16:2216:22

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 [...]

16:2016:20

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 [...]

16:1616:16

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 [...]

16:1416:14

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 [...]

16:1116:11

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 [...]

15:5815:58

COMING TO BE

I never walked without a sweater in high school, even when the weather was a sweltering 30 degrees Celsius I couldn’t. I was tiny, flat chested, flat bummed, tallish and my school shirt would always slide out of my waist which was punishable at my high school. Standing at 5’4 that is just standard height [...]

10:1610:16

BLANK

I have these moments when I get really, really empty headed. If you  are a mathematician it’s like when your numbers fail to add up right or you can’t find the famous X or if you are a prostitute it’s like mid-month and you can’t sell your goodies to Johns’ (pun intended) because mwezi iko [...]

18:2018:20

MIDNIGHT ERAND

I called my dad one night we talked about many things as we were ending I told him I will call him back the following day , then he said: “Oh no, don’t call during the day I will be at Felix’s* funeral.” Felix was a young man in his late thirties (that’s young in [...]

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