Worst Female Health Habits {by Aggrey Calvin}

RIGHT from the “racine” of the world God created man, then woman! A woman is a helper, man being responsible for all. World has since then reversed but man has just got to do all with changing times. From simplicity to complexity, dear man, you got to do your role. His partner (woman) has grown wild grounding her health to risks. Famously, they have grown to waft men’s advice for forfeiture to fashion innocently falling victims of the innocent health related complications. Now who’s to blame for this health ignorance right from head to toe?
Wearing high heels on a daily basis could be bad news for our health. They affect our posture, put pressure on joints, and can lead to a range of conditions including arthritis, hammer toes, back pain and tendon injuries and that’s before you take into account any heel-related accidents! To minimize damage, limit your heels to 1.5 inches
Heavy handbag. With the rising number of gadgets and accessories the majority of women haul around, many carrying around several pounds of weight on shoulders every day. As a result, lots are also putting our long term health at risk. While you may not feel the effects right now, lugging around a heavy handbag can lead to serious back problems and neck pain as well as poor posture. Don’t wait until the damage is done to health, do yourself a favor and try clearing out all non-essential items and switching to a smaller bag.
Make-ups. Most ladies have succumbed to the temptation to sleep in post-party makeup at some point. However, leaving makeup on overnight along with the dirt and oil that naturally accumulates on skin throughout the day is a quick route to clogged pores, congested skin and spots. Sleeping with mascara and eye makeup on cause eye irritation, bloodshot eyes or even infection.
Furaha-curse!!! Matching men drink for drink – From networking drinks to first dates and social events, there are many instances when women may feel compelled to keep up with the drinking habits of the opposite sex. However, they not only tend to weigh less than men but they have less body water to dilute the alcohol, which means they tend to get more drunk more quickly. Turn over alcohol-logged body as per oppotunistic sniff dogs in the cage, fall victims of Rape!
Not only can lack of sleep make us look and feel at our worst, but insufficient shut-eye can also lead to increased accidents, calorie consumption and heart disease risk. Statistics indicate that sleep problems affect more women than men, while a study by the University of Michigan found that women are more than twice as likely to give up sleep to care for others (children, husbands and chores). At night, for a phrase, namalizia hii series, ni poa…!!! To avoid running yourself into the ground, learn to sometimes say no to those requests and commitments that are less than essential, and make sure you set aside some time each week to do something enjoyable just for you.
Freeze and shine. Pity! With the weather around rarely do our boys risk no matter how shaggy they shine but look at my sister right over there in a light lingerie fashion V-tops plus the lightest ever mini-mini-skirts. No question hovers around my head but a rhetorical ever buzzes around me “….where is your outskirts to your nudity my “lovely looking” sister in this freezing weather?”Maybe woolen their skins are. That aside, when do we have to take ice-cream? Definitely you got the answer. Should I see my sister bed-ridden for malaria? Pneumonia? Or at long last bear me the asthmatic children? To forfeit for the happiness of tomorrow lets embrace and appreciate the presence of coffee Nescafe or majani chai in our reach not forgetful of letting ksh50 go for the cheapest pullovers or jumpers at MABS. Just take a walk down the site on Saturdays and save the doctors of hectic days and the your-young ones of such filthy complications.
For fun and leisure let’s cheer up for the chai moto or uji in the evenings and retire early to bed clean of makeup and movies. Dear women let’s like and appreciate how God spared some time to rib us out of men.

How Safe Are We {by Joshwa Victor ANANGWE}

THE theft incidence that occurred last Saturday early morning, almost made some two fellows lose their lives through student mob justice. This showed the reality of what many students undergo in this institution.
It was around 4 am when I started feeling uneasy in my blankets. I started losing my part in those enveloped sheets in the name of sleep. Suddenly I felt like involving myself in a shouting mass of humanity. I realised that it was not a dream. The shouts and the yelling sounds filled my mind. I could not take it any more in realisation that it was a real life situation and happening in real time. I hurriedly left my room in my pyjamas towards the yelling crowd. The story started.
The culprits were on the run up after being spotted in hostels A and B stealing mobile phones and computer accessories. Several students started shouting and complaining of their lost properties within a short time thereafter two guys were discovered within the vicinity. One of the suspects claimed to be a student of law from annex after being confronted by the angry mob. He had come over for a visit to a friend who also claimed to be a student in the school of technology, however rumours were that the latter had been expelled sometimes back under similar circumstances.
According to one of the victims, who lost a handset, the suspects were spotted hiding in hostel A under a staircase after the alarm was raised. On approaching the two, they were discovered to be in possession of crude weapons. This made him to flee and alert the rest.
They had been spotted with a small bag which was later found to be holding around ten handsets. The bag was found in a ditch near Soweto Cafeteria when they were being chased.
The recent insecurity occurrences such as the infamous mashoka attacks, together with the attack of a lady behind the students centre and now thieves getting access into our rooms, one can only wonder what will happen next. These incidents remind us of many others especially cases of lost mobile phones and computers. The big question is how safe are our properties in our rooms when a key can afford to access a number of rooms.

