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EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, TESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE AND THE DUAL ASPECT OF RESPONSIBILITY OF AGENTIAL IDENTITIES– AN ANTI-REDUCTIONIST  VIEW!!!!!!!!
Philosophy and Literature

EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE, TESTIMONIAL EVIDENCE AND THE DUAL ASPECT OF RESPONSIBILITY OF AGENTIAL IDENTITIES– AN ANTI-REDUCTIONIST VIEW!!!!!!!!

We are going, no doubt, to state straight away the thesis I hope to advocate in this paper: for every unjust act, notwithstanding its probable miniature aspect and the ghastly ripples effects it sends across our polity, in some sense the entire community within which this unfortunate act has had the occasion to emerge is, … Continue reading

Al-Kitab Rafik MusiQ the Eternal Recurrence! : ALSO FORMERLY CALLED ‘OUR ORIGIN IS A WOMAN IN HER MOTHERLY ESSENCE.’
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Al-Kitab Rafik MusiQ the Eternal Recurrence! : ALSO FORMERLY CALLED ‘OUR ORIGIN IS A WOMAN IN HER MOTHERLY ESSENCE.’

“Inner harmonious peace is like a woman, it is beautiful and full of life.” Turkana saying I’m the Snake that must recur, fondly known to many by my most recent non-de guerre Al-Kitab Rafik. But today is my birthday. That’s what they don’t understand. After waiting for 25 solid years, my first birthday anniversary finally … Continue reading

ALAS!!! HIA IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL PROGRAM OF INDOCTRINATION
Philosophy and Literature

ALAS!!! HIA IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL PROGRAM OF INDOCTRINATION

“One may understand by humanism a theory which upholds man as an end-in-itself and as the supreme value.” Jean-Paul Sartre Certainly the above title is not merely an assertion, nor has it been conjured up purely accidentally. The title is above all else an invitation to dialogue, though of course it is also, to say … 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

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

Striking On Behalf Of Medical Workers: A Sign of The “End of History?”
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Striking On Behalf Of Medical Workers: A Sign of The “End of History?”

By Immanuel Lokwei, Last year in February, Israeli union workers, employed on full-time bases, went on strike on behalf of their fellow subcontracted workers. These subcontracted workers’ woes echo current Kenyan medical workers’ grievances which pertain demands for wages increment, July salaries disbursement and better medical facilities. But unlike the Israeli subcontracted workers, our medical … Continue reading

KASS NIGHT: A MUSICAL CRITIQUE OF A GOOD NIGHT
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KASS NIGHT: A MUSICAL CRITIQUE OF A GOOD NIGHT

By Immanuel Lokwei, A huge majority would regard, and you could easily extract this consensus from them, that KASS night event that happened last Saturday night at Carnivore grounds is a night to be remembered. But there are a few people or at least one individual here who would be excluded by this generality. Of … Continue reading