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Time travel feels like an ancient tradition rooted in old mythologies, old as gods and dragons. It isn’t. It is the ability to go back in time and feel history, see it, and revel in it. Dare I even say, you can almost taste it. So, this week, we look at the key moments that shaped the nation and changed the course of our country’s history. This is a week in history.

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On January 15, 2019, an attack occurred at the Dusit D2 Complex in Westlands, Chiromo, resulting in the loss of 22 civilian lives. Five armed terrorists gained entry to the premises and carried out activities that added another tragic event to Kenya’s history of terror attacks. However, the Kenya Defense Forces and the National Police Service were well-prepared to handle such situations, having gained experience from previous incidents like the Westgate Attack in 2013 and the Garissa University Attack in 2015. They swiftly responded, working together to rescue hostages, eliminate all five militants, and finally bring an end to the siege by the following day, January 16, at 10:00 am.

On January 17, 2008, Koffi Annan, the former UN Secretary-General, arrived in Kenya to mediate the conflict that had arisen between former President Kibaki and former Prime Minister Odinga, as well as their respective supporters. The December 2007 elections had been marred by allegations of electoral manipulation, leading to disputes over the victory of Mr. Kibaki. Following Mr. Kibaki’s inauguration on December 30th, Mr. Odinga called for mass protests across the country, which ultimately sparked widespread violence and crimes committed by Kenyans against each other. Today, we solemnly remember all those who tragically lost their lives and extend our heartfelt prayers to those who suffered losses in terms of loved ones and property.

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On January 18, 1967, the Kenya African National Union was announced by Former President Jomo Kenyatta. This announcement held significant importance as the country was in its early stages and required a symbol of unity. It called for leaders from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities to come together and advocate for the Kenyan flag. The original members, including Jomo Kenyatta, Tom Mboya, Daniel Moi, Jaramogi Oginga, and others, aimed to unify the nation and prevent tribalism. However, they were idealists Je wangekuwa mambo yangekuwa sawa?.

After the passing of Mzee Kenyatta, Moi took the oath of office as Kenya’s second president on January 20th, 1978. This was a significant moment as it facilitated a peaceful and lawful transfer of power from one administration to another. It also marked the transition from Kikuyu-dominated ethnic politics to Kalenjin-led ethnic politics, potentially indicating a shift in the allocation of government and natural resources. In a time of mourning and uncertainty for the Kenyan people, Moi pledged to combat tribalism and corruption and to carry on in the footsteps of Mzee Kenyatta hence, the ‘tufuate nyayo’slogan. Wewe unajua kama alitimiza. Mine is to facilitate the time travel. What you do with it, is up to you.

On January 21, 1969, Thomas Mboya, a well-known politician and the Minister of Economic Planning and Development at the time, was murdered by Nahashon Isaac Njenga Njoroge, who was a trade unionist. This event led to widespread demonstrations and unrest, fueling ethnic divisions between the Kikuyu and Luo communities in the country.

With that, the journey of looking back in time comes to an end. Join me next week. Same place, same time. Until then, Auf Wiedersehen.

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Scariest Horror Movies You Need to Watch



We all have that one friend who pretends not to be scared by horror films, mocking us for jumping at the slightest scare. Well, this list is for them! Share and watch them revere horrors. Here are ten of the scariest horror films that will challenge even the bravest souls. Remember to share your list in the comments.

1. The Moor

Set in the eerie Yorkshire moors, “The Moor” follows the story of a grief-stricken father and a guilt-ridden friend searching for answers about a long-lost child. The atmospheric setting and unsettling folklore elements create a haunting experience that will stick with you long after the credits roll.

2. Baghead

Ever wondered what you’d do for a chance to speak with a loved one who’d passed on? “Baghead” explores this terrifying concept with a basement-dwelling monster that offers brief reunions with the dead at a high price. The tension and horror escalate quickly, making it a must-watch for any horror enthusiast.

3. A Quiet Place: Day One

A prequel to the popular series, this film delves into the chaotic first day when the terrifying creatures emerged. The suspense and survival elements are intense, with Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn delivering gripping performances as strangers navigating this new world.

4. I Saw the TV Glow

This film combines the nostalgia of 90s horror TV shows with a modern coming-of-age twist. Following two teens who are fans of a horror TV show, the movie explores their nightmarish realities blending with the show’s terror, making for a unique and chilling experience.

5. The Watchers

When artist Mina gets stranded in a forest in Ireland, she finds herself trapped with three strangers and stalked by mysterious creatures. The isolation and the supernatural threats in “The Watchers” will have you on the edge of your seat.

6. Speak No Evil

A family’s dream vacation turns into a psychological nightmare in this remake. The tension between the idyllic setting and the unfolding horror creates a deeply unsettling experience that challenges the boundaries of psychological horror.

7. Alien: Romulus

A new chapter in the Alien franchise, this film is set on a distant planet where a crew discovers ancient alien technology. The encounter with the unknown brings a fresh and terrifying take on the classic alien horror theme.

