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I write 'By The Way', a humour and satire column that runs in ,The Sunday Monitor. I make many attempts to keep it serious and full of incisive facts. My editor doesn't quite agree.
Besides 'By The Way', I give a take on spirituality, manhood and marriage

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 […]

Boda bodas and karma

Once upon a time, in a foreign place called Bwaiise, in a time long before the age of swimming pools, people lived wild and free. They ate and drank what nature provided. They skipped and hopped joyfully from one day to another, without a care in the world. Their only question each day was whether […]

The magical security wand

Many people have scoffed at the mundane-looking hand-held security gadget used to search them as they enter a building. “This rugged device doesn’t do anything. It just beeps for nothing “, they say. I shared the same sentiments till I had a chance meeting with a top security official who used a promise of grievous […]

Why admin assistants can’t be black

A job ad run in a leading daily sometime last week for an administrative assistant in what, on the surface, seemed like a blue chip company. The company though required that before you apply, you “must be a foreigner (Indian, Phillipino, White)”. All those reading the ad and considering applying stopped at that part and […]