SIASA HASI ZA KENYA


Wanaolonga hulonga, kadiri wanaosema wasemavyo  hadi ya kusema. Huu ndio mkondo unaofuatwa na siasa za taifa letu ambalo ni changa kisiasa. Hapa Kenya, aliye juu siku zote mfuate juu, kwani kushuka kwake chini ni dhambi isiyo na msamaha duniani wala ahera.

Siasa zetu si mbaya, na hakuna aliyependekeza na kunena siasa zetu ni dhaifu. Siasa zetu ni nzuri ila wanasiasa ndio wanaotanguliza matakwa yao. Wakiwa na malengo ya kujinufaisha wao wenyewe na aila zao. Wameuviringa aidha kuuvuruga mchezo wa siasa uwe mithili ya mtoto kinda anavyochezea tope.

Wanasiasa wetu wameufanya mchezo huu kuwa wenye uozo na mnuko mkuu sawia na mzoga  unavyokirihisha puani. Sisemi ni wanasiasa wote, bali tu ni wengi wanaodhihirisha paruwanja ya ukosefu wa ukomavu wao kisiasa.  Wengine ni wazuri ila Mungu akikupa kilema, hukukoseshi mwendo.

Cha kustaajabisha na kinachoudhi hasa ni kughafilika kwa wananchi wetu. Raia hawakanyiki. Matukio ya mitafaruku na vita ni vitu ambavyo vimetokea si kitambo ila wananchi hawakai kukumbuka asilani, sijui sababu na kigezo haswa, ama sijui ichukuliwe kwamba sikio la kufa halisikii dawa. 

Katika uchaguzi wa Agosti nane, watakaogombea nyadhifa mbalimbali na kuwakilisha vyama vyao,tumeshuhudia kisa kingine cha kudhihirisha dhahiri shahiri kwamba tungali mbali kuufikia ukomavu wa kisiasa. 

Wanasiasa hutulaghai. Kinaya ni kuwa , hatuoni tunavyopakwa mafuta kwa mgongo wa chupa katika kila uchaguzi. Wanatuletea sera zinazokaa nzuri machoni ila ni sera na ahadi za mdomo, katu zisiweze kutimizwa asilani.  Kama sera hizi zingekuwa sera hai, basi kufikia sasa naona  tungekuwa kama Marekani.

Mimi ni mmoja wa vijana ambao ni kioo cha jamii. Sisi ndisi tutakaobadilisha mambo.  Ninapotulia tuli, maji ya mtungi kando; mimi huwaza na kuwazua na kuchambua maswala ainati aidha tolatola chambilecho galacha wa muziki Saida Karoli,’’ Kweli nina hasara ipi nisipopiga kura.’’

Sitopenda hali ambapo kura zetu zinatufunga. Kura zetu zinaanzisha uhasama baina yetu. Kura zetu zinaleta vita dhidi ya ndugu wa nchi moja. Kura zetu zinasababisha maafa.

Tunawaabudu sana wanasiasa wetu. Aliyesema Raila ni Mungu ni nani? Ningependa kuonyeshwa sawia na aliyesema Uhuru ni Yesu kristo. Watu hawa hawaingii uongozini kuangalia mahitaji yetu, kwani ni Mungu pekee anayetupa mkate wa kila siku, nayo jitihada ya mja haiondoi kudura ya Mwenyezi Mungu.

Wanasiasa waovu wanatushawishi tuchukue sime, panga na shoka, tuanze kukabiliana mkabala; ndugu kwa ndugu, dada kwa dada. Kinaya ni kuwa wapiganapo wananchi, wanasiasa hawa wana usalama kwenye majumba yao maddal basari. Wako chini ya ulinzi mkali, sijaona mwanasiasa akichukua sime na kujitosa ukimbini tayari kukabiliana na raia. Umeona wewe?

Ashakum si matusi. Huu ni ubaradhuli wa hali ya juu mno. Mja wehedi anapofanya wananchi takriban millioni thelathini ushei kuzozana, inadhihirisha wazi jinsi tulivyo nyuma sana na mbali sana kuufikia ukomavu wa kisiasa. Turuhusu amani ienee miongoni mwetu. Letu ni kupiga kura na kurudi majumbani na kuyangoja matokeo. Matokeo huenda yakawa hasi, ama chanya vilevile. Hizi ni hali mbili ambazo lazima tujifunge nira kuona kwamba tuna ustahimilivu wa kuzikubali zote jinsi zijavyo. Ama kwa kulonga mithaki, wahenga  hawakutupwayapwaya kwa mipwaya ya kugwaya na kutuvika joho lisilo makamo yetu waliponena na kudhukuri kuwa; asiyekubali kushindwa si mshindani.

