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Is it Okay to Buy Land in Kenya that Has a Charge?   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #639 by iBlog on 13/09/2020    . Viewed 14 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

Here is the big question: Is it okay to buy land with a charge? Or in other words, is it okay to buy land that has been purchased by a developer through a bank loan?

It is highly likely that the portion of land or the plot of land that you are about to purchase from any of the well-established land developers in Kenya is funded by a financier.

Most of these huge developers, the world over, and across the real estate industry, usually buy huge chunks of land that is mostly funded by either: private equity, joint ventures or ...

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In-Laws that Overstay their Welcome Abroad   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #638 by iBlog on 13/09/2020    . Viewed 11 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

Believe me when I say that as a fellow Mzee, I am sick and tired of in-laws who, after being invited abroad by their children, decide that they will never go back to Kenya. Despite the fact that they have other seven or ten children back home, they choose to come and live forever with their children!

How is that even fair?

Look, when I was growing up, fathers could not even go inside their daughter’s houses. A stool would be brought outside and a cup of uji served with nduma or ngwaci. After the old man finds that ...

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I Arrived in the US at 20 Years Old with No Idea How Life Would Unfold; Now at 40, What Have I Learned?   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #637 by iBlog on 13/09/2020    . Viewed 29 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

It has been 20 years since I arrived in the U.S. from Kenyan - where did time go? I was 20 years old when I got to Atlanta with no idea how life would unfold. Now at 40 years old, What have I learned?

The land of milk and honey does provide opportunities for success but nothing is handed to you...you gotta milk the cow AKA work hard for the milk and honey. My 1st job was a cashier at Wendy's making $5.50 [500/=] an hour, but that was just the beginning #StartWhereYouAre #StartWithWhatYouHave.

Success is relative and should be defined by you ...

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Advice from a Kenyan-Born Millennial in the US: Why I’m No Longer Ashamed of My Frequent Job Changes and Why You Shouldn’t Be Either!   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #636 by iBlog on 13/09/2020    . Viewed 16 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

There is a lot of literature out there regarding millennials, some scientific and others not. Some researched and others, like mine, are just personal opinions. The good things about opinions is that everyone has one and they are entitled to them, but how much the opinion stinks depends on the nose bearer.

A good friend of mine called me today as he was preparing for an interview. One of his primary concerns was, “what are they going to think about me wanting to leave my job after only 2.5 years?!” That got me thinking about what my resume looks like – when ...

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Men and the Kitchen …   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #549 by iBlog on 09/09/2020    . Viewed 29 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

The person who will invent a machine for us men which we can throw food ingredients into and get a delicious hot meal after some few minutes of buzzing and flashing will definitely become a billionare. Cooking is a headache for men. And dont even mention cleaning. So when it comes to the kitchen, most men use simple guidelines to make life in the kitchen easy.

1) Only clean the utensils you REALLY need to use at that particular time. Whats the use of cleaning all utensils only for them to get dirty all over again.

2) Pots that cooked tea are ...

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The Cow Has Refused? Oh Really ….   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #520 by David on 07/09/2020    . Viewed 25 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

The cow has refused! Well, that phrase is no longer true. At least not in Meru apparently. There is this guy in Meru who decided to take the cow by its horns. For those not in the know, the story aired on NTV Monday night seven. A woman in Meru heard some commotion at night (am assuming it was moans from the cow) and decided to get out and investigate. A certain guy was busy humping her cow. I think she came out early enough to stop the guy from coming on her cow.

That is not what has caught ...

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What a Woman wants   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #490 by iBlog on 27/08/2020    . Viewed 51 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer; he would be put to death.

The question? . . . What do women really want? Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was ...

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Think before arguing with a woman   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #489 by iBlog on 27/08/2020    . Viewed 41 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

We all know how it goes. He tells him he will unleash his dragon on her. She falls for it only for her to realize later that the so called dragon was actually a lame baby lizard. She keeps the issue to herself until the man rubs her the wrong way and BAM! She lays it on the floor. And women know how to strike where it hurts the most.

Welcome to the world where bigger is considered better.

And yesterday I was treated to a wonderful reality show in Kawangware where a man who thought he had the balls ...

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The Politicians Manual   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #487 by iBlog on 26/08/2020    . Viewed 34 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

So you've chosen to become a politician. On behalf of all who have been associated with politics, from the conception of communism to the dawn of democracy, we welcome you aboard this journey into unbridled power over the public.

The Politician's Manual is a basic guideline of our rules and regulations and will ease your entry into this new path you have wisely chosen to take. Having broken into politics means that you already have what it takes to do what you have to do in difficult situations. This manual will help you harness those skills and show you how ...

