Asema Sahibu: Mkiritimba mmoja kasimama mbele ya vijana kijijini ndoo ikiwa mbele yake na huku kando akiwa amewekelea mawe makubwa, changarawe, mchanga na maji. Basi akawauliza wale vijana, "Je, mwaamini ya kuwa naweza jaza ndoo hii na vitu hivi vyote?" "La hasha...havitatoshea bwana..." walijibu vijana wa kijiji. Wakati huo, mkusanyiko ulikuwa wazidi kufura... Wengi walimjua… Continue reading MKIRITIMBA
Food costs constitute a huge chunk of the urban household budget. So growing vegetables to supplement the diet would go a long way in relieving economic pressure for the urban poor. However, one great challenge urban gardening enthusiasts face is lack of space. One way around this disabling bottleneck might be through container farming using… Continue reading WASTE PLASTICS: URBAN FOOD ‘BASKETS’
I'm often amazed by babies trying to walk. The crawl... The search for balance... The first stagger before the fall... But above all, rising up and trying it all over again. If desiring to catch an accelerated glimpse into this momentum, picture the animal world... No sooner has a zebra delivered it's foal than it… Continue reading FAILURE ISN’T AN OPTION? DEAD WRONG!
The pandemic is still here with us carrying with it a likelihood of an uncertain future. Jobs have been lost and more could be lost... Our daily routines have been messed up... The things we've all along taken for granted are turning out to be the most important things after all: Taking a carefree walk...… Continue reading THE VIRAL LESSON
A lockdown is a grim possibility during this year's pandemic. However, if it happens, it sure will cast a shadow above the lives of those living below the poverty line... The majority of our population. THE POORMAN'S PROBLEM With millions of Kenyans surviving on a hand to mouth routine, even the current disruption of activity… Continue reading USELESS DEGREES? NOT WHEN THEY SOLVE PROBLEMS…
Crisis moments unearth the best in us. We're already seeing such acts today during the 2020 pandemic... From the old lady in Belgium who donated her ventilator to a younger patient... to the police officers in Turkey taking grocery orders from the elderly to serve them. From the British nationals who volunteered to assist in… Continue reading WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, WILL YOU REMAIN STANDING?
The sailors adjusted their sails as they saw the approaching squall. They bundled the weighty stuff at the bottom of the ship to give it stability. Sooner rather than later they would be tossed up and about in an unending turbulence. A turbulence they had to endure in order to get to their destination. So… Continue reading THERE’S LIFE AFTER THE STORM
In no way am I given to connecting farfetched dots. So I'll try not to. Instead, I'll compare and contrast and at such a time, nothing draws our attention more than COVID-19. Besides the contagion being global, it's revealed an underside of humanity not seen in recent history... our vulnerability to disease despite our financial… Continue reading COVID-19 vs CLIMATE CHANGE
He held the doorknob as if about to leave the house but...wait a minute... He had forgotten his keys. So he rushed back to the kitchen to pick them. He felt a little irritation in his nose so he picked it a bit with his index finger before using the same hand to fling the… Continue reading COPPER: AN AGENT FORMIDABLE AGAINST MICROORGANISMS
Since diseases such as cancer kill mainly because of inadequate early diagnostic mechanisms, more possible screening options must be explored. Though a number of screening techniques such as MRI, Ultrasound and biopsies exist, it wouldn’t hurt to have additional tools to help expose underlying conditions. Biosensors offer us one such opportunity. They capitalize on the… Continue reading BIOSENSORS & HEALTHCARE