All posts by Michael Kivumbi

Michael is currently the Managing Editor of Kivumbi Press.

I Am One Of The Intense Admirers Of The USA Whose Love Gets Tested Everyday

I am, for example, enamored by the sheer acumen with which they manage to hold up such immense layers of bureaucracy and transparency while we [Africans] still lug with so small units of administration also known as countries. Continue reading I Am One Of The Intense Admirers Of The USA Whose Love Gets Tested Everyday

Members Of 10th Parliament Take Oath Today

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Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they can keep the common man in eternal subjection.

Henry A. Wallace

 

Nigeria’s Popstar Finally On Top Of Billboard’s Hot 100

It is official Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, otherwise known as Wizkid is Number One on the Billboard, becoming the first Nigerian to make it to the Hot 100, a worldwide acclaimed Music Ranking Website. Continue reading Nigeria’s Popstar Finally On Top Of Billboard’s Hot 100

Why You Might Black out In The Middle Of The Game

A few weeks ago Uganda once again had a quirky treat of a sex video starred by an Honorable Member of Parliament this time.

According to social media where a sex video has been spreading like a wild fire, a mature male in acute likeness of Oyam North Member of parliament, Ayena Odong is seen sweating for over twenty minutes, turning and twisting in all angles, laboring to work an orgasm out of this very fat woman. Continue reading Why You Might Black out In The Middle Of The Game

Believe First And You Will See

Matthew 8:13

…as you have believed, so let it be done for you…

You may have heard some people say, “How can I believe it when I don’t see it? If I can only see it or feel it, I may just believe that something is happening!”

The woman with the issue of blood who came to Jesus could have felt the same way. For 12 long years, she had gone from one doctor to another, trying every conceivable cure they could offer. She not only grew worse, but ended up losing all her money to those doctors and their “cures”. Continue reading Believe First And You Will See

Aaron Lee, a Singaporean prize-winning poet who writes in English.

These days, social media waits for no one. If you’re LATE for the party, you’ll probably be covered by all the noise and you might not be able to get your voice across. It could only mean that if you want to be heard by the crowd, you have to be fast; and on social media, that means you have to be REALLY fast.

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Aaron Lee

Why Social Media Should Be Regulated

A few weeks ago, Public Relations Officer of the Uganda Police Force, Fred Enanga, while addressing the press at the police headquarters in Naguru, revealed to the nation that two IT experts had been arrested and were to be probed at the Criminal Investigations Directorate in Kibuli for allegedly using social media networks to incite the public through spreading messages of hate, sectarianism, and militarism. Continue reading Why Social Media Should Be Regulated

Expertly Use Up The Dormant Space Under The Stairs Of Your House

The space under the stairs, no matter how little, there is more than one way to put it to practical use. You can restructure it into a place for reading, work or a beauty nap.

The space under your stairs also represents an extra storage space when you need one; so even if you think you don’t have anything to Continue reading Expertly Use Up The Dormant Space Under The Stairs Of Your House

Why Fake Pastors Continue To Rise In Uganda

The bible talks of the gospel as the power of God to  save – it is good news – at least as it sounds, and it is which saw Brenda Nalubega happily strolling into the ominous gates of Revival Church one Sunday morning. She was full with faith, decked out in hope but with little reckoning to what Continue reading Why Fake Pastors Continue To Rise In Uganda

How Papa Wemba Gave Art His Best Even Unto Death

Last Wednesday, Papa Wemba, one of Africa’s most flamboyant and popular musicians, was finally laid to rest, after his sudden death during a music festival in Ivory Coast.

The artist was performing Saturday night at the Urban Music Festival in the capital, Abidjan. He collapsed on stage and later died.

