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This book needs to be read by anyone who desperately desires a change of situations in his/her life
“Winning the battles of destiny: Conquering the foundational strongholds,” should be instinctively attractive to any knowledgeable Christian. I mean those Christians who are not bogged down by humanistic philosophy of disputation or drowning in the bliss ignorance of episcopal feeding bottles thrust into their throats with their willing accomplice. An informed Christian most likely filled with the Holy Ghost and led by the Holy Spirit (Roman 8:14) will be attuned with nearly every word written in the handy book.
The simplicity of the narrative, yet with the profundity of in-depth analysis and real-life occurrences with relevant biblical references, makes the book very interesting to read. Nothing is complicated even when the truth is not colored with any foreign garb to make it acceptable. It is unapologetically truthful.
In choose to forgive you will learn that forgiveness runs the economy of the heart. Once you choose to, you will save the cost of losing friends. You will also save medical bills because maybe the physical illness which you have struggled with for years was caused by unforgiveness. You might be subjecting people around you to stress, paying your hospital bills, yet you have the cure within you. I challenge you to forgive and experience total liberation, gratitude, peace, wholeness and great health.
The unmasking the anatomy of true resilience in words and pictures from a village chicken seller to the palace is a special bio for His excellency William Samoei RUTO. He is the most dynamic politician in Kenya and Africa who has mattered the art of the game and taken it a notch higher. He is a great ground mobilizer and his bottom up economic model has touched many.
A self made politician different from many other key players who mainly ascend to power through cronies, family connections and dynasty affiliations. William Samoei RUTO has come from a very humble background, he even sold chicken on the streets when young to make ends meet.
I can only equit him to Napoleon Bonaparte who when his teacher was asked to describe him, he simply stated that he is made of granite but inside him is a volcano.Ruto is a simple man who is humble and supportive.From a simple background and unknown village in Uasin Gishu County in Kenya but strong force in his career.
He has defied all practical odds to reach where he is today. He is a force to reckon with. He has unmatched charisma that has made him become the darling of many lower class and middle class. He is a role model to the middle class and upper class.
This book unmasks his unique him to you as a reader and a leader.
THE RISE OF A HUSTLER is a deeply compelling story of ordinary Kenyans defying every odd,challenge&vicissitudes to make it in life. It’s about dreaming&going for it,not giving up&living up for something larger thanself.Resonates with Majority of Kenyans&beyond.What a page turner
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been called both the best and worst president of Kenya. The President’s career has been shaped by unlikely political alliances and shocking scandals of corruption by the people he is affiliated with.
Blending up his experience as a journalist, writer and politician, Joe Khamisi captures President Uhuru’s political career in his new book Promises Broken. The book illuminates Uhuru’s eventful career in Parliament, as a Minister, his ascend to Presidency and the mistakes he has made along the way.
Khamisi also ponders the difficulties Uhuru has faced as President, his infamous fallout with his Deputy and weighs how certain decisions have brought the country to its current state. In this book, Uhuru emerges as a flawed and misadvised, a man who might have been wrong for this job.
Joe Khamisi’s The Fall of a Dynasty is a book that sheds light on the political scene in the fictional Kingdom of Zenga, on the continent of Buloya.
The book tells the story of a generation of rulers of Zenga Kingdom, an absolute monarchy. Since its founding monarch, King Odia 1 was left in power by imperialists, the Kingdom’s leadership has been marred with heavy corruption and ruthless dictatorship. As the apex position is handed down to sons over time, the have-nots in the Kingdom only continue to suffer and pay hefty taxes to the rulers.
The book discusses diverse topics alongside reprints of mass injustices, corruption, dictatorship, contempt of the rule of law and overall struggle for liberation for the people of Zenga. A unique friendship between General Alifonso and Field Marshall Otush is budded by a common interest to end the oppressing leadership of the King. This collaboration leads to the formation of Ukombozi troop, a secret rebellion group to remove the King from power.
Ukombozi’s fights against the King might seem like violent episodes, but viewed in the context of their times, the deadly battles are revealed to be a necessity in the war to democracy and freedom.
I particularly enjoyed the book because of its wise and irrevocable facts that are very relatable in the current political environment in modern day Kenya. The Author cleverly expands and encompasses the complex dynamics of politics and power play. In some chapters, the book argues on the role of the public and that of the leaders. It includes strips that, even today, are applicable and resemble some of the character traits highlighted in the book.
The hopes of ordinary Kenyans have been betrayed by their political leaders, according to Joe Khamisi in this book. Although many of the events since independence are discussed, the book concentrates on the period between 2001 and 2008, and particularly on president Kibaki’s first term of government when the author was a member of parliament and an active political campaigner.
Certain names have been omitted from the book for legal reasons, but there are plenty of powerful people who are named and described in a less-than-flattering light. President Moi’s rule (1978-2002) is described as one during which extra-judicial arrests, disappearances and killings took place throughout the country, with critics being tortured in torture chambers in the basement of Nyayo House. More than $2 billion of Kenyan funds is alleged to have been stolen by Moi and his associates.
The Bribery Syndrome: How Multinational Corporations Collude with Dictators to Raid Africa’s Natural Resources.
A shocking narration of how global multinationals make billions of dollars in profits by bribing corrupt African dictators and public officials to secure lucrative contracts in some of the most critical economic sectors in Africa. Dozens of foreign company executives have been jailed and/or fined heavily for violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.
The book focuses on 28 corrupt leaders in sub-Saharan Africa who cozy up with company executives of some of the largest corporations in the world. Both the officials and the global conglomerates make huge amounts of money using kickbacks, bribery, and corruption while millions of Africans languish in poverty. The Bribery Syndrome is a compelling read.
