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 […]