Correct use of articles, the indefinite A/AN and the definite ‘’the’’ is a grammatical prerequisite, yet we often overlook it, messing up our otherwise good texts. The reason for this is, we tend to be influenced by our Kiswahili that doesn’t have articles. Now let’s look at a couple of examples—unearthed from a section of the Bongo press over the week—that illustrates our cause for concern.