A city worthy coming back to

Mutto (third right) and a group of friends meet at Fort Jesus Mombasa

5th June 2018 – Three things strike me when I arrive in Nairobi; First, the hustle, as in business and huge billboards and a heart of commerce. I’m also struck by the traffic and rust-colored dust, making breathing difficult. And there’s no escaping the chasm between wealth and poverty, between the manicured lawns of Karen and Muthaiga and, a world away, the rutted tracks and refuse of Mathare and Kibera, the city’s two largest slums. Wealth disparity isn’t Nairobi’s only contradiction. Visually, the city is unusual: a huge national park…

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Fifth Harmony part ways

STAFF WRITER In a Twitter post signed by Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, and Ally Brooke Hernandez, the girls revealed they’re taking a break to focus on their solo careers. “Reflecting on the past six years since we started on X-Factor, we’ve realized just how far we’ve come and we appreciate everything so much, more now than ever. We’ve really had one hell of a memorable journey together and can’t begin to express our gratitude to y’all for coming along with us on this wild ride! “After six…

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Breaking in

EDWARD KALEMA A paint-by-number plot still leads to an entertaining picture in “Breaking In.” Here, you get what you expect, but it’s a little better than you may have anticipated. Much of that is thanks to the beautiful actress Gabrielle Union (Shaun), a mother arriving with her two children at a remote Wisconsin house. Her recently murdered father owned the place and hid some ill-gotten gains inside. A crew of crooks, who didn’t plan on having visitors, is already there to steal the loot. Soon, those creeps have seized the…

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Forget the knots, the hex tie is here

NICKY IREETA Some males struggle with even the basic knot of neckties, and so relegate the accessory to weddings and business meetings. Well, they need worry no more now that the hex-tie is here. It is the new style that will solve all your tie struggles. Enrique Alejandro Peral has re-invented the old and boring neck tie into an accessory that every modern man would love to flaunt! A hex-tie is a blend of different patterns based on fabrics that add a precious touch to the tie surface. The collection…

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Research indicated that millennials, those born after 1984 are tough to manage and lack focus.

Some of the stated reasons for this are that they were raised up being told that they are special and can get anything they want in life.

Social media platforms like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram have enabled this generation to put filters on real life, and pretend that all of life is amazing, even when they are depressed.

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The only Radio to which my tuning knob was locked

The least used application on my phone is the FM radio. I do not tune in at home and when I buy a vehicle, the first thing I will disable is the radio. Judging from my taxi escapades, I think radios have a way of making journeys longer. However, there is one radio that won my heart and was immediately exempted from this dislike – the Mowzey Radio. Not only was that radio melodious, it had words that cut sharp through my skull and inked themselves into my brain. Since…

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Why does University limit extra-curricular activities?

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Typically, my new timetable for LLB3 has been the most inconvenient since my arrival here as a new student. For the most part, I have to attend class from 8am to 7pm for three days straight a week. I am quite surprised because Uganda Christian University boasts of many amenities that enable recreational use. However, the timetable and academic curriculum structures disfavour students from participating in extra-curricular activities apart from those required to earn a degree. These may include hobbies and social, sports, cultural, or religious activities.…

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ART REVIEW

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Belinda Achola’s abstract painting, The Staircase of Fate, is a touching depiction of a mother’s love. Displayed at Tech Park during the fine art finalist students’ exhibition held from 3 to 5 August, the painting communicates a mother’s sacrifice for her child. Her rich imagination is evident on this medium- size portrait covered largely by a staircase and an inviting platform for the climber. And the staircase has indeed been used as there are footprints, albeit marked in blood, a testimony of the climber’s difficult journey. Many…

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The rules of buttoning a suit jacket

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Very often men find themselves in the dilemma of what they are expected to do with the buttons of their suit jackets. They are torn between buttoning them or not buttoning them. They wonder when to leave them open and when to fasten then up. The vast majority of men who violate these rules do so because they do not wear a suit regularly. But the rules are actually very simple.  All you need to note is the number of buttons that are on your jacket. There…

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