The paradox of ‘how do you do’ greeting

The number and letter combination ‘5W1H’ is not an M-Pesa or scientific code. It is representative of the five-question words; who, what, when where...

Use homonyms well to deliver right message

In life and in death, Kenya’s second and longest-serving president mesmerized a number of people. The multitudes that thronged Parliament Buildings to view Daniel...

How to use ‘remain’ and ‘stay’ correctly

For a long time, BBI has been a catchword in Kenya. It is the acronym for Building Bridges Initiative, a political ideology crafted in...

Sometimes synonyms can distort meaning

A synonym is defined as ‘a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same...

When, how and where to use over and above

While going through some passages last week, two grammatical constructions caught my attention. They were; “...six months after’ and “An officer over the rank...

‘Online’ and ‘on the line’ are unrelated

Of the five human senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste, only sight can be interfered with by the function of the brain. You...

Individuals gain, put on weight or simply run to fat, they don’t grow fat

A few days before Christmas last year, many employees took brief breaks to be with family over the festive period. It wasn’t any different...
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Disruptive Assassinations: Killing Qassem Soleimani

On the surface, it made not one iota of sense.  The murder of a foreign military leader on his way from Baghdad airport, his...
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Hypersonic Putin and Gonzo Weaponry

Weapons of dazzling murderousness have always thrilled military industrial establishments.  They make money; they add to the accounts; and they tickle the pride of...

Single words shouldn’t be pronounced as two

I was having a tete-a-tete with a friend recently when he veered off our conversation by asking; “Did you see that Subaru for Esther?”...

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