#peopleareawesome, Ambient Air, Soil, STRATEGIES

AIRBORNE: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

At times mantras meant to encourage us to be more environmentally proactive (like the one on this article's title) end up doing the exact opposite. Why? Because at times it seems as if they carry no immediate benefits. But that should not always be the case. So how do we draw value out of reducing,… Continue reading AIRBORNE: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

#peopleareawesome, STRATEGIES, Water is Life

WATER IS LIFE: THE UNEASE ABOUT ‘RACE’

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minessota precipitated a global movement with a life of it's own. Before this event, Black Lives Matter was just an amorphous conglomeration of Black (and a few White, Native and Hispanic) activists agitating for justice for unarmed Black men killed by the police. With the brutal death of… Continue reading WATER IS LIFE: THE UNEASE ABOUT ‘RACE’

#peopleareawesome, Gumzo Mitaani

HATIA YA U’HASLA’

Hii ni risto ya bazenga anaitwa 'hasla'. Manzee lyfe imemkulia vako design moja mbaya sana. Na huyu si hustler yule wanasiasa wanadai... Hajamdhulumu yeyote... Hajamperemba msee yeyote... Hajaleta risto za ovyo na kuenjoy wasee na uwongo... Huyu ni msee amekulia rough jo! Tangu kuzaliwa kwake, amejua kuwa lyfe haina huruma hata kama mtaa wake unaitwa… Continue reading HATIA YA U’HASLA’

#peopleareawesome, Mental Health Check, STRATEGIES

ORGANOPHOSPHATE PESTICIDES: THE BLURRED BOUNDARY

Agro-chemicals come in all shapes and sizes.  But among those sanctioned for legal use, few rival organophosphates in both effectiveness and lethality.  Organophosphates are nervous toxins which shut down the nervous systems of pests and insects by inhibiting an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase; the same mechanism employed by chemical weapons such as Sarin or VX gas.… Continue reading ORGANOPHOSPHATE PESTICIDES: THE BLURRED BOUNDARY

#peopleareawesome, Gumzo Mitaani

‘MOSHI WA MANYASI’

Asema Sahibu: Walikuwa jamaa wawili ambao watu wa Nairobi watawaita 'wasee'... Hawa jamaa walikuwa wamevuta 'moshi wa manyasi' fulani wakitia stori maskani... Walipohisi kuboeka, wakanong'onezeana kurudi zao mtaani... Lakini njia ya mtaani haikuwa tambarare... Wakitembea walikuwa wausikia 'moshi wa manyasi' ukiwanong'onezea akilini... Wakaingia mori na jadhba... Wakatia bidii wakitembea kwa mbio... "Jamaa tuharakishe au tutachelewa",… Continue reading ‘MOSHI WA MANYASI’