When the Potbelly Bullied the Bullet

It was another night call. I was the senior surgical resident on duty. This meant I held the department in my hand until morning when the rest of residents and consultants would troop in. This particular call was tough. My first on call (junior resident) and I did not...

THE PATIENTS WHO PRAYED FOR ME

I was not really ready for emergency surgery. And he did not need one anyway.  “I shall fill up the insurance paperwork and will then book you for surgery in a week or so”, I assured him at the end of history and physical examination.  “Can I have the...

ÎCHIARO CLEARANCE BEFORE ANAESTHESIA CLEARANCE

My friend and colleague Dr Bundi Karau opines that one day he will hopefully discover the gene that makes Africans so religious, denomination not withstanding.  I hope that  his massive genomic project will also attack the issue of beliefs in Witch craft and...

Build More Hospitals, Not Airstrips

Over 7 days ago, we lost a celebrated legal mind. The late Nzamba Kitonga, an award-winning jurist is said to have collapsed while in rural Kitui and pronounced dead on arrival to Hospital. May his soul rest in peace!  While from the news we have heard many...