Have you ever wondered how life would be without the advances that the world has seen in communication technology?
Those who grew up in the period before the new millennium got a taste of the isolation people lived in before the world turned into a global village.
To make a phone call, one had to find a phone booth and hope that someone would be near the booth on the other end of the call, then wait for them to go find the person you wanted to talk to.
Texting was done in the form of letters back then, which would take days to deliver to recipients, who would then write back and the process would start all over again.
Internet platforms such as YouTube and other social media sites were yet to be invented, and people would share information through evening hangouts or Chama meetings after church.
As deplorable as this kind of life sounds, the society back then was pleasantly vibrant, since interpersonal interaction was the fastest means of information gathering.
Today, people have become isolated thanks to mobile phones and apps which let one communicate, learn, date and even order meals and drinks without stepping a foot outside their door.
If it were not for the Coronavirus pandemic, we would say we miss the good old days, but for now, thank God for technology!
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Raila’s Role in Uhuru’s Succession Plan Revealed as One Alliance Kenya Comes Into Play
Orange Democratic Party leader Raila Odinga is considered to be playing the key central role in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s succession plan for the coming 2022 general election.
Raila has been Uhuru’s closest political ‘brother’ following the truce they made in 2018 and for this reason, it is understood that the President has trusted him to play such a crucial role.
According to the Nation newspaper’s headline story, President Uhuru is seeking the formation of a Super Alliance that now involves bringing on board all members of the One Alliance Kenya.
Good News To NHIF Beneficiaries As The Government Makes The Following Move
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a Kenya government state corporation with a mandate to provide health insurance to Kenyan.
The core business and mandate for the NHIF corporation is to provide accessible, affordable, sustainable and quality health insurance for all Kenyan citizens.
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) had published new NHIF rates which took effect on April 1, 2015.
Moses Kuria Says He’ll be Addressing Parliament in Kikuyu after Speaker Muturi’s Coronation
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said he will be addressing the National Assembly in his mother tongue after Speaker Justin Muturi’s coronation as Mt Kenya spokesperson.