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Category Archives for Culture

Politics: What’s Clan Got To Do With It.

Whenever the Kenyan elections draw near, the political rhetoric explodes on social media. A recent visit to one of the facebook forums shows that this year is no different! What continues to amaze me is the nature of the rhetoric … Continue reading

08. February 2016 by Rarin
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How to make Ghee From Scratch

I have been thinking about making ghee (clarified butter) from scratch (using raw milk) for a while now but I haven’t had enough homemade raw cream from our daily milk supply to actually make it. Luckily, my sister has been … Continue reading

01. December 2015 by Rarin
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When The Sewage Hits the Fan

It was one day mid September that we saw tons of cars converge where Rimpa road meets the Kiserian river. Donated, back in the day, to the community by two families to be used as a watering hole for cattle … Continue reading

29. October 2014 by Rarin
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Observations: Maa Diaspora Community

When I first came to the states about 20 years ago, there were very few Maa people in the country. It wasn’t until the early 2000’s that we began to see an increase in numbers and the idea of community … Continue reading

22. May 2014 by Rarin
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Dear Olosho le Maa

Over the years you have neglected to take care of yourself and it is with great sadness that we continue to watch as your overall health continues to deteriorate rather rapidly. You need to immediately start taking care of yourself … Continue reading

14. March 2014 by Rarin
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Of NGO’s, Circumcision & Sponsorship

A Facebook friend posted yet another story about a young Maasai girl expelled from high school after her sponsor (Soila Maasai Girls Rescue Centre) stopped funding her for allegedly having secretly undergone circumcision. Here is the story, as reported by … Continue reading

22. January 2014 by Rarin
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A Real Maasai Woman’s Thoughts on the White ‘Warrior Princess’

My emotional rant about the “first female Maasai Warrior” was recently picked up by Jezebel. These views were originally in response to a Facebook posting in the African Diaspora group which were later blogged by Tms Ruge.

25. September 2013 by Rarin
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