November is my birthday month, and also a time of introspection for me. This is the season where I take stock of my life. I will be turning 27 in a few days’ time. First, there is plenty of reason to be grateful. Second, what next for the future? The first major challenge in my […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
It is almost 1 pm. The person with the microphone is going on and on explaining why the policy should say “may” instead of “should”. I am getting bored. My friend Meja is seated next to me. He is also half listening. He keeps nudging me and asking “Is this policy even necessary? We should […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Recently, my friend and colleague Sue brought to my attention a Facebook post by a mutual acquaintance Roselyne. It was a quote attributed to former US President, the late Richard Nixon: “…. I don’t believe in letting your hair down, confiding this and that and the other thing—saying, ‘Gee, I couldn’t sleep’ … I believe […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
(Hey peeps, this week Friday has come super early. The thing is, I am going out of town for a quick vacation, and won’t be back till Sunday. So let’s do this today. Call it Wednesday Treat). When I was born, Kenya had two presidents: the First President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, and the President, Daniel […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This Saturday I strolled to my barber’s kiosk as I normally do. It is a warm morning, although it is not exactly sunny. My mind is preoccupied. I am trying to craft a string of comebacks for the barber’s partner. My barber is a Manchester City fan, and his partner is a Manchester United fan. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It is late in the afternoon, about 4pm. My aunt and her husband are entertaining guests at the sitting room. I am seated on a sofa at the far end of the sitting room, reading a book. My three cousins are seated on the dining table, watching The God’s Must be Crazy. The spacious room […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In October 2010, I joined the University of Nairobi as a first year law student. I had never lived in the city before, and I was quite apprehensive. How many times would I get lost? How many items would I lose to pickpockets? The late Majorlie Oludhe Macgoye’s novel, Coming to Birth, which we had […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
Peeps, we all have that one friend that we think really cares about us. Okay, some may feel like there is no one, because they have been hurt by people they trusted. But we all still have a yearning to be understood. To have someone whose loyalty we can count on. And sometimes that someone […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last Friday I met a friend just to catch up. The regular restaurants I go to are usually packed by 6pm, so you cannot hold a meaningful conversation there. But my friend told me she knew a decent but quiet place tucked away somewhere, not far from the Nation Centre in the CBD. The place […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Last Sunday my pastor gave an interesting illustration in his sermon. In his bid to make us sincere Christians, he compared the love for God with teenage love. Some call it the first love. He had a point. That first romance is usually selfless, deep, intense and naïve. The whole world ceases to exist, except […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.