That Milk, the actual milk

By Caleb Kiprotich

Is transparency valued in all businesses? This has just triggered my psyche after incessant complaints over milk in this campus. The students in campus are experiencing a quandary situation in buying milk. The issue is that the milk is being diluted with water. Those who normally buy milk at either: stage, near megabytes or near hostels K, L and M are seriously complaining over the issue. Some students have been underprivileged to buy due to this fundamental reality.

Do I really need to add water while preparing tea?” One of the residents in Hostel A pleaded. Besides such questions lingering in peoples mind, one cannot buy this milk on a daily basis. If it could be for free then the fact could have been that ‘beggars can’t be choosers’. For this case, choosing is indispensable. Those selling milk in the morning and evening always return home with their buckets empty. The demand is high hence the students just purchase it despite complaining. There is no option. If there is one who sells the milk which has not been ‘impeded’, then he/she is the best option for all students-The one eyed in the blind is the king.

The disappointments have brought miscellaneous thoughts on how the issue is going to be solved. Furthermore, many comrades are expecting enough and quality milk to be sold in campus since the main economic activity for people around campus is agriculture including livestock keeping. The hoping for the best by all should be in line with their expectations. “Milk sold at mabs is better compared to those at stage and other places inside campus”, the resident in C Houses argued. This implies that the demand is proportional to the services offered and quality of milk. There are few people who can access the milk sold at mabs daily. It is evident that whether the milk is diluted or not, it must be sold and therefore no doubt for those who sell. If the reason for one doing this is to get more money, then no need to get embarrassed when termed ‘greedy’. Even though the students can still survive without milk, there is need for offering quality products to them. I approached one of the sellers of milk at stage and I conversed with her. She assured that the cries over the dilution of milk using water are very true, that some actually add water before they sell. She further said that she also used to buy from another person and sell at stage but she realized later that it was being diluted. “Nakamua yangu siku hisi na siongezi maji kama wengine” the woman alleged. Those businesswomen are actually doing great for spending their most time to offer services to students. Some ought to change their attitudes on the quality of goods they provide. Their goods need to be competitive as others.

But above all, in their business, they have to practice the best policy-‘honest’.

 

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STAY POSITIVE

By John Abdub Wako

It was Brian Tracy who said, “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” These are wise words whereby I wish everyone could get the strength and power in them.

Basically, we are living whereby so much negativity exists accompanied by a lot of discouragements by people, society and the environment. These really cut of some of big dreams which many had in them yet they die and go to the grave with all the abilities which God had kept in store for them in them.

Why do we put limitations to all what we do? Our abilities and efforts are unlimited, therefore stand up and be courageous to do all that come your way. You can do all things through the power of positive thinking.

There is one thing in us human beings whereby, we tend to listen and believe more in the IMPOSSIBLE rather than the POSSIBLE, but have you realized that even the word POSSIBLE exists in the word IMPOSSIBLE? What does that mean? It means that you are able and capable to do even those that seem IMPOSSIBLE! After all, do you know that everything seems impossible until it is DONE! All that you need to do is to believe in God yourself, stay positive and work towards your goals! Socialize the possibility of achieving what you want to achieve in your mind, if you can see it in your mind and dream it trust me you can indeed achieve it.

Staying positive involves seeing yourself as a success rather than a failure, as a prospect rather than a suspect, as a meaningful specific rather than a wondering generality. It involves standing up when you fall, and see a way out in every huddle of life that comes along the way.

It was Anais Nin who said, (we don’t see things as they are but we see them as we are). therefore positivity involves seeing yourself great, successful and capable of achieving everything in life. No one can see you as a great man or woman if you yourself cannot see the greatness within you. You cannot expect to be of value if you don’t see the value itself in you.

All these are combined in one important aspect of being positive and staying positive. Tell yourself,” if it is to be, it is up to ME”. Deal with yourself to see success and possibilities and be sure that positive thinking will bring you opportunities, open doors and success as well. Be an inventor and discover all what other people think can’t be done.

