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Writings from the Kenyan Sphere

Kenyans mourned the passing of several people. There was a tragic plane crash where 14 people lost their lives, including several members of parliament and government officials, who were on a peace mission. Many kenyan bloggers had tributes, one of them was by Ntwiga who observed

The death of these citizens is a great loss to the country especially that of Dr. Godana whom I feel was one of the few politicians in the country who used his solid educational and professional background as a launching pad to champion the cause of his constituency and Kenyans in general in a very articulate and public way. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these Kenyans at this very trying time.

April 21st was designated as a national prayer day by the government, noted by mhujumu.

A World Bank staffer June Bitutu Nyanchoka, was fondly remembered by bee, and Udi, in heartfelt goodbyes.

“… Shakar Mehta, Kenya’s 1970/80s rally ace and president of the Rally Commision of FIA has died in his sleep in London.” Ntwiga wrote:
“This is another example of yet another Kenyan who found the honor he deserved outside his home nation. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

May they rest in peace.

Ben of SwampCottage notes the exit of Kroll Associates from Africa with Africa being deemed ‘too risky’.

Kroll associates had been retained by John Githongo, the former anti corruption official in Kenya.

Bankelele points to The East African writer Jaindi Kisero's piece on politicians stalling the bank reform process

Early this month, Kenya Cricket wrote to the Nation Newspaper and his letter got published, he also has more articles about cricket in Kenya, with coverage of Nakuru Akshar league results and other matches.

Wambui
hates the Kenyan phone network, that is so unreliable and quite frustrating for diaspora kenyans trying to call home using phone cards.

Spicebear misses Kenya, saying ‘…i miss church back home. there is nothing that compares to mass done the african way. when i do attend mass down here there is an orchestra with various stringed instruments and lots of excitement but man! i miss songs in swa, drums, kayambas and co-ordinated clapping…’

Future diplomat reflects on teachers and their legacy

Kenyan Villager shares his experiences on family get-togethers, and wonders as i did during easter holiday, ‘…By the way , what the hell are Easter Eggs? Can someone please enlighten this villager?’

In Music, Stunuh announces a kenyan artist by the name of Didge, who sings in swahili,

What began as a hip hop career has now grown into an ‘Urban Swahili’ soul project that is rich in content, maturity and truth. The 24 year old crooner has blended swahili’s beautiful mashairi (poetry) with neo soul to create a sound that can only be described as rich as Kenyan coffee.

Dj Mocha has exclusive piece on Wawesh, a kenyan artiste.

Outward bound? Bankelele and Mentalacrobatics mused about travelling to other places in Kenya as opposed to always visiting the coast, on both post are resources, links and ideas for places to visit in Kenya submitted by their readers. One of the comments in Mental acrobatic's post from Ms K was to Shompole which i must say looks like a very beautiful place to visit. For bankmeister's post on domestic tourism click here.

That's all for now, be sure to check out the kenya unlimited aggregator, lots of great kenyan bloggers…so little time.

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