Kuwa chini ya sheria ni sawa na kuwa na simu “feki” ambayo kila wakati unahofu kuwa TCRA wataizima

June 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

Kuwa chini ya sheria ni sawa na kuwa na simu “feki” ambayo kila wakati unahofu kuwa TCRA wataizima. Kuishi katika neema ya Kristo ni sawa na kuwa na simu “original” hata siku ya kuzima simu feki wewe hutaona chochote katika simu yako. Utakuwa unaendelea ku-whatsapp kama kawaida!

Katika neno la Mungu Mtume Paulo kazungumza changamoto za kuishi maisha ya utii na kusema wazi kuwa tukimwamini Kristo hatuko chini ya sheria. Kuna watu huwa hawaelewi wanafikiria kutokuwa chini ya sheria basi ni kuvunja sheria na kutokuwa waangalifu wa kufuata taratibu iwe za kiroho (moral laws – Amri kumi za Mungu Kutoka 20:1-17 ambazo zimegawika sehemu mbili ya kwanza: Amri ya 1 – 4 Upendo kwa Mungu aliyetuumba na sehemu ya pili Amri ya 5 – 10 Upendo na mahusiano na binadamu wenzetu), kimwili kama sheria za afya (health principles) au sheria za nchi (civil laws). Dhamira ya hatia hutusumbua kwa sababu ya kuvunja sheria au kuishi kinyume na taratibu na kanuni. Kuondokana na hiyo ni bora kumwamini Yesu na kumtegemea maana yeye husamehe makosa na kuyafuta kisha hutuwezesha sasa kuishi ndani ya utii.

Leo nizumguzie sehemu ya sheria za afya. Wengi leo tuna madhira makubwa kimwili kwa sababu ya kutokuheshimu sheria za afya. Mfano ulaji (tule nini), Unywaji (tunywe nini), Hewa (tuvute hewa yanamna gani) na kadhalika. Kuna baadhi yetu tumegeuza miili yetu kuwa madampo. Tunapakiza kila aina ya uchungu ndani ya miili yetu. Katika kitabu cha Mambo ya Walawi sura ya 11, Mungu aliwapa wanadamu sheria za ulaji. Ujue binadamu wa mwanzo walikuwa hawali nyama. imekuja kuruhusiwa baada ya gharika. Hata hivyo Mungu aliweka utaratibu wanyama wapi wa kuliwa na wapi si wakuliwa. Tuache ubishi. Tena tukiweza tuache tu kula nyama maana haikuwa katika mpango wa Mungu Tangu alipotuumba.

Sigara, mirungi, madawa ya kulevya, bangi, pombe na jamii yake tutafakari na kufanyia mazoezi ya kuacha kutumi vitu hivyo vina madhara makubwa si katika afya zetu tu bali hata kwa afya ya familia na jamii kwa ujumla. Kuna ubishi mwingi na sarakasi kwenye haya lakini uchaguzi wa kuacha ni salama kwetu. Kuna kijitabu nilikisoma zamani, kinaitwa, “Watumwa Wangali hata Leo”. Kinasema utumwa si tu ule wa zamani au kikoloni. Kuwa mfungwa wa kutumia vitu (addiction) ni ka aina ka utumwa kabaya sana. Kuna watu wanahangaika kutoka kwenye utumwa huu, wana nia ya kuacha lakini imeshindikana. Niwape matumaini kuwa inawezekana. Mzee mmoja rafiki yangu ni raia wa nchi fulani ambapo uvutaji wa sigara umetamalaki kupita maelezo. Nikajaribu kumuuliza kama anajua madhara ya sigara, akasema anayajua na ilishamharibu koo akafanyiwa upasuaji. Lakini akaniambia ndiyo starehe ilyobaki hawezi kuacha mpaka kufa. Huyu ni tofauti na wengi wengine wetu. Wengi hawajui madhara ya sigareti. Tumeweka utaratibu katika matangazo ya sigara kwamba ina madhara kwa afya yako. Maandishi haya hayaeleweki maana yake nini hasa kwa watumiaji. Tataendelea kuweka msukumo kwa viwanda hivi hatari vifungwe kuokoa maisha ya watu wetu.

