his body. …

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Daniel Moi(kenya) Gives a Moving tribute of His Fallen Son

DW-NAIROBI.Honorable Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi was the second president of Kenya after the death of the first president Jomo Kenyatta. Daniel Moi was the president of Kenya for 25 years since 1979 until 2002 when he retired from politics and left the seat to retired president Mwai Kibaki. Moi loses his son April 20th 2019 was the saddest day to Moi’s family when his son Jonathan Moi breathed his last breath in Nakuru Kenya. The late Jonathan was a well celebrated champion of Safari Rally’s whereby he won many medals as the best driver. “Jonathan will be remembered for his daring exploits in the racing tracks, in muddy and durty tracks during this time of Easter.” said his brother Senator Gideon Moi. He further eulogised his brother as social, humble and industrious. Causes of Jonathan’s death were not revealed but some unknown sources revealed that he had been unwell for some time and had been diagnosed with cancer. Retired president Daniel Moi thanked all who expressed their condolences to the family after his death. However, …

Pacha Waliotenganishwa Wakati wa kuzaliwa Wakutana Kwenye

Facebook:  Maajabu ya Damu Kuvutana DW-Nairobi.Maajabu ya mapacha ni kwamba bali na kufanana, wengi hujikuta wakiwaza sawa, kuvalia sawa na pia kuhisi kukaa pamoja. Katika mtaa wa Furfaral Kaunti ya Magharibi Kenya, kizazaa kilitokea wakati pacha walipokutana miaka ishirini baada ya kuzaliwa kwao. Kukutana kwao Sharon alikuwa anaishi na wazazi wake kule Furfarol ilhali Melon aliikuwa akiishi  Nairobi. Ingawa Melon alikuwa na dadake (Mevies) ambaye alijua ni pacha wake, hawakuwa wanafanana. Melon na Sharon hawakujua kuwepo kwao hadi wakati Sharon alienda ziara ya shule katika Chuo kikuu cha Masinde Muliro na kukutana na walimu na wanafunzi wa shule ambayo Melon alikuwa anasoma. Sharon alikuwa anasoma shule ya upili ya Shikoti na Melon alikuwa shule ya upili ya Kongoni. Walimu wa Melon walishangazwa sana kumwona Sharon kwa sababu alimfanana Melon sana. Walidhani labda alikuwa amebadilisha sare za shule. Hawakuamini kwamba ingekuwa mtu mwingine. Waliporudi shuleni, walimweleza Melon kwamba waliona mwanafunzi aliyemfanana sana.Wakati mwingine, walimu wale wale walikutanana Sharon sehemu nyingine katika ziara ya shule na kudhani ni Melon. Babake Melon kukutana na Sharon Katika hali hiyo …

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The Horrific Massacre in Mali

DW- Nairobi . It looks like respect to humanity no longer exists. This is evident regarding the horrendous death cases resulting from many disasters around the world. Mali is one of the places that are nursing severe heartaches after the terrible massacre that claimed the lives of many innocent people. The worst thing is that people are killing each other because of issues that can be sorted without causing death. How it began . On the night of March 23rd, 2019, approximately 100 groups of fighters raided Ogossagou in Mali with their dressing which people refer to as “ethnic Dogon garb”. They were armed with firearms and started killing anyone they could encounter in that village. In that fateful night, at least 160 people lost their lives while 55 were seriously injured. Seeking refuge A group of eighteen people went to seek shelter in the home of the village healer, Bara Sekou Issa. Issa had rescued several people in his home, but unfortunately, his house was set on fire and they killed anyone who tried …

Thomas Sankara: Lessons African Learn from Him

DW- Nairobi.The most beautiful thing about a hero is that their exceptional characters will always inspire people. It’s now 28 years since Thomas Sankara Isidore; the African hero was laid to rest. Africa is one of the continents characterized by poor leadership. Kenya is one of these countries that struggle up to date with this issue. That’s why if there emerges any leader in African with exceptional skills, his legacy will always leave. Who was Thomas Sankara? Thomas Sankara is one of the most celebrated heroes because of his exceptional leadership qualities. He was the president of Burkina Faso in 1983-1987. He was not only a pan-Africanist but also a Marxist. Such traits made him a charismatic figure of mutiny. Lessons Learnt from Sankara’s Leadership Sankara’s leadership was an inspiration to Africa and the whole world. Kenyan education system remembers Sankara by learning the following lessons from him. Being economical is not poverty. Leave within your limit Even though most people associate frugal living with poverty, that is not the case. This is one of …