Last Sunday Ely Band visited a Girls’ Rehabilitation Center in Kirigiti, Kiambu. I was the Designated Survivor, sorry Preacher, but I did not expect to survive without massive emotional hemorrhage. See, I am not exactly a fiery preacher who works up crowds and has them jumping up and screaming Amen! Amen! throughout the sermon. No. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The other day I accompanied the Prayer Partner to an Associates Day held by her former campus Christian Union. When the time came for introductions, we were all lined up in front, at the pulpit. Associates and guests. One of the things you were supposed to say as part of your introduction was your relationship […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
Felista couldn’t get him off her mind. Neither could she get the moment off her mind. It was frozen in time. A story to be told to her grandchildren. The story that would become the living tale of her clan. Her clan with Jack. They would be sitting in their comfortable yellow sofas, whiling away […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Nothing confuses my maternal grandfather more than the concept of single women making it on their own. ‘Single’ here is used broadly to refer to unmarried, separated, divorced or widowed women. It makes no difference to him. Because in his mind, a woman needs a man in her life to achieve anything. It has to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We all love to stay in familiar territory. We love what we know, because what we know offers us some level of control over the situation. Therefore there is nothing as unsettling as an abrupt change of culture. It leaves us unsettled, because we have no idea what will happen next. See, culture is predictable. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
(NB: This week’s post is coming earlier than Friday because I am traveling for the holidays. Treat it as an early treat). The other day my friend Major came to me with a discovery. Okay, that is not accurate because I am the one who went to him. See, he is my neighbor. We live […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
I roll over in bed. 5 am. This is my usual waking up time. But today I am not going to the office, so I have an extra one hour to sleep. I roll over and fall asleep again. The alarm wakes me up at 6 am. I go to the bathroom. A quick shower. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
(Yesterday we took our oaths as Advocates of the High Court of Kenya. One of my colleagues, who insists that he should be known only as Onyango, has decided to document his story. Everyone has a story. Some lost weight in Law School. Others lost hair (hehehe). But today we are listening to Onyango’s tale. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last December, one of my aunts passed away. I was asked to write a tribute, but I initially declined. My reason was simple: I barely knew her. I had last seen her in 2002. And in 2002, I was a shy 12 year old boy who had just discovered that mentioning adults’ names was not […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
(Continued from The Alpha Female) “Hello Tom” Jane says. Tom picks after the second ring. “Hi Jane” Tom’s voice does not betray any emotion. Jane takes a deep breath. “I am just calling to say I am sorry for bursting out earlier.” Pause. The momentary silence is perhaps the only indication that Tom was hurt. […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.