Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008


President Kibaki of Kenya and Prime Minister Raila Odinga name a New Cabinet, which is generally fair to both ODM and PNU today. Politicians' small egos have been assuaged by splitting Resources-related areas into many ministries. Let us move on and wait and see how Ass. Ministers and Ministers from different parties function. Kenyans are in for some theatrics never seen before. Resettling IDPs should be a priority to the coalition.

Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga, Congratulations! Show Kenyans how to be a just-and-fair Prime Minister; the ball is in your court.
Hon. Kajwang' and Hon. Ojode, congratulations; we have come of age.
Hon. Ruto, thank you for showing leadership in allowing that man from Mululu to position ODM party for 2012.
Hon. Ngilu, Hon. Magara, Hon. Balala, and Hon. Nyaga, and Hon. Ntimama, thank you for your courage--continue to be strong.

My novel, THE WISE ONE OF RAMOGILAND, (http://www.lulu.com/) finally has a prophetic place.

Joseph R. Alila


Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Cats are not edible among my people; but the same people also have a proverb that "a cat is better fried in its own oil-- adding oil to it is not a good culliniary practice" (in technical DhoLuo "ogwang' rach ka o ole mo, ochielore gi more"). How true.
That is the realization Premier-designate Raila Odinga and his ODM Party are coming to in their coalition farce with PNU. No sooner had ODM agreed to a bloated cabinet to accommodate the scattered PNU interests than the latter decided to keep all the plum ministerial potfollios. Even if the ministries were increased to 100 PNU would demand 100 real ministries and offer 100 virtual ministries to ODM.
Sure, "Ogwang' rach ka oole mo, ochielore gi more!"
How many times should Premier-designate Raila Odinga be duped by President Kibaki for the former to realize that the latter is not a gentleman--at least in a political sense? It looks like Hon. Odinga should tape all his future dealings with the president.
JR Alila
(Author, The Wise One of Ramogiland)


The long-awaited novel, "SINS OF OUR HEART," by Joseph R. Alila [ISBN 978-1438200132, Published by CreateSpace (http://www.createspace.com/3339874)] is now available for purchase through http://www.amazon.com/ and through other major bookstores such as http://borders.com ; http://waldenbooks.com; http://www.target.com

In "Sins of Our Hearts," novelist Joseph R Alila visits what lies beneath our ready smiles; he narrates the fate of a congregation in which the sins of prejudice and hate, nurtured by affluence, race, poor elder leadership and a hands-off-pastoral style, threaten the very purpose of a church--which is to foster love and empathy among its membership. The lessons learnt should have a universal application.


Pastor Rew Smith heads the affluent New Hope Oakpound Church in which things appear to be well, but there is a deep spiritual problem: His church suffers from a shortage of Love. New converts are called names , and go unattended to, as the young Pastor spends most of his evenings at Oakpound Big Boys Health and Fitness Club. His Lay Leadership basks in self-righteousness, and a form of spirituality without of any force of love behind it. Led by Mrs. Smith, some members of the Women Wing have introduced a controversial Foot-Washing method for its convenience, but in which the virtues of humility and selfless love are virtually dead.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


[ISBN 1438207514. EAN-13: 978-14 38207513]

A novel by Joseph R. Alila

Published by CreateSpace An Amazon.com Company

JR Alila’s WHISPER TO MY ACHING HEART is a story about two widows overcoming great odds to become mothers of a future people. In this moving-yet-romantic, love story, a young widow (Apiny) finds herself to be the bearer of the damning, spiritually-untouchable label in the male-dominated Eighteenth-Century Africa. Ejected alongside her widowed mother-in-law (Awino) and ridiculed by friends, Apiny waits for fifteen years before she receives another man in her bed. But this comes only after Awino remarries and raises a miracle son (Otin) who is called upon to walk into Apiny’s house while still in his teens. But, even after getting all the handsome sons and beautiful daughters she wished for from her youthful lover, Apiny is not at peace in her heart. She mourns and struggles in her heart as her youthful husband is compelled by cultural traditions to receive his own wife.

Expect copies to be available at http://www.amazon.com/ within the month