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KenyanSphere – Opening 2006

Ms K has a stirring piece on safe and responsible sex, especially in these liberal times, urging people to protect themselves.

Mama JunkYard opens the new year with the shocking information that someone has been sending email in her name, another victim of the unsavoury practice of email spoofing by spammers.

The perils of travel and the reliance on the goodwill and efficiency of airlines during transit came painfully to the fore for Mental Acrobatics who found himself marooned in transit sans passport and ticket, coupled with decidedly unhelpful airline staff who confined him to a very hard, very uncomfortable lounge

Prousette’s, while confessing that she is a tad bit superstitions, feels the hairs prickle on the back of her neck as a superstitions friend gives a surprising revelation:

you should never give someone money because they might take it to the mganga and pray (or whatever it is that waganga do) for it and you will have financial trouble.

*for the uninitiated mganga is a voodoo man*

The ever controversial topic of the slave trade, its participants and the issue of reparation rears its head once again. Keguro probes at the involvement of Africans, and their attempts to excuse it. African Bullets And Honey wonders how to apportion the blame, and questions why it still exists in some countries today.

KenyanMusings enumerates a few of the qualities of the man that she will marry. The only quality that was in bold and caps was that he MUST LOVE BOOKS

With the knowledge of the somersaulting and jumping through hoops most Africans have to go through to be able to travel ‘Westwards’ the Kenyan Pundit has little sympathy when the shoe is on the other foot, as was the case when someone needed to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wangari is unsure to react to the news that a grown woman, presumably in full control of her faculties, has tied the not with a tall dark and – er — blue dolphin

Deno at Virtual Insanity lands in Nairobi and almost immediately finds it starkly obvious that Nairobi is clearly demarcated between the haves and the have-notes

Gishungwa posts a poetic dialogue between brother and sister

Fresh from holiday, Guessaurus recounts her experiences with delays at the airport — some from mechanical difficulties and others from passengers under the influence of barley products

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  • MOTOMOTO

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