Whether one voted for President Uhuru Kenyatta or not, whether one likes him as a person or hate him, whether one wants him to be guilty or has already judged he is innocent, whether one hates politics or follows it; there is a lesson to be learnt from him.
• LESSON 1: Don’t bow to defeat In 2002 general elections, Uhuru Kenyatta was humiliated and defeated, we Kenyans mocked him and labeled him “Project”. Few wanted to be associated with him but today he currently enjoys passionate support, some shout he is “The best President”, many claim to be on his side. In life, you will face defeat, you will be mocked and labeled; but will you bow down to defeat or soldier on? Will you cry you invested so much, got burnt then give up, or will you get yourself up and try again? You will hit on someone and they may never accept your advances…if you think s/he is the one. Do whatever you can to get em!! Just don’t resort to crime my lovelies
• LESSON 2: Marry a spouse who will stand by you Margaret Kenyatta is a model wife. She has stood up for her home and country. Marriage is a life changing decision. Marry a partner who will be your rock, a partner who will make you proud and chase after your dreams with you; one who will walk with you when you’re going through trials, one who will dance with you when life is good. Not all relationships you get into will end up in marriage. When you decide on who you want to marry, ensure they fit this checklist.
• LESSON 3: Use the element of surprise Uhuru pulled a shocker this week, choosing unlike other African Presidents to give up his Presidency for a while and present himself in a court. Keep people guessing what your next move will be. Do those things that make people wonder “Oh my, we didn’t see that coming!” Predictability makes you boring. Even you partner may walk out for sheer absolute boredom!! Excitement in life is so cool, even keeps you alive!
• LESSON 4: Make a statement Uhuru Kenyatta used a lot of symbolism this week; from the car he rode in, why he walked, clothes he wore. Use symbols, pass a message through what you do, how you do it and where you do it. Be calculated, you can say a lot without using words. Remember in life, people will judge you by your look first, then your non-verbal cues, before you actually speak to them. These cues can help you get a job, even a date!
• LESSON 5: Don’t hide in your parent’s shadow Pundits say that Uhuru Kenyatta has now stepped out of his father’s tag; many used to see Uhuru and simply branded him “The son of Jomo”. Do you have a famous or successful parent? Are you findng favor from people merely because you carry your parent’s name? It’s time for you to shape your own destiny and legacy, be your own person. Your parent also had to build his own name for himself. Do them proud by outshining them, or creating something awesome for you. Doesn’t mean do nnot get their help, but just be you, do not settle for trailing in the shadows.
• LESSON 6: Learn the power of silence Though many desired Uhuru Kenyatta to speak, he said very little and inside the ICC courtroom he kept silent all through; yet his silence spoke volumes. Don’t speak all the time, make people thirst to hear from you and when you speak, speak something meaningful and weighty. Think very carefully before you open your mouth. Ensure you connect brain to mouth…don’t just blabber-words can get you into so much trouble. Most religion and belief systems deem the tongue the most vicious weapon.
• LESSON 7: Stand great even without a position Even after having given the seat of power to Ruto, Uhuru has enjoyed attention, following and admiration. You don’t need a position to be great or to command a following. Are you a great person because of the position you hold or is the position you hold great because of you?
• LESSON 8: Highlight your strengths Kenya has so many things going wrong and that need fixing, but the one thing Kenyatta highlighted in his speech before Parliament is that Kenya has now become a middle income economy. Look at your life, are there many things that need fixing? But do you take time to highlight your positives, do you ride on your achievements or let the negative reports weigh you down?
• LESSON 9: Give the media a show The media is hungry for content and content Uhuru’s team gave. The media can be your friend or foe, depending on how you project yourself. Play to the gallery, you are a brand, be in charge of how you as a brand are perceived. Perceptions can be shaped. How you design you person in life, even in cyber space can show people what kind of person you are. Design all of you to project the winner personality we all have in us! Don’t come off as cheap, or slutty or snooty, be yourself, down to earth, fun and awesome!
• LESSON 10: Embrace attacks Don’t hate attacks, attacks on you work to your favor. The more Westen nations and other forces attacked Uhuru (whether those attacks are warranted or not), the more Uhuru’s supporters rallied behind him and Uhuru became viewed as a hero. In life, when others attack you, use that to your advantage by coming off as the one who is being unfairly victimized. People love matyrs, people love heroes; matyrs and heroes are born out of attacks.
Miley Cyrus may have ‘popularised’ the ‘twerk’ dance move, but others are having more fun with it. There are dancing schools that can teach you how to twerk, even gyms that offer such lessons. These inventive people are making money off of this. One young woman however has taken it to the extreme! Jessica Vanessa works as a professional twerker and claims to be earning millions in income by shaking her derriere!The 22-year-old social media star captivates audiences from around the world with her hypnotic gyrating. Formerly working as a teaching assistant Jessica, from Florida, quit her job after advertisers discovered her dance moves through her Vine videos.
The large companies had noticed the attention that Jessica’s assets were drawing in and offered to pay her large amounts of money in exchange for her mentioning their products to her two million strong following. For Jessica quitting her role as a teacher was a no-brainer when she did the maths and realised that she could earning more twerking than she could ever have dreamed of working in a school.She said: ‘What I make in six seconds would take me four months to make as a teaching assistant.
