Beauty, brains and holiness: Pageantries have roots in Christianity, remind the living of wholeness of humanity

Beauty, brains and holiness: Pageantries have roots in Christianity, remind the living of wholeness of humanity

As a country, Kenya has had its fair share of fetching lasses who ran away with beauty pageants on national and international runways. Beautiful women like the late Gaudencia Aura and Khadija Adams, easily come to mind when we talk about pageantry. Service to mankind, though, remains a remote subject,...

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‘I heard that Russian women love hot, polite men,’ world tallest man says on wife search mission in Moscow

‘I heard that Russian women love hot, polite men,’ world tallest man says on wife search mission in Moscow

The world’s tallest man is ready to settle down. Sultan Kosen, 39, who is a lofty 8”3 (251cm), has travelled to Russia in search of a new partner to start a family. “I heard that Russian women love hot, polite men. It should be easy!”, he told a Russian TV...

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Hits and misses: Wild thought, accidental visa to America, then unexpected ticket

Hits and misses: Wild thought, accidental visa to America, then unexpected ticket

I did not plan to go to America. The decision just made itself. One Wednesday morning on the bus along Ngong Road, Nairobi, on my way to the office, I put my hand in my inner coat pocket and discovered that I had inadvertently carried my passport. As I turned...

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Sexual abuse: Court tells Prince Andrew the law is immune to wealth and kingdom entitlements

Sexual abuse: Court tells Prince Andrew the law is immune to wealth and kingdom entitlements

The Duke of York “cannot hide behind wealth and palace walls” and must respond to sexual abuse allegations filed in a US court, his accuser’s lawyer told BBC Two’s Newsnight. Prince Andrew should allow a jury to decide what happened, David Boies, the lawyer of Virginia Giuffre, said. Ms Giuffre...

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Labour of love: Mastering courage for the first kiss, then an explosion of endless passion

Labour of love: Mastering courage for the first kiss, then an explosion of endless passion

If there is such a thing as an SI Unit for beauty, up until this point in my life, my SI Unit had been one Judy Achieng (not her real name). Back in my second year of secondary school, I had laid my eyes on her at some function in...

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