David Omollo Missed his Engineering Dream But now ‘‘Engineers’’ Lasting Impressions as a Painter

David Omollo, a painter based in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO: Courtesy While growing up, David Omollo, 35, like any other child, had grand dreams. He dreamt big. He wanted to be an engineer when he grew up, he always told himself. Well, he never realized his dream. But that doesn’t mean he lost focus. Throughout his … Continue reading David Omollo Missed his Engineering Dream But now ‘‘Engineers’’ Lasting Impressions as a Painter

OPINION: Save Lamu Children from Insecurity Related Trauma

A security officer assessing damage from an Al Shabaab attack in Mpeketoni in 2014. Children who witness the insecurity episodes are suffering from trauma, which may go untreated and have a lasting impact on their lives. PHOTO: AP. I witnessed the 2014 Al Shabaab attack in Mpeketoni in Lamu County, where people were butchered and … Continue reading OPINION: Save Lamu Children from Insecurity Related Trauma

How the Maragoli Clashed With Neighbouring Bunyore Rainmakers Over ‘‘Selective’’ Hailstorm

The Maragoli Hills. PHOTO: National Education Network. My ancestors emigrated from the then Vihiga district (present day Vihiga County) in the 1940s to take up land in Kisii. This move from the area which was part of the North Kavirondo (with headquarters in Kakamega) during the colonial period was a consequential one. Vihiga County is … Continue reading How the Maragoli Clashed With Neighbouring Bunyore Rainmakers Over ‘‘Selective’’ Hailstorm