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Dear Kenyans, On a warm Monday night of 25th February, exactly one week before the elections, I was in a humid television studio with five other panelists. We were there to critique and discuss the second and final presidential debate. You are not wearing your green tie today Dr. Kalua!' Wallace Kantai the NTV journalist and moderator observed i...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 5th Jul 2013
  • 36

Dear Friends in Green, This week, I will talk about that beautiful five-letter word trees. Acacia, palm tree, orange tree, mango tree, oak, mahogany, baobab and many, many more. They come in all shapes and sizes, with South Africa's sagole baobab said to be one of the biggest in the world. But though different in their size and natural dcor, a...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 28th Jun 2013
  • 39

Naserian doesn't feel the smoke anymore. It's part of her life. It has darkened the inner side of their kitchen's roof and mud walls. The kitchen has but a single, tiny window for ventilation. 5.6 million other households in Kenya share Naserian's predicament of cooking over an open fire, using moist firewood in poorly ventilated structures.In Nige...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 21st Jun 2013
  • 32

I knew Churchill's grin before I knew him. Towards the end of the video Mwikulu by Kenyan Gospel artist Roughtone, Churchill peeps out of a door and for a fleeting second, grins widely his face a picture of sheer delight. Years later, that grin stormed onto the national scene when Daniel Ndambuki, aka Churchill launched the Churchill live show. I...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 14th Jun 2013
  • 39

Dear Friends in Green, Their massive and majestic bodies always inspire awe. I remember the first time I saw elephants up-close. I just couldn't stop staring. Muy grande! Quite big! It had to take the only Spanish words I knew to try and describe the sheer size of the elephant, the largest terrestrial animal. It was my maiden trip to Tsavo Nationa...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 7th Jun 2013
  • 31

Dear Friends in Green, I just returned from Japan, where I had travelled for a two-week sojourn. While there, I came face to face with the marvels of technology and couldn't help but wonder when Africa will catch up with Japan's technological prowess. But as I gazed at technological innovation after technological innovation I also found myself ask...

  • Dr. Isaac
  • 31st May 2013
  • 39


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