It is morning and Baba Boi looks distressed about something. He is typing something on his smartphone.  “Aaaaargh! Kwani hii password ni gani? si nakumbuka vile niliweka last time,” said Baba Boi. “Kwa nini saizi inanisumbua.”  “Baba Boi, ata wewe huwa unapoteza password yako kila saa,” said Mama Boi. “Na hata hujakaa na hii simu kwa mda mrefu.” She…

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It’s a typical Saturday morning. Mama Boi is cleaning around the living room. She is expecting to host her nephews and niece for the day. “Knock, Knock, Knock,” someone is knocking on the door. “Hodi.” It’s Mama Janet – elder sister to Baba Boi. “Karibuni sana Mama Janet.” Welcomed Mama Boi. “Asante sana Mama Boi,” Said…

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It is a chill Sunday afternoon. Baba Boi is done cleaning his motorbike, ready to begin his week on Monday. “Daddy, si ulisema utatubeba kwa bike yako, leo?” asks Keni as she comes running to her Dad. “Yes, kamum, najua niliwapromise, lakini nimeosha tu bike saizi, labda niwabebe kwa bike lakini hatuendi mahali, si ni sawa?”.  “Sawa…

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Boi and his siblings, Sydo and Keni are back home from school. They have just closed for their mid-term break and are about to start binge-watching on Akili Kids! TV.“Mum! Mum!, leo kwa shule headmaster alituambia tumefunga shule for mid-term holiday”“Eeeeeh!, hiyo ni poa sana!” Exclaimed Mama Boi.“So mmefunga for how long?” She asked. “Teacher kwa…

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Baba Boi comes home from work feeling a bit grumpy. He sits at his usual spot in the living room and and he is not in the mood to watch Akili Fam! with akina Boi. That’s quite strange. Hadi watoto wameshangaa…  There’s an uncomfortable silence which is quickly interupted by a question… “Ni nini mbaya?”  Mama Boi asked.…

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“Mummmm! Keni anakata kunipea remote!” Boi cried “Keni, ebu peana remote. Sisi tunataka kuwatch Peep and The Big Wide World.” Mama Boi commanded. This is a normal Sunday at Boi’s Home. One of the kids is always crying for the remote and Mama Boi intervenes. “Peep and The Big Wide World ikiisha, si tufanye general cleaning.…

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“Leo tunaenda kuona lion!” Sydo ran across the house super excited about their trip to the animal orphanage. His parents had promised to take him and his siblings during the school holiday.   “Weweee…unapigia watu kelele!” his dad shouted as he poured tea into the thermos flask. “Ebu kwanza peleka chai kwa meza tukule breakfast. Akina Boi washamaliza…

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A few days ago my eldest son came home all sweaty. The smell was so foul, for a minute there I wondered if he had rolled in a sewer before heading home. But no, it’s just that at his age, 13 now, he’s sweating a lot more and showering a lot less. So, I did…

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Around 6 am, disturbingly audible lamentations of her subconscious could be heard outside the bedroom… “Daddy! Mum is snoring again.”, Boi whispered. They were both standing outside the bedroom trying hard not to laugh. “Mum is tired. She made us thirty chapos last night, you know. And your sister, Keni, was up till late watching…

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As a 15-year-old teenager who’s watched Akili Kids! since it began, I am proud to say I have developed a personalized opinion on the television network’s show options, education level, and engagement. I am ecstatic that such a channel is accessible to parents looking for healthy past-times for their children. Building these kinds of educational…

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