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When did Love Become a Battle Field?

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Before anything else, we need to begin with a moment of silence for the souls who have gone too soon in the name of love. 
The crimes of passion have become so rampant and the corridors of social media justice seem to be justifying the trend.
Looking at the tragic death of Ivy Wangechi, a Moi University sixth year medicine student who was killed in broad day light, I am left wondering; what value do we attach to life? Is rejection and disappointment such a strong incentive to take a life?
The Scenario When it comes to love there are many accompanying emotions such as lust, infatuation, fling, crush, Friends with benefit and the list can go on. Before one can filter out love you must fully deal with all the camouflage it presents. These forms of camouflage present themselves based on our first intention when starting a relationship. When we look at the various cases making headline money and sex seems to be the underlying motive.
Check out: Is it Love or Just a Camouflage?
We are in a genera…

Wrong Cab Wrong Night; My Worst Nightmare

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We had just finished our Friday gig at a Five Star Hotel along Valley Road, and I was in no mood for chit chat. It had been a long week and all I wanted was to go home and rest. Being a live musician, weekends are the buzziest and I needed to re-energize. I gave my fellow band members goodnight kisses and hit the road. 
Normally we head to town as a team but this day I was impatient. After-all, it was Friday 11.00 PM and the streets were much alive.
I walked down the lonely path and crossed to the other side of the road. It was still early, and I did think of calling an Uber besides that day I was on a tight budget. Just as I got to the bus stop someone had been dropped off by a cab and the driver offered to drop me in town. We exchanged some pleasantries, negotiated the price and off we went.
You know the kind of small talk that goes on in a cab, right? Did a bit of that, talked about the economy, how Nairobi is, the weather and practically nothing we had common interest in till there …

Suicide Awareness and Mitigation

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Suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally and at the same time the second leading cause of death among the youth between the ages of 15-29 years. 
According to WHO close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds.
In Kenya about 4 people commit suicide daily. However, this is just an estimate and there is the worry that the number could be higher given than suicide is not always indicate as the cause of death.
What Causes or risk factors associated with Suicide? Mental illness such as depression, personality disorders and drugs and substance abuse are the predominant factors when it comes to suicide. Signs of mental illness are not easy to identify unlike physical illness especially depression the push to cause personal harm is often a cry for help. 
Depression is one of the main mental illness that’s affecting young people due to society pressure and hard economic times. Globally there are more than 300 million people affected…