Poets In Prison For No Good Reason

Sunday, 25th August 2013. I’m scheduled to attend Street Poetry after a long absence. It’s the one and only poetry event that takes place in the open probably in the whole of Kenya. I’m spruced up for a relaxing afternoon after a restful Saturday following the success of Fatuma’s Voice at Nairobi Cinema that Friday. […]

I Am Not My Tribe (The Poem)

  Sometimes I feel I know nothing about life But I do know something about Kenya I come from the gustily windy, hilly terrains of rural Ugenya Where huts form bungalow sorts of flawless beauty An ambiance of warm soothing atmosphere But really, I was born in Pumwani And all my life My home has […]

Sins from Kenya’s Social Media

  When the 2008 post election violence broke out in Kenya, many people struggled to come to terms with the effects that came with it, to an extent, even refused to admit that that was Kenya. Indeed, it was the last thing in our minds. Africa knows us for the peace we uphold even though […]

Threatening The Chief Justice: Coward’s Rod

  Watching the Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga, narrating how some unscrupulous people mailed him death threats if he and his contingent at the Judiciary fail to clear Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto to appear in the March 4th General Election ballot papers gave me a careworn face. To imagine that there are Kenyans out there […]

That Politician Is My Father!

I am seated in the lounge after a sumptuous supper, watching the evening bulletin. The news anchor utters a familiar name belonging to a man I see very regularly. In a few, the camera rolls showing where the latter is talking to a mass of people, selling himself to them about how he has been […]

Woe Unto Kenya

The appalling citizenship many Kenyans own, if our country was human, she would be crying everyday over people who pretend to love her yet they keep breaking her heart all the time. Why can’t Kenyans treat their country like they treat their loved ones? Family goes beyond blood when we are living within the same […]

Peeling Back Miguna

  Kenya is an interesting country. There’s always something burning. If it’s not smoke from a burning car that has just collided with another, it is our athletes achieving rip-roaring success in the international arena, or better still, a scandal in the government. It’s funny what campus students have resorted to in their quest to […]

Kenya’s Political Sins

The Bible tells me that we are all sinners and that nobody is perfect. If ever we are going to get to heaven it will not be by our works but by God’s grace. But sometimes I tend to think some sins are bigger than others. Take the case of an incident that occurred last […]

The Kenyan Revolution

‘Haki yetu!’ the Kenyan slogan for ‘our rights’ has lately been receiving mouth time from angry Kenyan workers. And no, they weren’t swallowing these words, but expressing their heartfelt complaints to the sick Kenyan government which has absurdly maintained a silent carpet play at their never ending demands. Trust me there are so many people […]

Miss Deputy Chief Justice Misjudged?

Miss Rebecca Kerubo spoke with a lot of sorrow, her eyes welled with tears. Perhaps bewildered by all the attention she was suddenly receiving from enthusiastic journalists who wanted her account of the Village Market gun saga that has rocked her young life in the line of duty. It is evident, she never knew who […]

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