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Is It Over?

It’s not you, it’s us. Apparently some of you are not receiving your alerts when we post. I’m getting
emails from people who ask, “Biko, was I removed from the mailing list? Is this romance over?”
Well, the fat lady is out in the back having a bath, and she takes her baths seriously. So, this won’t
be over until she sings. And she won’t be singing any time soon.
I asked our IT geek why people haven’t been receiving their email notification. How does that
work in non-geek terms?I had Whatsapped him. He took a bit of time to reply, which I
understood. I have been seeing him around the office in a new jacket. A cool jacket, I will admit.
You know how some people are when they wear new things, they just feel like they need not be
rushed. They want to be in the moment. Quite frankly, I have wanted to hold the lapel of his
jacket and feel it between my thumb and fingers: “My, Jose, you are killing it with this thread.”
When he finally took time off his jacket and replied I didn’t understand what the hell he was
saying. To put in a layman’s language, he said it was a plug-in issue. Does anyone know what a
plug-in is? Anyone at the back? He says he has fixed it. And he wants to test it and see if it’s
working.
So if you are one of the people who have not been getting my updates on email, could you kindly
tell us if you don’t get this notification? (Does that make sense, because how will you tell me if
you don’t get it) But if you did, if Jose’s jacket finally did the magic, just Like our button there and
get back to the important activity of nation building.
But also if you haven’t subscribed, there is a subscription button to the right. Make our day.
Otherwise? Until next week, then.
Inshallah.

123 Responses
  • Wambui
    26.07.2018

    still getting mines…:-)

  • Ronoh B
    26.07.2018

    Notification received.

  • James Mugwe
    26.07.2018

    I have been woried too. Thanks for clarifying.

  • Barbara
    26.07.2018

    Hi There Biko, I am one of the people who was left wondering if you went the Twitter way and purged subscribers. Glad to know it was a plug (or unplugged?) issue.

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    • D
      15.08.2018

      lol I see what you did there

  • Cheboi Sharon
    26.07.2018

    (Ceremoniously Goes back to nation building)

  • Sam
    26.07.2018

    Yes. Jose’s Jacket did the magic..

  • Mark
    26.07.2018

    I know what a plug in is. I can’t explain it though. There goes my erudite education.

    I got the notification though, thanks for asking.

    Regards.

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    • Liz
      28.07.2018

      Lol!!I can totally understand that.

  • Fridah
    26.07.2018

    I was one of those who was getting emotional about not receiving the notifications. I was sure I’d done something wrong, maybe never commenting on stories yet I’ve been here since “high school” times. Or maybe because I curse under my breath those who fight for first position in commenting. Or maybe because I often share without asking whether I can “steal the post”. I was lost.
    Thank you for bringing us back on board.

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  • James Mugwe
    26.07.2018

    I have been woried man. thought our long term relationship was over. Thanks for clarifying.

    1
  • Lily
    26.07.2018

    Finally Biko Phew! I was among the ones missing out. I had to keep checking with a friend if she had received hers

    1
  • Blandina Bobson
    26.07.2018

    Well, i got it. That means i am.plugged in, right?

  • Beth Murugi
    26.07.2018

    Finally. I was worried that our relationship is over. Or rather i was wondering why i have been dumped. feels good to be back.

  • Malaika
    26.07.2018

    Am back!! Kumbe you read fan email. Amanda sana

  • Dean
    26.07.2018

    I have been wondering too. Yesterday I tried to subscribe again and I got an “Error 505” message. Since I’ve received this in my inbox, I guess it is fixed.

  • Guru kev
    26.07.2018

    I was worried too, thanks for the update.

  • Sallie
    26.07.2018

    see you next week Biko 🙂

  • Kip
    26.07.2018

    Okay at some point when I checked my mails, I almost thought we were getting a double this week but I don’t want to sound like a disappointed freak.So its just alright Biko.
    By the way the ‘plug – in’ issue is now fixed on this end.

  • Muigai
    26.07.2018

    Wueh finally……
    i was worried

  • Gathiomi
    26.07.2018

    Thank you. For a moment, I was beginning to think that one of us was ‘Drunk’ and I know it wasn’t me…

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  • Rahab
    26.07.2018

    Yaaaaas! I thought I had been transferred to block D in the wee hours of the night. Having to search for the recent story felt like a ‘stepchild’

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    • Liz
      28.07.2018

      Haha, quite relatable

  • Nyawera Gikaru
    26.07.2018

    I was one of them, but now I got this one I can see it isn’t over between us

  • OSCAR JUMA
    26.07.2018

    “Why would I nag that big forehead in this relationship? He can do whatever he wants with his crappy blog!!!” That is what she said over lunch. She was sure you had removed her. She has just texted me that ‘its a lie’. Now you all can imagine my life…

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  • Caleen
    26.07.2018

    Kumbe we were many!

