We need to do a better job of teaching our children the value of hard work

Police officers respond to protesters during a demonstration against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term in Musaga, Bujumbura, on May 20, 2015. The window for rescuing the people of Burundi is fast closing. If the East African Community is going to deploy its standby force, the time to do so is now. AFP PHOTO | CARL DE SOUZA

What you need to know:

  • Wealth is born of restlessness, an inability to sleep up to 10am, a willingness to obsessively hustle, a preparedness to deny oneself, a tendency to pinch pennies until they sing, a capacity for hard work, and a good measure of risk-taking and luck.
  • Once the country is in the full grip of massacres, once neighbours begin to meddle in earnest, it will be many days before the situation can be contained.

Many Kenyans are mesmerised by a young man in the news who reportedly gave his mother and hairdresser sister millions of shillings.


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