Ulaji wa mbovu: unaweza kuwa unakula kuzingatia kanuni za nini ule lakini hufuati utaratibu mzuri wa kula. Hii nayo ni hatari. Kuna watu wanakula ovyo ovyo. Akiona kitu hata barabarani udenda unamtoka. Kanywa chai, Kala mchana na hata usiku. Lakini anataka ale pia katikati, akiona tukaranga huyo, korosho hazimpiti, Vitumbua anavyo, maandazi ooohhhh!, Juice za Azam barabarani hazikatishi mbele yake. Mikia ya pweza yumo. Akiona mtu anapitisha tumhogo atataka hata kakipande kadogo tu. Keki hazipiti, sijui aiskrim, popcorn, tuvikombe twa kahawa barabarani na vingine vingi, havikatishi mbele ya macho yake. Hii ni hatari. Kwanza unaweza kula vitu ambavyo haviko katika usafi (ukaambukizwa magonjwa), pia tumbo linahitaji muda wa kusaga chakula ulichokula ama asubuhi au mchana au jioni. Tujiepushe na kula katikati ya milo. Tuna shida ya mila na desturi pia, mtu akija kwako akikwambia kashiba usimlazimishe eti akuachie baraka – yeye unamwachia laana. Tunywe maji ya kutosha (walau lita mbili) kwa siku. Kuna watu asubuhi hadi jioni hanywi maji halafu anajisifia ka zuzu, “mie naweza kwenda hata siku mbili bila kunywa maji”, ole wako. Kunywa maji nusu saa kabla au baada ya kula, usinywe maji huku unakula chakula unaharibu na kuchelewesha mfumo wa kusaga chakula.

Chakula kiwe kamili (balanced diet) vyakula vya kukinga mwili, kuleta joto na kujenga mwili. Usikoboe nafaka mfano mahindi. Yasage hivyo hivyo. Kwa nini uzidiwe akili na wadudu na panya? Wakila mahindi wao hula kiini cha hindi. Maganda yanayozunguka hindi ni ufagio tumboni mwako. Kula vyakula vyenye jamii ya mifagio mfano mboga za majani nyingi. Usione ufahari kukaa muda mrefu bila kwenda haja kubwa. Hiyo ni hatari!

Leo niishie hapa kwa afya: Tukitii kanuni za afya itakuwa sawa na kuwa na simu original wewe utayeya tu na mawasiliano. Ukiendekeza kuvunja kanuni za afya utakatwa kama yule jamaa yangu.

THE WORLD BELONGS TO ALL OF US: CONGRATS TO SADIQ KHAN; SERIOUS RESERVATIONS TO DONALD TRUMP

June 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

Sadiq Khan wins London Mayor. The first time London has elected a Muslim citizen as its Mayor. Yet some of us here praise Donald Trump for his divisive politics across racial and religious lines. The world belongs to  all us of be it Christians, Muslims, Confucius or without any faith following. We coexist, it is absurd to look down upon others just because they don’t worship as we do or they don’t look as brown as we are. If there is anything we can do to convince others that we really worship a true God is to show love and compassion, reaching them out and helping those who are less privileged than us, becoming a source of blessing to others and not a curse.

So it doesn’t matter whether Donald Trump wins the US presidency, his views and inclinations against Africans, Muslims, Latinos etc is not of our time. The apartheid in South Africa had what they thought was a fair view against blacks, it didn’t matter how fair was their sentiments provided they were racially motivated. We (Tanzanians and the rest of Africans) fought them hard. Mwalimu once said there are people whom we can socialize with, eat or drink with but they do not qualify for leadership. Americans can make Donald Trump their president it is their choice it is their country but he falls short of the principles we have stood for. Yes we are small but the principles we stand for are higher than any powerful human. They have withstood the test of time. Any society which violets these basic principles of human equality and dignity will not survive.

Congratulations Londoners! Congratulations Sadiq Khan!

Je, mitambo ya kusindika vyakula Tanzania inatumia “food grade lubricants”?

March 6, 2016 § 2 Comments

Jana nilikuwa na rafiki yangu anayehusika na mambo ya viwango tukazungumza mambo kadhaa kuhusu viwango vya bidhaa mbalimbali hapa nchini. Kuna wakati niliwahi kurusha kwenye mtandao mwingine juu ubora wa nondo tunazojengea hapa nchini baada ya kuzifanyia majaribio binafsi. Bahati mbaya kabisa viongozi wetu wa mashirika kama TBS au taasisi kwa ujumla ama hawako au hawashiriki kwa mitandao ya jamii. Nashauri wafanye hivyo ili tusaidiane na umma kuibua matatizo ya viwango.

