Skip to main content

Research



Been a student, I have been trying to do a lot of academic research of late.Do not ask me for the results of the above research, since a separate research done by others found out that most of the research done in this university gathers dust in the library in which I am now seated. In case you are wondering about me suffering the same fate, ie gathering dust, the chief librarian has assured me that it takes a number of years in one position to gather significant dust, in this library. therefore, I am unlikely to suffer the same fate, since the library is closed at half past eleven in the night.

He also assured me that the likelihood of me been locked in the library is quite low, and if it did happen, he would have to research on how it happened. However, I pointed out to him that a similar research conducted to find out if shoppers had been locked in a burning store was halted due to lack of eye witnesses. Nobody has researched on the lack of eye witnesses, which apparently could have been as a result of thick smoke blinding potential eye witnesses.

I go on to tell the chief librarian about other research that i have been conducting.I tell him that I may have stumbled onto a localized version of Russian Roulette as I was conducting my research. I am convinced that Kenyans have been playing a form of Russian Roulette.the Kenyan Roulette, as I will refer to it, consist of many stages, each stage been quite complex, and involving many players at a time.

Stage one s played on the Kenyan roads. Participants dive vehicles, applying the same rules that are used in Electronic Arts' Need For Speed games. such rules include:
Driving on any side of the road
Racing fellow drivers in case you get bored,(this is especially true if you are
driving a matatu)
In case you hit a pedestrian, keep driving, stopping will result in you loosing precious points
You will get points for pulling stunts, especially in accidents scenes e.g. flying off bridges
inspecting cars before driving is a waste of precious time
Between the Kenyan passengers & Pedestrians and the driver; whoever is still arrive at the end of the game wins.

Stage 2 involves a far fewer number than stage one, but its scale is quite large. It again involves playing the same version of Russian roulette with Kenyan lives. the other group of players involves stakeholders involved in supply and provision of basic necessities like medicine, maize, fuel etc. In this game, the people charged with supply will aim at irregularizing the provision of the said goods, while the Kenyans will fight for the same supplies, which will now be either in short or of poor quality such that they don't serve their purpose.Between the two, as n the original, whoever outlives the other wins.

Other than researching on such games, I also happened to research on the size of the Kenyan shilling. This was after a friend of mine suggesting that the Kenyan Shilling must be very small, since it has a habit of disappearing right in front of everyone's eyes. This is true, given that even stock brokers are left short of words when asked to explain rampant disappearance of clients money.they shrug their shoulders, and say that the Kenyan shilling has disappeared before from parastals, banks and even when been transported, and they therefore don't see theirs as an exception. Economists have also claimed that the shilling has continued decreasing in size, with more and more people been unable to find enough of it to foot their bills.

As I was doing the above research, I also learned that that the president was researching on the possibility of hiring a plumber. the plumber was supposed to research on massive leaks in the government, which had led to leaking of sensitive government data, especially from cabinet meetings. I happened to learn of this through meetings of such a meeting, which had leaked to the East African Standard newspaper.

I would have continued with my research, but i had to cut my list short in order to research on why I did not have enough time to continue with my research. Other things i would have researched on include:
. Disappearance of thousands of Kenyans, who research has shown that they likely disappeared, only to reappear in other areas as Mungiki
. I would also have researched on why the taps did not have a continuous supply of water, but I ended up spending more time looking for water instead.

