Greedy People Are Patient People, Sometimes.

Are poor people powerless because they are poor or are they poor because they are powerless? Also, are  most rich people powerful because of their riches, or are they rich

The Story of A Hopeless Girl Called Hope.

They say that ‘nothing can dim the light that shines from within.’ But when Oliver stared into Hope’s eyes, there was no light. Not even a glimmer of ambition. What

Wanja Didn’t Like My Armpits.

As far as Oliver is concerned, it is easier to spend the whole day counting the grains of rice in a 50kg bag than to approach a girl. He would

People Don’t Die; They Ran Ahead.

When he was dying that Friday night, I was having a cold Guinness as I grilled T-bone steaks because that’s what people do on Friday nights. Not that he preferred

I’m In A Relationship, But It’s Complicated.

I get off on many things in life. Except math. Math is frustrating. Math is like trying to untangle tangled up earphone cables in a hurry – you only make

There Is Nothing Casual About COVID-19

I won’t lie, I am frightened. I am frightened because Kenya now has 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19. I am more frightened because I do not know how many more

CHEQUE-MATE.

Dear Client, Picture the good Lord – in brilliant white robes like burning magnesium – standing next to ravishing Golden Gates holding a paper that shines like the sun. That

What’s Behind The Image?

Does Uhuru Kenyatta fart in his blankets? Does he make it worse by sniffing around as if hoping that this time it’ll smell like citronella? I know he’s the president

Black.

  I had never spoken to her before in my life. But when I did, she couldn’t hear anything I was saying. Love can be as deaf as it is

Nocturnal Enuresis & Being A Form 4.

  Maybe the devil isn’t a lier. Maybe we just put the blame on him to make ourselves feel better. Because blaming someone or something other than yourself is somewhat

There Is No Title For This One.

As I quickly write this blog, I am struggling to find what it is for. Like what it’s purpose is. But then my blog has been quite dormant and I

What Happens To You After Men Have Gone Back Their Wives?

A village in the middle of nowhere celebrates the achievement of one of their daughters who just passed her national exams and has now been called to a renown university

One Does Not Break The Hand Of A Farmer.

“Mūrīmi ndaunagūo gūoko.” Said a person who I have neither heard nor seen. I am not even sure if that is the correct way to write what they said, but

Pain Cannot Accurately Be Defined.

I tend to think that life is a kite suspended in air. One moment in this direction, the other moment in that direction. I don’t know how yours is. But

Let Us Not Forget The 80s, 90s & Early 2000s.

The air they breathed was contaminated with sadness and death. The environment was littered with desperation and confusion. And the sky? Well it was was pregnant with disease and it

Men Must Talk.

It was a Glenlivet 15 that Joe (not his real name) liked to have when he felt the way he was feeling today. He had concluded that it was the

Few Things Last Forever.

Had he not looked in that direction, Oliver would never have know what the essence of life is. He was not sure whether he had seen a prettier girl in

You Know What, Fuck It!

He said my blog was down, that it bores him when he has to come here looking for beautiful new stories then he has to bear the disappointment of finding

Does Your Wallet Make You Happy?

On a little stool near the glass table lies a brown wallet. It was bought one random evening on a street in South B at 9PM in the night. Oliver

Don’t Gaze At Ceilings, It’s A Trap!

A little SQ somewhere in South B is a cremation chamber. Global warming has decided to warm this tiny overpriced structure a little bit more than anywhere else. It is

Content Creation VS Content Retention.

As a content creator, I believe that video is the future of communication. You can already see it. Over the past few years, there has suddenly occurred a need by

A Little Fish & Its Mother.

“I want you to take this cheque to a man called Murathe. Specifically to him. Make sure that it his hands that touch this envelop next from your. You will

A Desperate Woman & A Man With A Steak.

One day, a desperate woman hastened to go home to her children. Everything in her mind was a buzz: moving in random directions and random speeds at random times. She

Who Doesn’t Love An Office Job.

To be honest, there’s little pride in doing a dirty job. Ask anyone who does a dirty menial job they’ll tell you. If there was a possibility for them to

The Man JP Barely Breathes.