Tuwe na umoja na tucheze siasa safi. Siasa zilizokomaa. Kiongozi asitufanye tutengane. Matakwa yake ni tofauti sana na yetu. Sisi tunataka kuishi tu. Yeye anataka kuishi hadi ya maisha ya binadamu razini. Hivyo basi hatuko sawa asilani.
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​MOTORISTS WITHIN UNIVERSITY THREATEN STUDENTS’ SAFETY

There have been cases of vehicles and Boda Bodas running into students at Stage Area. Motorists and students on foot compete for routes around the place. The place in question is however known as being non-part of Moi University. The place however still remains a basic server of students’ needs.
Three weeks ago, a Kangaroo ran into a female student who had just done her shopping rom Reliance Supermarket. This was in the morning hours just outside Talai Center’s Gate. The injured student ended up seeing her commodities being left in uncollectable situation. The driver pretended to care and parked the vehicle by the roadside before sneaking away. The slightly injured student was nursed at the university clinic before being discharged after a short while.  Police officers who were later informed came in the evening and drove the van away.

On Saturday of 22nd April, a boda boda knocked down a second year student, leaving her with serious injuries. The critically injured student was taken to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH). This occurred minutes after Chelsea vs. Tottenham match as many students were coming from the various halls. The injured student however declined to record a statement to criminalize the rider and wanted the case to remain secretive. 

Initially, the passenger motorists had been barred from transacting business along the university routes. This saw smooth movement within the institution. The only setback was that thse students who generally relied on them were seen to be greatly affected. Today, the motorist, especially the motorbikes, are to some extent allowed to access some of the routes. They have however been seen to misuse the privilege by attempting to move at Safari Rally speeds.

It is undisputable that most land covered by these motorists is community land. With the same degree, the fact that the place has a great value to the students should be appreciated.  When banning, shopping activities in the academic area, no one imagined that that might affect the road users in any way.

There can be a way that  will ensure the students and the motorists within the institution freely move without posing any danger to the other user.

Lazarus O. Nadebu

@LazarusNadebu

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Here is why we need to de-crown selflessness

By Marion Maina

Bottom line: How many times have you sat down pretending to enjoy a movie that was killing you softly, simply because you did not want to appear uncool?

“Babe you look amazing, trust me,” Nick purred as he strained to put his arms around me.

He realized he couldn’t pull it off, my midsection was too wide. Instead he placed his hands round my shoulders. I stared back at the mirror, unconvinced by his feeble flattery. The dress was stunning but my bulging curves did it a great injustice. It seemed to be bursting out of my body and the zipper could barely hold.

Nick leaned closer, rubbing my back soothingly, “Babe if you do not like it, we can change into something else, how about you borrow my sweatshirt. I will wear one too. It will …”

I had had enough. His feigned concern was not helping, so I spun around to give him a piece of my mind. Wrong move. With a resounding rip, the zipper finally gave way, breaking free as the now ruined dress came crumbling down to my feet. I broke down and wept.

When I decided to lose weight and live a healthier life, no one compelled me. It was a choice I made for myself. The people in my life had loved all of me. They loved my curves and edges, my perfect imperfections as John Legend puts it. My boyfriend if anything fed all my cravings. He was religiously committed to ensuring I amassed as much weight as possible. It made me happy, at the time. When I woke up, smelt the coffee and realized I didn’t like this fat girl in the mirror, I did something about it. I did it for me.

It is important to evaluate the reason as to why you are doing anything. I know of a girl who went around carrying 10 braids piled on her head simply to keep her boyfriend happy. Apparently, this guy had suggested she gets more creative with her hairstyles like her friend Nelly. So the poor girl walked around with a stiff neck, hair tumbling over her tiny shoulders – she literary had the weight of the world on her shoulders- just to make this guy happy.

Sad, I know, right? But wait a minute – how many times have you sat down pretending to enjoy a movie that was killing you softly, simply because you did not want to appear uncool or not fun? How about last Friday when you downed a glass of some murky unlabeled substance, despite the fact that you are a red-wine-kinda-girl-, just to accommodate your broke boyfriend and not to appear snobbish? Alright, what about the time you wanted to have a quiet time in prayer, but Sister Mary dropped by and insisted you listen to her testimony that went one for about three hours?

Society has misled us to shun putting ourselves first. It has gone to the extent of labeling any attempt to prioritize yourself as being mean, selfish, inconsiderate, uptight, overambitious, snobbish, if my editor wasn’t giving me a word limit I could go on and on. I beg to differ. Your happiness matters, your opinion is important, your desire counts. I am of the notion that a lot of us are bitter and angry because we sacrificed our happiness for people or things that were totally not worth it.

