MUSIC REVIEW:KUMBE KUMBE

It is surely not their very first time to give us a spell binding collaboration. These two talented youngsters have most definitely proved that they have what it takes to stay afloat with what the music industry demands, and especially in our local setting. Who are we putting on the spot today? Well, Mr. Seed and his brother Bahati are back at it again with banging hot and new track called Kumbe Kumbe. This is notably not the very first time that they have worked on a number together. In 2013 they dropped “Wangu” and now we have “Kumbe kumbe” from this crème of our local talent. The pair was at a Kiss FM interview in the breakfast show where they publicized the song. Mr. Seed resounded that he had worked on the track before however; he needed Bahati’s extra-extra to consummate the final project.

The song is a testament of the revelation that God is good and that when he comes into one’s life, every other thing ceases to make sense or becomes of a lesser ranking priority. And the video is amazing; it is a very simple video with the two doing their thing and some few dancers dancing to the good tune.  Bahati managed to launch his new music label and studio, named EMB records; this video could not have slid without making sure that the EMB logo was seen in the background (if the plan was to hide it, then, major flop because we saw it).

Meanwhile, he continues to play it cool and under the radar with his alleged girlfriend or should I say “PRAYER PARTNER” as he likes to put it. The story in the air is that he is seeing the beautiful lass called Diana Marua, who Bahati confirmed to have met her online. It is rather unclear what “praying” means in this context, however we know that the games will not last a life time- it will soon come out and we shall be singing along to his song Kumbe Kumbe.

Written By: Anne Wanyoike

PRAY FOR WISDOM.

Just like Solomon., asking God for wisdom was the wisest thing that anyone could. This is because He had gotten to discover that with wisdom there is nothing that you can’t accomplish in this life. Many times we are running around chasing to try and make our lives better but until we realize that without wisdom there is nothing much we can do,  then we will always be.

Many times we are running around chasing to try and make our lives better but until we realize that without wisdom there is nothing much we can do,  then we will always be on that rat race. Since the beginning of the year I have been reflecting a lot on friends. I got to the conclusion that there is a lot of fake people out here. It is very hard to find genuinely nice people out  here. This automatically means that if we are good people we will get hurt a lot but that is not the point here. Regardless of the fact that most people are just fake, you can dare to be that difference, dare to be good straight from the heart. Then life will become better for each and everyone that crosses paths with you and in the long run: the world becomes a better place.. Just a disclaimer,  just because you are good to people does not mean they will be good to know but be good anyway!

It is very hard to find genuinely nice people out here. This automatically means that if we are good people we will get hurt a lot but that is not the point here. Regardless of the fact that most people are just fake, you can dare to be that difference, dare to be good straight from the heart. Then life will become better for each and everyone that crosses paths with you and in the long run: the world becomes a better place.Just a disclaimer,  just because you are good to people does not mean they will be good to know but be good anyway!

Just a disclaimer,  just because you are good to people does not mean they will be good to know but be good anyway!

Written By: Sharon Kagugi

DEAR MAMA!

Dear Mama, I am writing this letter to you today… Not knowing who and where you are. I would love just to see you and know how you look alike, brush your hair and help you cook dinner or something, but it seems I will never see you because you left me; you abandoned me as a child.

My diary is full of unsent letters to you and my unknown father. As of now am in a children’s home, where I’ve grown and learnt to take care of myself. Mama, I am now turning nineteen but I have no idea when my birthday is…

 

Mama, why did you abandon me? Where is my father? Who is he? Does he even know I exist?… Life in this place isn’t very easy. We have to depend on the second hand clothes that people give to us, and also food, which isn’t enough for all of us two hundred children in this place.

Not to forget the mattresses… Mine is actually as thin as a leaf, I barely get any sleep at night. Mama…

Why did you decide to leave me here? You left me at the entrance of this children’s home, or so, the head Nun here told me. Well, mama… Wherever you are, I hope that you remember me because I am yearning to see you, but who knows whether you are alive or not… That’s what’s really piercing my heart day-by-day mama… Are you still on this earth?

Love,

Your forgotten child

Written By:Anthea Kioko

THE END OF IT ALL!

7.3 billion People occupying the planet earth despite worldwide measures to reduce this number, otherwise some countries think the opposite, countries like Germany, Russia, apparently they even have a holiday whereby if a child is given birth on Russia Day (June 12), the parents are warmly presented with gifts and even payment of 13,000US Dollars. What if all of this lost sense and time stops and life on earth ends.

