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“Silence, please, I am reading a book,”

“Silence, please, I am reading a book,”

IRENE WANJIRU, BIRD STORY AGENCY IT'S a late Saturday afternoon in Nairobi. The weather is balmy for this time of the year and the setting sun casts a faint yellow light in the slowly-gathering evening. Myles Wandario, 9, hasn't noticed the setting sun; he's too engrossed by the screen of the phone in his hands. Any attempt to interrupt him draws an immediate frown, or even worse, a "Shhhhhh!" A familiar situation, with yet another child engrossed in their gaming or TikTok session? But no… “Silence, please, I am reading a book,” comes the retort, when asked. A reply as…
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