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He Regrets Marrying my Mother! OR was it the Alcohol?

“I regret marrying your mother! Rose, I regret marrying you!” My head froze. He called mama by her name. Like they do their mother – him and his brothers. I wondered why he had to tell me marrying her was a mistake. What I was supposed to do with that information. Her knees were bleeding […]

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Miracle of Life

  I never thought my life would amount to anything. When I ran away to Mombasa to commit suicide I was done with life. 16 was my end. When that matatu hit me in town that May 5th 2005, I couldn’t believe I came out with no fracture, no blood clot. As hard as my […]

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Get Into Your Being

Christianity. The modern day Christian suffers a generational illness that debunks the basis of their faith. Our introduction to the church, often, is a law stricken idea that depends on legalism, contrary to the intended heart of worship Christ purposed his church (body of believers) to imitate. Consequently, the system concentrates on telling you what […]

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Akua Naru Live In Concert at The Alchemist Bar, Westlands

  Akua Naru performs live at The Alchemist Bar, Parklands Road this Thursday from 7pm. Born Latanya Hinton and raised in New Haven (USA), Akua Naru’s journey to internationally acclaimed hip hop artist has led her from the city’s Newhallville section to Cologne, Germany where she currently resides and creates music. Along this female wordsmith’s […]

Nakuru Upgrade Poetry Hits 40

Nakuru’s biggest poetry event, Upgrade Poetry, celebrates its 40th edition on Sunday 25th Sept 2016 at The Legacy Hotel from 2pm-5pm. For lovers of poetry in Nakuru and its environs, you are invited to savor a fortifying afternoon of words and rhythm.   Charges: Advance Ticket:  150/- Gate: 250/-   The chief MC Uba Wilson […]

Be Art; Life Lessons

The heartbreaks, the noise, the uncertainties, and the void. You wake up one day to a stranger’s body. You didn’t even know when you began changing. City life is a façade. There is no milk and honey in the streets like they think back in Ugenya, Masiro Kathieno. You’d rather that life; the quietude of […]

The Scum of Dakar: #MisimuZangu

Kenya was just dusting its shoulders after Kofi Annan had succeeded in talking Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga to forming a coalition government following a contested General Election whose aftermath gruesomely took away the lives of more than a thousand people. My uncle was lucky to survive the machetes that rained on his body at a […]

What Does Kenya Mean To You? : #IAmKenyan

  Looks like a scene from a horror movie, but this is what shall become of our country the more we keep waiting for five solid years to do what we imagine is change by going through what we call General Elections, while in real sense it is more doom we bring upon ourselves because […]

The Milestones of Kenyan Poetry and Reality of African Identity

Beryl Ooro interviewed me at Ebru Africa This Morning. The discussion entailed matters to do with the role of the Kenyan Poets Lounge as a platform for budding poets, its mission and vision as well as the reality of Africans living their identity, this 8th day of August 2014.  

Speaking For Fatuma in Mombasa; October 2015 @FatumasVoice

We stood huddled on the men’s side, waiting patiently for the ferry to cross the ocean. The sun screamed its lungs out vehemently, hard to tell rain had angrily fallen an hour before in that 11am searing heat. Chris Mukasa, Nuru Bahati Shukrani, Ryan, our photographer and I had just completed breakfast at the Young […]

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