Tanzania tuna viwanda vya kusindika vyakula na madawa kwa ajili ya matumizi ya wanadamu na mifugo ambayo wengi wetu huila pia au kutumia mazao yake kama maziwa nk. Tukiwa na mjadala na huyu ndg yangu nikaibua hoja ya vilainishi vya mitambo inayosindika vyakula. Katika mitambo hiyo Kuna sehemu tunaita nyeti (critical areas) ambapo chakula kinaweza kutana na vilainishi kiuhalisia kulinda afya ya binadamu nchi zilizoendelea zimeamua tu kwamba mtambo unaosindika vyakula wote ni critical. Hivyo ni lazima kutumia “food grade lubricants” mazao ya plastic zinazotumika kubeba chakula na maji ni lazima ziwe food grade pia.

Sasa swali: je,  viwanda vyetu vinavyozalisha chakula vinatumia food grade lubricants kuepusha uchafuzi wa chakula? Nani anahakikisha hilo linafanyika? Total food grade policy Inatokana na ukweli kwamba mafundi wanaweza kuchanganganya lubricants hivyo kuondoa huo uwezekano ni kutumia food grades kwa mitambo yote ya kusindika vyakula. Na watu wasitoe sababu, kwenye soko tuna hydraulic oil, transmission oil, greases za food grade.

Tujilinde wapendwa na wenye mandate hiyo ni TBS na TFDA.

What happened in Uganda yesterday is another evidence that Africa has a long way to the truly Transparent, Free and Fair election!

February 19, 2016 § Leave a comment

Elevated overt presence of the heavily armed police and army across Uganda during the yesterday election characterized by delayed ballot papers even at a stone throw away distance from the the Electoral Commission HQ is yet another indication again that most parts of Africa are still far away from the the truly transparent, free and fair election.

I want Uganda and the rest of Africa to be peaceful and stable, but the long serving governments are a source of instability in Africa, sowing seeds of anarchy, tribalism, nepotism etc. Rulers are using military instruments to crush their ideological opponents. The yesterday temporary incarceration of  Kiiza Basigye the arch-rival of President M7 is not acceptable. The atrocities  perpetrated against opposition is not different from apartheid (the state of being apart) practiced in South Africa 21 years ago. The only difference is that in South Africa it was the minority whites against Blacks and coloured. In the free Africa it is about Few blacks in power against fellow citizens. Divergent ideologies and point of views on how we should govern ourselves is causing us trouble and some say that is not the kind of democracy Africa wants. It is not that Africa doesn’t want democracy, those in power who have turned public offices into private properties do not want the democracy of passing power instruments peacefully to another fellow.

Hotuba ya Mugabe Addis imeibua mawazo kinzani: Je kafanya nini akiwa kama mwenyekiti wa AU?

February 3, 2016 § 2 Comments

Hotuba ya Rais Robert Mugabe kule Addis wakati wa kumaliza kikao cha viongozi wa Afrika imevuta hisia mchanganyiko kwa watu mbali mbali. wengine tumefurahia kuona Mugabe bado ana ujasiri wa kuwakandia wazungu. Wengine tuna “reservations”. Nikaona ni vizuri nitoe maoni yangu. Mengi nimeshayasema kwenye kurasa za marafiki zangu lakini nimeonelea niyakusanye na kuyaweka hapa pamoja pia.

Mwanzoni niliposikia hotuba ile nilipatwa na mawazo mchanganyiko mawili. Kwanza niliona yes Mugabe ni shujaa anaweza kusema ukweli kama ulivyo. Ikiambatana na hilo nikaona pia kudai kiti katika Baraza la Usalama la Umoja wa Mataifa ni haki yetu na kuomba Umoja wa mataifa ufanyiwe matengenezo (reforms) ni sahihi. Upande mwingine ukanishawishi kuangalia record ya mzee Mugabe na kulinganisha na ukali wa maneno yake juu ya nchi za magharibi zilizokuwa zikimtaka atoke madarakani. Nikaona picha pia ya jinsi uongozi ng’ang’anizi ulivyoiletea madhara nchi yake. Nikasikia pia alivyomsifia Mwalimu na mchango wake katika ukombozi wa Afrika akitahadhari kuzungumza upana wa falsafa za Mwalimu. Nikagundua kuna tatizo kubwa kwa Mugabe na Afrika yetu.

Kuna watu tunafurahia sana lugha za kutukana wengine tukisikia mtu anatukanwa na hasa mzungu tunafurahi sana. Kwa kanuni aliyotufundisha Mwalimu hotuba ya Mugabe kule Addis haikuwa nzuri. Kutumia kauli za kibaguzi kama “white faces na pink noses” kwa maoni yangu si mujarabu hata kidogo. Na hatupaswi kushangilia. Sisi tuliwachukia wakoloni si kwa sababu ya rangi yao bali kwa vitendo vyao. hatupaswi kabisa kulipiza kwa kauli za kibaguzi namna ile. Baraza la usalama halina wazungu peke yake wako wachina pia. Alipogundua kwamba yuko Ban Ki Moon pale akaanza kubadili kauli jambo ambalo ni unafiki. Lakini kwa sababu aliyetukanwa ni mzungu tunafurahia. vitendo anavyowafanyia wazimbabwe si vizuri na kiburi anachowajengea viongozi wa Afrika cha kung’ang’ania madarakani si jambo jema kwa bara letu.