‘It’s definitely a blessing. I bought a new car, paid it off in full and I was able to get out of debt from the school that I graduated from.’ Jessica says that she has her loyal fans to thank for her sudden turn of fortune.
‘It’s quite simple really, the more followers you get, the more advertisers want to pay you for mentioning their products – and I’ve got lots.’ Jessica describes herself as a normal girl from Florida before her first viral Vine put her on the road to social media fame.
How can you tell you are suffering from low self-esteem. Many people put on a front for others. We think we are fine, yet sometimes out of nowhere we simply cannot stand our own company. Life can seem so overbearing, inakuonea, and unfair! Here are some signs to check if you really suffer from low self-esteem;
1. You are highly anti-social
There is a difference between an introvert and being anti-social. People with low self esteem would rather stay alone and not engage in any relations or maintain as little connection with others as possible. They do this because it is draining to engage others, and out of fear that engaging with others will reveal their magnified shortcomings. No one is perfect, but people with low self-esteem magnify their imperfections.
2. You hate looking at the mirror
People with low self-esteem hate how they look. They wish to change so much about themselves. Many let themselves loose because they don’t feel good about themselves so why try and keep themselves looking good? They are overly self conscious and look at others and wish to be them.
3. You see God being constantly ashamed of you
If you are religious, having low self-esteem gives you a disjointed view of God. People with low self esteem feel God prefers others than them and feel God is punishing them. They miss out on the message of grace and love because their low self esteem shouts too loud. They find it hard to forgive themselves because they believe the wrongs they did deserve eternal punishment.
4. You see others as out of your league
A guy with low self esteem will keep off approaching the “higher” type of chiq. A gal with low self esteem will see herself unworthy of a “higher” dude. People with low self esteem form classes of people and put themselves in the lowest of the lower class keeping off those they perceive as up there, which is inevitable everyone!
5. You depend on outside appearance to determine your worth
People with low self-esteem need boosters. A booster will be in the form of fancy clothes, cars, material things, prestige; to the point that if you strip these boosters off them, they will feel worthless and without meaning. They cling to these external displays of magnificence to find worth.
6. You are a push over
People with low self-esteem feel their voice is of little importance. They will be trampled on, taken advantage of, used as slaves and say nothing. They don’t know how to say NO or how to stand up for themselves. Although it is good to know when to let things go, but not all the time, especially not someone is using you like a doormat!!
7. You are a bully
Ironically, others become bullies; they suffer from a lack of internal meaning and so they feel a need to step on others to elevate themselves. A bully is someone trying hard to make themselves big and important because inside that bully feels small.
8. You hide behind addiction
Having low self-esteem makes you addiction dependent. You need alcohol to make you friendly and social, instead of pursuing real relationships you would rather masturbate and have a relationship with toys, you give your body casually to prostitution to fill an inner emptiness; you find it hard to stop the addiction because the reality is you need the addiction to hide in and pretend all is well. Some even get into virtual reality, always playing online games where they have created their ideal persona. Created a world where they are loved, adored and rule!
9. You decline tasks that will put you on the spot
People with low self-esteem hate being accountable and avoid any means that will make others scrutinize them or even notice them deeply. They will prefer a corner where they remain unknown but sadly the more they hide from tasks the more they don’t grow.
Politics aside, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta is a model person. Looking at the way he runs this country, there is a lot to be said for the man. He has a close network of family and friends always by his side. Here are some lessons on friendship that we can emulate from out President;
• LESSON 1: Attract loyalty from dependable people Form a coalition with people who are firm and steadfast, people who will defend you and talk for you just like Uhuru’s allies went on a cordinated media charm offensive with a united message. Get friends you can count on. These friends will be there to protect and support you. Remember these people form your pillars, they correct, guide and help you grow. Parents can also be friends-as shocking as that sounds.
• LESSON 2: Give your friends a chance to support you Uhuru made his moves known to his friends. He made his “personal challenge” public instead of being ashamed of it and his friends in Kenya and beyond showed up in droves to support him. Your true friends are eager and willing to be there for you if only you let them. Don’t keep your personal challenge a secret, share it with your friends and they will come to your aid.
• LESSON 3: Show that you trust people Ruto was trusted with the Presidency, albeit for just a few hours, Lawyer Kay was trusted to speak on his behalf in the courtroom; these acts of trust have drawn people closer to Uhuru. When you show people you trust them you win them over, you appear as the bigger person. It is not all about macho show. Say you are the best at Math in your class, or the School Captain, do not show off. Help others and even share your knowledge with them. You never know, they may also teach you stuff you didn’t know. If people feel they can trust you, you will have an awesome network not easily broken.
• LESSON 4: Learn the power of a strong handshake Perhaps one of the biggest Presidential body language Uhuru has displayed is the giving of a powerful handshake. He is the one who initiates a handshake. You may not be the President but learn to give strong handshakes, it shows you are confident, in control and ready to take charge. If you are greeting a person older than you remember to place your left arm over your right forearm as you shake. Respectful, but strong too.
