Thinker and writer with a mix of idealism and realism.

It is said that one of the ways of being an effective problem solver is through testing your beliefs and ideas across a variety of scenarios. This in turn means dealing with people beyond your world, thus developing certain degrees of empathy and sympathy.

Unfortunately, we are so digitally connected…

When schools reopened in Kenya for Form 4, Class 8 and Grade 4 amid the corona pandemic, Mark*(not his real name), says that he was a bit concerned about his mom, a teacher.

“At first, when everyone was staying at home, I was more confident that the pandemic wouldn’t be…

The historian Yuval Noah Harari, in his famous book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, asserts that we are living during the most peaceful era in human history.

Think about that.

That, there has never been such a peaceful and prosperous time before.

Well, it’s not a statement from the…

Remember Kenya’s first reported Covid-19 case back in March? The shock and near-apocalyptic horror we all felt? A mere cough in the matatu and everybody would turn around to “diagnose” if you had the “looks” of someone with more than a mere cold.

The ‘good’ ‘old’ days.

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It is difficult, during uncertain times, to believe that we were born for a time like this. The truth of the matter is, we have tonnes of problems. The world, and life itself, can be such an intimidating tower, dwarfing the dreams and aspirations of many.

From rising unemployment, moral…

It’ s said that no one remembers the night they had plenty of sleep. But when the night devours the life of a young person, it’s extremely painful.

Two cases still ring in my head. The case of the Kenyatta University student Wambui, who had come from a night-out together…

When grandpa rested on the 14th of May, I didn’t really get the enormity of what had happened.

See, he had been unwell for quite a while, but the image that I had nurtured in my head since childhood was one of superman.

“Grandpa’s strong. If not strong, he’s really…

The surprise I had when I first heard ‘boy child’ is as equal as when a friend mentioned ‘slay queen’.

Had been narrating to a brother about a pretty, bubbly and short daughter of Kenya I had met; girl so fine had me contemplating how I’d embark on ruining her…

In the article Keep The Peace, I stated that,

“…To the young people, the dreams we have; that huge career you want to nurture, that girl you want to be the mama to your babies, that guy you want to be your mzee, that kaploti you want to buy, those…

Joshua Mutisya

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