Category Archives: By The Way

For a happier back-to-school season

The back-to-school season did this thing it usually does of sounding a war cry that simultaneously empties parents’ bank accounts and also draws traffic from all parts of the world and deposits it on our ailing roads. Over the years, with the help of school administrators around the country, the war cry has become very […]

You made the list, Congrats

It’s graduation season. You made the list. Congratulations! If you breezed through university, this isn’t for you. This one is for you who knows that being on the list didn’t come easy. You spent nights awake, some in bars to keep your friends company (you never liked the places at all) but the nights I’m […]

The joys of a long leave

It is said that civil servants have it good. Modern folklore has it that they have this job feature that allows you to leave your coat on your chair as you step out to attend to other business. The same folklore says they go for innumerable conferences, have long study leave, have long lunches, arrive […]

This year, be a hero

Happy New Year! This is my first post this year. It was published 2 weeks ago by The Sunday Monitor though I’ve been very slow in publishing it here. I do have 3 other articles I’ve been equally slow to publish. *Hides*.  I’ll publish them this week, one each day starting tomorrow. *scouts promise* Also, starting […]

Christmas inventions we need

If there’s ever a time in the year when we badly need inventions, it’s this one. All the merry making, travelling and binge-eating presents several opportunities to better mankind. It is documented that Einstein’s theory of relativity came to him after a hearty Christmas lunch. There he lay, battling sleep after the meal, unable to […]

When the people won’t let you go

Our First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service, Henry Kajura last week let us in on how he’s under pressure to serve again as MP for Hoima Municipality. Fun fact, he’s been serving as a public servant, in one position or another, since 1966. That’s almost as long as the country has been […]

Why Spain is not Uganda

Last week, the Guardian, a newspaper that’s a big deal in the UK, run a poll on which holiday destination was more attractive to their readers – Uganda or Spain. Being the buxom beauty that the pearl is, we beat Spain black and white in the poll. Some analysts put it down to Spaniards not […]

Hit song to our beloved leader

I particularly love this article because on a dreary evening working late, my parents called me, laughing heartily and quoting lines from it, saying it had totally, totally cracked them up.  I hope you enjoy it too Kikyusa Sub-county chairperson, Abubaker Mubiru Ssematimba, last week asked schools to compose Museveni-praise songs. I feel for the young […]

To the dude jumping the broom

The Life Magazine in which this column runs in The Sunday Monitor had a wedding issue. Weddings  aren’t something I’d ordinarily write about but the envelope had to be pushed. This is what I came up with. This wedding issue of Life magazine has left frills and decorative jars strewn all over the place. It’s […]