In every relationship, there should always remain that sense of privacy. There should be times you spend with your family, time for friends, time for you love too. In a relationship, there should be boundaries too. Girls, NEVER EVER go through your guy’s phone. that is one of the unspoken rules. here’s why it is not a bright idea to; 1. You can’t win What happens if you go through his phone and you find a message from a lady that he was just having a light moment with or worse, you do find something incriminating. What you gonna do? Keep in mind that you could also in fact find nothing at all. You must be ready for all these outcomes coz once you go that way the trust is broken and there’s no coming back.
2. It can become an addiction So you did find something. Next you go through his emails, facebook, twitter etc. Now all the time you are just left thinking or wondering who’s on his vibe now. Then it becomes your life’s mission to always fire fight your relationship, at the end of which there will be none.
3. The Information you find could put your man’s job and friendships at risk Depending on whether your man is an NSIS operative or works at a software and applications development firm, you could actually be hurting his career by going through his phone. You could inadvertently blurt out his company secrets to a friend who does the same. Before you know it, guess what, it’s no longer a secret and if it’s traced back to your man… Bye bye job!
4. Your trust issues may be a reflection of you Could it be, just for muse’s sake, that probably the main reason you don’t trust your man and have to go through his phone, that you are the not-so-trustworthy one of the two of you? Maybe you flirt with all sorts of guys and even send each other dirty texts on phone. It may be that you’re not doing anything with them and it’s just messages. Then again, you could be guilty as sin, and in so, believe your man’s up to the same?
If you have questions, ask. If you have doubts, air them. Very rarely does one gain much through snooping into someone else’s phone.
Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday 10th October 2014. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at the age of sixteen: The gunman boarded the bus and asked, “Who is Malala?” Then he fired.
Yousafzai has responded to the question, of course, by campaigning for the education of girls, by addressing the United Nations, and by titling her awe-inspiring memoir I am Malala. When she traveled to the United States last year to spread word about the book, she stopped by The Daily Show. “It’s honestly humbling to meet you,” an almost dumfounded Jon Stewart said. “You are sixteen. Where did your love for education come from?”
“We are human beings,” an astonishingly composed Yousafzai said. “And this is the part of our human nature, that we don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from our hands. And when, in Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time, I realized that education is very important. And education is the power for women. And that’s why the terrorists are afraid of education. They do not want women to get education. Because then women will become more powerful.”
The weekend carried with it some lethal rumours. With the Ebola scare, it is no wonder people are going around “killing” celebs. This weekend, the lime-light was on former Chelsea Midfielder, Michael Essien. There were rumours that he had contracted the deadly Ebola virus. This accusation come only days after Birmingham City striker Dele Adebola was forced into a similar move; to deny he had contracted the disease.
Rumours emerged on Sunday night that the Ghana and AC Milan midfielder had contracted Ebola while on international duty. Reports originating from West Africa and Twitter began to emerge, with one source even using quotes from a ‘spokesman’ of the Italian club.
Riccardo Colli – who does work for the club – is reported to have said: “It has come to a big shock to everyone involved with the club but we are optimistic for Essien. “He is a very strong person and the Ebola has been caught in the early stages. He’s in experts hands so he should be fine.”
However the hoax was soon debunked when Essien himself took to Twitter to deny the rumours.
He posted “No truth in internet rumours that I have contracted Ebola. I’m very well & I’m doing very gud & will be training as usual tomorrow. #falsenews” Plus He was very angry at the rumors and posted;
Prof. Mazrui passed away on Monday morning in Binghamton, New York in the United States, where he has been lecturing.
He was born in Mombasa in 1933, Mazrui is famed for his writings on politics in Africa as well as Islamic studies. Prof Mazrui is a renowned scholar worldwide having lectured in five continents and written 30 books. He once served as Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. He was even exiled by Idi Amin when he was Prof at Makerere University.
He wished to be buried back home-in Mombasa, around the Fort Jesus area. Plans are underway to transport his body back to Mombasa for burial.
Prof Mazrui passed away at the age of 81 and family members say he was unwell for a couple of months. The circumstances behind his death are as yet unclear.
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Alana de la Garza, Judd Hirsch, Joel David Moore, Donnie Keshawarz, Laurent Toussaint
Dr Henry Morgan (Loan Gruffudd) is a medical examiner in New York and has had the rare opportunity of living through more than two centuries. He can never die; well, not stay dead anyway. He has lived in almost every country in Europe and America’s continent in the bid to stay under the radar.
However, now comes along someone who knows his secret and is doing all he can to expose him. The only other person who Henry let to know his secret is Abe (Judd Hirsch, an old guy who runs an antique shop. Henry wants to pack his bags and move across continents again to put as much difference between himself and the mystery guy who has found him out, but Abe wants to stay so that they can unearth him.
In the meanwhile he still needs to determine the causes of deaths for corpses brought to him and help Detective Jo Martinez (Alana de la Garza) solve the murders in the city.
Will he find the anonymous discoverer or will his secret be leaked out to the world before he can contain it? Watch to find out.