Papa Wemba, 66, was considered Continue reading How Papa Wemba Gave Art His Best Even Unto Death

Why Bebe Cool Will Always Dwarf All Musicians In Uganda

To succeed in music or… name any other trade, it is like being in the military – discipline is key. The moment you slacken off the sense of discipline, uniformity fails and the whole team crumbles Continue reading Why Bebe Cool Will Always Dwarf All Musicians In Uganda

Why Cohabitation Has Become More Legitimate Than Marriage

Times have changed and so has the perception of marriage. In the recent times, it has become increasingly old-fashioned in our society to privilege married people and to treat matrimony as Continue reading Why Cohabitation Has Become More Legitimate Than Marriage

Why Donald Trump Has Earned The Right To Run His Mouth

He has been described as a clown and a joke.  On other occasions, egotistical, narcissist and selfish.  His fans, however, simply reckon him as frank and outspoken. Meanwhile according to Politico, an American Political Magazine, as of September 30, 2015, a national poll suggested that 10% of likely voters Continue reading Why Donald Trump Has Earned The Right To Run His Mouth

First Muslim Miss USA converts to Christianity

Rima Fakih is believed to be the first Muslim to win the title of Miss USA when she was crowned the winner in 2010.

Now, the beauty pageant winner has converted to Christianity, recently sharing a verse from Philippians on Twitter.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Continue reading First Muslim Miss USA converts to Christianity

Astounding Facts About Roses

There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars of roses. They vary in color, shape and size and all but one rose species have 5 petals!

Source: http://www.didyouknow.org

Why I am Giving President Museveni A Benefit Of Doubt

I can’t believe it is already May. It looked like it would never come – I mean, on Thursday, May 12, 2016, the newly re-elected President of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Museveni will be swearing in for his fifth term in office in what is poised to be a colorful and internationally acclaimed event, at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala. I pray it goes well, for two reasons; Continue reading Why I am Giving President Museveni A Benefit Of Doubt

Why Our Evolving Lifestyle Has Increased Child Obesity

Child obesity is becoming one serious condition in Uganda, as in all African countries. The trends are simply startling. To be obese is to overweight and it is a very complex disorder which has increased its prevalence significantly in the recent years. According to Ivan Wycliffe Nyombi, a private practicing nutritionist in Kampala, children may be obese but usually have fewer weight-related health and medical problems than adults. However, the irony is the fact that majority cases of obesity of adults have their origins in childhood and this is why it is a very serious pediatric concern that should be combated early because Continue reading Why Our Evolving Lifestyle Has Increased Child Obesity

Feed On Jesus And Live

John 6:57

As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.

Some time ago, I visited a friend of a church member who had cancer and wanted healing. He was all ears, lapping and soaking up everything I shared with him. Today, he worships with us in our church and is completely healed of cancer. Continue reading Feed On Jesus And Live

Mama Ngina Kenyatta Is East Africa’s Wealthiest Woman

She is not given to a lot of talk or media exhilaration. In fact, she is publicity shy. However, that is not near enough to drown her clout. In Kenya she is talked of as an embodiment of resilience and commitment, having endured the sufferings of the colonial times and the agony of abject poverty before it all that became a footstool for her.

Her children, Kristina Wamboi, Uhuru Muigai, Anna Nyokabi and Muhoho have since been Continue reading Mama Ngina Kenyatta Is East Africa’s Wealthiest Woman

Why Strange Practices Could Be The Cause Of Your Sexual Health Troubles

Today, trends have not only allowed the invention of a multiplicity of new sex practices but also given the morale for lovers to try them out.

In essence, people’s sexuality has been explored with as many exotic styles as there are cultures and information on internet. Yet, in spite of this, not all these practices are as safe as they seem. Continue reading Why Strange Practices Could Be The Cause Of Your Sexual Health Troubles

Why Huawei’s Flagship Is A Very Ideal Phone For You Now

The Huawei P8’s Capacitive Touchscreen, Octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and high-quality camera proves it’s serious about going toe-to-toe with the big brands. The fact that it’s considerably cheaper makes it an even better alternative to one of the big-brand rivals.

Released in April 2015, the Huawei P8 is one of the Chinese firm’s real shots at making a mark in the premium market. Although Huawei lacks the big-hitting brand name that comes with a Samsung or an Apple handset, it hopes to entice users with the P8’s sleek design, iPhone-like aluminum body, along with some solid specifications. Continue reading Why Huawei’s Flagship Is A Very Ideal Phone For You Now

Why You Should Take DNA Test Now

Every year, on April 25, the UK celebrates National DNA Day, and recently it marked 63 years since scientists’ discovery of the double strand molecule called DNA that carries the genetic legacy of living things. Those findings have since paved the way for decades of DNA discoveries, and today, we can literally use DNA tests to tell us about all kinds of things, including the real parentage of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Earlier last month, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, 60, who’s also the most senior cleric in the worldwide Anglican Communion revealed Continue reading Why You Should Take DNA Test Now

Jesus Has The Final Word

Revelation 1:8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord…

The doctor has just told you that you have an incurable disease. The X-rays and blood tests confirm it. Your worst fears have come true and you feel like your future has been sealed.

