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CHILDREN OF UNDUGU

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Written by Nancy Njeri

Most children who are born with defects and disabilities are born by young girls, below the age of 18 years, who become pregnant after falling for the lies they are told by the men they meet in night clubs. The circumstances under which these girls fall pregnant are not memorable so they are incapable of appreciating the gift of a child God. They therefore show no love for their children and sometimes these girls neglect their children to the extent that some important vaccinations are skipped, resulting in the development of growth defects and disabilities in these children, which could have been avoided. 

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MY DAY AND NIGHT IN THE SLUM

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Written by Zipporah Njambi

zipporahnjambiAs the sun rises, I await the day’s heat that will burn my skin as I seek something to eat; the dust that will blow into my eyes blinding me so that my foot will end up right into the sewer that I’m trying to avoid; the flies that will buzz around me, mistaking me for a latrine. How I dreaded the cat chase I will receive from those I owe. But I don’t mind the tongue lashing, I can afford to give those who owe me.

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NELSON MANDELA

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Written by Zipporah Njambi

zipporahnjambiTwo days before Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in January 1948, he said, “If I am to die by the bullet of a mad man, I must do so smiling. There must be no anger in me. God must be in my heart and on my lips.” Thank God Mandela will die and rest much more peacefully in the decades to come. His spirit will continue to lift the continent. New industries will be born and new leaders will be found. But none will quite be like the Mandela in the memories of those who lived through his time.

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HOPE TO GROW OLD

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Written by Zipporah Njambi

zipporahnjambiCall me a coward if you must, but I have never known what to say in certain circumstances. What do you say to a young woman; this acquaintance is somewhere in her mid 30s with young children, I suppose who has just lost her husband, someone with whom she had probably hoped to grow old?

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