JP’s only prayer is that the government loosens its grip on his neck. He can barely breathe. He has not ever experienced what breathing without someone’s hand chocking his neck

Damn Your father!

Our fathers have ruined their daughters, who shall we marry? They are screwing them left, right and centre – even top and bottom – abomination! They are driving them around

Normal People Can Swim.

When they approached the tomb with the intention of anointing Christ’s body, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were bloody shocked to find the huge tomb stone rolled away. Just

Choose Your Country!

We agreed in my previous post that the 1st time people organised themselves so that they had a leader, they formed a government. From the African plains to Europe’s highlands, the dry East

The Face Of A People.

To understand the government is to understand what ails it. It is to allow ourselves to be able to treat this sickness and make it functional again. A good government

Of Myself & Ignorance.

Very old men say “..the youth are the future of this country.” Sometimes even the youth say and believe that they are the future of this nation, Kenya. That statement

Where Does Allegiance Lie?

I saw a post by a friend of mine that had me thinking more than I should have. The post went like: …Growing up means realising a lot of your friends

Johnny Doesn’t Care.

Late this evening, my friend (Stalone) and I decided not to take a boda boda from Statehouse Road to Tao, and instead, we walked. We had managed to convince ourselves

My Idea Of Leadership.

To be in a position of leadership is to be in between a rock and a hard place. It is making choices, be they good or bad, and accepting to

Sonko.

Mike Sonko is living the dreams of some of us. I mean it. See what you sit down and imagine you will own when you grow up, well, Sonko already

Jalopy.

The queue is long. From where I stand, it meanders round and round and terminates where the next person to enter the bus stands. I hate when I find these

Money, Religion & Health    #1

If you are among those people who say that money is not equal to happiness, please move on to my other posts because I am just about to seriously offend

Celebrate Yourself, You Are Amazing!

18th July 2018 was like no ordinary day in my life. It was different in all its aspects. Just last week, I finally joined the 20s band wagon after what

Sportpesa Chronicles

Curiosity killed the cat. Wrong. Curiosity taught the cat a lesson. Right. When everyone was talking about the World Cup, guess what I was talking about…. thee World Cup. Let

Because Of Pizza

Nothings turns a modern day girl ON more than some slimy mrenda mixed with bitter managu eaten with brown ugali. She will fall head over heels with you if you

A Degree? A Mentor? – Which Is Best?

What’s the difference between; Susan who completes high school and joins Nairobi University and graduates with a bachelors degree in ABC, and Oliver who finishes high school and goes straight

Shitbags!

Politics is not my thing, but I know at least one thing – Kenyan politicians are, well, shitbags! Forgive me for insulting someones mother, father or spouse, but I refrained

A Street Lamp

Have you heard of smart cities? Do you know what they are? Or how they work? Or what makes them smart? If you have, ever imagined our Kenyan cities transforming

Mr. Pilsner Bottle

Mommy, Daddy, I do not know whether I write this for you, or for the reader who is a parent or an aspiring parent. I write it anyway. … I

Non-Issue – #1

This is one of those weird blogs that you will ever come across. Trust me. And for anyone who I might offend here, please let your eyes read no more

10th Most Dangerous City In Africa – #1

Dark pregnant clouds hung lowly as the once calm breezes turn into frenzied winds. I watch as carelessly littered papers swirl in the twisting dust devils, high and higher up

Teach Africa

In my last post , I talked about the 17 sustainable development goals set by world leaders in the summit of 2015. I went further to state what in my view are

The UN Summit of 2015

What if the world had no poverty, zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, improved access to good health care, good quality education for every child and we’d solved the climate

Morality – Why We Are Missing The Point

On 11th and 12th of April, 2018, twitter was flooded with people expressing their disgust over how teenagers take and post on social media. Tweeting under the hashtag #ifikiewazazi, Kenyans

Expose Your Stupidity

I can write, but I can’t write. I can type, but I cannot write. I am unable to construct a correct English sentence. Listen, I struggle to organize my thoughts and flow