Jubilee Babies : Sacrificed For The Hustle.

05 Aug

Our social and moral compass is geared towards the attainment to the dream six. Our decision making process, regardless of status and cost (both present and future) is about the dream six.
Is the dream six such an allure that we have lost our way? The dream six being ONE wife, TWO children, THREE bedroomed house, FOUR wheel drive car, FIVE acres of land and a SIX figure salary! Are they all just a mirage?


NTv have had a provocative feature called Jubilee Babies. It was an eye opener and it really was a well done piece of journalism. This was journalism at its finest. I must admit was difficult to watch. The feature basically followed three women in different stages of early motherhood. It started off with three women in their final stages of pregnancy and followed them through the first year of motherhood.

Important to note, is that two fathers were present in their babies lives and one father was off and then on.

We get to see three babies who cut across the socio-economic spread of the average Kenyan. One baby is born to a homeless mother. Another, born to a mother living in the slums. The third baby, was born to a working middle class mother.

The more I watched the Jubilee Babies feature, the more my heart bled. The more…

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Posted by on August 5, 2014 in Comfort zone.


5 responses to “Jubilee Babies : Sacrificed For The Hustle.

  1. Charles Otieno-Hongo (@OtienoHongo)

    August 6, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Very few get to attain those. It is good to have the aspiration but I think what matters is that you lived a happy life despite your station in life

    • mackel9

      August 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      I agree happiness is innate, but there are things which contribute towards the degree think Maslow’s hierarchy… Use that and you will start seeing Ray’s point of view…
      Now that aside, you have been lost Charles! I thought you went to Haiti or somewhere and refused to come back! Tell me, 1 2 3 4 5 where you have been and what you have been up to…

      • Charles Otieno-Hongo (@OtienoHongo)

        September 22, 2014 at 3:04 pm

        I have been up and about but mostly in Nairobi. Life has just been too busy and I also took time off the blogs and cut down my online interactions to focus more on the offline relationships. Otherwise I am good and hope you are too…
        I do believe that happiness is mostly a state of mind and we can create happiness.. at times I marvel at seeing people that look so poor yet they are so happy and you see people with all the good stuff and yet they are so depressed and sad…

      • mackel9

        September 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm

        I am good too Charles.
        Sure thing happiness is what you make it… I hope to be seeing you once in a while then notwithstanding the new priorities…
        Be good Charles 🙂

  2. Vera

    August 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    That was a good series despite the sad story behind it


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