  • Anne
    26.07.2018

    I thought it was just me – glad we are many! I look forward to reading your articles every Tuesday.

  • Barbs
    26.07.2018

    Good to know that I was simply unplugged by the plug-in issue(?). I was certain that you guys went on a purge like the folk over at ‘Twirra’ and I was deemed a fake subscriber, Even better to know that it’s not over 🙂

  • James
    26.07.2018

    Oh finally, I had to access your posts through social media.
    Some of us are unremovable hehe

  • James
    26.07.2018

    Oh finally, I had to access your posts through social media.
    Some of us are irremovable hehe

  • Oscar
    26.07.2018

    I didn’t get an email on Tuesday and so I crept into the dining table and ate in queer silence then dashed out. But I’m glad that the issue is fixed.

  • Christine Faith
    26.07.2018

    Hallo,,been thinking perhaps you travelled to Russia,,and you are yet to hit back the Country.

  • tete
    26.07.2018

    finally..thanks

  • Ninette
    26.07.2018

    I was wondering what sin I had committed to be expunged from the mailing list. Glad to be back!

  • Little princess
    26.07.2018

    Well I am getting notifications alright. BUT not the one am hoping for and yes I just started an actual sentence with a BUT. The notification I am hoping for goes something like this
    “Greetings *me*/good morning/ Hey or whatever here then..,
    We are delighted to notify you that you have been selected to join the Writing Masters Class ”

    So yes, notifications are coming in just fine

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  • Xhernie
    26.07.2018

    Felt like your crush no-notification zoning you. Then you console yourself like it’s okey I still know a gazillion ways to stalk ’em so I’ll be well!!

  • Nonnie
    26.07.2018

    Good to know we are not over yet…. and it wasn’t because am a silent follower…

  • Adrian Kaburu
    26.07.2018

    It was a short-lived silent divorce. Thank God it wasn’t noisy, messy and with casualties. Thanks for the heads up Chocolate Man

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  • Eve
    26.07.2018

    Phew….I was wondering where you went to Biko or what I did to be ditched like that without a warning…

  • Million Pound
    26.07.2018

    Good work for rectifying the issue. I was not getting the emails but thanks to facebook I used to follow up on the posts. Even comments were not working

  • Anne komen
    26.07.2018

    For the past two Tuesday’s I have been refreshing my email up till Wednesday morning. I thought you packed your thoughts and said bye bye to writing Niko. Thanks for rectifying the issue. I will now have to go back to the site and binge read *smiling*

  • Vikki
    26.07.2018

    I actually thought I skipped a day this week. My Tuesday 10 O’Clock tea is always accompanied by the latest blog post. (Yes, we know when it is posted late!!!) I felt unwanted on Tuesday, like why would you ditch me!!! Lakini we hope the fat Lady will not sing anytime soon. Thanks for fixing the issue. Cheers

  • Collins
    26.07.2018

    Inshallah is if God wishes. I believe He has already wished that we get notifications in our inboxes going forward. And again thank you for taking the trouble to find out what was wrong. Have a good afternoon.

  • wanja
    26.07.2018

    Got it thanks …kinda was feeling something aloof n did not know how to respond..thanks for now I feel like I got my full body mind n soul medicated.b

  • L.M
    26.07.2018

    Ni hayo tu kwa sasa?

  • Katie
    26.07.2018

    I thought it was just I nursing the heartbreak. “Maybe it is because you are a silent follower. Like you just read, laugh and close the tab.” I would console myself.
    By the way Biko, would you ever need a marketer, I am here. My name in the office nowadays is “Msee wa Biko”.

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  • Monari
    26.07.2018

    I did not get the notifications for two weeks, I thought you were unwell and even said a prayer for you (truly, hehe). Then I decided to check out your Facebook page, stalker that I am, and realised you were just fine. This notification came through though, so all is well.

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  • Jaxon
    26.07.2018

    I had been wondering what happened this week that you didn’t post because I was among the ones who never got a notification. But hey! the plug-in issue has been resolved because I did get this notification. Good Job Jose and enjoy your new jacket. Don’t let Biko touch it, he may forget to post next week.

  • jenny
    26.07.2018

    Kept checking my mail and got concerned, kwani umenitoa kwa list, but all is good, keep writing Biko kudus

  • Liz
    26.07.2018

    Finally back on Air. Didn’t know which button to Like but I’ve Liked the one I saw. And I have subscribed again just in case. I see there is lots of us…maybe we should have a party..

  • Kennedy
    26.07.2018

    Were it not for the hanging on my parents wall growing up “Christ is the head of this house,the silent listener …………………”i would have come out gun blazing,thanks for the plug in or whatever it means now i know i have not been rejected like the famous Ben Chumo

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  • Liz
    26.07.2018

    Finally back on Air. I didn’t know which button to Like but I Liked. Hope it works.

