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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

Alcohol, Can Thou Be Our Good?
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Alcohol, Can Thou Be Our Good?

By Immanuel Lokwei, Such would have been the lived philosophy of my old comrades and schoolmates within Kapseret and the surrounding Kabongo area had alcohol not taken a heavy toll on their physiques and debilitated their capacities to do work to the fullest extent of their potentials. There is this famous inn, much like a … Continue reading

Beggars In Nairobi
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Beggars In Nairobi

By Immanuel Lokwei, Very few people, myself excluded, do set aside a portion of their monthly budget for beggars. I believe I don’t need any statistical backing to emphasize that given the high numbers of “masufferers” out everywhere, to whom the travails of budget planning only exist in their realm of imaginations, the percentage of … Continue reading