Let’s give ourselves a little more consideration. Let us quit forfeiting what we really want in life so as to “keep the peace” with those around us. Let selflessness be robed momentarily of its sainthood to pave way for some self-prioritizing.

The writer is final year public relations students and a fitness enthusiast.

The Communicator-Moi University's photo.
The Communicator-Moi University's photo.

THREE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY FIFA

 

By Awora Calvin

Bottomline: This woman called FIFA is never selfish, you only need to get her into the mood and even before you realize it, you will be enjoying every bit of her.

Everything happens for a reason. The moment you decide to engage in any undertaking, you have to plan for it with an already foreseen purpose in the long run. The guys who created these video games had a target, not just to make money but to create some serious change in your life. Considering my long term experience in playing this great game of men, here are the major three reasons why you should board this flight.

1. Your number one spouse.
The moment you are at it, there is nothing else to think about. It is like the feeling of making love where you get so involved: you actually want to give it your best shot and if that doesn’t happen, you get so mad. That’s why you will never find two gentleman playing this game silently. This woman called FIFA is never selfish, you only need to get her into the mood and even before you realize it, you will be enjoying every bit of her. She never gets tired, you will.

2. To have an easy escape from the stress of life.
As you keep aging, you find yourself having a lot of responsibilities and plenty of stuff to think about. You have to get over that heart break, think about how to make some quick money from sportpesa, your gas is empty, she is coming over tonight but you are dead broke and to make matters worse, your friend Ayieko is calling to tell you that her girlfriend ditched her because he kept her waiting for six good hours in the name of playing FIFA. Wait a minute, is that even my problem? My goodness!! These adult stuff are just so overrated. My brother, don’t let your small brain burst unnecessarily. Just spend some two hours playing FIFA then get back to me.fifa

3. Cheap and Affordable source of Entertainment.
Have you ever thought about these little things you spend your money on everyday but you can do without? Eating fries, juice and most importantly alcohol add up to ¾ of total monthly expenditure for some of us. Just do the calculation and find out how rich you are. The problem is that you just don’t know how to manage all that cash for a better purpose. All you need to do is to install this video game on your laptop and you will be good to go. When you stressed you go take alcohol, forget about your problem for a while but the moment you are sober you are back to the starting line.
Play FIFA while you stressed and you will not only forget about it but you will have an awesome atmosphere to think and come up with the best solution.

And by the way for those who always insist on staying behind the news, FIFA 17 is already out, it’s worth trying.

The Writer is a final year Journalism Student

Dear freshers, supps are real!

By Samuel Musungu
Bottom line: Many individuals at some point ask themselves why they are studying certain courses; they don’t see any relevance in them in any way
I know a good number of you came with a state of mind that ‘we read to come here’. Perhaps I’ll have to assume that you are yet to realize learning is a continuous process; it never stops. My high school teachers used to say that being done with secondary education doesn’t in any way mean you are good to go. In fact, at that point you know nothing. The sign post at the gate karibu umefika signifies a grand entrance to a new race. A race that you have only two options: you either win or win.

Sometimes back, a friend argued that it is close to impossible to get a supplementary in campus. He articulated if you get twenty out of thirty in a take away assignment, it would be pretty easy to score another twenty out of seventy in the main exam. It since dawned to him that supps were no longer just tales, but as real as karma.

Having been an employee for around eight months I can ascertain that at some point you’ll have to apply knowledge learnt in class to execute certain mandates. Other times you’ll find yourself in discussion panels where only ideas are required. Imagine what will happen if you don’t have any.

group-discussion

Students taking part in group discussion

Many individuals at some point ask themselves why they are studying certain courses; they don’t see any relevance in them in any way. I also thought the same three years ago.

Right now I see that in a very different perspective. Senior Director for Digital and Diaspora Communications Dennis Itumbi said that anything learnt in class can be applied in one way or another in your line of duty. Don’t take it for granted no matter how extraneous it may appear. He said you can find yourself anywhere, whether you had prepared for the task ahead of you or not.

I was also reading a story about a graduate who really wished she had paid attention in class, listened to her lecturers and read as many books as possible while she had time in campus. She was deeply regretting the choices she had made and wished she could have a chance to redeem her. It’s sad that the sole opportunity was long gone.

As an elder, I thought you should be aware as early as this. Some of us had no one to tell us. We had to learn the hard way, of course after erring here and there.

As the saying goes prevention is better than cure, it is as well better to study for that particular course beforehand than to redo it at a later time. It’s a real burden to add yourself an extra course just because you ‘differed with the examiner’ previously.
Comrades don’t fail.

The writer is a final year journalism student.