  • Kibe
    26.07.2018

    Fat lady plug in singing in the shower,got it

  • Liz
    26.07.2018

    Finally back on Air.

  • Helena
    26.07.2018

    Got the notification today. thanks Biko

  • Teresia
    26.07.2018

    Yes , I have received this notification but I did not get the usual email alert of new article for this week and only saw it on FB! It got me thinking Biko must have “off loaded” those of us who did not buy his book! I will buy once in 254…don’t tell me it’s on Amazon! Am not an Amazon Prime member and I don’t want to pay for shipping! I enjoy and love your writing so I will buy your book eventually!!

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  • Elvira
    26.07.2018

    I have been wondering what happened? Are we now back to our Tuesday schedule? Can we get the two/one that we missed plus next week’s? Asking for my neighbor…

  • Maingi (And Man Utd need a signing)
    26.07.2018

    Jose cheers.

    And also get us a button for the Business Daily interview on Friday. That way you’ll have appeased our gods.

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  • Bittok
    26.07.2018

    I have been worried too. Thank you for rectifying this

  • June
    26.07.2018

    I wasn’t getting your emails and I had actually thought this marriage is over was just waiting to be served with divorce papers which would have read: you are now unable to access Biko’s blog lol. Thanks for this though and think of a plugin in your terms like more meat or jokes that you add to your articles that make us laugh more…when you minimize on them we laugh less/function/read your articles less lol.
    #runstohide
    #backontrackwithbikozulu

  • Kuimichelle
    26.07.2018

    I thought it was your solution to The First to Comment Brigade.

  • Sandia Njama
    26.07.2018

    José’s jacket finally did the magic for me 🙂 thanks for the update, was intending to subscribe… again.

  • Wandia Njama
    26.07.2018

    José’s jacket finally did the magic for me 🙂 thanks for the update, was intending to subscribe… again.

  • omi
    26.07.2018

    Yeah me too I was worried that i was dumped. Thank you

  • DIANA
    26.07.2018

    so its not over…we are still a thing…phew!

  • Hannah
    26.07.2018

    Been trying to subscribe lots of times but I just don’t get the emails 🙁 🙁 I have tried subscribing again now and this is the error notification I get:

    Error 503 Service Unavailable
    Service Unavailable
    Guru Meditation:
    XID: 1180747300
    Vanish Cache Server

    That’s alot of geeky stuff right there and even though I don’t know what that means, at least I got that your blog “Guru” -Jose is “meditating” in his jacket. Or is it not?

  • Rowsemary
    26.07.2018

    …working now, was one of them not getting the updates!

  • DIANA K
    26.07.2018

    so we are not over…phew…for a second there i thought Toni….

  • DIANA K
    26.07.2018

    so we are not over….phew….i was worried Toni has finally responded to your email….

  • Juliet Wamatu
    26.07.2018

    I was one of them. Glad to be back.

  • abdullah omar
    26.07.2018

    thang ngod!its over not the evil eye i thought

  • Estar
    26.07.2018

    I was not receiving email notification for new posts and had very bizarre thoughts swirling in my suspicious mind, long story short I got this one, so the geek must have geekilised whatever the fuck was going on. Inshalla

  • Grace Guya
    26.07.2018

    I was beginning to wonder. Now am thinking, about how to catch up. Anyway this is my first comment ever.

  • Elizabeth
    26.07.2018

    Finally Biko! I got the notification too.I was wondering like “what’s up!?”.Until next week.
    Inshallah!!

  • Jacklkine
    26.07.2018

    I still do receive the notifications…….I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t.
    Its very noble of you to write this as it reassures those who did’t get.

  • Mirriam Natasha
    26.07.2018

    Biko I almost thought , this irelationship is over even without notice?How could Biko be like that?
    But pheeeeeeeew I am back .Thank you for not unplugging me just like that.
    Kindly how can I get the book “Drunk” two copies?
    Please let me know,I have been waiting for the longest.
    Regards,
    Faithful Fun.

  • Lucy
    26.07.2018

    I was one of them.. I got this one! Asante

  • Mirriam Natasha
    26.07.2018

    Pheeeeeew you are back,thank God.
    God is good.
    How can I get hold of the book “Drunk”two copies?
    Please let me know.
    Regards,
    Faithful Fun

  • Hannah
    26.07.2018

    I get this error when I try to subscribe:

    Error 503 Service Unavailable
    Service Unavailable

    Guru Meditation:
    XID: 1180848587

    Varnish cache server

    and who is this meditating guru anyway?

  • Ivlyn
    27.07.2018

    Thanks for that notification

  • Vincent
    27.07.2018

    Got this one! Was wondering what happened. I am glad the issue had been resolved. Looking forward to the next week’s article.

