AuthorKen Juma

Thinker of thoughts, lover of life.. and death too.

The Road to Hell is paved with Good Intentions

How do you know what is good for you? Think about it, what is the criteria of evaluating the goodness of something or an event? Is it how it makes you feel in the moment or its potential future reward, that is, the emotion it promises? Suppose you pick the first option, isn’t that myopic, and sometimes even destructive? Because what makes you feel good now may not make you feel good in the future...

It’s ok to offend people

It’s been a minute since I last did an article, sorry I’ve been busy. Wait, not sorry, why am I apologizing? Well, whatever, let’s get to it. Right off the bat, here’s the truth, offending people is probably one of the easiest thing to do; by just being yourself, chances are there’s someone you are already offending. So far so good, but here lies the problem, we’ve been taught to think(read...


For those that seek to have a crown on their heads must be ready to offer their necks to the guillotine. No one came me into this world laughing, the moment you jump out of your mother’s womb, the first thing a successful birth comes with is a cry from the baby. That is the fate that befell you and me. No one asks when you want to enter the world, and no one will ask when you want to leave. In...

How to be a Billionaire in Kenya

Note: This piece couldn’t be published in a local Newspaper due to editorial concerns. So, here we go. To be a billionaire in Kenya is pretty simple, all you need is to specialize in selling only one product and sell it to the right people. Sell hope to rich people. How, you ask? Put your sit belt on, this is a Bentley (wink)! Preach bro, preach! You need to get into preaching the word...

The last time I write

Every single time I sit down to write an article, I always take time to remind myself that it could the last one I write. Truth is, there will be a last post, this could be it, I don’t know, I hope not. There will be a last time you read from this blog, or even read at all, maybe this is it, I hope not. My hopes notwithstanding, our relationship has an expiry date. Whether I like it or not, with...


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