8. Smile 2

Building on the eerie premise of its predecessor, “Smile 2” delves deeper into the origins of the sinister smile that curses its victims. The psychological terror is amplified, making it a chilling sequel that digs into your fears.

9. Nosferatu

This reimagining of the classic vampire tale combines stunning visuals with eerie storytelling. “Nosferatu” follows an ancient vampire haunting a secluded village, blending horror with artful cinematography for a truly terrifying experience.

10. Trap

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, “Trap” takes place at a concert where attendees find themselves caught in a psychological thriller. With Shyamalan’s signature twists and turns, this film is sure to keep you guessing and scared throughout. Set for release on August 9, this psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan stars Josh Hartnett​

Each of these films brings something unique to the table, whether it’s atmospheric dread, psychological horror, or supernatural terror. So gather your bravest friends, turn off the lights, and see who can last through these terrifying tales.

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Top 10 Must-Watch Medieval Movies and Series for Fans of Epic Tales



Are you a fan of medieval set shows? If so, you’re in for a treat! Here’s a list of the best medieval movies and series of all time, perfect for immersing yourself in the gritty, glorious world of knights, battles, and ancient lore.

  1. The Green Knight (2021)
    Dive into this visually stunning retelling of the Arthurian legend. Dev Patel stars as Sir Gawain, embarking on a quest to confront the mysterious Green Knight. The film’s dreamy, haunting atmosphere makes it a standout.
  1. The Northman (2022)
    Directed by Robert Eggers, this epic saga of Viking revenge follows a young prince avenging his father’s murder. With Alexander Skarsgård leading the cast, it’s a brutal yet beautifully shot journey into Norse mythology.
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  1. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
    Ridley Scott’s epic film takes you to the Crusades, where Orlando Bloom’s character, Balian, defends Jerusalem. The director’s cut is especially recommended for its deeper storytelling and character development.
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  1. Vikings (2013-2020)
    This popular TV series chronicles the legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok and his descendants. Full of battles, explorations, and Viking lore, it’s a must-watch for history and action enthusiasts.
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  1. The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
    Based on Ken Follett’s novel, this miniseries follows the construction of a cathedral in the fictional town of Kingsbridge. With a rich plot and compelling characters, it offers a detailed look at medieval life and politics.
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  1. Outlaw King (2018)
    Chris Pine stars as Robert the Bruce in this gritty historical drama about Scotland’s fight for independence. The film captures the brutality and rawness of medieval warfare beautifully.
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  1. Vinland Saga (2019-)
    This anime series, inspired by historical events, follows Thorfinn’s journey during the Viking invasions of England. With intense battles and deep character arcs, it’s a gripping watch for anime and history fans alike.
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  1. The Last Kingdom (2015-2022)
    Based on Bernard Cornwell’s “The Saxon Stories,” this series follows Uhtred of Bebbanburg as he navigates his Saxon and Viking heritage. It’s a thrilling ride through the battles and politics of medieval England.
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  1. Shogun (2024)
    Based on James Clavell’s novel, tells the story of an English navigator shipwrecked in Japan. It’s a fascinating look at the clash and melding of Eastern and Western cultures during the early 1600s.
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  1. Outlander (2014-)
    Though not strictly medieval, this time-travel series starts in the 1940s and takes you back to 18th-century Scotland. With its rich historical setting and epic romance, it offers a unique blend of genres that captivates audiences.
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Whether you’re looking for intense battles, intricate political plots, or deep character development, these films and series offer a window into the tumultuous and fascinating medieval world. Happy watching!

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Zinedine Zidane and the Famous Headbutt



The Story Behind the Incident

Are you familiar with one of the most shocking moments in World Cup history? In the 2006 World Cup final, Zinedine Zidane, the French football legend, headbutted Italian defender Marco Materazzi. This act led to Zidane’s ejection from the match, ultimately marking a dramatic end to his illustrious career.

The Incident

The incident occurred during extra time, with the scores level at 1-1. Zidane, after an exchange of words with Materazzi, turned and headbutted him in the chest. This led to Zidane being shown a red card, and France subsequently lost the penalty shootout to Italy.

Zidane’s Explanation

Over the years, Zidane has been relatively reserved about the incident, but in various interviews, he shed light on what provoked him. According to Zidane, Materazzi made disparaging remarks about his sister. In a 2010 interview, Zidane explained that he would “rather die than apologize” for the headbutt because he felt deeply insulted.

Materazzi’s Perspective

Materazzi has also spoken about the incident, acknowledging the insult. He admitted to saying something offensive about Zidane’s sister but claimed that Zidane’s reaction was extreme and that the incident had overshadowed his own career achievements.

The Aftermath

The headbutt became one of the most talked-about moments in sports history. Zidane’s action was widely scrutinized, with many fans and pundits debating whether it tarnished his legacy. However, for many, Zidane remains one of football’s greatest players, and the incident is often viewed as a testament to his passionate nature on the field.

Zidane has since moved on to a successful coaching career, but the 2006 headbutt remains a memorable, if controversial, chapter in his story.

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