LAND, INJUSTICE, AND THE LEGEND OF SISYPHUS
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LAND, INJUSTICE, AND THE LEGEND OF SISYPHUS

By Immanuel Lokwei, On the issues of land and injustices, nobody would have forecast that some of Saina’s progenies would one day be bewildered by the crises that had befallen them. The late Saina – much can be said about him and still much be left untouched.  A man had never before been so endowed … Continue reading

The Specters Of Kabongo and Starting Over A New History Of Man
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The Specters Of Kabongo and Starting Over A New History Of Man

By Immanuel Lokwei, While the spirits of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel, as Jacques Derrida argues, haunt the global social reality, on a micro level, certain specters quite contrary in nature to that philosophy of responsibility and radical critique espoused in Marx’s and Engel’s ideologies have taken center stage in Kabongo village. These are the … Continue reading

TURKANA’S CONCEPT OF ICHAKUN AND THE STEREOTYPES BEHIND IT
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TURKANA’S CONCEPT OF ICHAKUN AND THE STEREOTYPES BEHIND IT

By Immanuel Lokwei, The Jews in diaspora, who lived in the Iberian Peninsula, were generally referred to as Sephardi Jews. Turkana of the north rift region in Kenya call their expatriate tribesmen and tribeswomen, of course imbued with derogatory inflammations, the Ichakuns. I could easily qualify as an Ichakun if one is a victim of … Continue reading

RODCA YOUTHS LED OTHERS IN CLEANING UP ELDORET POLICE STATION
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RODCA YOUTHS LED OTHERS IN CLEANING UP ELDORET POLICE STATION

By Immanuel Lokwei, The Eldoret police have been too busy dealing with security matters to the extent that their environment had been left in a perilously garbage-infested state. But last Thursday, Rodca youths in Eldoret led a vibrant team of The Kenya Red Cross community and Winners Chapel volunteers, among other volunteers, to offset this … Continue reading

A MANUAL (FOR THE ECONOMICALLY DESPERATE): NETWORKING WITH THE AFFLUENT
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A MANUAL (FOR THE ECONOMICALLY DESPERATE): NETWORKING WITH THE AFFLUENT

By Immanuel Lokwei, What happens when an immovable affluent rock meets an impoverished force? The solution to this pseudo-philosophical question will be apparent through this candid narrative which could have easily been titled “My ‘Sonko’ in Eldoret, Be My Godfather.” The origin of this account is an arbitrary encounter. If you have watched Godfather I … Continue reading

THE ESSENTIAL AWAKENING: AN ENCOUNTER WITH A PRECISE ATOPOS
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THE ESSENTIAL AWAKENING: AN ENCOUNTER WITH A PRECISE ATOPOS

By Immanuel Lokwei, Thus was Ibrahim R. Rotich’s resolution. You’ll recall that during yesterday’s drinking-bout, which as a matter of rule takes place at a popular drinking den in Eldoret every Saturday night, an interesting development occurred. Usually he would tag along with the party from the early hours of the night till about midnight … Continue reading

To Be or Not To Be [A Kenyan Terrorist], That’s My Conundrum!
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To Be or Not To Be [A Kenyan Terrorist], That’s My Conundrum!

By Immanuel Lokwei, Good tidings such as additional oil discoveries are welcome but the shadow of the ugly cloud, whose epicenter hovered over Westgate Mall several days ago, still lingers on. The event cannot be forgotten; the dent it has created on Kenya’s history should be kept visible for generations to come and even for … Continue reading