I hope that you are able to carry on with your own research.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A to Z of Girl Pick-up Lines

Girl,  You are like a breath of fresh air , like an outstanding piece of Art in an art gallery  There are many things you and me can be, but it puts a smile of satisfaction on my face and a smile of envy on my buddies faces that you both beautiful and bootyfull  E ither your creator must have taken the greatest care creating you or your cheated your way around heaven, 'coz you clearly the prettiest girl on earth  D on't ask why my breathing quickens every time I see you; setting my eyes on you makes me feel like I am drowning in your beauty, I have to catch my breath   Exciting, Exotic, Elegant, Electrifying ; so many definitions in english , but when it comes to the human race, girl, you are the one and only definition of all the above  W hen I say you are fly , it may be due to the sensation of flying off the ground that I get when I am around you. Some girls are beautiful, a few are decent, even fewer got class; I didn't know I could find all this qualities in one gir

Beers in Kenya: A sober opinion

Note: This is a dated post and has since been mostly passed by events. SAB Miller beers including Castle and Peroni are no longer widely available in Kenya after their exist. Sirville Brewery was bought out by Brew Bistro before being permanently shut in a tax dispute. Kenya is a land of milk, honey, beaches and taxes. I have penned, or is typed, a newer post here .  Peroni - One of the best beers in Kenya. Did a taste of canned and bottled Italian, and bottled Tanzanian I like the tangy flavour and body in Tanzanian Peroni. The can is close. Heineken drinkers will like the Italian one.  I have had a short beer swigging stint in my life. It has however been long enough for me to share my opinion of Kenyan beer. Interestingly, over the course of sharing such opinions with other drunkards connoisseurs,  I have found that we all have different views as to what beer is the best, which one makes you too drunk, or which one gives one free, extra hangover for every hangover you get

Nairobi's Top 4 Texas Brisket Places Reviewed and Ranked

Brisket on a bed of roast vegetables with barbecue sauce at Texas Brisket, Kikuyu  This review has been updated after a number of you suggested I try the brisket at County2County.  What's the best place to have Brisket in Nairobi? What's even brisket?  Brisket is one of the toughest cuts in a cow, from around the belly. It is so tough that it has to be smoked for about 16 hours to tenderise. But that there, is the catch.  12 to 16 hours later, it is the most flavourful and softest cut you will ever have. So full of flavour and so soft you can pick it apart with your fingers.  However, due to the long cooking time involved, only a few places offer brisket in Nairobi.  The best so far is Texas Brisket which is located within Kikuyu Railway station.  They do the meat for a proper 16 hours, and will usually have a fatty or non-fatty portion. The fatty portions are more tasty. A 500 gram serving goes for KSh. 900 and a 1 KG order comes with a serving of free fries. Their brisket has

Kenya Power customers suffer from Ksh 0.5 billion faulty prepaid meters

1st Phase Actaris prepaid meters , which work well Kenya Power is a famous company in Kenya, one which draws what my colleagues in media will call "mixed reactions". While those in urban areas such as Nairobi regard Kenya Power as a very unreliable firm, I have heard of villages in rural areas where blackouts go unreported for even 3 days . To the rural people, recent electrification means that at least they get to get electricity for some days, which is better than no electricity. In urban areas, the story is not any different. Around Imara Daima along Mombasa Road, power is mostly reliable, with blackouts been few in a week, and even at times been less than 10 in a month. In other places in the city, blackouts are a daily occurrence, and in some places, the blackouts are more than meals, counting two teas , breakfast, lunch and dinner. Another aspect about Kenya Power is the prepaid meters, which like the firm, are equally loved and hated. Ever since I became prou

Medicines in Kenya: Cure or Poison?

This Drug available at most hospitals here is prescribed under restriction in the United States. The medicine is often prescribed in non-deserving situations in the country. Many of us do not like medicines or visiting health centres, not that we have a choice. When one is sick, they have to visit a health centre. It's at the health centres that one is given medicines, drugs that are expected to cure the ailment. Prevention, we are told, is better than cure. For this reason, some of us will visit the health centres for preventive drugs - maybe we are a malaria prone area and are trying to limit our exposure to it. Looking at the health sector in Kenya, it is far from reaching the health for all status. The country , like many of it's neighbours, faces an acute shortage of doctors. The number has steadily been rising over the years as the government tries to train more doctors to bridge the shortfall. However, bridging the shortfall has been made difficult by many count