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Catherine Amayi

Catherine Amayi

This blog is about life. Its about love. Its about trials. Its about overcoming. I'm a storyteller.

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A Moment with Catherine

A Moment with Catherine

A Storyteller.
Catherine Amayi Catherine Amayi
Articles : 64
Since : 07/05/2015
Category : Lifestyle

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Misogyny won.

Misogyny won.

Someone attempted to rape my sister close to seventeen years ago. She was ten at the time. Mom and dad were away on a work related trip. She and my four year old brother had been left under the care of a family friend, or so my folks thought. “He brought us home for the evening and as soon as Brother left for his bedroom, he suddenly pulled me to
Our education is a disaster -- PART I

Our education is a disaster -- PART I

And the 2016 “Disaster of the Year” award goes to the Ministry of Education. What was that? Is Dr. Fred Matiang’i, the C.E.O of that exam, really the 2016 de facto “Hero of the Year”? How do I reconcile the fact that 80% of the 1.5 million students in the 2016 class scored grade-D and below? Do we realize the trouble we’re courting? No
Obama the surrogate

Obama the surrogate

At the final White House Correspondents’ dinner on the 29th of April this year, President Obama made a joke about the prospects of a female president before dropping the mic. This was his first ever public hint that he was With Her. Hillary Clinton been on the campaign trail for a little over a year and according to the numbers from the primaries

Her loss, my loss (why I'm still with her)

On November 9th 2016 (East African time zone) I went to bed a writer, November 10th, I woke up crippled. I was a soldier wounded not from fire exchange but from shock, the psychological consequences still too perturbing and way too painful, so much so, that it has taken me over two months to piece it all together. Like a recovering addict, it’s b

Shame on you Woodlands Hospital, Meru.

Shame on you Woodlands Hospital, Meru. She had a high fever and a pounding headache coupled with intense vomiting. Several tests later, at Woodlands Hospital, a facility located about a kilometer to Meru, along the Meru-Nairobi Highway she was diagnosed with a bacterial infection. Here is what happened, she checked in, got admitted before any tests
Women's March: why I'm inspired

Women's March: why I'm inspired

If the Women’s March is anything to go by, then 2017 is up for a good start. 2017 shows promise of being a far better year than its predecessor, and a year that was widely referred to as the Monday of years, 2016. Unfortunately I was unable to participate in the Nairobi event due to work commitments, but I proudly followed the events online and o

Just what is male privilege?

A few years ago I walked into my bank. The pressure to buy my first car was brisk and my savings inadequate. I needed a loan. The loan officer looked me in the eye and shot straight, “are you married?” Why, I wondered. Part of me thought that the officer was seducing me in the most bizarre of ways until he said that “my husband’s” credit
Our education is a disaster Part II

Our education is a disaster Part II

A week into the university lecturers strike and still no sign of the end. Healthcare workers have been on the streets for close to two months now and we’ve moved on, into full campaign mode, only caring about who is defecting to where and the record low voter registration turn out. Anyway, our dons are out on the streets in just one among the man

Divorce in the twenty first century

Talk of divorce in our society is almost always met with a certain level of antagonism almost second to murder. Conservatives collectively agree that marriages are built to last forever and that nothing should come between two people bound by love and god almighty. Conservatives in this case would refer to mostly “Christian conservatives” who q
Why Hillary? Why Hillary Clinton will be good for Africa

Why Hillary? Why Hillary Clinton will be good for Africa

What an eventful weekend this has been in the US presidential race! Donald Trump was caught on tape, pants on fire, basically bragging about sexually assaulting women eleven years ago. He defended himself by claiming to have been an impressionable 59-year old, but he has since “grown up” and is finally taking “full” responsibility. Wait…w