Liverpool, Chelsea na Arsenal zashindwa Kuwika {na Na NDONE James}

RIGHT from the “racine” of the world God created man, then woman! A woman is a helper, man being responsible for all. World has since then reversed but man has just got to do all with changing times. From simplicity to complexity, dear man, you got to do your role. His partner (woman) has grown wild grounding her health to risks. Famously, they have grown to waft men’s advice for forfeiture to fashion innocently falling victims of the innocent health related complications. Now who’s to blame for this health ignorance right from head to toe?
Wearing high heels on a daily basis could be bad news for our health. They affect our posture, put pressure on joints, and can lead to a range of conditions including arthritis, hammer toes, back pain and tendon injuries and that’s before you take into account any heel-related accidents! To minimize damage, limit your heels to 1.5 inches
Heavy handbag. With the rising number of gadgets and accessories the majority of women haul around, many carrying around several pounds of weight on shoulders every day. As a result, lots are also putting our long term health at risk. While you may not feel the effects right now, lugging around a heavy handbag can lead to serious back problems and neck pain as well as poor posture. Don’t wait until the damage is done to health, do yourself a favor and try clearing out all non-essential items and switching to a smaller bag.
Make-ups. Most ladies have succumbed to the temptation to sleep in post-party makeup at some point. However, leaving makeup on overnight along with the dirt and oil that naturally accumulates on skin throughout the day is a quick route to clogged pores, congested skin and spots. Sleeping with mascara and eye makeup on cause eye irritation, bloodshot eyes or even infection.
Furaha-curse!!! Matching men drink for drink – From networking drinks to first dates and social events, there are many instances when women may feel compelled to keep up with the drinking habits of the opposite sex. However, they not only tend to weigh less than men but they have less body water to dilute the alcohol, which means they tend to get more drunk more quickly. Turn over alcohol-logged body as per oppotunistic sniff dogs in the cage, fall victims of Rape!
Not only can lack of sleep make us look and feel at our worst, but insufficient shut-eye can also lead to increased accidents, calorie consumption and heart disease risk. Statistics indicate that sleep problems affect more women than men, while a study by the University of Michigan found that women are more than twice as likely to give up sleep to care for others (children, husbands and chores). At night, for a phrase, namalizia hii series, ni poa…!!! To avoid running yourself into the ground, learn to sometimes say no to those requests and commitments that are less than essential, and make sure you set aside some time each week to do something enjoyable just for you.
Freeze and shine. Pity! With the weather around rarely do our boys risk no matter how shaggy they shine but look at my sister right over there in a light lingerie fashion V-tops plus the lightest ever mini-mini-skirts. No question hovers around my head but a rhetorical ever buzzes around me “….where is your outskirts to your nudity my “lovely looking” sister in this freezing weather?”Maybe woolen their skins are. That aside, when do we have to take ice-cream? Definitely you got the answer. Should I see my sister bed-ridden for malaria? Pneumonia? Or at long last bear me the asthmatic children? To forfeit for the happiness of tomorrow lets embrace and appreciate the presence of coffee Nescafe or majani chai in our reach not forgetful of letting ksh50 go for the cheapest pullovers or jumpers at MABS. Just take a walk down the site on Saturdays and save the doctors of hectic days and the your-young ones of such filthy complications.
For fun and leisure let’s cheer up for the chai moto or uji in the evenings and retire early to bed clean of makeup and movies. Dear women let’s like and appreciate how God spared some time to rib us out of men.

