Monthly Archives: November 2015

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CITIES ARE NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED ESPECIALLY NAIROBI

 

Nairobi is a great city and I love living here. This love is something that has grown on me it did not just happen. It’s been a journey in this love affair. I remember the first time I came to Nairobi on my own -without an adult. I was from Meru, I bet I was […]

MIKE’S TORCH BURNS ON

I walked in at 5:10 pm, head held up high and smiling like a millionaire (it’s a running joke among my friends).The meeting was supposed to start at 4:00 pm, in my defense I am very tired of the hurry up and wait syndrome, I am chronically early so to be at par with everyone […]

BROKEN FATHERS

I received a message on my Facebook inbox to call him as he had lost my number (thanks Zuckerberg). The last time we talked he had just lost his father. After I called he gave me a lot of grief and of course included the classic Kenyan line, “haki Kendi umenitupa” (Kendi, it’s […]

SPOKEN WORD

I was starving as I crossed from Koinange Street to Muindi Mbingu street into a restaurant. When I starve in town and I’m alone I normally eat one particular combo: pancake and tea. It’s delicious, huge and insanely cheap (Ksh 110) for tea and pancake. I could even eat two pancakes in one sitting. As […]

FORBIDDEN FRUIT

When her foot hit the wet tarmac she immediately regretted not picking her car from the garage the previous evening. She had made peace with living in the city and could not imagine herself elsewhere. She knew to always leave her house at the break of dawn to beat the traffic. On this wet Saturday […]

SALON DIARIES

Since I big chopped (cut my hair, forgive my natural hair language), end of December last year, I have gone to the salon three times .I do my hair at home it has saved me a pretty penny and I now know what to do with my mane and what not to do. All those […]

SOMERSAULTING IN A PREMIO

Thursday 11/11/2015 we travelled to Meru with friends for Mikes funeral (by now you all know Mike). Everyone else was at Kenyatta University funeral home by 5:30 am. It was a brief rendezvous before departure to Meru at 6:00 am. We left at around 11:30am after TOTAL KENYA Petrol Station, Fedha fueled our car with […]

HE DROVE TO THE END OF THE ROAD TO SAVE MIKE

According to Wikipedia, a legend is the story of a saint’s life or a larger than life story that gets passed down from one generation to the next. A hero is a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities. A hero is also a term for […]

R.I.P Michael

Death, I need to have a heart to heart talk with you tonight. Sit down with me and answer my questions. Who exactly are you? Are you the grim reaper? Do you have death angels? Do you pick them or do they apply to work for you or do you work alone? How do you […]

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