Anamsifia Nyerere lakini hataki kuishi kanuni zake. Mugabe ni hatari kwa Afrika. Alikuwa amejiwekea rekodi nzuri lakini yote kaiharibu hafai kuigwa. Kupigania kiti kwenye Baraza la Umoja wa mataifa hakusaidii chochote Afrika isiyokuwa na umoja, isiyoweza kutatua matatizo yake yenyewe. Afrika inatakiwa kwanza itengeneze sauti yake, ikisema kitu dunia ielewe Afrika imesema. Afrika imeshindwa hata kutengenza umoja imara wa kikanda. Afrika bado inaamini katika vinchi vidogo vidogo ambavyo ni vichaka vya madikteta wanaokutana Addis na kufanya matamko yaliyojaa hewa tupu hayana madhara. Badala ya kuendelea kuwaaminisha watu kwamba matatizo yetu si kwa sababu yetu wenyewe na viongozi wetu Mugabe anataka tuamini kuwa matatizo yetu ni kwa sababu hatuna kiti katika baraza la usalama la umoja wa mataifa ni upuuzi uliopitiliza.

Kuna damu za waafrika zinamwagika Burundi, DRC, CAR, Libya, Somalia na shida ya Boko Haram Nigeria ilyosambaa kwa majirani wote. AU imeyafanyia nini? Kama mwenyekiti wa AU Mugabe kasaidia kitu gani Burundi? Hivi kati ya suala la Burundi na kesi ya kina Ruto kule ICC kipi ni muhimu zaidi kwa Afrika? Kinachoendelea Burundi ni dhahiri kuwa Warundi wenyewe hawataweza kuutatua ule mgogoro. Nkurunzinza na wenzake walioko madarakani wataendelea kuua wapinzani. Leo Tanzania tuna wakimbizi zaidi ya laki moja kutoka Burundi kwa sababu ambazo Afrika ingeweza kuzuia. Mugabe ame-deliver nini katika term yake kama mwenyekiti wa Afrika? Viongozi wanatumia kodi zetu kusafiri na kukutana Addis kufanya nini cha mno ambacho kina mguso kwetu?

Katika mojawapo ya hotuba za Mwalimu akiwa kiongozi wa Tume ya kusini (South – south Commission) alisema wazi kuwa kizazi cha pili cha viongozi wa Afrika kilikuwa na jukumu la kuleta umoja wa Afrika ili bara la Afrika liwe na sauti moja duniani. Alisema tukiwa na sauti moja tuna nafasi nzuri ya kusikilizwa. Sasa tangu Mwalimu aliposema tumekuwa na vizazi (vya uongozi) vitatu na hiki sasa cha nne njozi ya umoja iko mbali hata kuliko wakati wa waasisi wa wa Afrika (kina Kwameh Nkurumah, Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta, Haile Selasie, Gamal Abdel Nasser, nk) mwaka 1963. Nikiwa Darasa la tano Mwaka 1981 ndipo African Economic Community (Jumuia ya uchumi ya Afrika). Leo ukiwazungumzia kizazi cha sasa wanakushangaa! Bado waafrika tunatumia passport kwenda nchi nyingine, ukikutwa nchi nyingine bila “makaratasi” unafukuzwa, huu uchumi wa pamoja itakuwaje? Ni nini kinatuzuia Africa kuwa shirikisho lenye nguvu la kiuchumi? Halafu leo nimsifie Mugabe kwa maneno rahisi ya kutafuta umaarufu kwa wasikilizaji? Hapana?

Wanaume tulofikisha miaka 40 tupime tezi dume tuache kujazana ujinga

January 30, 2016 § Leave a comment

Nimeona watu wanafanya mzaha juu njia ya kupima ukuaji wa tezi dume iitwayo DRE (Digital Rectal Examination) Tukumbumbuke tu kwamba si kila kukua Kwa tezi dume ni kansa. Kuna ile madaktari wanaita Benign Prostate Hyperplasia. Kuna dawa ya ku-control kwa sababu ikikua huminya kibofu Na kufanya uende haja ndogo mara Kwa mara. Niwasihi sana wanaume tuache myths za kijinga Na uoga usio Na maana. Matatizo ya tezi dume yakigundulika mapema hutibika. Kama mtu kafikisha miaka 40 Ni muhimu akapime na baada ya hapo daktari atakushauri uwe unapima kila baada ya muda gani.