False ‘Falls’ – BY OKEMWA N Sebastian

AS a rock splits through the soiled water, a drop I had been (presumably) following from upstream takes to flight and lands in yet another pool. It will later either join millions of others like it stranded stagnantly on one side or join a fast flowing channel to ‘places beyond’ on the other side.
I’m meditating here today so though there is a recollection in my mind of chuckling voices as they enjoy splashing water on each other, I pay little attention; they do that all the time; in lecture halls, cafeterias, banks even in church besides the excited male voice drooling behind me over some lass upstream is rather annoying, I elevate my angle of view and drool silently too, what?
The little drop probably seeped through some crack and joined the rest into a stream, clean and probably pure as the first year lady holding back from the continuing male student who held her hand as they came, graduated to the shoulder and the newly acquired target is the waist; annoyingly obvious, the lady pushes him playfully and I make out a few words among them ‘damn!’ from the dude who follows the now hiking lady
The drop must have met obstacles on the way, rocks, weeds, name them but it has come this far regardless, there were many drops like it that were absorbed by the soil or fetched for mere domestic work, or splashed on some ‘Lamborghini’ upstream
The drops that make it to the falls have different destinies too, some will give rise to life and be the doctors to sustain it, some will evaporate and come back different, re energized (you’ll be surprised to see what the drop has become some years down the zig zag line), some will be part of something great; a larger water body perhaps or become the force behind the turbines that will drive the economy of an ailing nation and there are those that will disappear into nothingness
The falls just gives them then the means; on one hand the momentum to go further and on the other hand a false feeling of well being just as drugs would someone.
Unfortunately for the drop it acts on no will of its own but you do, you can choose not to be carried to stagnation by weeds, rocks, the reluctant fellow drops or the chuckling so that Campus is only a feeling and not an experience for you.
You can choose to take a different path- you can choose to sustain life, you can choose to be part of something great, and you can choose to use the momentum the falls gives you to go further. Freshmen (and ladies) welcome to ‘falls’ make it REAL!

The writer is a 3rd year English Literature major

Using Intellect to Feed the Nation – By BARITI Zeddy & KASSAMANI Flavia

A consultative meeting on ‘ University and University Colleges support to national drought mitigation and intervention’ organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science & Technology was held yesterday at the Margaret Thatcher Library.
The meeting graced by Hon. Dr Helen Sambili brought together various university chancellors : Professor Mohammed of Suez Canal University, Professor Wangila from Masinde Muliro University, Professor Makokha from Nairobi University, Professor Mibey from Moi University and Dr Kisia the secretary general of the Red Cross and the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology to discuss the resources Universities and constituent colleges have to offer so as to deal with the hunger crisis in the country.
Hon. Dr. Helen Sambili, the Minister for higher Education, Science & Technology said that intellectual capital is very essential to a nation’s growth. As a country we should aim at finding long term solutions for the first time using universities as a bank of innovations. “Hunger has currently become an enemy to the country and education is important in improving this condition.
The Education system should include an appropriate and relevant curriculum that is focused on finding ways to prevent such a crisis.” Currently most food stuffs are coming in from the South African region and Egypt due to frequent flooding and drought experienced in the country, calamities which can be solved by favorable policies and research. She concluded by thanking Moi University for their contribution to the ‘Kenyans for Kenya initiative’.
Also present at the meeting was the Vice Chancellor Prof. Richard Mibey who explained to the guests the mechanisms the university has been put in place so as to deal with the situation in the country. New farmers are being trained on new technology. “Together with representatives from Alexandria University in Egypt, we went to Mwingi two weeks ago to educate the locals on irrigation from the River Tana. We also cleared land in Mogocho for cotton growing which is one of the main products for export.” According to the professor, the University is monitoring progress where they have set up the projects.
Dr. Kisia stressed that Kenya needs to make education more relevant especially in the village. The current curriculum should be re-oriented to include principles and skills that work towards sustainability. A bilateral relationship should be developed among universities, the government and the humanitarian industries.
The meeting sought to emphasize that institutions of higher learning are seen as part of the solution to the hunger crisis in the country.
Food for thought from Dr Kisia: “If the world is unpredictable, we need intelligent people but if the world is predictable, we need adaptable people.”