After President Daniel Moi’s retirement in 2002, many were not surprised that Lee Njiru, the long-serving Head of Presidential Press Service (PPS), was retained as his Press Secretary.
They had walked together through the highs and lows of his Presidency, weathering storms, including the attempted 1982 coup and strong waves of multi-partyism.
Earlier, Lee was among the few pressmen Moi inherited from Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s regime. He was loyal, passionate, and delivered on this challenging assignment.
A household name, Lee’s grasp of historical subjects and current affairs are impressive, partly explaining Moi’s firm confidence in him. He employed an optimistic approach and a persuasive technique to every task assigned, allowing him to influence positively as Mzee’s adviser. He helped the government to arm or nullify an idea, belief or attitude to create progress or preserve the nation State.
As Head of PPS, he used his knowledge and skills to pave the way for others, helping them to achieve big dreams, and went beyond the call of duty to give back to society. A number of individuals, schools, churches, self-help groups and communities can attest to his philanthropy and relief efforts.
The book, therefore, gives a rare glimpse of happenings in the corridors of power and illustrates efforts made at the Presidency to advance project Kenya. It is a useful read for everyone, but more so scholars, historians, policy makers, public policy experts, and politicians in Kenya and beyond
The Cherished Footprints’ is a Biography of the Late Professor Francis Davis Imbuga who is acclaimed as one of the finest playwrights in Africa. He was born in 1947 in Wenyange Village, Chavakali in Vihiga Country. Starting from a humble beginning in the small village, Imbuga rose steadily to global renown both as an artist and academic. He attended Chavakali Intermediate School and later Alliance High School (1964-1969). He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Education degree from the University of Nairobi in 1973 and a Master of Arts degree in 1975. He acquired a PhD from the University of Iowa 1992. He taught Literature at Kenyatta University and Kigali Institute of Education (KIE) in a career spanning over 35 years. This book talks about his childhood, school days, his family, his life as an author, playwright, lecturer, adjudicator, Professor of Literature, and a cherished man of the people.
Princess Nyilaak is an epic story of a unique Luo princess born and brought up against all odds as heir to the throne of her father, – Ruoth Kwanga. The essential patriarchal society does not know how to raise a woman into a leadership position, even though the ancestors command that they do so. So they try their best to turn her into a man – through some hilarious and sometimes really sad episodes.
Princess Nyilaak is a well researched story, rich in traditional Luo customs, taboos, rituals, norms and general way of life; right from birth of a child to the death and burial of important figures in society. The novel also explores the role of women as sisters, as mothers, as daughters, grand-daughters, mothers-in-law, grandmothers, and as widows in a society where the boy child is the key to a family’s genealogy with the girl child as problematic equation – to be married off as quickly as possible into another family.
The deep bond and symbiotic relationships that the people have with their gods and ancestors that intercede for them – symbolized by the presence of the sun in their daily lives, is clearly brought out through entertaining plotting.
Intrigues in the management of political leadership transitions are well illustrated through characters that come alive in the text, and through literary stylistic devices. These include but are not limited to vivid descriptions, proverbs, similes, metaphors, imagery, irony and biting satire. It is a must read for literature students and instructors, gender activists, anthropologists, political scientists, sociologists, historians, and the general reader.
A Call at Midnight documents the atrocities of Idi Amin’s henchmen in Uganda in the 1970’s through the family of Emmanuel and June Begembe and life in exile in Kenya. There are two major storylines: the one that follows the rise of June alias Eseza from a refugee status through to a business woman, her remarriage on return to Uganda after the fall of Idi Amin; and the second which has followed the trials and tribulations of the abandoned Ruth Atieno and her three children, who is finally summoned as Solomon lies dying at the Nairobi Hospital.
Several themes are explored in detail in the text, among them despotic political leadership that leads to corruption, smuggling, torture, mayhem and death; monogamy versus polygamy, poverty versus wealth, Africa versus Euro-Western traditions, changing gender roles in the society, marriage and divorce and education, morals and ethics among others.
n a thoroughly refreshing and challenging way, The Christian Signature expounds the message of love from various contemporary angles and presents it as the watershed of fulfilment for individuals, institutions and communities. In an insight fill and enjoyable sermonic style, it makes love desirable and accessible. The language of love is presented as efficiently translatable into as many accents as there are professions and situations. The Christian scriptures therefore warmly invite humanity to employ this malleable wisdom of love in our continuous bid to convert situations of abundant conflict into communities of abundant life.
This is a novel based on the famous Luo legend of migration, known by various names and narratives of diverse lengths, as “Legend of Labong’o and Gipir” but only for the first time rendered in novel from – in the tradition of the ancient Greek writers. The story begins sometime in the 10th Century at Winam Settlement, somewhere in present day Northern Uganda, under the leadership of Luo the Beginning.
Wanjira and her Hilters is a narrative of the life and times of a female victim of male aggressiveness. She is frustrated with the male species of humankind and this peaks when a self-obsessed lecturer beguiles her with milk-like alcohol and deflowers her in the stupor of her drunkenness.
She eventually forgoes a postgraduate scholarship owing to sexual harassment by her prospective tutors. Rather than wallow in the miasma of moral rot in society, she vows to emulate her celibate mentor. When the story is over, and despite her ambivalent attitude to corruption, she declares that she must live her own life away from masculine hitlerism.
… even though darkness will cloud your vision,
The stars will be the light when you dream,
Guiding you to better paths,
Reminding you of the success in new chances …
Heart Strings is a collection of poems of hope, rebirth, and reawakening.
It is a source of hope to those who have given up, or are going through hardships; a reminder that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that this too shall pass, and a new day will come.