You only receive what your mind thinks. Think Negative issues and negative issues will always follow you wherever you go and vice versa. Focus in possibility and you will find yourself somewhere.

 

“SIZE 8” AND HER MUSIC; IS SHE MISSING THE POINT?

By William Dekker

 

Somebody will argue that today’s is modern Christianity. Point of correction; in Christianity, there’s no modernity. You either Christian or belong to something else.

Since the days of Moses, Noah and Abraham, the “word” has not changed. Same old rules, same principles of age.

Now back to the “modern singer”; I’ll dispel her in all aspects including the trade name “Size 8”, Later on. Thats trivial, let me begin with important ones first.

Linet Munyali, as her real name goes is one lady whose sudden shift from Secular to gospel rose criticism which we can’t authenticate. Anyway there’s no smoke without fire. If you don’t believe, consider “DNA’s” scenario, the guy only confirmed our fears. He didn’t live wholly on this “other side of showbiz”. Friends the gospel realm is complex unlike the secular world.

I know am not alone in my thoughts especially when it comes to digging through the music of this particular lady. Consider below:

First of all; the message; I don’t get it right. Her first song “Mateke” portrayed Jesus as a violent personality a concept that I’ve never learn anyway since my childhood days of Sunday School. “Yesu amempiga shetani mateke”; surely? Leave that to the heaven’s army of Angels; Archangel Michael; Uriel, Raphael and the ilk. In fact one most violent Angels, Uriel was removed from the list of officially recognized angels. He was associated with fire, thunder, destruction and punishment. The reverse is true for Jesus; he is humbly, kind, merciful, forgiving and modest.

Oh! And remember that is the full-time chorus while the stanzas are purely self-talk. Demystifying herself, her past and perceptions of people towards her. In summary, the full song goes for 4.5 minutes without inculcating any Christian values to the listener. Noted.

Even before the skepticism has died away, she’s up with another one “moto wa yesu” or something. Am not sure of the exact title though am convinced beyond measure that the song is meant to be a replica of the other one she sang during her days of “blaah blaah”. The song has been given a secular tint just to make it get to the list of “hit songs”. The message is unclear, confusing and uprightly shallow. So what about she “washaring moto wa Yesu”? How? On what grounds? For what then? OK I sound with feelings but the fact is that am perturbed, how does the song get classified as spiritual in whatever aspect. Its my honest belief that the lady would still do well in the secular field even with the same songs and companies like Safaricom would still hire her for Promos, Roadshows, “niko na Safaricom” among others. She belonged there. Forget about the illuminati grapevine, nobody can prove it even discretely, especially Kenyans and who only do well on rumor grounds.

Away from the lines, onto the videos. Any sober analyst would tell you a lot is wrong with her song clips; from the locations of shooting, the dance flairs and skimpy dress codes. Trust me, I can’t sit down with my mum on a Sunday afternoon and watch together. Don’t mention the embarrassment, its always tragic. I’m not “modern”, so you know the gap between me and the older folk. Ancient terminology describes it as “respect”.

Finally; the Eastland homegrown star still uses the alias name “Size 8” as much as she claims moral transformation. People, you’ll agree with me to what extent the name is “suggestive”. In street dialect, the conceptualization of the name is vivid. It’s a description to a woman’s morphology; shape of curvature that is considered ideal or perfect for the eye. Remember this is centered around the hips as it revolves to wherever…***. So tell me, what comes to the mind on that slightest mention? That the woman is “bodily endowed”. Then what next? Its not hard to figure out a man’s thoughts, I live it to you.

That’s your singer for you. Perhaps the award winning gospel DJ Mo will try his best to mentor his “girlfriend” appropriately, but meanwhile I remain skeptical of her trends. Who are we to judge? Who am I to? That’s why I don’t question her character (everyone has) but see her music from another angle. Maybe she’s just a better Celebrity from another angle; a singer (of another genre) who can work up a concert crowd for several hours non-stop; a sexy model she has been; cover-page girl; a lousy Ms.Rose Lawama, the Mashtaka actor she has been etc. Irrelevance is what we all avoid.