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Why I never step in sabina joy   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #486 by Wanjohi on 26/08/2020    . Viewed 55 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

If there is anything I fear most in this country its persons of out from Karumaindo. I know some of you is member there. It’s a brothel anyway just like those massage porluors in Nairobi’s leafy suburb estates .Only that at karumaindo there is no niceties and beating around bush about massaging which at last lead to muclimbano.

Sabina joy is located down town along Moi avenue street. Its also known as Hall 14 by pupils of Nairobi University. I hear some finish degree when leaving in SJ. Its common to new pupils from upcountry who want to see ...

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The King Is Naked   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #291 by iBlog on 13/07/2020    . Viewed 44 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

I will tell you a story about how, not long ago, I locked eyes with a stranger, a man, and we proceeded to share a brief but intense and revealing moment.

It started with me wanting to make a smoothie. I’m from the school of thought that a smoothie has to have a banana in it. Otherwise, why bother? I hear there is a small tribe of primitive humans who hate bananas. I’m lucky I haven’t run into one.

I wanted to make a smoothie because my eating habits have been deteriorating sharply of late and we ...

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Chris   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #255 by iBlog on 08/07/2020    . Viewed 37 times . Replied to 1 times . Printed 0 times

She said, “it sounds like abuse to me.”

“Well,” I said, “it didn’t feel like abuse to me. Particularly because I initiated it.”

“But she was older!”

“Yeah, but not that much older. She must have been 18 or 19.” I said. “I was lingering around teenage.”

“Still,” she insisted, “that was abuse.”

I shrugged nonchalantly. “I didn’t feel abused, to be honest.”

“Of course, you were a child.”

“It was an adventure.” I insisted. “An improper adventure.”

She rolled her eyes and said abuse can’t be an adventure.

She was referring to a story I did here many ...

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Womens Groups Galore. ……( Kamweretho And Others….)   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #235 by KenyanList Archives on 06/07/2020    . Viewed 53 times . Replied to 1 times . Printed 0 times

Mama Susana called to invite me for kamweretho (women's group) in the next two weeks. Her run away daughter will be coming to honor her and intern receive her blessings. I remembered how her mother had suffered when her daughter run away to marry in a distant county disregarding all the advice. as if that was not enough she did not bother to inform her parents of her wherebouts . she was blessed with four boys the first born being in form one, it will be the first time for their grandmother to set eyes on them.

To cut a long ...

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Parental Advisory On Dowry Negotiations…………   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #234 by KenyanList Archives on 06/07/2020    . Viewed 44 times . Replied to 1 times . Printed 0 times

Every parents dream is to see their children marry off and have successful relationships. in the traditional African set up, it was the man who initiates and pays for the dowry. the fact that this custom has not been abolished is a clear sign that it is of great importance and significance. however, like many other practices, it has been faced with gross misconduct and abuse in the recent times.

Dowry is a way of thanks giving and not an investment as viewed by some elderly parents. for the record, i want to say this.... you cannot and can never ...

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A Short Love Story   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #213 by iBlog on 05/07/2020    . Viewed 49 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

They met in the corridors of the university. He was like a tanker rolling towards her; his shoulders filled the corridor, his very presence blocking her way. He towered over her like a watchtower. He seemed to radiate magnetism, something that would send little spasms down to your feet if you touched it. Unbeknownst to her, he was in the university’s rugby team which meant he was famous and he had a posse because rugby guys rolled in packs. Although he was famous and everybody knew him (because rugby was a cult, a religion) she didn’t know him. ...

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Our Chairman   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #212 by iBlog on 05/07/2020    . Viewed 42 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

On 8 January in an introductory piece for the Men and Marriage series I wrote about a little spat I had with my best mate in our investment Whatsapp Group. You can read it here. (http://bit.ly/2IproFg ). I was driving past Parklands Police Station at about 11am, headed for a meeting on 3rd Parklands avenue when he called me. He was bemused that I had written about him, that I had mentioned his marriage. “You had no right,” he said. He wasn’t particularly angry, just disappointed. I protested that I didn’t mention his name. “I called you ...

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Michael   Blogs (Blogged Listings)
Listing #210 by iBlog on 05/07/2020    . Viewed 48 times . Replied to 0 times . Printed 0 times

At the final moment, it all boils down to a vital decision: Do you floor the accelerator, continue overtaking the bus and hope to make it back to your lane on time? Or do you brake and abort the now perilous process of overtaking? This is a split second decision, an estimation of speed and risk. Russian roulette. Unless you are drunk, your adrenaline spikes, your heart gallops off, leaving your body through your nose. The oncoming vehicle snarls with its angry horn, maybe even furiously flashing its headlights at you. You are distinctly aware of being suspended in this ...

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