Some Kenyan Funk

I am loving everything about Eric Wainaina’s new single Selina. The song’s about a guy who wants marry a beautiful girl, and rescue her from an abusive relationship. Quick intro for my non-Kenyan readers: Eric Wainaina is a Kenyan singer-songwriter that’s been on the scene for close to 20 years. His music blends afrofusion, Kenyan […]

Musings on Kenya’s GDP Statistical Revision

Several African countries have been revising the numbers they use to calculate their Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Ghana led the pack in 2010 with a 60% upward GDP revision, and now Nigeria boasts a revised GDP of 510 billion dollars, almost double her previously reported GDP—a staggering number compared to other African countries. This makes Nigeria the […]

Halfway Through!

After such an inadvertently long blogging hiatus, I’m back. The last two months of my life have been haphazard, with some deadlines, some travel and some disillusionment. That is where the true test of blogging consistency comes… I’m now exactly halfway through my doctoral studies. Another existential crisis has set in. Actually, it seems like these crises […]