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 […]

Lonely Woman

I watch you! Walk in the city streets With faces green, black and red Are we the citizens our freedom fighters bred? For whom they lost their precious lives in dirty bloodshed!   I watch you! Sleep in tendrest pretence Passing by beggars in your suits Your stomach fed Wearing scorching smiles But your heart’s […]

Kenya, My Mother Tongue

  Was independence the end of political fights? Democracy languishes in her infancy You lie enslaved by tribal illiteracy Rotten plights Yearning to kill in the street For people who care about you not one bit Woe unto you who walks with a soul unlit Your poverty is the advantage of the elite   How […]

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 […]

Who Must We Look Up To?

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exam results were released earlier this week by the Education Minister,Prof. Sam Ongeri. What caught my interest most is the realization that parents, students, teachers and supervisors colluded to cheat exams. The situation is very unfortunate. Pupils have defined queer ways of stealing answers, to the extent of copying them on bathroom […]

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