The reporters are 2nd years, School of Information Sciences

The Irony of Higher Education – by KIMANI Alvin

DO you know of an adage that Kenyans move at a speed called ‘snail.com?’ This refers to a slow and almost non-progressive agreement between set goals and their implementation. Before joining campus I had three goals; one, to change my course from the famous ‘bachelor of anything’ to ‘bachelor of something’ that would draw attention from all and easily get me a good deal of groupies (lady friends). Secondly, have fun which entails getting messed up every weekend, getting a crazy hangover and to top it all up throw up once or twice. Then I could have something to talk about throughout the week while looking forward to the next weekend and finally graduate with the infamous second degree alias a wife at the end of the four-year course.
On my first goal, it is three weeks past, since I applied to have my course changed, until now I have been inquiring every single day but all am told is to be patient while pursuing my current course meanwhile (awaiting their decision). This beats the point of encouraging us to change our courses immediately. I am made to understand that in other institutions it is a one week affair evidenced by the fact that my counterparts in those varsities are already sitting their end semester exams while we at the famous ‘Foundation of Knowledge’, have been whirling aimlessly for the past three weeks.
This brings me to another point of concern – the slow pace of things on campus, from registration to timetables and course outlines being delayed. It is very disturbing when a lecturer tells you that he/she has no idea when the timetable would be released or how many times it would be amended. This leaves us speculating and showing up at lecture halls only to end up disappointed when the conveyor of knowledge fails to show up.
As far as my second objective is concerned, I have been bitterly disappointed with the Mashoka and the Mututho laws since the administration was kind enough to house me in the Diaspora, just next to the sewage treatment area. I would not risk getting my average looks lessened by Mashoka since at the moment I have enough self esteem issues to deal with.
And lastly, about getting out of this place with that ‘second degree’, would you be kind enough to allow me get back to you on that at the end of the year 2015? I am still receiving and rejecting applications…

The writer is a 1st year School of Arts and Social Sciences- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Man U Yarambisha Man City Mchanga – na James NDONE

MATUMAINI ya Man City kuipiku Man U kama wafalme wa mji wa Manchester yalididimia hapo jana baada ya kucharazwa mabao 3-2 na Man U katika uga wa Wembley kwenye kinyan’ganyiro cha Community Shield, kilichohudhuriwa na takriban mashabiki 55,000.
Mechi hii iliwasilisha fursa mwafaka ya kocha wa Man U Bw Alex Ferguson kuonyesha madume alioweza kulamba wakati wa kipindi cha mahamisho, kama vile Ashley Young, Phil Jones na David De Gea, aliyekuwa kipa wa Atletico Madrid ya Uhispania.
Katika kipindi cha kwanza, De Gea alikaribishwa kwenye ligi ya Uingereza kwa bao la kichwa la Joleon Lescot, lililotokana na mkwaju wa adhabu uliopigwa na David Silva. Naam, bao likawa moja bila.Ilipoonekana Man U wametulia, mshambuliaji mahiri wa Bosnia Edin Dzeko alimvurumishia De Gea kombora kali lililopiku urefu wake,dakika moja kabla ya kipindi cha mapumziko. Ilionoekana Man U wanaelekea kupoteza mechi yao ya pili mfululizo katika uwanja wa Wembley dhidi ya Man City. Ni uwanja uu huu ambapo Man City iliicharaza Man U bao moja kwa nunge msimu uliopita katika mchuano wa FA.
Kocha wa Man U alifanya mabadiliko na kuwatoa mabeki wake Rio Ferdinand na kinara wa timu Nemanja Vidic na pia kiungo wa kati Michael Carrick, huku akiwaleta Johny Evans, Phil Jones na Tom Cleverley. Nguvu mpya zilizaa matunda pale Chris Smalling alipomzidia tajriba mlinda lango wa Man City Joe Hart na kufungia Man U bao la kwanza. Ubabe wa Man U ulizidi kudhihirika pale Nani, Cleverley, Young, Welbeck na Rooney walipowakoroga mabeki wa City na Nani akaisawazishia Man U, magoli yakawa 2-2.
Huku penalti zikinusiwa kama mwamuzi mkuu wa magwiji wa mji wa Manchester ni kina nani, winga matata wa Man U, mzaliwa wa Ureno, Luis Nani aliiadhibu City alipodoea kosa la difenda Kompany na kubaki na golkipa. Baada ya fanyafanya na chengachenga zake, alipachika wavuni bao la tatu na la ushindi mnamo dakida ya 94, muda wa ziada, na kuhakikishia Man U ushindi waliokuwa wakiungoja kwa hamu na hamumu. Refa alikipuliza kipenga chake na kuhakikishia Man U ushindi wa 3-2, huku wakitwaa taji lao la kwanza msimu huu.
Mashabiki wa Arsenal, Chelsea na Liverpool walipoona hayo walinyanyua maguu yao na kutoka kwenye ukumbi wa mkutano wa wanafunzi, huku wakibaki na kizungumkuti na hoja zinazokinzana kwani walisikika wakisema, “Manchester United ni wachawi. Wanatumia nguvu za Kiilluminati!”
Changamoto langu ni kwa mashabiki wa Arsenal; nawasihi wajitose kwenye behewa la Man U, kwani ukiwa katika Man U una uhakikisho wa mataji, vikombe na pia kutovunjwa moyo.
Nawatakia juma lisilo na bughudha, doo wala twaa.

Mwandishi ni mwanagenzi wa uwanahabari