miracle-of-life

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 […]

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 […]

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.  

Speechless Words

  I’ve been a lady Walking naked across cold streets Looking for a place to rest my soul These buildings have no love at all But they…they hide my secrets Pick me up when I fall At my place where angels come There is a fire we light Where we eat food for thought Wisdom […]

Cave Bird

  I know a place Where wings don’t fly And honey flows in dreams The sun is placed behind bars Where darkness feels right Comfort, the life Dead comfort There is a bird That lives inside a cave Oblivious of love Or the flowers That give colour to breath She wants a life In a […]

I Am Not My Tribe

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 been […]

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 […]

Ripe Grapes

The sun’s shining closer to my heart True, Roads with curves amaze me I cherish the ripe grapes That come with mature beauty It is done, it is done Let me now dance with my destiny She is the future…

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