Those who have gone or in better terms died none of them has come back and told us what waits for us when the soul segregates. All over the world, people spread their illusions, fantasies, dreams, thoughts about the aftermath that spreads like wildfire and some follow blindly and fill their heads with such imaginations that they carry with them until the time their clock stops ticking.

As much as Christians are for revelation, Muslims too share the thought of heaven and hell some even believe that when they die at war they’ll be greeted with seven virgins, the Hindus believe that there is no God waiting to decide where your soul belongs, pagans, it’s like everything goes dark and you stay asleep in the dark forever.

 

With all these differences the best thing to do is not to worry about the aftermath but cherish the moments we stay alive. As most of the people are in the battle to be rich and have power, some see the good and the bad in humanity and still spread more peace, love and happiness, maybe we should all wake-up and listen to them as we wait for apocalypse. You never know where and when it might catch up with you, but if it does, you better be smiling knowing the life you lived was worth it.

Written by: Newton Adika

JULIANI IS BACK!

We all love him, we all adore his music, who am I kidding, I know that I know that I know that our music industry owes at least an appreciation to one musical genius, Juliani who keeps stirring up our conscious into thinking about what is happening around us. He brought us hits like Exponential Potential, Utawala, Barua ya Ocampo just to mention but a few, and now he is back into the powerhouse that he is with his latest single “Machozi ya Jana”.

We will agree that he is very socially, politically and spiritually aware. Juliani’s spits on the M.I.C allude to him as being pretty woke. I call it the M.I.C because he MAKES IT COUNT with every of his artistic self. The reason I say this is because the track record is all over for his activism through his pretty conscious and again woke music. It does not come as a surprise that he would talk about extra-judicial killings, social injustices and fighting for the rights of the police body. It is just but an addition to the whole franchise that he seems to be branded upon, in my opinion a fighter for human rights.

The audio, well ask me what I’m doing with a whole roll of tissue while playing it on replay. The roll of tissue might be a requirement while you sit down to listen to this very emotionally yet beautifully written song, of course the title “Machozi ya Jana” should have been a tell-tell sign that a lot of boohoo was to accompany the song. I cannot wait for the video release.

After listening to it, I am a train wreck, but also, very aware of what state my state is in…..take a listen and be the judge.

Written by: Anne Wanyoike

EX-IEBC Chief Executive Officer,James Oswago Freed On Bail

The former electoral commission chief executive officer was today released on Sh 600,000 bail after being arrested alongside Hamida Ali Kibwana and Trevy Oyombra.

They were earlier arrested by the Anti-corruption detectives over the chickengate scandal that entails the sh 46 million bribe and also the procurement of ballot papers for the 2010 referendum, as well as for the Shinyalu and Bamachoge by-elections.

KCPE kick-off with proper inspection of the papers.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i  this morning witnessed the opening of exam papers at Kiringili Primary school, Vihiga County as the KCPE kicked off this morning.

This year a total of 952,473 candidates are expected to sit the exams across the country.

The government has also moved to re-assure the candidates that adequate logistical and security measures had been put in place to ensure a smooth exercise.

A student in Maseno University dead over a conflict with an unidetifiable individual.

A Maseno University student was killed yesterday by an unidentified person following a disagreement in Mabungo area in Maseno.

In retaliation, the university students cornered the alleged killer and lynched him before setting his house on fire.

Confirming the incident, Maseno West Police Boss Wilson Mwakio said they are investigating the cause of the conflict between the two, adding that the bodies of the deceased has been taken to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mortuary.

Raila Odinga’s accusation on President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta of shielding government officials implicated in corrupt dealings.

Speaking at the ODM National Governing Council meeting at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi, Odinga said that Uhuru has been unwilling to clamp down on individuals named in corruption owing to his close relations with them.

Rais wa Tanzania Maghufuli azuru Kenya

Kwa mara ya kwanza tangu Rais Uhuru Kenyatta kuapishwa, Rais wa Tanzania Magufuli amezuru Kenya alipokaribishwa jeshi kuu lililomlaki kwenye uwanja wa ndege. Ziara ya Magufuli inalenga kukuza uhusiano kibiashara na kutafuta uungwaji mkono wa Amina Mohammed kuwa Mwenyekiti wa tume ya Umoja Wa Afrika.

 

Rais wa Tanzania Maghufuli azuru Kenya kwa mara ya kwanza
Rais wa Tanzania Maghufuli azuru Kenya kwa mara ya kwanza