  • Becky
    27.07.2018

    Hi
    Finally got the notification
    Secondly, can you share the number for buying drunk and can the book be delivered in a day or two.

  • Benard
    27.07.2018

    Thought I was the only one not receiving the notifications….

  • Ivy
    27.07.2018

    Got It!! Glad the magic worked

  • Rachel Mbugua
    27.07.2018

    Above bunch is the reason I dint get a juicy read – SMH

  • Nasieku
    27.07.2018

    I was not receiving them as well but I got this one…Jose fixed it.

  • Kelai Wanjiru
    27.07.2018

    We are stuck together 🙂

  • Gacoki
    27.07.2018

    Hey,
    Please secure your fireplace site so that it is safe to fill in the form…https:

    • Gacoki
      27.07.2018

      I mean the registration form

  • Mirriam
    27.07.2018

    Was getting worried too

  • Barbs
    27.07.2018

    He said, “like the button.” We are all here commenting!

  • Cyn Thia
    27.07.2018

    An anticlimax, chocolate man.

  • J
    27.07.2018

    I didn’t get last week and this week. I got this one though.

  • Bourgeois
    27.07.2018

    was worried too

  • P. K.
    27.07.2018

    Didn’t realize I wasn’t getting mail because I was on leave yaani nilienda ushagoo huko karibu na kwenu. Wanted to ask for your Dani then I got scared. Hubby and kids would wonder might “kwani you are dani shopping?” hehehe. Glad to have binged.

  • Munge
    27.07.2018

    Hehehe.. It’s interesting how IT guys throw jargon when cornered… Most times the discontented fellow ends up muttering some inaudible words followed by the statement, “Just fix it!”. However, my favorite statement is “Have you restarted your machine?”

  • June
    27.07.2018

    Ah…. it wasn’t my fault.. see you next week.

  • Resident Vet
    27.07.2018

    All set now, thank you

  • Abdul
    27.07.2018

    Got frustrated when I couldn’t get the notification. You know what men do when frustrated? Yes, that’s why I did.

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  • Ali
    27.07.2018

    What do you mean your comment was too short. You like it long and big eeeeeeeeeeh. What happened to faking it…..

  • zeddy
    27.07.2018

    see you next week

  • You-knee
    28.07.2018

    Finally! Thanks

  • Dottie
    30.07.2018

    i confirm that i got the notification and thank you

  • Ken Kago
    30.07.2018

    I skipped church yesterday but I was sure today was not Tuesday……..Okay, understood. Now it makes sense why I was not getting the alerts. Confirming receipt of notification.

  • Gillyi
    30.07.2018

    I thought you had taken a sabbatical leave, Kumbe ni Jose’s jacket ina-cause mishap!!!

  • Judd
    31.07.2018

    Smiles….thought that the romance was over

  • JAMES WACHIRA
    31.07.2018

    I was wondering whether it’s separation or Divorce.

  • Switch
    31.07.2018

    Your website is bookmarked on my search engine, subscriber engagement didn’t affect me.
    And yes, I understand plug-ins.

  • Patrick Awori Murei.
    31.07.2018

    received

  • Kwamboka
    31.07.2018

    Confirm receipt

  • Sheero Kuria
    31.07.2018

    I will catch flights next time instead of feelings. Receiving notifications.

  • Wambui
    01.08.2018

    Kwani jana kulienda je?

  • jenny
    01.08.2018

    I have not received this weeks post, likewise the last two posts

  • Robert
    01.08.2018

    Biko, Is it over? are you okay? has the forehead gotten bigger? what happened yesterday (31/07/2018)? no notification, no heads up, you just ghosted on me(or us)? after you promised, using your own words “Until next week, then. Inshallah.”

    PS | Do not blue-tick me(or us)…✔️✔️

  • Jeremy
    01.08.2018

    Apparently it is over now. smh

  • Dennis Mwai
    01.08.2018

    Confirming receipt. I thought we were being punished for not commenting.

  • Lisa
    02.08.2018

    Oh phewks…

  • okodhes
    02.08.2018

    Are we still down??

  • Zetti
    04.08.2018

    What happened this week?? i didn’t get a notification thought I had been kicked out of this forum

  • Carol Juma
    06.08.2018

    I’m not getting any notifications.

  • Jeremy
    06.08.2018

    Biko, was this Mic testing a PR? Or the plugin is still unplugged?

  • Carole
    07.08.2018

    Is the web fully operational?

  • Carole
    07.08.2018

    Testing testing to see if I can post a comment here because on the today’s one they are saying I need to enable cookies and java script to post which are already enabled. If it posts, it means the web still has a problem and mind you I had to access today’s article through twirrer.

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