Kuna njia tatu ninazozifahamu Za kupima tezi dume, tuzipitie kama nilivyozinukuu: 
1. PSA blood test (nimeshafanya kipimo hiki ikiambatana Na cha ultrasound)
Maelezo kutoka UK Cancer research test ni Haya:

PSA is a protein produced by both normal and cancerous prostate cells. A high level of PSA can be a sign of cancer. But your PSA level can also be raised in prostate conditions that are not cancer (are benign) or if you have an infection. To check for PSA (prostate specific antigen), your doctor takes a sample of your blood. Your doctor may want to rule out a urine infection before carrying out a test. If you’ve had a urine infection, you shouldn’t have a PSA test for at least a month after your treatment finishes. 
PSA is usually measured in nanograms per millilitre of blood (ng/ml). There is no one PSA reading that is considered normal. The reading varies from man to man and the normal level increases as you get older. But the following values are a rough guide
3 ng/ml or less is considered to be in the normal range for a man under 60 years old
4 ng/ml or less is normal for a man aged 60 to 69

5 ng/ml or less is normal if you are aged over 70.

A reading higher than these values but less than 10 ng/ml is usually due to a non cancerous (benign) enlargement of the prostate gland. A reading higher than 10 ng/ml may also be caused by benign prostate disease, but the higher the level of PSA, the more likely it is to be cancer. Sometimes a cancer may be diagnosed in a man with a PSA reading within the normal range. But usually, the higher the reading, the more likely it is to be cancer. 

Some men have PSA levels in the hundreds (or even thousands) when they are diagnosed. The higher the level of PSA at diagnosis, the more likely the cancer is to spread quickly.
PSA blood tests are also used to monitor how well prostate cancer treatment works or to decide whether you need treatment. If your PSA is stable, it is a sign that a cancer is not growing or spreading. Successful treatment shrinks cancer and so the PSA level in the blood then falls.
2. Rectal examination (nadhani ndo wanaume tunachokiogopa)
Maelezo yake kutoka chanzo kilekile Ni Haya:
Your doctor puts a gloved finger into your back passage (rectum) to feel your prostate gland and check for abnormal signs, such as a lumpy, hard prostate. Doctors call this test a digital rectal examination (DRE).
Mchoro unaonyesha tezi dume ilipo nimeambatanisha. Ukiangalia huo mchoro uatajua Kwa nini madaktari hutumia njia hii ya DRE (Digital Rectal Examination) kupima.
  
3. Rectal ultrasound (hii hasa ni kuchunguza tezi dume kitu Kama ukubwa wake)
You may have a rectal ultrasound scan to examine the prostate gland. It is called a trans rectal ultrasound (TRUS). You will need to make sure you have had a bowel movement beforehand so that your rectum is empty when you go for your appointment. 
Your doctor puts a small ultrasound device into your back passage. It produces sound waves to create a clear picture of the prostate gland. This test is uncomfortable, but shouldn’t hurt. It does not take long.

Neno gani unachagua kulitumia mwaka 2016 kukutia moyo kuleta tofauti (which one word you choose to use in 2016 to motivate yourself)

January 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

Psychologists tell us that words can create, find one key word which you will use in 2016 to motivate you to succeed in what you do! And please feel free to share your one word with us. You don’t need to justify, just say it. Do not be in hurry to say it for the sake that you’ve said it, it isn’t a competition or test. Give it time by experimenting it, it may take a day or a week but surely not a month. If it takes you more than a week you probably need some help. 
Please share this message to your friends so that we can encourage each other to make a difference in our lives. 

Wataalamu wa saikolojia wanatuambia maneno huumba. Tafuta neno moja tu utakalokuwa ukilitumia mwaka 2016 kukupa nguvu ya kufanikiwa shughuli zako! Tafadhali jisikie huru kushiriki nasi hilo neno lako. Huna haja ya kulielezea litaje tu inatosha. Pata Muda wa kutosha kulitafakari na kulijaribisha, yaweza kukuchukua siku au wiki lakini si mwezi. Ikikugharimu zaidi ya wiki kupata hilo neno utakuwa na shida mahali fulani na utahitaji msaada. 

Wapatie huu ujumbe marafiki zako pia tushiriki pamoja kutiana moyo kuleta tofauti katika maisha yetu.

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