Each generation has its own bundle of ideas in which it believes. It follows that the dominant ideas of today would be different from the dominant ideas of 30 years ago, though some of today's ideas might have sprung from the past.
On a particularly quiet day in 2009, Mr John Ward was chatting with a Kenyan female acquaintance in the UK when, out of the blues, she dropped a bombshell: she knew where his murdered daughter Julie was buried and would lead him there if he trusted her.
Why didn't the game warders at the Maasai Mara Game reserve embark on a search of the tourist after she was reported missing? Why was a Swiss film company at the reserve ordered to "mind its business" when it offered vehicles to aid the search?
The spirits of players, fans, sponsors, officials and transmission crew of pan-African Pay-TV channel SuperSport were literally dampened on Saturday at the Nairobi Gymkhana when heavy rains led to the abandonment of finals of the Crown Berger East Africa Cricket Competitions.
The only testimony that English tourist Julie Ann Ward, 28, had entered the Maasai Mara Game Reserve was her left leg, lower jaw, and a curly lock of her hair, which were recovered 13 days after she was reported missing.
International news networks sunk to their lowest levels by airing the killing of Muammar Gaddafi. Whether or not Gaddafi deserved to die is debatable, though I personally believe that no killing can be justified, no matter how heinous the crime.