My friend, the doctor’s report is not final. Jesus declares to you, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 1:8) He has the first word as well as the final word in your situation. The experts and medical reports don’t! Continue reading Jesus Has The Final Word

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 16TH PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES

You may fool all the people some time, you can even fool some of the people all the time. But you can not fool all the people all the time.

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Abraham Lincoln

PRESS STATEMENT KCCA @ 5

FEBRUARY 2016

KCCA marks its fifth year at the helm of City management this coming April 2016. We look back to the past years with gratefulness and are humbled to see the big strides made in the transformation of this City. Continue reading PRESS STATEMENT KCCA @ 5

How KCCA Is Tackling The Hitches While Modernizing The City

In April, 2016, KCCA marked its fifth year at the helm of Kampala City management. The last five years of the constitutionally rebranded version of City Hall structures have been reviewed with mixed feelings from a cross section of city dwellers, including the rest of the Ugandans who merely sprint through as they run their day-to-day activities. Pundits have even asserted that the recent landslide triumph of the Opposition leaders in Kampala vis-à-vis the ruling NRM, hugely had a bearing on how the city had been managed or mismanaged in the last few years.

The five year mark commemoration, however, also comes with an air of praise as well – Continue reading How KCCA Is Tackling The Hitches While Modernizing The City

Jesus’ High Priesthood Is Forever

Hebrews 6:20

…Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Jesus is our High Priest forever. This “forever” aspect changes the way we are blessed and how we receive our blessings from God. As our High Priest, Jesus represents us before God. Since His priesthood is after the order of Melchizedek, which is one of righteousness, His righteousness becomes our righteousness forever. This means that we are forever righteous in God’s eyes!

And because He will never die, but continue as our High Priest forever, we have an everlasting righteousness, not merely a here-today-gone-tomorrow righteousness based on our works. No, we have a perpetual and everlasting righteousness because Jesus is our High Priest forever.

This also means that blessings are perpetually on your head because the Bible says that blessings are on the head of the righteous (Proverbs 10:6), and you are righteous forever! Continue reading Jesus’ High Priesthood Is Forever

How Immigrant Turned Himself Into Tanzania’s Richest Man

On his website, Mohammed Dewji wrote, “I have been blessed and I am very proud of the success of my company, MeTL, but with this success and the subsequent wealth comes responsibility. God blesses some people with wealth and it is the duty of these people to redistribute this wealth to less fortunate people and contribute to humanity. I have great pride in being able to say through both MeTL and the Mo Dewji Foundation, we are achieving this. I believe in putting money back into my country first and foremost. Tanzania is where I make my money, it is my home and Tanzanians are my people and therefore my priority.” It speaks volumes about what kind of man Dewji is, yet it still is just a tip of the iceberg. Continue reading How Immigrant Turned Himself Into Tanzania’s Richest Man

Rev. Daniel Tegule, Jesus Is King Church, Banda

Pastors cannot be turned into villains for rightly putting their hand where they put their labor.

Michael KivumbiShepherding is a calling but it is also a job. Is it strange that when I pray for my people to get successful, they bless me in turn.

Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija Is World’s Third Richest Black Woman

“I never went to a University and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly,” said Folorunsho Alakija during a motivational talk.

Alakija, who, according to Forbes is one of the most powerful women in the world, apparently made the disclosure while addressing students at the University of Lagos during a ceremony to mark the 2014 UN International Youths Day.

“You do not have to have a university education to be able to make it; so count yourselves privileged to have that education as part of the feather in your cap,” she continued.

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In fact, Alakija pursued secretarial studies and fashion design as a young woman.  But she did not ever despise her days of small beginnings – because this is exactly where her journey would begin. Today, this mother of four is the richest self-made woman in Africa and one of just two female billionaires on the continent.

Continue reading Nigeria’s Folorunsho Alakija Is World’s Third Richest Black Woman